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Vegetable facts to get you growing
Beets #3 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Beets #3

Did you know that if you live in a warmer climate you can still grow beets – but you need to mulch them and keep them moist to help them survive the warmer weather?

String Beans #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

String Beans #2

Did you know that high Nitrogen soil will provide great foliage growth at the expense of bean growth? This would not be a good plant to be near Asparagus!

Broccoli #5 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Broccoli #5

Did you know that broccoli was a favorite of the Romans? Pliny the Elder wrote about this in the second century AD.

Lima Beans #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Lima Beans #2

Did you know that lima beans originated in Sothern Mexico and Central America?

Onion #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Onion #4

Did you know that harvested onions should be air dried outside for about a week? Properly dried, onions can be stored for up to six or seven months (store in a cool, dry environment).

winter squash
Winter Squash #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Winter Squash #1

Did you know that gourds are closely related to squash? They are used mainly for decorative purposes but were also used in trade around revolutionary times. Haitian currency is still called the gourde which is also Louisiana slang for a dollar.

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?

Parsnip
Parsnip #3 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Parsnip #3

Did you know that excess manure in soil will cause root crops – including parsnips – to fork when they grow?

Radish #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Radish #2

Did you know that radishes are the “gateway” vegetable for many young gardeners? There quick speed to maturity fits the fascination level of younger children – and unlocks the mystery of growing things for many.

Endive #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Endive #1

Did you know that Endive is a cool weather plant with a relatively long growing cycle? You can either start early indoors for a quick plant and harvest or plant seeds four to six weeks before the last frost to…

Eggplant #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Eggplant #2

Did you know that eggplant plants are very susceptible to pests? The list of normal pests is a traditional who’s who of the pest world: aphids, cutworms, potato bugs, spider mites, etc. This makes eggplant a difficult organic product to…

Broccoli #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Broccoli #4

Did you know that broccoli takes about 150 days to mature form seed? If you want to grow broccoli in your garden, you had better start growing indoors!!

Parsnip
Parsnip #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Parsnip #2

Did you know that parsnips were the potato of Medieval and Renaissance Europe?

Sweet Potato #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Sweet Potato #2

Did you know that sweet potatoes can be damaged by freezing or cold soils? You should harvest your potatoes earlier rather than later – and definitely before the first frost. Sweet potatoes are very thin skinned and can bruise easily – be cautious when you harvest!

Eggplant #1 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Eggplant #1

Did you know that eggplant is related to tomatoes, peppers and potatoes?

turnip
Turnip #2 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Turnip #2

Did you know that turnips do not require as much nitrogen as other plants? Too much nitrogen encourages leaf growth but not fruit development. This makes them a poor companion for peppers which need nitrogen to produce fruit.

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