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Lettuce is a cool season crop that enjoys a little shade. It is easy to grow and does well in cool spring and fall weather. Though it is quick growing and slow to bolt, it is best to plant lettuce in successive plantings to keep growing garden fresh lettuce all season long. How to Grow Lettuce: Lettuce is best sown outdoors as soon as soil is able to be worked and reaches 65 degrees F. Thoroughly till soil before planting. Scatter seeds lightly across a 12 inch wide row. Sow the seeds at 2-week intervals until temperatures reach 80 degrees F...

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Basil is a medium green, aromatic leaf with a bushy appearance. It is highly fragrant and is commonly used in Italian cuisine. Though it is easy to grow, Basil is a summer only plant so prepare to preserve it for later use. How to Grow Basil: Indoors Start basil seedlings indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost. Soil temperature should be between 65-70 degrees F. Plant 1/2 inch deep in small peat pots. Basil plants can be grown in containers for their full life cycle or kept indoors. Or you can transplant outdoors once there are at least two sets...

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Dill is a self- seeding annual with thin, feathery, green leaves. It attracts beneficial creatures to your garden and is easy to grow. Dill is often used in soups and pickling. How to Grow Dill: *Dill does not do well when transplanted so we recommend direct sowing outside in the garden. Unless of course you plan to keep it in a container. Outdoors Plant seeds 1/4″ deep and space 18″ apart in a warm, sunny area of your garden and gently rake seeds into soil. Dill should sprout in 10-14 days and after 2 weeks thin to 12-18″ apart. Harvest...

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Cucumbers are a warm season crop and can be grown in small spaces due to it’s vining habits. They come in many varieties and are great for slicing or pickling.  How to Grow Cucumbers: Indoors Seeds should be started indoors 2-3 weeks before your last spring frost. Plant the cucumber seed about a half inch below the surface of the soil. Outdoors Don’t plant outside until about 2 weeks *after* the last spring frost. Cucumbers like a bottom temperature of 70 degrees for germinating and growing. The soil must be at least 65 degree for seeds to germinate. Plant seeds 1″ deep...

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Cilantro is a fast growing, aromatic herb commonly  used to flavor asian and mexican dishes. It is easy to grow and does well in cool spring and fall weather. The leaves of the plant are the cilantro and the seeds are also edible, known as coriander, and used in making curry dishes. How to Grow Cilantro: Outdoors Space cilantro 1 to 2 inches apart in light, well-drained soil. Sow the seeds at 3-week intervals for continued harvest. Space rows about 12 inches apart. Thin seedlings to 6″ apart to give plants plenty of room to grow. If the weather starts to become too...

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