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Things Green: Building the Garden

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Parsnip #7

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Did you know that parsnips are part of the celery, parsley and carrot family? They have a similar flavor to sweet celery hearts.

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Carrots #5

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Did you know you can store harvested carrots in a cool, dry environment for up to five months? A root cellar could be the perfect environment for storing your carrots.

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What Benefits Can Military Base Gardens Offer?

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Are military base gardens personal gardens or are they organized more like a community garden? The best ones, we feel, are a bit of both. The individual nature of each gardener growing things for their unique needs would seem to favor the “personal garden” narrative. However, the nature of being transient in the military combined with the challenges military families face in blending into their new assignments means there is a need for a more organized program with some longevity and some continuity. Read more about our take on military base gardens.

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Endive #3

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Did you know you can reduce the bitterness of Endive by “blanching” it in the garden? Different from blanching vegetables in the kitchen, garden blanching involves limiting how much sun the plant gets during the growth phase. You can blanch endive by covering the plant with a flower pot as it approaches maturity.

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Onion #9

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Did you know that onions are perfect as “fill-ins” around other vegetables? They require little room and can maximize the production of your elevated garden.

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Beets #10

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Did you know you can cook whole beets in their skins? The skins will then slip off after cooking!

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Tomato #11

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Did you know there is a difference in types of tomato plants? There are “determinate” varieties (bush tomatoes) and indeterminate varieties (more vine like)? The difference is that determinate tomatoes tend to produce one fruit set that ripens all at once while indeterminates produce all year long until the first frost. If you have not seen the Eco Garden Systems late-tomato ripening hack, you can see the video here).

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The 2 Sides of Community Gardens

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When exploring or participating in a Community Garden project, you have crossed the divide between personal or individual gardening into the world of Commercial Gardening. Okay, maybe it is just “sort of” commercial but community gardening is this interesting hybrid between the individual and the agricultural – combining the best pieces of two different worlds to bring people together for a shared purpose – maximizing the bounty brought forth from our gardens. Learn about the two sides of community gardens and decide what best describes your community garden.

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Radish #5

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Did you know there are Spring and Winter radish varieties? Spring radishes tend to be the red, round radish that are common in product departments. Winter radishes tend to be larger, more oval and can grow to be eight or nine inches long. For Winter radishes, make sure to work the soil a bit to fight any summertime compaction that may have occurred.

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Potatoes #7

Potatoes #7 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know there are more than 100 varieties of potato? The fall into four major categories: long whites, round whites, russets and round reds.

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    Started in 2016, Eco Garden Systems has a long history of gardening, gardening innovation and gardening for seniors.

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