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Posted on 21 April 2010 by

Vegetables to Start from Seed

basil2By Sonya Welter

The easiest way to start your garden is with transplants from a nursery, and for some plants this makes sense.

Here in Duluth, Minnesota, and in other cooler climates, the growing season simply isn’t long enough to grow hot weather crops like tomatoes or peppers from seed outdoors, and if you want to grow these vegetables at all, you’ll need to start seeds indoors several weeks from the last predicted frost.

Transplants cost more than seeds, but that way someone else does all the hard work of adjusting grow lights and fussing over humidity levels.

But there are some vegetables that, no matter where you live, should always be started from seed, because they grow quickly or don’t like their roots to be disturbed. It’s also a lot of fun to start some vegetables from seed, because that way you get to go out to your garden every day hoping to see little green leaves poking out through the dirt and reaching for the sky.

Radishes are the sprinters of the Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 17 July 2007 by

Garden Like a Winetaster

Garden Like a Winetaster - UrbanGardenCasual

By Reggie Solomon

If you’re a winetaster, you’ll enjoying gardening like one as well.

Grow two or more types of each vegetable in your garden so you can compare and contrast tastes like a wine taster.

In this way you can build your palette to recognize and discern the subtleties in taste within a particular vegetable group as was noted in a previous posting.

You can conduct this experiment with every vegetable in your garden or choose two of three of your favorite vegetables on which to experiment. Read the rest of this entry »


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