Planting and Growing Great Northern White Beans

Great Northern White beans are an American heirloom hailing from the Dakotas. The plants will generally reach 2 feet tall, producing pods containing up to 6 seeds each. The beans by themselves are close to tasteless but will absorb the flavors of what they are cooked with and add bulk and texture to many dishes. … Read more

How to Grow Samphire AKA Sea Asparagus from Seeds

The British called this plant Glasswort and the French called it Samphire. The French name is the most commonly used today along with sea asparagus and sea pickle. There are two versions: Marsh samphire and Rock Samphire. Rock Samphire is fairly rare and not easy to find. Marsh samphire, the most common, grows wild along … Read more

Find These 6 Types of Pumpkins in South Africa

Pumpkins are an edible and decorative fruit that’s a staple of South African agriculture. There are various types of pumpkin in South Africa, ranging from mild to sweet, small to large, and short to long-term storage qualities. According to a study run by Indexbox, pumpkin consumption in South Africa has been increasing and is expected … Read more

How to Grow Chickpeas – Garbanzo Beans

Planting Guide for Chick Peas Chickpea or garbanzo beans are a cool-season annual plant that requires about 90 – 100 days of warm weather to mature to harvest. They can be directly seeded outdoors immediately following the average last spring frost date. You can also start them indoors in peat pots a few weeks prior … Read more

Growing Cucumbers from Seeds to Sprouts

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Nothing beats the satisfaction of successfully growing a vegetable from seed. Growing cucumbers from seeds to sprouts will allow you to make a variety of deliciously fresh summer dishes from salad to salsa. For a taste of your garden all year long, you can make pickles. But first, you have to understand how to get … Read more

What is the Mandurian Round Cucumber? How to Plant It

The mandurian round cucumber is roundish to a tad oval. Its skin is marked with patches or spots of varying green and white shades and is slightly fuzzy, almost like peach fuzz. When ready for consumption they are about the size of a tennis ball, although they will get much larger. The taste and quality … Read more

Hydroponic Spinach How to Grow Abundant Quality Spinach Hydroponically

Nutrient pH 5.5-6.6 EC – 1.8-2.3 PPM 1260-1610 Spinach is a cool weather crop that lends itself well to the hydroponic realm only when properly cared for. It does not perform as well in higher temperatures Hydroponic Spinach Temperatures Maximum Temp 75° Fahrenheit Optimal Day Cycle Temps 65 – 70° Fahrenheit Optimal Night Cycle Temps … Read more

Sugar Pearl Sweet Corn Hybrid

Sugar Pearl is an early producing hybrid white sweet corn. As the name suggests it is pearly white and sugary sweet. Stalks attain a height of about 5 to 6 feet and yield ears of 7 – 7.5 inch pearly white sweet corn. It is a relatively trouble-free variety of corn suitable for gardeners with … Read more