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All About Cabbage

Cabbage is a cool season crop - sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before your last hard frost. You can direct sow a crop for fall harvest in mid-summer.

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All About Garlic

Garlic plants require deep, friable, well-drained soil in full sun. Dig plenty of organic matter into the soil before planting.

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All About Carrots

Carrots are an easy to grow cool-season crop. All you need is a bright, sunny location with well-drained soil that is free from stones.

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All About Beets

Beets are a cool season favorite grown for their fleshy, round to oblong roots. Beets can also tolerate hot temperatures too.

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All About Collards

Collards prefer rich, well-drained soil in full sun. In spring sow seed directly in the garden 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep after danger of heavy frost.

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All About Artichokes

Artichokes are best grown in damp weather, with cool summer temperatures and mild winters.

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All About Kale

As winter crops, kale and collards can't be beat. These two members of the cole family are the least problematic and hardiest plants in the wide and varied Brassica tribe.

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All About Cucumbers

No summer garden should be without cucumber plants. They are very easy to grow from seed and are very prolific.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • If there is poison ivy on your property, late summer is an ideal time to treat it with a herbicide. The full-grown leaves of mature plants provide lots of surface for the spray to adhere for the maximum effect. Spray poison ivy before the plants have berries; otherwise birds will carry, drop and spread the nuisance.
    Use a non-selective herbicide such as Roundup, but be aware it will kill any plant the spray may contact. Spray on a windless day and follow all the directions on the product label carefully. Allow 10 days for signs of success. Very woody poison ivy vines may need a second spraying.