Tips

            These are from the Johnny’s catalog. I’m just passing them along.

            “Brown bean seeds germinate better in cool soil than white seeds.”

            “Soil innoculants are only viable for a year.”

            “Harvest Brussels Sprouts from the bottom as soon as they mature. When sprouts are ½-3/4 inches, pinch off the plant’s growing tip to force remaining sprouts to develop evenly.”

            “Honeydew melons are especially sweet when grown in areas of cool cloudy weather.”

             (In my opinion, if you’re living in an area of cool, cloudy weather, move. Grow some other melon.)

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About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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