Indeterminate or Determinate Tomatoes

Have you ever heard of determinate or indeterminate to describe a tomato?  Usually this term is used for crops where the fruit is the edible part of the plant.  This includes tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans, and cucumbers. Determinate Tomatoes: These tomatoes grow to a certain height then bear their fruit during a short period of […]

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5 Gallon Container Vegetable Garden

Soon I will need to transplant my seedlings to bigger containers.  Currently we do not have a garden area that gets enough sun so we will need to use containers. Here are some of the pros and cons associated with container gardening. If you are considering using containers for your garden, here is a list […]

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Crop Rotation at the Veggie-Bed — Urban Gardening

  Writer: Tom Myrick Sponsored By: LawnCare by Tom At the Veggie-Bed this 2019 growing season, we decided to group vegetables that have similar nutritional requirements in the same beds. The groups are designated to the following categories: • Leaf Crops (utilizes nitrogen in the soil) • Legume Crops (replenishes nitrogen in the soil) • […]

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Why Start A Garden From Seed

As new gardeners it might be intimidating to start from seed as opposed to buying plant starts from a store. Here are a few reasons to start from seed: By starting from seed indoors or in a greenhouse you can get an early start on the gardening season. Buying seeds is usually cheaper than buying plant […]

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Regrowing Store Bought Vegetables And Herbs

Here is a list of vegetables and herbs that you can regrow in your garden. Ginger – Break apart ginger into desired pieces.  Sow them and water.  In about a month you should see them starting to come up. Green Onions – Cut the bottom of the green onion to about 1/2 an inch with […]

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Tomato Garden Planning And Expansion

It may take a few seasons to figure out how many tomato plants it will take to produce all of the tomato products your family will need for an entire year.  For Living Traditions Homestead, they have reached that point.  They grow 70 tomato plants to feed their family of four which is about two […]

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Victory Gardens of The 1940s

While researching farm layouts, I stumbled across something that I never new existed.  Have you ever heard of a Victory Garden or a War Garden?  During WWI and WWII the United States encouraged Victory Gardens in their homes and at local parks to help increase food production.  20 million gardens produced 8 million tons of […]

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We Have Germination!!

On Friday, December 28th we had a fun family experience sowing seeds.  We couldn’t believe our eyes Monday morning when we saw little green leaves coming out of the soil!!  This image was taken on Monday morning but yesterday I saw even more.  Lettuce were the first seeds that started to come up but yesterday […]

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Culantro – A Medicinal Herb

In our house we love cooking with Culantro.  We use it to make Cuban rice and beans (Congris) and bean soup (Potaje).  It can also be used for salads, seasoning meat and salsa. Culantro is sometimes confused with Cilantro but these are two different things. Cilantro has flowery leaves that come out of the top of a thin […]

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A Family Sows A Garden

This winter break has been a true blessing for this working mom.  Some how our team at work was bless with being able to work remotely for a week, giving this mom and wife the gift of time with her family.  The gift of taking care of household duties without rushing because of having to […]

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