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Growing Fruits & Vegetables
Growing Fruits & Vegetables

Here you will find articles that include technical information, fun facts and practical experience about each fruit and vegetable that we encounter or grow.  Also if a plant is suitable for the greenhouse environment, we add specifics to help you grow a great greenhouse vegetable!

The How-to of Vegetable Seed Selection

Whenever I browse through a seed catalog, I am as wide-eyed as a kid in a candy store.  So many choices and varieties make me want one of each!  My first list of “to purchase” seeds is always insanely long.  Here are a few of my tips to narrow down seed selections.

Beans, Snap

Phaseolus vulgaris

In my opinion, snap beans are one of the easiest plants to grow.  If you love beans, you should definitely have plants of your own!

The fresh seeds germinate readily and grow very quickly.  They are a warm season crop and require temperatures above sixty-five degrees to germinate.  Make sure your soil mix is light and fluffy so the large seed can push through the soil surface.

Tomatoes: Growing Greenhouse Tomatoes

Using your greenhouse to grow tomatoes is both challenging and rewarding.  Imagine going out to the greenhouse when the wind is cold and blustery to find a perfectly ripe tomato!

Growing tomatoes in the greenhouse is similar to growing tomatoes outside, just with a few extra considerations.

Tomatoes: VIDEO How to Prune a Tomato Plant

Pruning a tomato plant not only keeps an indeterminate plant under control in the greenhouse, it allows the tomato plant to "concentrate" on its fruit instead of wasting the plants energy on growing more leaves.

Necta Zee Nectarine Tree

Prunus persica nucipersica

This nectarine tree flowers in the mid-spring with pink blossoms and produces large red skinned fruit. Nectarine fruit is best when ripened on the tree.  Pick while the fruit are on the firmer side.  Necta Zee generally fruits mid-summer.

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