How to Grow Radicchio

How to Grow Radicchio

How to grow radicchio, which is similar to red cabbage. Often used as a salad green, the leaves are deep red or purple with white ribs.

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When to Harvest Beets

When to Harvest Beets

When to harvest beets for each region of the U.S. Most varieties of beets are ready to harvest 40-80 days after seeds have been sown.

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When to Harvest Okra

When to Harvest Okra

A guide for when to harvest okra for each region of the U.S. Okra takes about 2 months after planting to mature. Pods are best when still young and tender.

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When to Plant Kale

When to Plant Kale

A complete guide for when to plant kale for each region of the United States.

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How to Grow Collard Greens

How to Grow Collard Greens

How to grow collard greens, a type of leafy green vegetable that is a great source of fiber, vitamins A & C, and manganese.

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How to Grow Wasabi

How to Grow Wasabi

Wasabi is hard to grow and not many home gardeners attempt it, but if you’re up for a challenge and have a lot of patience, here’s how to grow wasabi.

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How to Harvest Fennel Seeds

How to Harvest Fennel Seeds

Every part of the fennel plant can be eaten, but the seeds are amazing good in salads, breads & steeped into fennel tea. Here’s how to harvest fennel seeds.

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How to Grow Fennel

How to Grow Fennel

Fennel is a diverse herb & vegetable. The seeds, leaves, stems & bulbs can all be used. Here are some tips on how to grow fennel in your home garden.

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How to Grow Daikon Radishes

How to Grow Daikon Radishes

Daikon radishes can grow over a foot long. They have a crispy texture, mild flavor, and are delicious cooked or raw. Here’s how to grow daikon radishes.

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How to Grow Kale

How To Grow Kale

Here are some simple instructions on how to grow kale. Kale is a great, nutritious vegetable to grow at home and can even be grown in a container.

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How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

How to grow Brussels sprouts, a cold weather plant usually planted in the garden in springtime but seedlings can be planted as late as early July.

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How to Transplant Seedlings

How to Transplant Seedlings

How to transplant seedlings in order to ensure a successful garden crop. Transplanting is an important step in the creation of your vegetable garden.

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How to Grow Cabbage

How To Grow Cabbage

How to grow cabbage, a delicious, nutrient-rich vegetable that needs cool temperatures and can be grown in the spring and the fall.

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How to Grow Scallions

How to Grow Scallions

How to grow scallions, also called green onions. Scallions are onions that are pulled early to get a milder flavor than their more mature counterparts.

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HOW TO GROW BOK CHOY Sometimes called Chinese cabbage, bok choy is a non-heading member of the turnip and cabbage family of plants. However it bears little resemblance to either the turnip or the common western cabbage; the leaves and stalk are more like celery. While it can be a bit finicky to grow, with a little extra care and attention it’s not particularly difficult. Here are some basic instructions on how to grow bok choy at home. VARIETIES
The main difference between most varieties of bok choy is size. Smaller varieties are prized in China for their tenderness, while the larger, dark green variety is most common to the west. But there are actually over 20 varieties of bok choy, each with their own specific characteristics. Check with local growers to see if there’s a variety best for your area.

WHEN TO GROW
Bok choy does best in the cool of late spring and early fall, in temperatures of 50° F – 70° F. Warm weather can cause the plant to prematurely bolt, but luckily little time is needed from planting to harvest (30 – 50 days). For best results, sow seeds or set out transplants after the last frost day for your area since frost and extended temperatures below 50° F can also cause premature bolting. Bok choy can also be started indoors 4 – 6 weeks prior to the last frost of winter or 1 – 2 months prior to the first frost of the fall. Soil temperatures should be between 50° F and 70° F for proper germination, which takes 4 – 7 days.

WHERE TO GROW
Plant bok choy in the full sun, though they can tolerate partial shade. Partial shade may be best for summer crops or in areas with a particularly hot spring or fall season. This can help prevent bolting. In general, plant bok choy in a space where it will receive 6 – 12 hours of direct sunlight per day.

BEST SOIL FOR GROWING BOK CHOY
Bok choy should be grown in well drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0 – 7.5. Add plenty of mature compost before planting.

