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Asparagus, the Perennial Vegetable That Keeps GivingAsparagus, the Perennial Vegetable That Keeps Giving
By ediblelandscapingsc, August 3, 2015

How would you like to plant a vegetable once and harvest it repeatedly for 20 years or more? With Asparagus you can do just that.

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Use Q-Tips To Pollinate Summer SquashUse Q-Tips To Pollinate Summer Squash
By Newyorkrita, August 2, 2015

A lack of bees in the early spring means that your summer squash might not develop. Help them out by pollinating those flowers yourself.

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The Top Tomatoes, Peppers and EggplantsThe Top Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants
By dave, August 1, 2015

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all in the nightshade family. Let's open the Summer Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top varieties of each of these highly popular home garden vegetables.

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How To Manage Your Plant List on All Things PlantsHow To Manage Your Plant List on All Things Plants
By dave, July 31, 2015

This is a video tutorial on how to get started managing your inventory of plants on ATP. In this ten minute video, I demonstrate most of the features of the plant list. At the end, you'll know everything you need to know about managing your inventory of plants!

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Determining the Daylily Characteristics I LikedDetermining the Daylily Characteristics I Liked
By profesora, July 30, 2015

Every daylily has a pretty face, and some daylilies have a lot more to offer besides the pretty face. Discovering what else I wanted in a daylily was a long journey.

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Daylily Hybridizing TipsDaylily Hybridizing Tips
By Lalambchop1, July 29, 2015

I've been hybridizing for a few years and have been helped along by some of the giants in the industry. Here are some things I've learned...

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Smart and Frugal Thinning of SeedlingsSmart and Frugal Thinning of Seedlings
By dave, July 28, 2015

In this video, Trish demonstrates how she manages her trays of seedlings. Rather than simply cut away excess seedlings in a tray, she divides the seedlings and pots them up into empty cells. This way she ends up with full trays of seedlings with very few wasted plants.

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Red Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To GrowRed Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To Grow
By Newyorkrita, July 27, 2015

Red Currants grew in our garden from the time of my childhood. My mother cooked them for jams, but I loved to simply pick them and eat them fresh.

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Let's do the Drawing for the July Not-a-Raffle-RaffleLet's do the Drawing for the July Not-a-Raffle-Raffle
By dave, July 27, 2015

Here it is! Seven lucky winners for the July raffle. Come in, enjoy the video, and see who won this month.

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By gardengus on Aug 3, 2015 7:56 AM, concerning plant: Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Fooled You')

All flavor and no heat, a must-have pepper in my garden. Produces very well and does not need staking if kept picked. I have grown this pepper for many years and have not yet been disappointed.
Side by side, it looks like Jalapeno (the hot type), so mark and store separately (experience speaking)

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By TBGDN on Aug 3, 2015 6:24 AM, concerning plant: Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Sweet Heat')

I ran across this plant at a local Amish garden center in late spring. It was the only one left on the shelf, and the label 'Sweet Heat' caught my eye. Being curious I brought it home and planted it in the row with other bell peppers. I watched it grow, and it seemed to stop growing at about 14" tall and about the same spread. There were lots of buds and blooms. I picked the first peppers on July 26th, and they are the ones I posted pictures of today, August 3, 2015. They are very colorful, but the taste is what I had waited for! I expected them to be hot, but I was pleasantly surprised with a mild, tangy flavor suitable for salads, or eating raw. I liked them so well that I ate the one pictured above.They are crispy, juicy & delicious! The size of the fruits is about 4+ inches in length. I am glad I found this last plant at the garden center. I have noticed Burpee Seed Company had the seeds available in early summer.

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By farmerdill on Aug 3, 2015 6:11 AM, concerning plant: Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo 'Styrian Hulless')

Lots of vine and a very pretty fruit, but not very productive under my conditions. Takes about 100 days from seeding. About 15 lbs under my conditions but only one per vine. This is an old Austrian variety which was used for the seed, primarily to press for oil, hence "oil seed" pumpkin. The seed is covered by a thin soft membrane, not the hard woody shell of most squash hence "hulless". Ideal for roast pumpkin seeds.

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By DonShirer on Aug 3, 2015 4:22 AM, concerning plant: Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Suhyo Long')

Suhyo cukes are one of my favorites for fresh eating with a crisp texture and sweet taste. They can grow up to 18" long or more and tend to curl up on the ground, but are straighter when grown on a trellis. They have a bristly skin that some like to remove before eating, but the bristles rub off easily. Although I usually only get 2 or 3 from one plant, they produce as much fruit as my other favorites (Diva and Burpless) because of their size, and their shape makes for interesting conversations.

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By gardengus on Aug 2, 2015 7:58 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Mortgage Lifter')

Very good flavor and nice big fruit, if you do not mind the wait. I have to cut the fruit from the vine because of softness and thin skin. I have grown at least one in my garden for several years. The late green tomatoes (the ones you have to pick before frost) are good for frying.

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