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When to Harvest Garden Vegetables

This blog post is brought to you by the Home Garden Seed Association at EZfromSeed.org. If you don’t know when to harvest your summer crops, here’s a helpful guide: You put your time and energy into growing tomatoes, greens, zucchini, … Continue reading

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Harvesting Glass Gem Popping Corn

The moment of truth has arrived. We just harvested the Glass Gem Popping Corn we grew this summer. Between the rats and corn worms, we lost at least half the harvest, but what was left was substantial enough to be … Continue reading

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YouTube: How to Harvest Carrots and Other Root Vegetables

You’ve got great foliage, but you pull a carrot and it’s nowhere near ready to pick. How do you prevent this from happening again? The trick is easy and Christy shares it here in the latest Gardenerd YouTube video. We … Continue reading

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Growing and Harvesting Ground Cherries

It’s always great to discover you can grow something in  your climate that you didn’t think was possible before. This is true of ground cherries for me. Until this spring, they were a mystery to me, relegated to northern climates, … Continue reading

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Harvesting Wheat

We grew White Sonora Wheat over winter, and now that it’s May in Southern California, it is time to harvest. Our 4×4 foot raised bed was filled with tall, slender wheat sheaths that turned progressively more golden brown. The seed … Continue reading

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Harvesting Black Dakota Popping Corn

This spring we experimented with growing heirloom Black Dakota popping corn. It’s a beautiful, deep red, pointy popping corn that pops white. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to plant this ancestral corn and load up on one of our favorite … Continue reading

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When 1+1=10: Harvesting Potatoes

Garden math breaks the rules. It’s one of the only places where things multiply without the need for a calculator, or the stress of bubble tests or sweaty palms. Possibly the best example of garden
math is the potato. Plant one, get many.

Spring is a great time to plant potatoes, and lucky for us, spring is coming soon. In warmer climates, you can also plant potatoes in the fall. That’s what we did last October with a couple of
scary potatoes left in the pantry too long. Yesterday we …
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