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Indoor Vegetable Gardening

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6 vegetable gardening tips every new food gardener needs to know

Start your vegetable garden off right with these 6 vegetable gardening tips from Savvy Gardening! From sun to soil to picking crops, we've got you covered!

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Spinach in Cloches

I was so happy to be able to harvest nearly 1 1/2 pounds of fresh spinach from the garden yesterday. My first attempt at trying to get spinach going for fall and winter harvests was a complete and total failure. I had set out 18 spinach starts back on October 6, already a late start, and then left for a week long vacation. When I got back I found not a trace of a single spinach plant remaining. No doubt the seemingly thousands of sowbugs that inhabit my garden found the tender young seedlings and if it wasn't them then the birds probably found a way into the not so secure mesh tunnel. Bummer. But I'm always willing to test the limits of my relatively mild climate so I decided to sow another 2 dozen paper pots, each with 2 seeds. All but one of the pots had at least 1 seed germinate and I kept both seedlings in the pots where both seeds germinated. Those got set out in the garden on November 23, a ridiculously late date. This time I was determined that the sowbugs and birds would not feast before I could enjoy a single leaf. I spaced the seedlings out so that each one could be covered with a bottomless plastic gallon water bottle cloche. I placed them cheek by jowl to provide more stability in case of wind. Each bottle is pushed about an inch into the soil. The sowbugs don't seem to be able to climb the sides of the plastic bottles so I left the tops of the bottles uncapped to allow for ventilation. Just in case I trapped some baddies in the bottles I place a bit of Sluggo Plus by each plant. November 23 Look at how tiny the seedlings were. I really didn't have a lot of hope that they would produce much of anything in what was turning out to be a cold and wet November and the same was expected for the forseeable future. November 23 The cloches provided some frost protection not long after the seedlings got set out and on a number of nights since. November 26 The plants grew surprisingly quickly considering the cold weather and short days. The cloches must provide enough warmth during the day and protection at night to help the plants grow. I grew hopeful that I might get to harvest some baby spinach by the end of the year. December 2 December 2 December 2 Less than 2 weeks later the plants had grown to a "baby" leaf size! I could have harvested then but I decided to let continue to grow. December 14 December 14 Ten days later and some of the plants were starting to fill the cloches. I wasn't ready to harvest them then since I had other veggies in mind for holiday meals. December 24 December 24 December 24 December 24 Yesterday was finally harvest day. The plants looked like they were about ready to bust out and I noticed a fungal infection on a leaf that was pressed up against the plastic. December 29 December 29 December 29 The first unveiling. Not bad. December 29 December 29 I harvested the oldest leaves and left a couple of young ones on each plant. It turned out that there were very few leaves with fungal infections, mostly on the oldest leaves that were in contact with the soil. I removed all the infected leaves and any remaining seedling leaves and then the shorn plants got covered up again. December 29 Ta Da! A couple of baskets of beautiful fresh spinach. Summer Perfection Verdil Last night I concocted a dish of the Verdil spinach wilted in homemade broth flavored with tomato conserva and sweet pepper conserva from my stores. The spinach was piled on top of garlic toasts in big wide bowls and garnished with seared red onion (from the garden), pine nuts, and crumbled feta cheese. A nice warm dish for a cold winter night. It's going to be interesting to see how soon I'll be able to harvest again.

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Zone 8 Planting Calendar - Urban Farmer Seeds

Zone 8 has a long growing season with hot summers. Most vegetable varieties will have no problem maturing before your first frost date.

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Growing Cilantro: The Cut & Come Again Method | PreparednessMama

If you're growing cilantro, the main thing to ask yourself is if you're doing it right. Check out this great method to get the best results.

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How To Make A Lettuce Ball Basket

Who said lettuce must grow in the garden or in pots? Watch as this woman shows how she makes lettuce globes... Pretty Cool!

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How To Grow Garlic Cloves Indoor | Slick Garden

If you are planning to grow garlic at home then you should not worry about it because growing garlic at home is an easy, simple…

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8 Vegetables You Need to Start Indoors

Starting these 8 vegetables inside will get you a head start on your gardening season and result in higher yields.

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17 Easiest Vegetables To Grow Indoors for a Harvest All Year -...

Learn how growing vegetables indoors year round is easy and fun. Even apartments with limited space have enough room for a few pots of vegetables for some much needed organic gardening. #indoor #vegetables #growvegetables

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