Posts Tagged melons

Melons

“Melons are a warm season, annual crop. They need a long, warm growing season with plenty of heat to develop maximum sweetness in the fruit. When the fruits reach baseball size, put two bricks or stones, side by side, beside the fruit and place the young fruit on top of them. The stones absorb heat during the day and keep the fruit warm at night.”  more »

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From Acorn to Zucchini

Every spring I’m frequently asked two questions by gardeners in northern states. The first is, “Why doesn’t my zucchini grow? It just sits there. What’s wrong with it?”  The second common question I get is, “What’s wrong with my zucchini (or cucumber, or melon)? It has lots and lots of flowers but no fruit. What’s up with that?” Home gardeners love to grow members of more »

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A Vegetable Garden Checklist

It’s time to get started on the vegetable garden for the coming season so you can grow your own healthy, organic food again this year. Many of us have already started seedlings indoors to transplant out to the garden or the cold frames as soon as weather permits. Kathryn and I have come up with a checklist of ten things to consider before you plant. more »

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