leeks

  • Okra Size: 3 to 6 feet tall; some varieties up to 10 feet tall yield: Continual production if harvested daily Days to germinate: 10 to 15 Days to maturity: 55 to 75 Germination Conditions: Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing. In cool regions with a short growing season, start seeds indoors eight to 10 weeks before the last frost. In warm climates, direct-sow in spring when the ground is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Growing instructions: Plant in full sun and in well-drained soil. Plant 18 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart. It requires temperatures to remain above 50°F. Seed Note: Okra seeds do not store well.
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    20 Great Edibles to Start From Seed

    Vegetables (and some fruits) are some of the easiest plants to start from seed. And that's a good thing, since a lot of us want to grow veggies from seed…

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    How to Plan a Vegetable Garden

    Grow more fruits, vegetables, and herbs by devoting a few hours each day to planning

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    How to Grow Leeks

    Rich soil, ample water, and big hills are all it takes for a luscious crop

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    Coulibiac With Rice, Leeks, Mushrooms, Greens, and Herbs

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    Cultivating the Alliums: From Mild to Wild

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    Getting Familiar with My Irish Roots

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    Mashed Potatoes

    This basic recipe can be served as mashed potatoes or used to prepare other Irish side dishes: root vegetable mash, colcannon, and champ.

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    Mashed Potatoes, Irish Style

    This basic recipe can be served as mashed potatoes or used to prepare other Irish side dishes: root vegetable mash, colcannon, and champ.

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    Andrea’s Vegetable Menestra

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