Watermelon

CROP INFORMATION: Crop name: Watermelon Scientific name: Citrillus lanatus Family name: Cucurbitaceae Cultivar groups: Sugar Baby, Charleston Gravy, Crimson, etc. Warm season or cool season: Warm season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: Plant seeds ½-1” deep, 18-24” apart in groups of three. Thin later on to best plant per bunch. Rows 5-6 feet apart. … Continue reading Watermelon

Chives

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Chives Scientific Name: Allium fistulosum Family Name: Allium Cultivar Groups: bulbing onion, shallot, bunching onion Warm season or cool season:  Cool season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows:  2” to 3” between plants, 4” between rows Fertility Requirements: Maintain soil pH between 6.5 to 6.8 Less N fertilizer will be needed … Continue reading Chives

Thyme

CROP INFORMATION: Crop name: Thyme Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris Family name: Labiataceae Cultivar groups: common thyme, lemon thyme, wooly thyme, creeping thyme, wild thyme, elfin thyme Warm season or cool season: cool season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: 6 inches between plants, 12 inches between rows Fertility Requirements: -Light, dry, well drained soil with … Continue reading Thyme

Sweet Potatoes

Crop Information: Crop name: Sweet Potato Scientific name: Ipomeoea batatas Family name: Convolvulaceae Cultivar groups: orange flesh and white flesh Warm season or cool season: Warm Season Planting instructions: Transplant; slips (rooted sprouts) or vine cuttings placed 4 inches deep in warm, moist sand or soil for about 1 month. Ambient temperature must be at … Continue reading Sweet Potatoes

Kale

CROP INFORMATION: Crop name: Kale Scientific name: Brassica oleracea Family name: Brassicaceae Cultivar groups: Acephala group Warm season or cool season: Cool season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: Sow ¼ to ½ inches deeps, 1 inch apart in rows 18 to 30 inches apart.  Thin to 12-16 inch spacings. Fertility Requirements: Well-drained soil high … Continue reading Kale

Asparagus

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Asparagus Scientific Name: Asparagus officinalis Family Name:  Asparagaceae Cultivar Groups: (most common) Jersey Knight and Jersey King - Widely adapted, do well in warm climates. Jersey Giant - Good for colder regions. Warm season or cool season: Warm Season   PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: -Dig trenches 6 inches wide … Continue reading Asparagus

Cucumbers

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Cucumber Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus Family Name: Cucurbits Cultivar Groups: Pickling (short with spines), slicing (long with spines) and beit alpha types (long with tender, spineless skins) Warm season or cool season:  Warm season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: Sow seeds in rows, 1 inch deep, 6 to 10 inches … Continue reading Cucumbers

Carrots

CROP INFORMATION: Crop name:  Carrots Scientific name: Daucus carota Family name: umbelliferaceae Cultivar groups: Nantes, imperator Warm season or cool season: Cool season PLANTING INFORMATION:   Space between plants/between rows: 0.5-0.75 in. spacing (Thin by hand) 12-18 in. row spacing Fertility requirements: 110-150 lbs. N   Based on a yield of 20-25 tons/acre, 75-100lbs K, 50 lbs P Deep loose … Continue reading Carrots

Winter Squash

CROP INFORMATION: Crop Name: Winter Squash Scientific Name: Cucurbita Maxima Family Name: cucurbits Cultivar Groups: maxima, mos chata, acorn, table quenn, hubbared, buttercup, butternut, delicious, spaghetti, turban Warm season or cool season:  Cool season PLANTING INFORMATION: Space between plants/between rows: 3-15 ft between rows based on your optimal growth size, if space is tight train … Continue reading Winter Squash

Beets

Scientific name: Beta vulgaris Family name: Chenopodiaceae Cultivar groups: Beet root, Sugar beet, Spinach beet, Chard Warm season or cool season: Cool season Planting instructions: Direct seed or transplant? Direct seed Space between plants/between rows: Plant seeds ½” deep, spaced 1” apart with 12-18” between rows. Thin seedlings to 1-3” apart. Fertility requirements: Soil pH … Continue reading Beets