Lincoln's Locally Owned Garden and Landscape Center

Sweet Potatoes

Planting & Care: Plant in full sun, some afternoon shade is ok.  Plant in May when weather has warmed for the season, in raised rows about 8” high to improve drainage.  Space 12-18” in rows 3-4’ apart. Don’t over-feed sweet potatoes. Mix compost into the rows before planting, but don’t...

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Strawberries

Plant in a sunny area with good drainage, and mix compost into the soil.  Use edging to contain runners into their designated area.  Choose a June-bearing variety for a big harvest early in the season, or ever-bearing for a steady harvest throughout the spring and summer. Matted Row System: Plant...

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Rhubarb

Planting & Care: Rhubarb is a perennial that grows well in our Nebraska climate. Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil, or build a raised bed. Rhubarb plants require lots of nutrients, so work compost or manure into the soil before planting. Don’t use a chemical fertilizer the first year,...

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Raspberries

Raspberries are easy to grow and long-lived. There are two groups of raspberries: summer-bearing produce one crop per season, ever-bearing produce in the summer and fall. Planting & Care: Plant three feet apart in early spring in a bed prepared with compost or manure. Water well while the plant is...

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Onions

Selecting Varieties: For spring planting, select sets for green tops and smaller bulbs or plants for larger bulbs. Candy Apple Red: Globe-shaped onion ideal for fresh eating or cooking. Sweet flavor. Harvest in 95 days. Candy Yellow: Large, yellow-skinned, onion. Mild & sweet. Harvest in 85 days. Super Star White:...

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Horseradish

Planting & Care: Plants can grow up to 18” wide and spread freely, so give them plenty of space or consider planting in a deep container.  As soon as the ground is thawed enough to work in the spring, dig a hole twice as deep as the root is long...

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Garlic

Planting & Care: Plant in the fall after the first frost, or as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Break bulbs apart into individual cloves and let them sit for a few days in their papery husks before planting. Plant cloves 2 inches deep and 4...

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Asparagus

Planting & Care: Asparagus takes several years to mature into the edible spears we’re familiar with, but once it matures, it will produce for years to come. We recommend planting 1-year crowns rather than seeds, which gives you a year’s head start on your crop. 10 plants should produce enough...

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