PLANTING
Bok choy does best if seeds are directly sown into a fertile, well-tilled garden bed. Transplanting can cause shock, which can lead to bolting. Sow seeds ¼ - ½ inch deep 1 inch apart. Thin to 6 - 12 inches between smaller varieties and 18 – 30 inches between larger varieties. If you are transplanting, set them out at these spacings after the danger of frost has passed. Be sure to harden them off to limit the risk of transplant shock.

WATERING & CARE
Boky choy needs ample moisture to thrive and prevent premature bolting. Keep the soil moist with regular, even watering, usually about 1 inch per week. Use heavy mulch. This will also help with keeping down weeds. Bok choy will benefit from a feeding of organic fertilizer that contains more nitrogen than phosphorus after thinning or transplanting.

HARVEST
Most bok choy is best harvested when it reaches 12 – 18 inches tall. Be sure to harvest it before the weather turns too warm.

TIPS & ADVICE Bok choy thinnings work great in salad. Alternatively, they can be tossed in the compost.

How to Grow Bok Choy

While bok choy can be a bit finicky to grow, with a little extra care and attention it’s not particularly difficult. Here’s how to grow bok choy at home.

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How to Grow Turnips

How To Grow Turnips

How to grow turnips, a root vegetable popular in Europe and the American south. Turnips need very little care and are ideal for outdoor, home gardens.

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How to Grow Asparagus

How To Grow Asparagus

If you’re in it for the long haul and have the space to dedicate exclusively to asparagus, here are some tips on how to grow asparagus in your home garden.

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How to Grow Spinach

How To Grow Spinach

How to grow spinach, one of the healthiest vegetables and an easy vegetable to grow at home. It supplies high levels of iron, potassium, vitamin A, & more.

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How to Grow Swiss Chard

How to Grow Swiss Chard

Swiss chard tolerates both cool and hot weather, making it perfect for most growing regions. Here’s how to grow Swiss chard at home.

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How to Grow Celery

How to Grow Celery

Celery is one of the trickiest vegetables to grow. However, the challenge of growing celery can be rewarding. Here’s how to grow celery in your home garden.

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How to Grow Artichokes

How to Grow Artichokes

Here’s how to grow artichokes. They’re easy to cultivate – the most important trick is to grow them in a method consistent with the climate in your area.

How to Grow Bell Peppers

How To Grow Bell Peppers

Here’s how to grow bell peppers. With some care and attention to detail, just about anyone can have bell peppers thriving from spring to fall.

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How to Grow Cauliflower

How To Grow Cauliflower

Although cauliflower is sensitive to extreme temps, it is a relatively easy vegetable to grow. Here are simple instructions and tips on how to grow cauliflower.

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How To Grow Beets

Beets are a fast growing, cold weather crop that can be grown in late spring and fall. Here’s how to grow beets with a few guidelines to help them flourish.

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How to Grow Onions in Containers

How To Grow Onions In Containers

Instructions and tips on how to grow onions in containers, even if you’re a beginner gardener.

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How to Grow Onions

How To Grow Onions

You don’t have to be a gardening expert to learn how to grow onions. They do well in containers or mixed into any garden bed.

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10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow from Seed

10 Easiest Vegetables To Grow From Seed

Many vegetables are difficult to grow from seed, while others will thrive whether sown directly into your outdoor garden bed or sown indoors and transferred as seedlings later on. Here are the 10 easiest vegetables to grow from seed.

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How to Grow Corn

How To Grow Corn

Learn how to grow corn. Though it takes a fair share of garden space, fresh picked sweet corn tastes better than anything you can find at the grocery store.

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How to Grow Okra

How To Grow Okra

Here’s how to grow okra, a cousin to hibiscus that is used in many different culinary creations. It requires only about 2 months of hot temperatures.

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12 Fastest Growing Vegetables

12 Fastest Growing Vegetables

Not all vegetables take from spring from fall to mature. If you’re getting a late start on your home garden or live in a region with a short growing season, fear not. There are many healthy, delicious vegetables that are quick to harvest. Here are the 12 fastest growing vegetables to get your garden jumpstarted.

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