Tag: vegetables

Summer Squash Excel All Summer

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UNITED STATES—Summer is for warm season vegetables like tomatoes, beans, corn, okra, and of course, summer squash. The name says it all. Summer squash...

Crop Rotation Works For Home Gardens Too

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UNITED STATES—Vegetable gardening is not permanent landscaping. With few exceptions, vegetable plants are annuals, like bedding plants. They do their respective jobs within only...

Squash For Autumn And Winter

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UNITED STATES—Winter squash are not exactly the sort of cool season vegetables that their designation implies. They grow through the summer just like summer...

Get Cool Season Vegetable Plants Going

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UNITED STATES—The difficult part will be removing the aging warm season vegetable plants while they are still trying to produce. That is one of...

Vegetables Change With The Seasons

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UNITED STATES—Right smack in the middle of the warm part of summer, it is already time to be getting ready for autumn gardening. This...

Crop Rotation Improves Vegetable Production

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UNITED STATES—A south or west facing fence is a perfect place to grow pole beans. Twine can be strung in a zig-zag pattern between...

Summer Vegetables Replace Winter Vegetables

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UNITED STATES—Every year at about this time, there is the same concern that it is too early to put summer or warm season vegetables...

Pumpkins Need Not Be Wasted

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UNITED STATES—There is likely no other fruit that gets wasted quite like pumpkins. Almost all get hollowed and carved into jack-o -'lanterns, illuminated from...

Cool Season Vegetables Are Coming

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UNITED STATES—It is getting close to one of those two unpleasant times of year for the vegetable garden. It happened last spring, and it...

Seasons Are Constantly In Flux

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UNITED STATES—Gardening requires planning. There is always planning. The vegetables that are getting harvested now are developing mostly on plants that were put out...

Squash For Summer And Winter

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UNITED STATES—Considering that some of the winter squash can last right through winter and into spring, there really is a squash for every season....

Warm Season Vegetables Start Now

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UNITED STATES—The calendar does not always agree with the weather. It really is about time to start replacing aging cool season vegetable plants with...

Veggies, Veggies And More Veggies!

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UNITED STATES—Last week we kicked off the New Year talking about the importance of all things fruit-based. I mean it is the New Year...

Vegetables Grow All Year Here

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UNITED STATES—The difficult part is pulling up the warm season vegetable plants while they still seem to be productive. It gets much easier after...

Pumpkins Wait For No One

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UNITED STATES—Things might have gone better for Cinderella if she had taken a Buick to the ball instead of that detrimentally punctual pumpkin coach....

Going Vegan Is Not Easy!

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UNITED STATES—For quite some time I have been thinking about going vegan. On occasion, I have actually done it, where I would completely give...

Eating The Rainbow

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UNITED STATES—Most of us have been through it—the dreaded “picky eater” stage, when we declared our hatred for certain foods, exasperating our parents and...

Fire Up The Grill!

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UNITED STATES—I’ve been to my fair share of barbecues over the years. During my childhood, they involved burgers on the beach, hot dogs at...

Hydration In The Heat

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UNITED STATES—I know I don’t drink enough water. Some of my friends track the amount of water they consume every day, making sure to...

A Fruitful Season

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UNITED STATES—After months of rain and relentless winds, spring is here, and summer is fast approaching. In Los Angeles, this means the arrival of...
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