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Vegetables for Kids

Jim Carrey must’ve hated vegetables as a kid, maybe he still does, and I bet he reminiscences gulping down a plate-full whenever he’s required to look obnoxious onscreen! I hated most vegetables myself; I’ll bet you did too! [...]

The Crown of Thorns Gourd: A Seasonal Classic

Crown of Thorns gourds are four inches broad with spikes kind of mounting on their surface. They come in colors ranging from cream, yellow, orange to green. Crown of Thorns gourds grown in your own vegetable garden can be used in dishes and recipes as a substitute for squash and zucchini. The young, gentle and pre-matured gourd fruit is widely preferred for eating. [...]

Basics for Beautiful Bulbs!

There is still time to do some bulb planting! In fact, most flower bulbs have to be planted in the fall, because they need a dormancy period time to become rooted before they can bloom big and boldly in the spring. Planting bulbs is very simple, and the great thing about ordering from Gurney’s catalog or website is that we ship our plants and bulbs to you at exactly the right planting time for your region and zone. [...]

How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes

Drying food is a long-established and time-honored method for preserving fruits and vegetables. The basic premise is simple: small pieces of food are placed out in the sun and warm, dry air passing over, under and around the food pulls the moisture from it. Ovens and commercial drying equipment are meant to mimic this natural process. [...]

Spring Has Arrived – How to Get Your Garden Growing

Time to dust off the wheelbarrow and get the mower started – it’s officially spring again! But with a new season filled with such promise – and so much to do in the garden – where in the world do you start? [...]

How to Grow Asparagus

I love picking asparagus straight from the garden and eating it fresh. It’s one of the best reminders of spring turning to summer. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that can produce annual springtime harvests for up to 20 years, following an initial three-year period while the bed gets established after planting. It’s a popular vegetable, so I’m sure many of you are growing it in your gardens. That’s why I’ve come up with some general facts and care tips about asparagus: [...]

Hardening Off Seed-Grown Plants in the Spring

You’ve your seeds sprout, grow true leaves and get taller. In your controlled environment, your seedlings have enjoyed a relatively stress-free life, protected from the heat, cold, wind and rain. Without elemental exposure, your little seedlings lack the hardiness to be successfully transplanted; but you can change all that by starting the hardening-off process on your own. [...]

Eat Your Greens: Early Spring Veggies

You likely heard it from your mother when you were a child: “Eat your greens! They’re good for you!” At the time, you probably tried to hide your greens under the mashed potatoes or scrape them off the plate and onto the floor in hopes the dog would eat them. But if only we listened to our parents! [...]

Sowing Your Own Seeds – Part III

Now that the plant has sprouted and gone through the food supply provided by the seed itself, you’re responsible for feeding the burgeoning baby plant. You should feed your seedlings one-quarter strength plant food. If the solution is too strong, it will burn the baby plant. Use room temperature water when you are watering your plant. [...]

Sowing Your Own Seeds – Part II

To sprout, most seeds prefer a temperature between 70 and 85 degrees (for specific temperatures, see the back of your seed packet). Seeds can be kept in any place that offers warmth. Windowsills can also work, but be sure to check them for drafts that could potentially end your seedling’s short life. [...]