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How to Grow Asparagus

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How to Grow Asparagus

[description action="start"] Planting asparagus seeds is an exercise in patience, but one of the most rewarding of all garden tasks. Asparagus Seeds germinate slowly, and the crowns take three seasons before they can handle being harvested. However the grower’s patience is generously rewarded by early season harvests of asparagus with a flavour you will not find on store shelves anywhere. You will wish you had planted a bigger asparagus bed! [description action="end"] Latin Asparagus officinalis. Family: Liliaceae Difficulty Moderately difficult. Requires patience! We Recommend: Jersey Knight (AS107). It takes time to grow asparagus from seeds, but Jersey Knight is lovely! If you...

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How to Grow Arugula

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How to Grow Arugula

Arugula is a productive, cool season, annual salad green that works best in spring and fall, and can be managed all winter under cloche protection. In hot weather, arugula will go to seed. Continue reading below to find out how to grow arugula from seed. Latin: Eruca sativa (Wild Arugula is Diplotaxis tenuifolia) Family: Brassicaceae Difficulty: Easy Season & Zone Season: Cool season. Arugula tends to bolt in hot weather. Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Zone: Hardy in all zones. Timing Direct sow every 3 weeks from mid-March to April and again in September for a fall/winter crop. Optimal soil temperature: 4-12°C (40-50°F). Starting...

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How to Grow Tomatoes

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How to Grow Tomatoes

Tomatoes like fertile, well drained soil that is high in organic matter. Dig in finished compost and manure, and add 1 cup complete organic fertilizer beneath each transplant. The nutrition from heavy clay soils is excellent for tomatoes, but they are slow to warm, so transplanting should be done later.

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