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How to Plant Squash

Growing squash is perfect even for those with limited garden space. However, the environment will play a part in its development, among other factors. Soil and Temperature For seedlings, the temperature needs to be at least 65 F. Low humidity is preferred along with a warm climate. Those living in tropical countries can plant them either in dry or wet seasons. Squash can be planted in many soil types, but medium rich compost is the best. The pH level needs to be 5.6 to 6.5. You don’t need to do a lot of tiling. Planting Tips The seeds need to be put in a mound. When growing squash, the soil needs to be 2 ft in diameter. Manure must be put in place prior to making the mound. Each mound should be at least 3 feet apart. Some plants will be weak, so you should cut these off. Keep the number of plants in each mound to no more than five. Watering and Cultivating Water them once a week. The watering needs to be thorough, but avoid dampening the leaves. Cultivation is also necessary to prevent...

How to Plant Potatoes

How to plant potatoes? Has this question been bugging you lately ever since you had hoped to beat the high prices of food commodities and save more money for a rainy day? Well, if that’s the case, learning how to plant potatoes would be a good choice for you so you can stop running to the grocery store all the time, and start saving for your finances. Actually, you might even get more in return. In fact, knowing how to plant potatoes may even be a good sideline business for you where you will earn more for the produce of your hard work. If you get a good harvest of different potato varieties (that are usually not found in supermarkets), you can sell those in your neighborhood. Excited? We bet you are. So let’s see how you can start understanding the process of how to plant potatoes. * So what is the first step in learning how to plant potatoes? Would planting these crops be difficult to undertake? Actually, no. Planting potatoes is a very task. Just make sure that you get those seeds...

How to Plant Corn

If you would look around and ask some of the seasoned gardeners on how to plant corn, you might be surprised to find out that some of them even balk at the thought of planting and producing the best corn crops. As you see, your worries and concern on how to plant corn expertly is a natural feeling. Newbies and experts share this feeling. So, there is no need to worry much. Instead, it would do you good if you start concentrating more on taking the process of learning how to plant corn in a step-by-step manner and not look at the whole process altogether. If you see it as small steps to follow, it wouldn’t be too daunting a task to undertake. So, let’s start. Step One: The planting site is very important. Always – and let us say that again – always take note of where you plant your crops if you want to really learn how to plant corn and reap a good harvest. Corn crops are known to be a heavy feeder – needing lots of fertilizers (like a rich compost of rotted leaves, manure, and...