How to Grow It - Vegetables

Here are a few tips for successful vegetable gardening.

Beans - Bush

For Direct Sow. Plant seeds 1" deep, 2" apart, in rows 18" apart. For best results, plant when temperatures are between 70-90°F.

For Transplant: Not recommended.

Average 5-7 days to germination at 70-90°F.

Beans - Pole

For Direct Sow: Plant against a fence, trellis, or pole. Sow seeds 1" deep, spaced 3" apart in rows 4' apart. If planting up poles, plant 5-7 seeds at the base of each pole.

Transplant: not recommended.

Average 5-7 days to germination at 70-90°F 


For Direct Sow. Plant seeds 1" deep, 6" apart in rows 30-36" apart. Arrange in blocks of at least 4 rows for proper pollination. Successive plantings can be made through the spring and early summer.

For Transplant: Not recommended.

Average 7-10 days to germination at 70-75°F 


​For Direct Sow. Not recommended.

For Transplant: Eggplant seed will not germinate in cool soil. Sow in individual pots or growing trays 6-8 weeks before putting outside. Sow 4 seeds per inch 1/4" deep. Transplant to garden using 12" spacing in rows at least 30-36" apart. Don't over fertilize. Too much nitrogen produces a lot of leaves and fewer fruits.

Average 7-14 days to germination at 75-80°F.


Kale can be grown in both the spring and the fall. It over winters well and can take a light freeze.

For direct sow: Plant 4 seeds every 12", 1/2" deep, in rows 18" apart. Thin to 1 plant. 

For Transplant. Start seeds 6-8 weeks before spring. 1/4" deep, 3" apart ir in individual containers. Transplant outside when 3-4" tall.

Average 10-14 days to germination at 70-75°F 


For Direct Sow. Sow in spring after the danger of frost has passed, 1/4" deep, 3 seeds per inch in single rows or 2-3" wide bands 12" apart. Thin plants to 8" apart.

For Transplant: Sow 1/4" deep 6 weeks before plants can be transplanted but after the danger of frost has passed. Keep temperatures at 75-90°F. Tomato seeds can be very slow to sprout in 4" pots. At  7-8 week transplant outside.

Average 10-14 days to germination at 75-90°F. 

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