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Celery #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Celery #1

Did you know that celery is a member of the parsley family?

Carrots #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Carrots #2

Did you know that there are almost as many varieties of carrots as days in the year? From short to finger to Half-long to Cylindrical to Standard. What we typically buy at the supermarket just happen to be one of…

Spinach #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Spinach #2

Did you know that spinach can have either a traditional flat leaf or a crinkly leaf (a “savoy leaf”)? Spinach is related to both beets and chard.

Brussels Sprouts #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Brussels Sprouts #1

Did you know that Brussels Sprouts are heavy nitrogen users? If you have sandy soil or get a lot of rain, you will need to supplement some form of nitrogen to encourage head growth and formation.

Onion #3 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Onion #3

Did you know that onions come in seed form, transplant form and set form? Sets are onions where development has been halted. The smaller the set (think fingernail size or smaller) the better.

Peas
Peas #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Peas #2

Did you know that finding a pea pod with nine or more peas is so unusual, it is a custom to make a wish if you find one?

Summer Squash #3 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Summer Squash #3

Did you know that, while squash blossoms can be either male or female, they need pollinators to help achieve full pollination? If you are an apartment deck gardener, you may need to employ a soft-bristled brush to pollinate your female…

Kale #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Kale #1

Did you know that kale requires a slightly higher pH than many other plants and is a bit of a nitrogen hog? If you have sandy soil, plan on supplementing nitrogen for your kale to maximize performance.

Peas
Peas #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Peas #1

Did you know that freezing peas for longer periods decreases the overall flavor? Edible pods hold their flavor better during the freezing process.

Sweet Potato #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Sweet Potato #1

Did you know that sweet potatoes come in both dry and moist varieties? This describes their texture while being consumed. Moist varieties are often called yams, but yams are actually a different species grown in more tropical climates and countries.

Lima Beans #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Lima Beans #1

Did you know that like traditional string beans, lima beans do better in full sun?

Broccoli #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Broccoli #2

Did you know that broccoli can survive temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit? This makes it an ideal northern crop – temps outside of this range can cause broccoli to “bolt” or go directly to seed without ever forming…

Radish #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Radish #1

Did you know that radishes are cool season crops? It is possible to get two or three crops in the springtime alone!

Onion #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Onion #2

Did you know that Bermuda onions require the shortest “day” period to grow? Onion tops require cooler weather but the bulbs themselves require warmer weather to mature.

Summer Squash #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Summer Squash #2

Did you know that summer squash is a warm weather crop? These plants enjoy night temperatures above 60 degrees and should not be planted until two to three weeks after the last frost. In Minnesota, we recommend using starter plants…

Potatoes #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Potatoes #1

Did you know that potatoes are related to tomatoes, eggplant and peppers? Potatoes originated in higher altitudes and prefer cooler evening/nighttime temperatures.

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