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Posts Tagged: Vegetable Crops - General

Give your cool weather crops a boost with ‘banding’

Broadcast vs. banded fertilization

Odds are high that you reuse the same garden beds and containers season after season. Over time, the nutrients in those areas get used up. You can replenish...

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Steps to care for your winter crops

Wood chips for use as orchard mulch

Late summer plantings should have a solid start by October. Caring for these plants during the autumn and winter months can extend harvests and protect the...

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:34 PM

Grow a fabulous off-season garden

Even if you are not planting cool-season veggies, herbs or flowering plants this fall, you should plant a cover crop in your garden and/or raised beds to enrich the soil for next season.

Gardening in the cool season is easy and low-maintenance yet very productive. There are hundreds of varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and ornamentals...

Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Tips for preparing your garden for autumn growing season

Winter vegetable seedlings

Harvesting may be in full swing, but fall will be here before you know it. This makes August the best time to start planning your autumn Morgan Hill...

Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Resist the urge: Planting too early creates garden problems

A pepper seedling, planted too early, gives a good impersonation of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Peppers need warm air and ground temperatures to thrive.

  Soil temperatures might still be too cool The weather is getting warmer and there's little chance of a sudden overnight freeze, but that doesn't mean...

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:30 PM

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