Popcorn Growing Guide

National popcorn day is here, and one of the best ways to enjoy this delicious treat is by growing it in your garden. Jung Seed has several varieties that provide ornamental value and a tasty snack. Today, we’ll look at how to grow and harvest popcorn from the garden while examining the unique types you can grow. What Is Popcorn? Many of you are familiar with this popular food, but what makes popcorn different than sweet corn? Popcorn is a type of corn with smaller kernels than other corn. Another key difference is their harvest time. Unlike sweet corn, popcorn […]

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Aquaponic Gardening: The Beginners Guide To Growing Vegetables With Fish

Did you know you can grow a vegetable garden in your fish tank? In this article, we’ll teach the basics of aquaponics, the art, and science of growing plants in your fish tank.  Aquaponics is a fun and fancy word for a fun and futuristic concept: growing plants without soil in the same tank where you’re raising fish. This may sound like science fiction, but it’s not. Not only is this wacky pairing science fact, but it’s also actually accessible in your own backyard! In this article, we’ll cover the principles behind aquaponics, the basic setup, and some of the […]

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A Gardener’s Guide To Plant Nutrition

Every gardener knows that plants require several different nutrients to grow, but what specific nutrients do plants use and for what purpose? Here is a little overview and a science refresher. Macronutrients Macronutrients are those that plants need in the most significant amounts. The BIG 3, we call them. Nitrogen. Phosphorus. Potassium. These primary nutrients are represented by the letters from the periodic table of N, P, and K. Nitrogen (N) is the most commonly deficient soil nutrient plants require to produce chlorophyll, proteins, and enzymes for growth and reproduction. Phosphorus (P) is the nutrient that helps the plant regulate […]

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Understanding Plant Diseases

There are dozens of different types of plant diseases that can affect vegetable gardens from coast to coast. Plant diseases should not be a mystery to most gardeners, and yet… all types of gardeners struggle with them every season. Solutions are obvious, but understanding is the first step. Plant Disease Diagnosis Plant disease management starts with proper disease diagnosis. Just like a clinical physician, the doctor will ask, “What symptoms do you have?” In the garden, we must ask, “What symptoms does the plant have?”  Nowadays, you may be able to narrow down the possibilities by looking for examples online […]

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Prevent 4 Common Potato Plant Problems

Potatoes are some of the easiest crops for home gardeners to grow, but this does not mean that they can’t have problems. Just like most garden vegetables, the best potato tubers come from the healthiest, well-cared-for plants. Don’t let common garden problems get the best of your potatoes. Be prepared and practice proper prevention to harvest some pretty potatoes this year. Skip The Scab Scab is probably the ugliest named garden disease, and it happens to affect several root-type veggies, but potatoes are impacted most. Scab is caused by soil bacteria called Streptomyces. There are several different pathogens but it’s […]

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Grow A Vertical Vegetable Garden

Vegetable gardening is a great way to access healthy food, but many of us have limited space, making it difficult to grow our favorite produce. One way to address this problem is to grow vertically. You can train many veggies to grow upward instead of outward. Vertical growing conserves space and improves plant health, leading to a bountiful harvest. Whether gardening on a balcony or a small yard, growing vertical offers options to increase your yield and be creative. Benefits of Growing Vertically Space I enjoy growing cucumbers, but they occupy too much space in my small, raised beds. One […]

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Grow Your Own Cucumbers – 3 Types For Your Garden

Cucumber breeders have been busy, in the last few decades, trying to limit bitter taste, increase yields, and breed more disease resistance into their plants.  There are now three cucumber varieties commonly available; Monoecious, Gynoecious, and Parthenocarpic. Each has its own specific qualities that will appeal to certain kinds of gardeners and growers. Monoecious What Are Monoecious Cucumbers? Monoecious types are plants that produce both male and female flowers on the same plant. Monoecious Varieties Examples of monoecious Jung Seed Co. cucumber varieties are; ‘Homemade Pickles’, ‘Muncher’, and ‘Spacemaster 80 Bush’. Most heritage and heirloom-type cucumber varieties are monoecious. They […]

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Tomatoes: Starting & Growing Frequently Asked Questions

Tomatoes are a popular choice for a vegetable garden. They come in a variety of types, sizes, and colors. They are great for cooking, canning, and eating raw. Growing tomatoes doesn’t have to be difficult. We’ve taken some of the most frequently asked questions to help give you a great start to this year’s growing season. When Should You Start The Tomato Seed Indoors?  Tomato seeds should be started approximately 6 weeks prior to your last average frost date. How Long Does It Take For A Tomato Seed To Germinate? Most tomato seeds will germinate in about a week. What […]

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Growing Vegetables Indoors From Seed

When I was younger, I discovered a packet of cucumber seeds in the kitchen.  Having never grown a plant from seed before, I was eager to plant one and see what would happen.  I quickly found a container in the garage and sowed the seed.  A few days later, the seedling emerged from the soil and later became a full-sized plant that produced the first cucumber I had ever grown.  The excitement of watching one seed grow began my interest in gardening and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Growing a plant from seed is one of the most exciting experiences […]

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7 Heart-Healthy Foods You Can Grow

February is the month of the heart. We celebrate the special people in our lives with Valentine’s Day. But did you know February is also heart health month? Starting in 1963, heart health month focuses on creating awareness and education of cardiovascular health. One way to improve your heart health is to eat heart-healthy foods. Here are the top seven foods you can grow that are great for your heart. Almonds & Walnuts Almonds and walnuts are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals critical for heart health. They can reduce bad cholesterol and reduce plaque buildup. Walnuts have more antioxidants […]

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