Crops By Season

Most farmers and gardeners are in love with winter squash. They love to plant and grow winter squash because it can be easily stored and it can last long even during winter. Winter squash just like the summer squash are planted and grown from spring until the summer season. The only difference is that, winter squash takes more time to mature compared to the summer squash varieties. While summer squash is harvested during the summer, the winter squash varieties are harvested during fall.

Here are 5 Tips in Storing Your Winter Squash

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1. Curing  

If you want your winter squash to last through the winter, then, it must be properly cured. To do this, you need to make sure that your winter squash will have the right water content value before it is stored for the winter. You can easily achieve this by putting your freshly harvested squash in a dry and sunny area for about a week or two.


Heirloom tomatoes are tomato varieties that have been passed from one generation to the next. It is 100% organic and it is more tasteful and flavorful than the regularly produced tomatoes in the gardens. Some of these heirloom tomato varieties are so rare that they are considered as a prized possession by some gardeners around the world.

Here are 10 of the Best Heirloom Tomatoes to Have in Your Garden


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1. Tomato ‘Beam’s Yellow Pear’

The “Beam’s Yellow Pear” is a tomato variety that dates back as early as the 1800’s. This small-fruit tomato with its long pear shape and golden yellow fruits has a sweet flavor and it perfect for snack. Plant this tomato variety and it will be ready for harvest in two and a half months.


There is nothing more joyful as an herb grower than having your favorite herbs at arms reach even during the cold months of winter. Well, do not fret. There are herbs that can actually thrive and grow even during the coldest months of the year. Here are 5 of them.

5 Herbs That Could Thrive Throughout the Winter


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1. Chives

Chives can compliment any dish you can think of. From breakfast to supper, the mild onion flavor of chive can make ones cuisine stands out. Chives are also great winter herbs because it can withstand the cold temperature even during the winter months. Plant your chives in a pot using an all-purpose potting soil. Place your pot near your window where it can have access to sunlight. Water your chives twice a week and once your chives are about 6 inches tall, you can now harvest them by cutting the leaves.