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Growing Cabbage

  Traditionally, cabbage seeds were planted on St. Patrick’s Day in northern zones. Old-time farmers believed that to make them grow well, you needed to plant them while wearing your nightclothes! Here’s our Cabbage Growing Guide with instructions on how to plant and grow this hardy, leafy vegetable—which is...
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Growing Bell Peppers

Sweet bell peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden!  Peppers resist most garden pests and offer something for everyone: spicy, sweet, or hot; and a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. For this page, we will focus on growing sweet bell peppers. Unlike their spicy brethren, bell peppers do not...
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Growing Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and vitamins. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest Brussels sprouts in your garden! They require a long growing season (80+ days to harvest), and are generally more successful when grown for a fall or early winter...
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Growing Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require at least four months of warm temperatures, though there are varieties that will grow in northern gardens, too. They are surprisingly easy to grow and just a few plants can produce a generous harvest. Here’s how to plant,...
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Growing Cucumbers

An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive consistent watering and warmth. Most varieties will grow in any amount of space, thanks to the plant’s ability to climb. Of course, these prolific veggies are perfect for pickling! There are two types of cucumber plants: vining...
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Growing Spinach

Spinach, a super–cold-hardy leafy green, is a popular crop that can be planted in very early spring, as well as in fall and even winter in some areas. Spinach has similar growing conditions and requirements as lettuce, but it is more versatile in both its nutrition and its ability to be...
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Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are not hard to grow; they’re incredibly productive, versatile in the kitchen, and so delicious off the vine. Our guide covers all the information you need to grow tomatoes successfully—including selecting tomato varieties, starting seeds, transplanting tomatoes outside, using tomato stakes and cages, and tomato plant care. Tomatoes...
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Growing Beets

A staple in our garden, beets grow easily and you won’t have to wait long until harvesting their tasty roots. And you can eat their green tops, too, so they’re a dual-purpose crop. Learn all you need to know about growing beets—from planting to harvest! Beets or “beet roots” are a colorful, cool-season...
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Growing Broccoli

Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also incredibly healthy and has been dubbed the “crown jewel of nutrition.” Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest broccoli in the garden!  Broccoli is worth growing for its nutritional content alone. This...
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Growing Radishes

Radishes are a hardy, very easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing season. Plus, radishes can be harvested as soon as three weeks after planting! Here’s our full guide on how to grow radishes in your garden. Radish seeds can be planted in both the spring and the...
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