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When to Harvest Broccoli?

I get this question all the time: how do you know when broccoli is ready to harvest? The answer is in your fingertips. You can tell when to harvest broccoli by touching the head, or bud (that’s what broccoli is, … Continue reading

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Winter’s Bounty: Harvesting Colors in Warm-Winter Climates

As much of the country is covered with snow, or too soggy to start spring gardening, the warm-winter gardener is reaping the blessings of mild temperatures. Winter’s bounty is a basket of root crops, greens and peas. Take a look … Continue reading

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Late-Fall Garden Happenings

Half the country may be covered with snow, but the Gardenerd Test Garden is going strong here in Southern California. Don’t think of it as bragging; think of it as a beacon to spring plantings to come. This Saturday marks … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard: Exit Winter, Enter Spring

Spring is just around the corner, and those who can grow fall crops are just starting to swap out winter’s harvest for spring seedlings. Here’s what we’re harvesting this time of year: Lettuces Broccoli Romanesco Cavolo Broccolo a Getti di … Continue reading

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