Chives are nutritional powerhouses

onion chives

Chives are grass-like in appearance and are the smallest member of the onion family. They are related to onions, shallots, garlic and leeks and contain many of the same properties. Chives are mainly cultivated for culinary purposes and are especially popular with egg and cheese dishes. History of chives Marco Polo has been credited with …

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How to Grow Cucumbers

cucumbers in a bucket

Learn How to Plant, Pick and Preserve This Crisp Vining Squash Ever hear the phrase “cool as a cucumber”? Whoever originated the phrase knew their fruits; the inside of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air, making it the perfect snack or accompaniment to a mid-summer’s feast. Although commonly …

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US First and Last Frost Dates

USDA Zone Map

Dates on this chart are approximations, no one can KNOW the weather, every season is different. Most years, the first and last frost will fall within two weeks of the date on the chart, but some years, we get a very early frost or a late snow storm that throws the dates off.

Vegetable Gardening Made Easy

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Growing your own vegetables is both fun and rewarding. Lets break it down together and get the most food, enjoyment, and nutrition from our gardens! 1. feed the soil 2. efficient use of space 3. keep food moving 4. continuous harvest 5. good record keeping 6. resources feed the soil All you really need to …

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Choosing Onions – Short Day or Long Day?

When you are choosing onions to plant in your vegetable garden, you will often see them listed as either short-day onions or long-day onions. What to choose depends on where you live. Most onion varieties begin to form a bulb when the temperature and the number of daylight hours reach certain levels. Varieties listed as …

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