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Cool weather–loving garden peas, Pisum sativum, are usually divided into two groups, based on their pods.
If you think of your garden as a cube rather than a flat piece of ground, you can easily increase the amount of food you grow.
Planting two or more veggies together, known as intercropping, can have many positive effects in your garden. It can change the growing conditions for the plants.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “Can I plant cucumbers, melons and squash together?” The answer is an absolute yes, and no.
A good seed packet should give you much of the info you need to know to grow that plant. Here’s what to look for, and why:
Although these sweet root veggies have been around for thousands of years, the orange colored carrot didn’t exist before the 16th century. Until then, white, yellow, red and purple were the colors you would have found.
Depending on your climate, there are many plants that will return yearly and often with an increased harvest.
Learning to follow one crop with another is not as daunting as it might seem. There are only two main things you need to know to get a handle on succession planting:
Regardless of whether you’re primarily an ornamental or an edibles gardener, it’s a good idea to plant both flowers and vegetables (or herbs) to promote beneficial effects for you and your garden.