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Planting & Tending

Planting & Tending

This page holds all my blog entries that fall into the general category of 'Planting & Tending'. You will find an article and a video attached to each link posted below or you can just watch the video. These links only take you to blog articles I wrote for this blog unless noted. Enjoy!

How to Grow Container Peas for the Fall & Spring Garden
Peas are one of the best if not best container vegetables to grow. They are easy to grow, need minimal care and even fix their own nitrogen. That is sort of a fancy way to say they fertilize themselves for the most part. I did a 4 part video series on growing fall peas. Everything is explained.

A Detailed Planting of Fall Garlic Using Organic Fertilizers: You Can Eat the Greens!
Garlic is an extremely easy plant to grow. I just use store bought garlic cloves but there are 100's of varieties you can choose from if you like garden catalogs. I am in Maryland Zone 7 and the time for planting garlic here is October or November. Garlic typically gets planted in the fall to bring you a June harvest.

Introducing 5 Great Container Peppers Ready for Harvest: Very Productive!
Peppers do very well in containers. As a whole,peppers also seem to be a bit more productive with a little neglect around fertilizing. You don't want to over do nitrogen feedings with container peppers or you will end up with a great green leaved lush looking plant but at the cost of pepper production. You actually end up with fewer peppers.

Planting Mesclun Leaf Lettuces in a Basic Scatter Plot Method: A Cool Weather Crop!
Lettuces are 90% water so you really have to prepare the soil with compost or other organic matter that will retain moisture. You are growing leaves, so the key fertilizer is nitrogen. It is up to you on what kind of fertilizer you use. The video shows you how to use a basic 10-10-10 synthetic fertilizer. I have videos on organic fertilizers. I do use both but lean more heavily toward organic as time goes on.

Basic Care for Radishes - Fertilizing, Planting and Tending: And Picking!
Radishes are fast growing vegetables that mature between 25 and 40 days. They can be seeded in early spring and they prefer cool weather. Because they mature quickly, you can get several plantings in during the spring. And because they love cool weather, you can plant them again in the fall, in many areas. Radishes tend to flower and don't really form tasty roots during warm weather.

14 Cool Weather Vegetables You Can Grow & A Cup Growing Method for Greens
There are a lot of vegetables that prefer cool weather. That is, nights in the upper 40's and 50's and days in the 60's and 70's. Cool weather vegetables often can take a frost or a freeze. Their leaf structures are different in that ice crystals don't burst the structure of their cells. Many times cool weather vegetables can be planted in the spring and fall. In this case I am growing them in a greenhouse well past the time they would do well in my earth beds.