Muskmelons are often called cantaloupes, but they re not the same botanical variety. True cantaloupes are rarely grown in North America. 3-3 1 2 months for cantaloupes, 3 months for midget watermelons.
Think of collards like they re kale. You ll know you ve got it if you see water-soaked lesions on the leaves of your collards. I mulch all my plants, collards included, because it conserves moisture and keeps down weeds.
Throw in some edible flowers like arugula.
White rot can affect shallots along with other alliums. Remove and destroy shallots infected with white rot and do not plant onion-family crops in the same sport for at least 5 years. Plant 4 to 6 shallots per household member. If you must plant your Read more
In the Encyclopedia of Chiles, pages 68 through 97, you ll find detailed descriptions of 57 chile peppers, their preferred growing conditions, heat levels, and tips on how to best grow them. Mature green chile peppers are very good eating, Anaheims and other long green Read more
First Seed Starting Date 14 - 28 days before last frost date Last Seed Starting Date 71 - 81 Days before first frost date summer squash 111 - 141 Days before first frost date winter squash Companions Companions All beans, all brassicas, celery, onion, peas Read more
For a healthy and quick weeknight meal, try this lemon and dill salmon. Carrot redleaf motley can be a problem which is why dill should not be planted near carrot plants. Frozen dill is not only possible but the leaves will retain their flavor well Read more
Currently, she spends her days gardening, caring for her orchard and vineyard, raising chickens, ducks, goats, and bees. Start harvesting chard when the outside leaves are three inches long. Store unwashed chard, wrapped in a plastic bag, in the fridge for up to three days. Read more
In fact, we have a joke around here that when zucchini is on, don t leave your car windows down or your doors unlocked, or you might find a surprise of zucchini. Last summer my neighbors I all had a surplus of zucchini tomatoes.
2 to 3 plants corn 15 plants cucumber 2 to 3 plants garlic- 15 bulbs onion 15 bulbs peas 20 to 30 plants peppers- 2 plants potatoes 15 to 20 plants tomatoes- 5 plants Summer squash- 1 to 2 plants Winter squash- 1 to 2 Read more
If i put in tomatoes, a few garlic go in as companions. 2 to 3 plants corn 15 plants cucumber 2 to 3 plants garlic- 15 bulbs onion 15 bulbs peas 20 to 30 plants peppers- 2 plants potatoes 15 to 20 plants tomatoes- 5 Read more
Artichokes are an excellent addition to any garden. Space plants 4-6 feet apart. Soil pH test kit or bring a soil sample by Green Thumb Nursery. Artichokes can attract aphids, so be prepared with products that deal with aphids Captain Jack s Organic Dead Bug Read more
To aid vacuum cooling, clean water may be sprinkled on the heads of radicchio prior to carton closure if they are dry and warmer than 75 F. Hold radicchio at 32 F and 98 to 100 relative humidity. Ideally, radicchio has a spicy and mildly Read more
There is no single formula that growth of your pumpkins with 100 certainty. If your target is to grow normal to larger sized pumpkins, such as the popular Cinderella Pumpkins, then try to shoot for at least 2 pumpkins per plant. Then optimize the plant Read more
Some growers of early leeks will harvest all of their crop at peak maturity and place into cold storage for a short period and pack out of storage for uniform, continuous marketing. Traditionally, transplants for summer leeks are started in flats with soilless mix in Read more
Don t wait until the broccoli heads become large, though. In general, broccoli plants can be harvested two or three times or for a period of up to three months. When the weather turns hot, your broccoli-picking days are probably over.
