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Mustard and Turnips

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, Just plow the garden and sling the seed. They will grow anywhere. Just make sure to keep an eye on them for the mites. You will see holes appear in the leaves. A light dusting of Sevin dust should kill them off. [...]

Onions

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, I have always planted them with the taters.  Between every hill of potatoes I will put one bulb. By the time the taters (red ones) are ready to be dug so are the onions.

Peas

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, Don't fertilize these. If its possible plant these wherever you had a cornfield or cornrow. Corn is a heavy feeder so there wont be a lot of nutrients left. If the pea has fertilizer it will put this into the leaves and [...]

Beets

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, Beets are like teenagers. Needs lots of room and lots of food. They love a lot of fertilizer. I have been told to put 25 pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer to a 10 ft by 50 ft plot. Rake or till it in [...]

Cabbages, Collards and Brussel Sprouts

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, Bury the plant all the way to the first set of leaves. Paper cup the plant carefully to avoid the cutworms. After you do this just forget the cup.... Its on the plant for life. Watch carefully for the green worms that [...]

Cucumbers

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, I train mine to fences. Makes it easier to pick them. You can plant them anywhere from 2 feet to four feet apart if they are on the ground. Cucumbers are thirsty by nature. Always pick the cukes when they are the [...]

Watermelons, Pumpkins and Canalope

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, Lots of discussion here. I have heard so many ways to plant its not even funny. What most agree on is to make a cake of dirt about three foot across and eight inches high. Some say make a doughnut instead of [...]

Carrots

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, If you have some potted plants in the house then plant the carrots in them. Space is saved in the garden for one and the carrots will be watered. I planted about six seeds in each flower pot along with the regular [...]

Peppers

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say, Cayenne, bell, jalapeno you name it they need it. Sulfur. Ever smell a pepper when you cut it. Has that really really light rotten egg smell. That's the sulfur in the pepper. The hull of the pod uses the sulfur in its [...]

Tomatoes

This may not be fact... but this is what the "Old Timers" Say,  Plant the plant DEEP. All the way to the first set of leaves on the stalk. It makes the plant force more roots out to support and sustain it better. Calcium tablets or antacids (TUMS ROLAIDS) that have calcium place them either [...]

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