Vegetable Gardening

The work of planning the garden in as much as it consists in deciding what and how much we shall plant and where we shall plant it-may very well be done long in advance of the season of active operations. Indeed, it is a distinct and pleasurable advantage to make the long winter evenings supplement the long summer days by devoting a portion of them to the seed catalogs and other garden literature.

The selection of varieties of vegetables to grow should be largely influenced by those, which form one’s daily fare throughout the season. Vegetables which are seldom purchased-unless it is because of there high price or scarcity-may not profitably be cultivated in the home garden. But in the case of high-priced products, then the home garden demonstrates its economic value as enabling one to indulge in otherwise unattainable luxuries. Plainly, then, one should grow in abundance those things of which most consumption is made. There will be a demand for those vegetables which come earliest in spring-rhubarb, asparagus, radishes, lettuce, and such quick-growing things; and for vegetables which may be stored in the basement to increase the none-too-generous variety of the winter larder potatoes, parsnips, carrots, squash, and the like. Sweet corn, beans, peas, and beets, especially those for early greens, cabbage, cauliflower, and tomatoes, will be indispensable summer products, which must be provided for.

A little study of the catalogs or of the instructions under the heading of various vegetables elsewhere on this homepage will show the height of these, the period at which they are in season, and the distance apart they should be planted, and this data will furnish the necessary information as to quantity of seed or number of plants required for a given area.

If the land devoted to the kitchen garden is comprised in the boundaries of a city lot the arrangement will, necessarily, be somewhat different than that which would prevail in the country, where the garden occupies more ground and is more or less retired from observation.

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Artichoke
Asparagus
Bean
Beet
Beet
Broccoli
Broccoli
Brussels S.
Cabbage
Plant Carrots
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Celeriac
Chicory
Collard
Corn
Cucumber
Endive
Eggplant
Garlic
Growing Garlic
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
MustardOkra
Onion
Growing Onions
Parsnip

Parsley

Pea
Peppers
Growing Peppers
Potato
Potatoes
Planting Potatoes
Growing Potatoes
Pumpkin
Radish
Savory
Shallots
Rhubarb
Sprouts
Spinach
Squash
Swedes
Sweet Potato
Swiss Chard
Tomato
Tomato
Turnip
Watermelon

 

Kitchen Garden
How to grow Collard Greens plants with celery seeds
How to grow Collard Greens from seed
How to grow Onions
How to grow Broccoli
How to grow brussels sprouts
How to grow cabbage plant
How to grow Cauliflower
How to grow Leeks from seed
How to grow lettuce from seed
How to grow parsnip plant
How to grow Zucchini
How to plant a carrot
How to plant Artichokes
How to plant Asparagus
How to plant a bean plant
How to plant Egg plant
How to grow Kale plants with kale seeds
Gardening Support
How to grow parsley plant from parsley seed
How to grow a pea plant from a pea seed
How to plant and grow a potato
How to grow Radish from seed
How to grow Rhubarb plant
How to grow savoy cabbage
How to grow shallots
How to grow spinach from seed
How to grow Turnip Rutabaga
How to grow corn from seed
How to grow tomato plant from seed
How to grow Turnip plant from seed