Butternut Squash

How to Grow Butternut Squash

  Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) is a winter squash, meaning that it is planted in spring, grows throughout the summer and is harvested in fall for storage or consumption in the winter. Not only is the fruit edible, but the leaves, flowers and seeds as well. The butternut squash plant produces both male and female flowers, a trait […]

grow cabbage quickly

Grow Cabbage Quickly

I frequently get emails from impatient gardeners. Growing plants is a process that naturally takes time, I tell them. Seeds germinate on their time, not ours. Plants flower when they’re ready, not when we want them too. There are, however, ways to speed up parts of the process. If you’re an impatient gardener and want […]

Growing Cabbage

Cabbage is an easy crop and can be started from seed, indoors. The most important thing to remember is to set your transplants into the garden four wees before the last frost. This way they have time to mature before summer’s heat sets in. Cabbage needs a soil pH of 6.5 to 6.8 so either […]

grow soybeans

Growing Soybeans (Edamame)

Whether you call them edamame or soybeans, there is no shortage of information out there about them. Soy reduces thyroid function and promotes blood clots according to researchers at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas. Yet, according to an abstract in OxfordJournal.com, soy, if eaten during childhood, may be a woman’s defense […]