Beans Seed Starting Tips

Beans are a tender, warm-weather crop with the exception of Fava beans which are a cool weather crop. There are two types of warm-season beans bush beans and pole beans. Bush beans […]

Corn Seed Starting Tips

Corn is a tender, warm-weather crop. Sweet corn is commonly grown in gardens. Sow corn in the garden 1 week after the last frost when the soil temperature has warmed to at […]

Summer Squash and Zucchini Seed Starting Tips

Summer squash are tender, warm-weather crops. Summer squashes include crookneck, pattypan, straightneck, scallop, vegetable marrow, and zucchini. Sow summer squash indoors 4 to 3 weeks before the last expected frost in spring. […]

Okra Seed Starting Tips

Okra is a tender, warm-weather crop. Plant okra after all danger of frost has passed. Okra requires midsummer warmth and almost tropical heat for best growth. Start okra indoors 6 to 4 […]

Winter Squash Seed Starting Tips

Winter squash are tender, warm-weather crops very similar to summer squashes. But, winter squashes—unlike summer squashes—must fully mature on the vine before harvest. Summer squashes can be picked and eaten immature; they […]

Sweet Potato Plant Starting Tips

Sweet potatoes are a warm-weather crop. They require a long, hot growing season. Sweet potatoes are grown from rooted cuttings, called “slips” or “draws”. Slips are best started indoors from sweet potato […]

Cucumber Seed Starting Tips

Cucumbers are a tender, warm-weather crop. Start cucumbers indoors 6 to 3 weeks before you plan to transplant them into the garden or direct sow seed in the garden 2 to 3 […]

Garlic Plant Starting Tips

Garlic is grown from cloves formed in bulbs. Cloves used to start new plants are called “seed cloves”. Seed clove size is important to yield. The yield of a large clove is […]

Asparagus Plant Starting Tips

Asparagus is a perennial plant. Plant asparagus where it can grow undisturbed and be productive for 15 to 20 years. Asparagus is one of the earliest crops to come to harvest in […]