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September

Growing

Beetroot

  • Beetroot likes neutral, moist, fertile soil without too much lime or acidity (pH 6.5-7.0).
  • The soil should be soft and not have too much clay or too much sand; however, since the root develops at the surface, a clay soil can be tolerated if the top has been loosened by the addition of lots of well-rotted organic matter (don't add this unless the soil has much clay).
  • The position needs to be sunny and open but it will tolerate part shade.
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August

Growing

July

Growing

June

Growing

Chili(Transplanting)

  • Chili pepper plants can grow anywhere but they prefer sunny, warm conditions.
  • Test the pH of your soil and determine if you need to make further adjustments; chilies like soil that has a neutral or slightly acidic pH of 6.5-7.
  • After the first planting, give the chilies a bit of extra water to avoid transplant shock. Then, water them on a daily basis so that the soil is damp.
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May

Growing

Watermelon(Transplanting)

  • Watermelon vines are very tender and should not be transplanted until all danger of frost has passed.
  • Watermelons prefer a soil pH between 6 and 6.8.
  • Keep soil moist, but not waterlogged.
  • If you choose to fertilize (and many do), make sure it delivers more nitrogen than phosphorus and potassium.
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Cucumber(Transplanting)

  • all they really need is plenty of water and a lot of sunlight.
  • The ideal soil for cucumbers is loose, light, and sandy. This type of soil gets warmer more quickly and retains that warmth more easily.[7]
  • Growing cucumbers vertically increases exposure to sunlight, giving you a higher yield.
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Eggplant(Transplanting)

  • Start eggplant seeds indoors 6-9 weeks before the last frost is expected.
  • Choose a spot in your garden that gets full sunlight.
  • Water eggplants thoroughly once a week.
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Basil

  • Water them. After the seeds have germinated or sprouted, it is important to spray them daily to keep the humidity levels healthy inside the container.
  • Wait before transplanting them. The longer you leave the basil seedlings in their container with humidity the better. Most basil seedlings will die because they are transplanted to soon. A perfect time to transplant them is when they have their third set of leaves.
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Trees

Nisperos

April

Growing

Beans

  • Beans prefer warm weather and shouldn’t be grown in cooler climates. These crops should be grown in sites receiving full sun in well-drained, fertilized soil.
  • Preparing the soil with compost and manure before planting is highly recommended.
  • Beans should not be planted until all danger of frost has passed, usually about a week after the last frost in spring.
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March

Growing

Cheackpeas

  • You can grow chickpeas in partial shade, but doing so will dramatically decrease the eventual yield.
  • Do not plant chickpeas in areas where green manures have grown or in soils that have a high nitrogen content. Nitrogen will cause the leaves to get large and bushy, but the overall yield of the plant will end up decreasing if nitrogen levels are too high.
  • Avoid heavy clay soils or areas that are especially shady.
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February

Growing

January

Growing

Garlic

  • Garlic needs a lot of full sun, but it might tolerate partial shade provided it's not for very long during the day or growing season.
  • The soil must be well dug over and crumbly. Sandy loam is best.
  • Use compost and manure to add nutrients to the soil before planting the garlic.
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