Posts Tagged ‘planting’

How To Grow and Preserve Pumpkins

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I love growing, preserving, and using pumpkins almost as much as I do sweet potatoes! I like the simplicity of starting them from seed, transplanting them into the garden, and then leaving them there until the rest of harvest rush is over. Pumpkins just sit in the garden until the vines have dried up. You can even leave them there until just before it freezes. It’s so fun to walk through the pumpkin patch and look at all the different sizes and shapes. They store well, preserve easily, and are a great food for all livestock.

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Harvest Time Begins

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Here on the farm, harvest is in full swing; just as I am sure it is with you.  We have had the wettest year here for at least the past 9 years. Instead of putting the soaker hoses out in May, we put them out in July and then have only used them once!  This…

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Asparagus, the Garden Wonder

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Asparagus is the most worry free perennial plant there is for the home gardener.  If you have bought some lately, then you know how expensive it is. We will be talking about bed preparation/selection, transplanting, harvesting, mulching, and propagating of the asparagus.  After the initial investment, you can propagate your own seed and increase your…

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