Growing Onions in Small Spaces

2020-06-06T08:41:48-04:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Edibles, Vegetables|

Onion is an ancient food dating back to 5000 B.C. It was introduced to North America by the pilgrims and was one of the first crops planted by the colonists. A large number of varieties can be found today ranging from large sweet onions to scallions. With the ability to enhance many foods, onions are [...]

Larger Potatoes, No Problem…. Chit Them!

2020-04-14T18:37:31-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Edibles, Ideas We Love, Miscellaneous, Plants, Plants, Plants We Love, Vegetables|Tags: , |

Hook’s Tips Starting your potatoes. Seed potatoes are grown specifically for starting new plants. They are usually smaller in size than you may find in the grocery store and have not been treated with a growth inhibitor (meant to stop or slow sprouting). Here’s How: You can Chit your potatoes about two to three weeks [...]

It’s Not Too Late To Plant Vegetables!

2019-07-07T15:31:30-04:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: Vegetables|

It is not too late to get vegetables planted. If the poor weather this spring has delayed planting or damaged your vegetable garden this year, do not fret! There is still time to get a garden planted or replant a garden damaged by the storms. Tomatoes, peppers and many other vegetables have a short enough [...]

Companion Planting

2019-06-10T10:01:08-04:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Ideas We Love, Vegetables|

Companion planting is one of the techniques used in integrated pest management plans to reduce the use of pesticides in the garden. Companion planting takes advantage of the simple fact that some plants grow better together than alone. Similarly, some plants are not compatible and inhibit each others growth. Companion planting is the practice of [...]

Hook’s Tips for Growing Sweet Potatoes

2019-05-29T16:33:51-04:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Vegetables|

Sweet potatoes not only taste sweet and delicious, but they are nutritious as well. Sweet potatoes contain antioxidants, blood sugar regulating nutrients, and anti-inflammatory nutrients. On top of all of that, sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamins as well! Here are our tips on how to grow your own sweet potatoes. We recommend [...]

Landscaping with Edibles

2019-06-04T13:30:19-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Edibles, Fruits, Herbs, Ideas We Love, Vegetables|

Adding vegetables fruits and herbs into existing beds can both help create visually pleasing designs and provide tasty produce. Edibles can be used to replace tired dull plants to add some spice to an existing landscaping bed. Many edibles feature spring flowers, tasty produce and can also display nice fall foliage making them a great [...]

Patio Tomatoes

2019-05-29T16:38:15-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Vegetables|

Patio tomatoes are a great way to get hassle free tomatoes. Patio tomatoes grow well and produce tomatoes in the pot they come in. No transplanting necessary! That being said, these tomatoes will do well if you do want to transplant them into a larger pot or into your garden for a head start on [...]

Warm Season Crops

2019-05-28T20:56:52-04:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Herbs, Vegetables, What We Offer|

As the days warm up it is time to start thinking about getting warm season crops. Warm season crops, or traditional summer crops, are crops whose fruits rather than roots or leaves are the edible part. These plants require warm soil and daytime temperatures to thrive and develop fruits. Cole crops, on the other hand, [...]

Cottage Garden

2019-05-24T15:14:02-04:00May 26th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Edibles, Fruits, Herbs, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub, Vegetables|

Cottage Gardens are defined by their causal, sprawling layout and a riot of color. They are characterized by a refined rustic feel and a look of bountiful abundance and color. Traditionally, cottage gardens contained a combination of flowers and edibles such as herbs, berries and vegetables. Cottage garden tips: Start small: gardens beds require lots [...]

Rabbit Resistant Plants

2019-04-30T17:46:23-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Herbs, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub, Vegetables|

Rabbits are adorable critters that can cause problems in the garden. No plants are completely rabbit proof and young plants are particularly vulnerable. That being said, some plants are generally considered rabbit resistant. These plants tend to be thorny, spiny, heavily aromatic or that secrete a milky sap which makes them less appetizing to rabbits. Here at Hook’s we [...]

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