Understanding the Different Types of Corn

63039276.UQtYQrsjThere are many different types of corn, with the two most common types being sweet and field corn. Within these two main groups are many distinct and separate varieties, which are often categorized based on the shape of the kernel. Each variety has its advantages and disadvantages: some are bred for particularly high yields, while others are bred for their taste, and still others are bred for a particular shape. There are also specialty corns, some of which are grown mostly for experimental use or for decoration. Continue reading “Understanding the Different Types of Corn”

Two ways to grow bell peppers

People who come to our greenhouse always have lots of questions about what is the best way to grow peppers, how I grow peppers and etc. So I decided to put it all on the paper so anybody can read it. Since customers are interested in organic gardening too I did little research and share my founding. Continue reading “Two ways to grow bell peppers”

Cinderella story on the vine

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When the day of the ball came, they made such a fuss. Poor Cinderella had to rush about upstairs and downstairs. She fixed their hair in fancy waves and curls. She helped them put on their expensive new dresses. And she arranged their jewels just so. As soon as they had gone, Cinderella sat down by the fire and she said. “Oh I do wish I could go to the ball”. The next moment, standing beside her was a lovely old lady with a silver wand in here hand. “Cinderella, she said ” I am your fairy godmother and you shall go to the ball. But first you must go into the garden and pick a golden pumpkin, then bring me six mice from the mousetraps, a whiskered rat from the rat trap, and six lizards. You’ll find the lizards behind the watering can. Continue reading “Cinderella story on the vine”

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New Garden Shapes: Ornamental Kale

Selling plants in greenhouse I heard a lot of comments like “don’t show me these flowers, I cannot eat them”. But here is answer to this one! Ornamental kale or flowering cabbage it is absolutely stunning fall flower that you can eat if you want!

Here is a little bit information about this garden delight. Continue reading “New Garden Shapes: Ornamental Kale”

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White Disappointment

I am always into trying new things in terms of gardening. I like new shapes, new colors, new flavors. I one of my seed catalogs I found miniature white pickling cucumbers. I was fascinated of idea  to have jar of white cucumbers on cold winter day. It was advertised as never bitter variety. So I decided to try it. Continue reading “White Disappointment”

Eggplant

This year was my personal learning curve as far as growing eggplant. I always thought that this vegetable (which botanically considered to be berry) grows in tropical climates. But for my own surprise I been introduced to possibilities to grow it here in North Dakota. Apparently our short but dry and hot summer is long enough to get nice crops. Continue reading “Eggplant”

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