April

New Zealand Spinach

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: March-July Spacing: thin plants to 12 iches, rows 2 feet Special Tips: Soak seeds overnight Harvesting:Cut top sprouts 4 to 5 inches long, plants regrow, are invasive inland. Steam, stir fry, or eat raw. May continue to grow year-round. Recommended Varieties: just one kind. Step-By-Step […]

Pepper

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: April, May, June Spacing: Put plants 12 inches apart Special Tips: Spray with 1 Tablespoon of Epsom salts when flowers appear. Harvesting: green or allow to go red. Recommended Varieties: Anaheim, California Wonder, Chocolate Beauty, Golden Bell, Purple Beauty, Ancho, Early Jalapeno, Fajita Bell. Step-By-Step […]

Tomato

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: March-July Spacing: 12 inches apart, rows 6 feet apart Special Tips: Don’t prune along the coast, if disease has been a problem in past years. Prune inland for bigger fruit. Plant deep. Use special fertilizer for tomatoes. Water deeply and infrequently to avoid blossom end […]

Winter Squash

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: April, May, June Spacing: Thin vines to 12 iches apart, rows 6 feet apart or hills 8 feet apart, 3 plants to each. Bush types may be closer. Special Tips: Winter squash got this name not because it’s grown in winter but because it grows […]

Pumpkin

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: April, May, June Spacing: Thin plants to 12 inches apart , rows 6 feet apart, or grow 2 plants in hills 6 feet apart. Special Tips: for giant pumpkins save two strong branches, allow only one fruit for each branch. Cover branch w/ soil every […]

Leaf Lettuce

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: all months except July and August Spacing: thin to 6 inches apart, rows 21/2 feet apart. Special Tips: Control slugs and snails from planting time forward. Keep crop well fed and watered Harvesting:60 to 70 days for full size but can harvest outside leaves and […]

Summer Squash

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: April-August Spacing: Thion to 18 inches apart Special Tips: Grow mildew resistant varieties along coast. Harvesting:frequently to prevent overgrown fruit. Cook male flowers also. Recommended Varieties: Sunburst Hybrid, SpaceSaver, Kuta, Sunglo, Spineless Beauty. Step-By-Step Method For Growing Great Organic Vegetables By Pat Welsh Author Of […]