Vegetables

How to Grow Cucamelons

How to Grow Cucamelons: 6 Tips for Growing Cucamelons

Wondering how to grow cucamelons? You’ve come to the right place. Cucamelons may look like a mouse-sized watermelon, but they taste like a cucumber with a citrus kick. Called “sandía de raton” (or “watermelon for a mouse”) in Mexico, cucamelons are also called Mexican Sour Gherkin and Mouse Melon.  No matter what you call them, […] Read more…

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How to Grow Lettuce

How to Grow Lettuce: 6 Tips for Growing Lettuce

Wondering how to grow lettuce? You’ve come to the right place. Having fresh lettuce in your garden is so convenient, and you won’t wonder if it’s been recalled due to contamination.  Learning how to grow lettuce is simple – it doesn’t require much room and grows well in almost any container. Learn how to grow […] Read more…

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How to grow corn: 10 Tips for growing corn

How to Grow Corn: 10 Tips for Growing Corn

Corn picked and eaten fresh is about as good as it gets in gardening. Some people even put the pot of water on to boil before picking their corn so they can eat it right away. The reward of fresh-grown corn awaits those who are willing to put in the extra work that growing a […] Read more…

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How to Grow Turnips - 5 Tips for Growing Turnips

How to Grow Turnips: 5 Tips for Growing Turnips

Turnips are one of those vegetables I’d never tried until I started gardening. Freshly-harvested turnips and greens are sweet, tender, and delicious. Learn how to grow turnips, and add this cool-weather root vegetable (and its greens) to your table.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 5 Tips for How to […] Read more…

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How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

Wondering how to grow winter squash? You’ve come to the right place. Are you also wondering why it’s called “winter” squash when it grows throughout the summer? Winter squash, unlike summer squash, develops a thick rind that increases its storage life, with many types of winter squash storing well through the winter. Another distinguishing characteristic […] Read more…

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How to Grow Onions - 10 Tips for Growing Onions

How to Grow Onions – 10 Tips for Growing Onions

Although my blog is full of articles about “How to Grow” different types of fruits, flowers, herbs, and vegetables, I had not written a “How to Grow Onions” blog post . . . until now!  Over the past 10 years, I’ve had varying levels of success growing onions. Some would grow well, but an overwhelming […] Read more…

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Vertical Gardening: 10 Vegetables that Love to Climb

Vertical Gardening: 10 Vegetables that Love to Climb

Vertical vegetable gardening saves space, helps avoid pests and disease, makes harvesting easier, and adds beauty to your garden. But, which vegetables are best grown vertically? In this article, I share 10 vegetables that love to climb (in no particular order… a gardener can’t play favorites). Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for […] Read more…

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