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Propagation by Seeds

Propagation by Seeds

Every gardener desires to be able to reproduce their plants.  With that in mind I want to share with you a few of the propagation techniques that I have learned beginning with seeds. Seed Gathering The most basic way to reproduce plants is by collecting the seeds.  This seems to be a fairly straight-forward idea but there are some things to know that will help you be more successful in this endeavor.  Before we get to those … Read entire article »

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How Much to Grow For a Family of Six

Crop                          Per Person                    Total Row Feet (6 people) Leaf Lettuce                 10 feet                                      60 feet Head Lettuce                10                                            60 Onions                          25                                            150 Peppers                        6 plants                                    36 plants Potatoes                      225 feet                                    1350 feet Pumpkin                      1 hill                                         6 hills    Spinach                       20 feet                                      120 feet Summer Squash           1 hill                                         6 hills Winter Squash             5 hills                                        30 hills Tomatoes                    20 plants                                  120 plants Cucumbers                  4 hills                                        24 hills Beans                          80 feet                                      480 feet Corn                           100 feet                                    600 feet Carrots                        50 feet                                      300 feet   Amount of Seed or Transplants To Have   Beans                           2 ½ lbs Corn                            1 ½ lbs Carrots                         1 ½ ounces Cucumbers                   3 ounces Leaf Lettuce                 1 ounce Head Lettuce                1 ounce Onions                         450 transplants Peppers                        36 plants Potatoes                       112 ½ lbs Pumpkins                     3 ounces Spinach                        ¾ ounces Summer Squash            2 ounces Winter Squash              2 ounces Tomatoes                     120 transplants         … Read entire article »

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