Edible Gardening

Let’s Talk Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

Looking for something different to grow from October through December? Once mums season passes, a lot of people put up their cut Christmas greens and call it a season, but there’s actually plenty of outdoor gardening still to be done! Ornamental cabbage and kale are decorative takes on the classic edibles, with unique foliage that…

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Herb of the Year – Cilantro

The 2017 herb of the year is Cilantro, and we have it in stock at Dambly’s! Cilantro is a delicious herb used in all sorts of popular dishes. You can add it to sour cream from an extra kick, improve your salad dressing, and spice up your pasta salads! Most importantly, however, it’s packed with…

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History of the Pineapple

Visit Dambly’s today to grab the perfect housewarming gift: Pineapple Plants! The pineapple maintains a special place in American culture. It’s one of the most popular fruits around, and the crux of one of the most controversial topics in our culture today: Does pineapple belong on pizza? Regardless of your stance on the great pineapple…

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A Healthy Fall Harvest

Plant Now For a Healthy Fall Harvest Midsummer is a rewarding time of year for the vegetable gardener. Your produce “shopping” most likely consists of walking out to your garden and harvesting what you will soon see on your table: tomatoes, summer squash, peppers and more. Just because your plants are reaching their peak or…

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Start Tomatoes Indoors!

  Tomatoes With so many tomato varieties and uses in the kitchen, it’s no wonder tomatoes are one of our most popular vegetables! We receive a lot of customer requests for additional tips and tricks on sowing and growing the best tomatoes. When to start tomatoes Start tomatoes indoors 4 to 6 weeks before average…

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Ted’s Tips: Raise Delicious South Jersey Tomatoes

Tips For Raising Fabulous South Jersey Tomatoes With a few fundamental factors in place, anyone can raise great tomatoes in their South Jersey garden. SUNLIGHT: The first fundamental is sunlight, preferably a minimum of 7-8 hours a day of full sun, the more the better. SPACE: Do not crowd your plants too close together. Leave 4’-5’ between…

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Growing Guide: How to Plant a Fruit Tree

How and When to Plant Your Fruit Tree and When to Harvest You can plant a fruit tree any time the ground isn’t frozen, but the best times are early Spring and Fall. Dig a hole large enough to hold the root system and just deep enough so that the ‘bud union” (the bulged section at the…

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Where to Plant Your Fruit Tree

Where to Plant Your Fruit Tree: There are 4 things to consider when planting a fruit tree: pollination, sunshine, soil and spacing. Pollination Trees produce fruit after the pollination of their blossoms. There are self-pollinating trees and other trees that need pollen from another variety (this usually is done by bees). In some areas there are enough fruit trees…

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Microgreens vs Sprouts – what’s the difference?

Microgreens vs Sprouts – what’s the difference? Microgreens and sprouts are trending everywhere from cooking shows and magazines to fancy restaurants and food trucks. But here’s a secret – you can grow microgreens and sprouts right in your kitchen for pennies! Microgreens are young, leafy vegetables or herbs that are harvested just above the soil…

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