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Cauliflower is a cool-weather crop that is a bit temperamental and sensitive to heat and cold. It requires temperatures to stay consistent in the 60s and forms large white heads. Cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family and is high in vitamins. How to Grow Cauliflower: *Because Cauliflower is sensitive to both heat and cold, most cauliflower is grown commercially. Should you choose to grow your own, it is generally recommended to get transplants instead of starting from seed. Should you choose to start from seed anyhow, we’ve compiled information for you to get you off on the right start. Indoors...

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Carrots are a cool weather crop available in a variety of colors  and do best when sown directly outdoors in loose, well-prepared soil. Homegrown carrots are also higher in vitamins A and B, calcium, and phosphorus than store-bought–and they are significantly tastier! How to Grow Carrots: Outdoors Carrots need loose soil that has been deeply tilled before planting. Also be sure there are no stones in the soil. The roots will branch out and cause forked carrots. Plant outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked or about 3-5 weeks before your last spring frost. Don’t use manure where...

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Peas are a cool-season crop that have a vibrant green pod with delicious peas inside. They are available in different varieties such as sugar peas (inedible pods), snow peas (edible pods with small flat peas), and snap peas (edible pods with large peas). How to Grow Peas: *Seeds do best when sown directly into warm outside soil once all danger of frost has passed. Pea seeds are nice and large so they’re a good seed for little gardeners to help plant. Indoors Seeds should be started indoors 3 weeks before you plan to put your plants outside in the warm soil....

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Eggplant is a super versatile plant that is used among many different cooking dishes. The deep purple, almost black colored Black Beauty eggplants have a large globe shape and glossy skin that ripen early and  have a high yield. How to Grow Eggplant: *Eggplant seeds do best when started indoors with a soil temperature of 70-75 degrees. Indoors Seeds should be started indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost. Plant the eggplant seed about 1/4″ below the surface of the soil. Outdoors Do not direct sow outdoors unless you know the soil will stay above 65 degrees. Eggplant is heat sensitive during the germination and sprouting process...

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Broccoli is a cool-weather crop and can be grown in spring and fall in all zones, and even during winter in mild-weather areas. Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family and is high in vitamins. Waltham produces a large head with long stalks and has steady side shoot production. How to Grow Broccoli: *Broccoli can germinate in soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees, but we still like to start ours indoors. Indoors Seeds should be started indoors 7-9 weeks before your last spring frost. Plant the broccoli seed about a half inch below the surface of the soil. Outdoors Space 18-24″ apart...

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