Category Archives: Growing Vegetables

Tomatoes & Peppers..Summer Can’t Be Far Behind!

As discussed in the last episode, this past week we prepared the soil for the tomato bed and then this weekend we planted the tomatoes and peppers.       Another warm weather crop is the eggplant. We usually plant … Continue reading

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The Veggie Garden 2015-continued

It’s beginning to look like the 2015 growing season is going to be another excellent year! It’s been a little dry in the early going which has resulted in more trips to the plot to water, but overall the plants … Continue reading

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GET THOSE VEGGIES ROLLIN’ ! – PART 2

Lettuce, beets, kale, mesclun greens, snow peas, cabbage and other cool weather crops should in the ground now. The tomatoes and peppers are still in the hardening stage.  They’ll be ready in about 10 days. Here are some shots of … Continue reading

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Kale…Easy to Grow and Good for You!

I’ve been growing kale for several years.  This vegetable is really easy to grow, the bugs seem to ignore it and the harvest is usually quite abundant.  We do two different types.  These shots were taken in our plot late … Continue reading

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Growing Vegetables- Summer 2014- Part 6

The growing season is in full swing here on Long Island and it’s been quite a good season at that.  We grow garlic every year and I’d highly recommend it.  It’s a simple crop to grow, the seed stock is … Continue reading

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Growing Vegetables- Spring 2014- Part 5

If you are on Long Island in New York you know that spring is now in full bloom and summer is just a few weeks away.  The weather by and large has been pleasant and pretty good for growing vegetables.  … Continue reading

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Growing Vegetables-Spring 2014-Part 4

It’s been a rainy cold spring so far…good for something I guess but definitely slowing down the growing process at our farm plot!  It’s also getting in the way of some of the hardening process back at the house.   … Continue reading

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Onions and Potatoes-Spring 2014-Part 3

  This week I put in 150 onions…75 red and 75 yellow.  What I did was make 5 rows with about 7 inches between them.  I dug out trenches about 5 inches deep and used the soil to build up … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Growing Season 2014-Part 2

  When last we talking about preparing for the 2014 season,  I had just planted bok choy, peppers and tomatoes in the little greenhouse I have in my dinning room.  That was about 2 weeks back.   The tomatoes have … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Growing Season 2014-Part 1

Hello Gardeners!  It’s almost time to get your vegetable garden rolling for the 2014 growing season here on Long Island New York.  After the miserable winter we’ve suffered through,  it’s exciting to think of warmer days strolling the island beaches, … Continue reading

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