In larger containers, plant sorrel on 8-inch 20cm centers. Red Veined sorrel also called Bloody sorrel Rumex sanguineus. French sorrel R. These perennial herbs are grown for their tangy, slightly citrusy tasting leaves that are perfect for adding a kick to salads, sauces and egg Read more
Leave one or two fruits on the vine if you want the largest melons or up to 4 for healthy, average-sized watermelon fruit. Healthy watermelon vines produce 2-4 fruits per plant. If you want enormous watermelons, for example, then thinning the watermelon fruit is necessary, Read more
If you want to roll out mulch as we do big round bales of spoiled hay , then you need to act before fragile garlic shoots emerge from the soil. Planting garlic. At 12 F 11 C garlic tops that have grown fairly large will Read more
Dainty paper husks encase the tomatillo, and by late summer, what seems like billions of fruits dangle from the plant s branches. Make a lower calorie guacamole by replacing half the avocado with chopped raw tomatillos. Start tomatillo seeds indoors six to eight weeks before Read more
In addition, you can eat the okra pod raw. Eat okra raw or cooked. Step 2 Soak okra seeds overnight in a glass of water. How much okra is in a square foot garden. You will need to plant 1 okra sapling per square foot Read more
Is there a specific number of potatoes to plant. It can be hard for someone who hasn t grown potatoes before to know how many potatoes to plant for a family of four this article will provide you with a definite number. How many potatoes Read more
Corn stalks produce one or two ears of corn during the growing season. If each corn stalk produces one half cup of corn and each row contains 20 stalks, for a total of 10 cups, then you need approximately nine 15-foot rows of corn, which Read more
We all agreed a good edamame variety had to have a sweet, buttery flavor with a tender, but slightly crunchy texture. I was with two Japanese friends, who taught me the proper etiquette for eating edamame from the pod. While Envy wasn t as sweet Read more
If you live in a colder climate, you probably won t be able to grow sweet potatoes, or, if you do, you might have a pretty small crop compared to hotter climates. Here, my past warm weather successes have been yard long beans not bothered Read more
Obviously, if your family HATES onions, you might not grow them at all, or, maybe instead of 15-20 onion plants per person, you might only grow 20 onion plants for the entire family. I can grow leaf lettuce, lots of short day onions, kale, turnips, Read more
Most of us know horseradish as a classic accompaniment to hot or cold roast beef. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons vinegar and 1 2 teaspoon salt for each cup of grated horseradish. Site your horseradish in an out-of-the way spot because you won t want Read more
While you won t be planting asparagus in the fall, it is important to prepare the soil. Each asparagus plant needs 18 square inches of space, and asparagus is challenging to grow and must establish itself for three years before you can start enjoying your Read more
This is particularly important because the edible part of kohlrabi is the stem just above soil level which swells into a small ball shape. But in general, kohlrabi are not the plant of choice for most pests so they are a normally trouble free. As Read more
For basil plants, it is excellent you give the plants about 2-26 inches of space away from each other when you are growing potted Basil. Get dry basil seeds of the same variety. If you consider potted Basil, then a 300 square feet piece of Read more
My earliest memories of chives are as a child. If you don t want chives to spread via seeds and show up in different areas within your garden, cut off the flower heads before they go to seed. Harvesting chives. , then your supply of Read more
While most cucumbers grow on long vines, there are small-space cultivars that grow in a bush form. According to Food Source Information, burpless cucumbers contain less cucurbitacin, which causes burping. Pickling cucumbers produce fruits between 3 and 7 inches long, depending on the cultivar.
1200 cantaloupe seeds. Also, last year, I planted a row of cantaloupe a few weeks before normal planting time for cantaloupe. The cantaloupe seed came from Joseph s Best, two volunteers from last year, the four earliest melons from last year, and a C melo Read more
Other possible cantaloupe varieties include Ambrosia, Burpee Hybrid, Lilliput Hybrid, Park s Whopper, and Scoop II. There are numerous very good cantaloupe varieties for the home garden. Cantaloupe Cucumis melo is commonly called muskmelon, however, no true cantaloupes are actually grown commercially in the United Read more
Alternatively, spray the plant with neem oil or insecticidal soap or make your cantaloupe patch a happy home for ladybugs, a beneficial insect that eats aphids. Make sure to keep that spray bottle nearby cantaloupe seedlings need constant moisture in the early days. These plump, Read more
cantaloupensis true cantaloupes are not commonly grown in the U. This melon will slip like cantaloupe does, and resists splitting during periods of rainy weather Galia, Gallicum. Western shipping type muskmelons often called cantaloupe Round to slightly oval, sutureless, very well netted, with firm, salmon-colored, Read more
i just finishing doing research on a cucumber issue and think i have figured that out when i saw today that my cantaloupe have an issue, too. what is boring into my cantaloupe. You have what are called pickle worms, which attacks vegetables such as Read more
Work backward from there to find the planting and transplant dates for your cantaloupes. Blossoms will start to appear not quite midway through your cantaloupe s time to maturity, about 30 days for a short-season melon and 40 to 45 for longer-season cultivars. For cantaloupes, Read more
Athena is a cantaloupe that s known for its resistance to Fusarium wilt, powdery mildew and cracking, and its long shelf life. The striped cucumber beetle not only causes damage to foliage, but it also carries a bacterial wilt pathogen that particularly affects cantaloupes and Read more
Storage Packaging To avoid surface mold, cantaloupe can be treated with hot air or water immersion, then dried thoroughly. Commercial marketing of cantaloupe did not begin until in the 1870s. Types Varieties While there are many varieties and hybrids of cantaloupe developed for size, sweetness, Read more