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Preparing A Fall Vegetable Garden

Welcome to Cultivating with the Soil King. We'll call this 102. Why 102? Because we are going to start with our fall vegetables. This is the time of year right now for you to get busy in your victory garden in your raised bed or wherever you're at, planting your fall veggies. How do we do that, you might ask? First, if you started with Big Rootz soil, this is how we do it in our raised beds. Pull out all your luscious left-over plants from the season, get down deep, turn your soil over, you're going to want to turn the soil over good. If you have any beautiful sunflowers, you always leave those, but you want to mix...

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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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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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How To Naturally Prevent Pests In Your Vegetable Garden: 5 Techniques To Try

It can be very frustrating to put time and energy into growing your own vegetables only to have your garden become overridden by pests. Wondering how to avoid this? Here are a few natural techniques you can try to fight back against pest infestations in your vegetable garden! 1. Minimize Insect Habitats & Dispose Of Weak Or Dying Plants Clear away debris and weeds from your garden regularly, and pull out weak or dying plants that may be dying or have already been affected by pests. This will help prevent pests in your vegetable garden. 2. Avoid Wet Foliage Try to water your garden in the early morning so that your plants will be dry for most of the day....

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