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When To Harvest Zucchini In A Vegetable Garden

Zucchini is a great plant for your vegetable garden. Zucchini grow quickly, do not require a lot of care, and are rather resistant to most pests, so many beginner gardeners choose them as one of their first crops. But how do you know when they’re ready to eat? In this blog from The Soil King, we’ll discuss the basics of when you should harvest zucchini from your vegetable garden. Let’s get started.   Zucchini Usually Start To Bloom Within 55-60 Days After Planting Once your zucchini start to bloom and flower, you’ll be eating delicious, home-grown zucchini within a week or two at most. Zucchini, like all summer squash, grow very rapidly after they flower. We recommend keeping a close...

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How To Protect Your Plants From Summer Heat – 4 Easy Tips

It’s hot! And when it’s hot, you may notice your plants starting to wilt, wither, and become damaged by excessive heat and sun. How can you prevent this? Here are a few simple tips you can use to protect your garden and your plants from the summer heat.   Water Your Plants In The MorningWatering plants in the morning when it’s cool and there isn’t as much direct sun ensures that the water can soak into the soil properly, and penetrate deeply into the roots of your plants.In contrast, watering at the hottest part of the day will result in excessive evaporation – which wastes water and can prevent your plants from getting the water they need.   Apply A...

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How Do I Keep My Raised Garden Bed From Drying Out? Our Top Tips

Raised garden beds are a fantastic way to maximize the space in your garden, and to ensure a healthy growing environment for plants if you have low-quality soil near your home. But they do have a few quirks – including a tendency to dry out quickly due to shallow soil. So in this guide from The Soil King, we’ll take a look at a few ways you can stop your raised garden bed from drying out.   Choose The Right Soil MixYou can’t just use potting soil for a garden bed. We recommend a mixture of about 60% topsoil, 30% compost, and 10% potting soil that contains pumice stone or peat moss. If you're looking for a simple solution, Big Rootz...

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How To Grow Giant Pumpkins!

Welcome to another episode of Soil King and the giant pumpkin patch. I mean, come on! We love junior farmers and we produce and give seeds to all the kids in the area. Even far and beyond. And we teach them how to grow giant pumpkins. So, this is a great educational class right here on how to do it. You're going to follow this series. This is going to be exciting series. At the end of the year at the Soil King Garden Center. Every year we have the giant "pumpking" competition. So, the winner of that contest, we have an adult class and a junior class. The winner of that class gets a $1,000, which is pretty neat....

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What To Plant In Your Garden In June

June is the prime growing season for a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Not sure what you should be planting in your garden right now? Read on to get a few suggestions from the team at The Soil King.   BeansBeans are a great option for June plantings. They grow quickly in warm soil, and since they’re not frost-resistant, it’s a good idea to wait until the soil temperature is consistently above 50 to 60° F before planting. They grow quickly, and some varieties can provide you with a crop in 35-45 days. Take a look at the beans available in your nearest garden center – a few varieties we recommend are Midori Giant Soybeans, French Garden Beans,...

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