Vegetables

Do not let a limited garden space hamper your dreams of abundant harvest. Having a small area to work with does not mean you cannot harvest more crops. In reality it is doable! You just need to work a little bit more to make this dream turn into a reality. Here’s how to do it.

7 Secret Tricks to Get the Most Produce Out Of Your Vegetable Garden

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1. Build Up Your Soil

If you want to extract more yields from your vegetable garden, the first thing you need to do is to build up your garden soil. The best thing to accomplish this task is to add organic matter to your soil. Aged animal manure and organic compost will do the trick. After you have finished adding organic matters into your soil, the next thing to do is to make raised beds. Raised beds can yield you up to four times more than just planting and growing crops in rows. Using raised beds will maximize the space in your garden resulting in much greater yield.


 
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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.

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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.

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The kitchen will not be complete without the onion. Raw or cooked, onions play a very special role in making any dish level up in both flavor and taste. So, plant and grow some onions in your backyards and you will be surprised just how easy and fun onion growing can be.

Here are 6 Best Tips in Growing Onions for Your Garden

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1. Location

Onions loves the sunshine. So, plant your onions where it can get at least 8-10 hours of sun everyday.

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Growing vegetables can be  fun and at the same time a rewarding hobby. Vegetables that are primarily used in creating the best salads can be grown in containers as well as in the garden. And growing salad greens can also be a good way in satisfying ones vegetarian appetite. Freshly picked and harvested vegetables for a salad dish is also second to none in terms of freshness and flavor. If 100 percent organic is also what you want, then salad greens grown and harvested from your organic salad garden is the answer.

Here are Simple Guidelines in Growing and Using Greens for your Salads

Grow Your Own Salad

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Are you feeling vegetarian all of a sudden and all you can think and crave is a vegetable salad? Then, the only logical solution is to run to the nearest grocery store and pick out your favorite herbivore delights so that you can satisfy the salad craving that you are feeling. The only problem in this scenario is the veggies themselves. When you go to a grocery to buy your favorite salad veggies, you will never know if the vegetables that you are buying are freshly picked and delivered or it has already been on the shelf and has been touched by many hands before you decided to buy it for your planned salad dinner. So, if you want to be sure that your vegetables and other salad ingredients are 100% fresh and purely organic, the only solution is to grow them yourself.

Growing your very own salad greens will give you endless benefits and advantages compared to buying them in the grocery stores. Advantages like unquestionable freshness of the vegetables, 100 percent organic, no more rushing just to buy veggies, and most importantly it is a money saver. Just make sure that before you start growing your salad vegetables, do a quick research first on the do’s and don’ts regarding growing salad greens.

Also Read15 Tips to Grow, Cut, and Regrow Those Salad Greens

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