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Your Vegetable Garden This Week

Now that it’s August, there are several things that vegetable growers should be aware of. Here is a checklist of actions that you can be taking to make your garden most productive. Pick your vegetables promptly! Although this seems obvious, many people either forget to harvest daily or are unaware that some crops require prompt…

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Growing Healthy Tomatoes on Cape Cod

If you grow any vegetables at all, chances are that you want to raise a couple tomatoes. Since the flavor of a homegrown tomato far surpasses the store bought fruit, many choose to devote a sunny space to this plant. But raising great tomatoes can be challenging on Cape Cod, primarily due to early blight.…

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Discover Wellness ~ Plant Cold-Hardy Vegetables

There are several ways that planting cold-hardy vegetables help people to discover wellness. First, putting these plants in the garden in early spring lifts our spirits and gets our bodies moving. We are finally out and about in the natural world, and this alone is beneficial. Secondly, in our gardens we can grow food that…

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Mid-July In The Vegetable Garden

The heat is on, and that means that our vegetable gardens should be growing gangbusters. Here’s a checklist of what to do in the veggie garden in mid-July. Weed, weed and weed. Most of us find that the weeds that were tiny over the Fourth of July are now monsters! Pull them quickly and often.…

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Is It Too Late To Plant Vegetables?

Or… “Can I still plant vegetables in the garden in late June?”  The answer to the first questions is no, it’s not too late. The answer to the second question is yes! Frankly, you can plant most vegetables now and many can be sown or placed in the garden through the rest of the summer.…

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Jump-Starting Tomato Plants

Mid-March is the time to start tomato plants from seed if you’re growing them inside under lights. Some of our customers do this,while others want to jump-start their tomatoes by buying seedlings later in April and then growing them on indoors until it’s time to plant them outside in late-May. Here are some tips for…

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Soil For Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens

“What kind of soil should I put in my raised beds?” our customers ask. This is one of the topics that will be covered in our upcoming program for inexperienced vegetable gardeners on March 11th. Raised beds are one method of growing vegetables, and in areas like Cape Cod where the soil is often sandy,…

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A Schedule For Seeds & Cuttings on Cape Cod

When it comes to starting seeds indoors, timing is everything. In February our customers frequently want to know if it’s too early to start their tomato seeds. They ask if it’s OK to begin to grow other vegetable plants and flowers inside. Some seeds can be started quite early indoors while others are best left…

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For The New Vegetable Gardener

I spoke to a man today who was planning on planting a vegetable garden in 2018 for the first time. He wondered what he should be thinking about now that might help him jumpstart this project. “What does the new vegetable grower need to know?” What a great question…the information applies not only to the…

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Late June Veggie Garden Problems

Do you grow vegetables? If so, here are some situations you might be dealing with, their causes and the organic solutions. Small Holes in Leaves Cause: flea beetles Solution: dust plants with diatomaceous earth, reapply after a rain. Usually two or three applications will be enough knock the beetles down to acceptable levels. Shredded Leaves,…

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