Let’s Grow Cabbage

  Cabbage Has Been Around For Awhile Leaf cabbage was first grown for domestic consumption in Central and Western Europe a couple thousand years ago. Head cabbage didn’t make the scene until the 1300s in merry old England. Both leaf cabbage and head cabbage became important staples that were carried…

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Pressure Canner Reviews

  The Pressure Canner – Next Step In Food Preservation  When people think about keeping their food from spoiling, their first thoughts are to just put it in a sealed container or plastic bag and stick it in the refrigerator. If the food isn’t consumed in a few days –…

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Jim’s July 2018 Garden Answers

  July 2018 Garden Answers Listed below are all the answers for the July 2018 Quiz or, you can hunt through The Perfect Vegetable Garden for solutions.   Answer to Question #1 A) Creates a furrow, plants seeds evenly spaced, and covers the seeds with soil – all in one…

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Jim’s July 2018 Garden Questions

  July 2018 Garden Questions There are a ton of great questions this month!  And, they have been lifted from some of the most recent posts – here, in The Perfect Vegetable Garden – about garden seeders, wood chippers, and sunflowers (HINT).  If you get stumped, check out the July…

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Growing Sunflowers

  Sunflowers – The Fourth Sister Remember the Three Sisters – corn, green beans, and squash?  Well, ancient Indian tribes in the regions of Arizona and New Mexico added sunflowers as the fourth sister – to draw pollinators to their crops. It is believed that sunflowers were first cultivated in…

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YARDMAX YW7565 Chipper Shredder Review

  The YARDMAX YW7565 Chews Up Any Yard Waste You Come Across!   Powered by an almost indestructible 6.5 horsepower Briggs and Stratton 208cc engine, this munching monster makes short work of limbs and branches up to 3 inches in diameter, as well as all the leaves, bush clippings, and…

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Hoss HGS051 Garden Seeder Review

  Hoss HGS051 Garden Seeder – The Pièce de Résistance As garden seeders go, the Hoss HGS051 is a showpiece – a master stroke of seeder excellence.  It is the toughest, most long-lasting garden planter on the planet!               The Amish made hardwood handles connect to…

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Earthway 1001-B Precision Garden Seeder Review

  The Earthway 1001-B Precision Garden Seeder This little seeder is much like the Chapin 8701B garden seeder – in that it uses the same vertical seed plates with cups to capture the seeds and guide them into the seed chute. The Earthway 1001-B is not quite as heavy as…

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