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What To Do With Overgrown Cucumbers – 15 Delicious Ideas

Have you heard of cucumber blindness? I’m sure we all suffered from it at one time or another. One day you look at your cucumber plants and see nothing but tiny cukes, and the next day you find yourself with one or more giant ones. Now what? If you wonder what to do with overgrown …

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Is Cauliflower A Vegetable? And 10 Health Benefits You Need To Know About

With its green leaves and typically white head, cauliflower is an intriguing plant that is a favorite in many people’s diets. You may have given this one a try, and if that is the case, you may find its nutty and somewhat sweet taste to be unique. But, is cauliflower a vegetable?  Cauliflower is a …

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Are Radish Seed Pods Edible? + 9 Delicious Ways To Use Them

Radishes are one of the fastest-growing vegetables: after only 4 short weeks you can enjoy their crisp, spicy fruit. But what if you planted more than you could eat, or got busy and forgot to harvest them at the right time? This is what happened to us this year and I decided to let our …

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13 Best Companion Plants for Celery (And 5 To Avoid)

Celery is one of those wonderfully versatile vegetables that you can almost always find in your crisper drawer. Great for everything from snacks to soup, maybe celery should be found in your garden, too! This cool-weather crop will appreciate a few plant friends to help provide shade, preserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, provide pest and …

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9 Best Companion Plants for Cauliflower (And 3 to Avoid)

Although a staple in the produce section of the supermarket, cauliflower is less often seen in home vegetable gardens, due to how difficult it can be to grow. Like other brassicas, cauliflower is a cool-season vegetable, a heavy feeder, and susceptible to significant damage from pests like cabbageworms and cabbage loopers. However, companion planting, or …

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What Vegetables Grow In The Shade?

If you decided to join the ever-popular urban farming movement, but your garden gets hardly any sun, don’t worry. I did some research and I share what vegetables grow in the shade. The vegetables most likely to grow well in shade are leafy greens, such as lettuce, spinach, and kale. Other vegetables that don’t need …

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12 Best Companion Plants for Cabbage (And 5 to Avoid)

My attempts at growing brassicas, or members of the cabbage family, have been all but thwarted by pests like cabbage loopers, cabbageworms, and harlequin beetles. And when the ravaged plants have finally had time to recover and begin producing, they bolt instead, because the summer heat has set in. While any of a slew of …

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7 Best Companion Plants for Beets (And 4 to Avoid)

Beets are a wonderful crop to grow for many reasons. These vegetables are packed with nutrients, and you can harvest some of the leafy greens while you wait for the vibrant, fleshy roots to fully mature. To ensure healthy plants both above and below the soil, grow one or two companion plants for beets nearby. …

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13 Best Companion Plants for Carrots (And 4 to Avoid)

If you’re at all familiar with companion planting, you have likely heard that carrots love tomatoes. But why is that? And what other plants do carrots love? Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions in our list of the best companion plants for carrots. Because not all plants get along well together, this …

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15 Best Companion Plants for Beans (And 4 to Avoid)

Beans are one of my favorite garden vegetables. They are so rewarding and easy to grow, and I appreciate the rhythmic work of picking and snapping them (though by summer’s end I’m tired of the work!). In winter, I can pull out a bag of frozen beans or a jar of dilly beans and enjoy …

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