The Vegetable Guide – Broccoli

How to grow Broccoli Introduction It is believed that broccoli was known to the Romans at the time of Pliny, but references to this vegetable group it with cauliflower. The first notice of broccoli as such was made in 1724 by an English writer who called it “sprout colliclower or Italian asparagus.” In 1729 another English gardener reported that there […]

Growing Carrots

Growing Carrots Carrots are normally bright orange-red in color, and there are a number of different types and shapes. New varieties are have been introduced over recent years to remove the woody yellow cores from carrot roots and this explains the terms ‘red cored’ and ‘red cored improved’ attached to some varietal names. About this Plant… Family: -Umbelliferae Genus, species:  -Daucus […]

Potato – Guide to plant and grow this vegetable

POTATO: MOST USEFUL OF VEGETABLES The Potato is widely cultivated in temperate regions, and its stem tubers, which grow under­ground, are a popular food. The plant comes from South America where it was highly valued by the Indians. Its botanical name is Solanum tuberosum; it belongs to the family Solanaceae. Potatoes can be cultivated in many different kinds of soil, […]

Vegetable Gardening

Starting a Garden Some brief tips for preparing your garden: Digging the soil and turning it well to loosen it up is the first step. This can be done with a digging fork or a rototiller but careful not to over rototill as that can cause problems with drainage. The most important thing you can add to your garden is […]

Nutrient requirements of common vegetables

  Nutrient requirements of common vegetables Vegetable Nitrogen (N) Phosphorus (P) Potassium (K) H M L H M L H M L Asparagus Beans Beets x x x x x x x x x Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage x x x x x x x x x Carrots Cauliflower Celery x x x x x x x x x Corn […]

Vegetable Origins

Vegetable Origins Africa Asia Central and S. America Europe /Asia Europe Jamaica North America New Zeland Watermelon Okra Broad bean Cress Lettuce Muskmelon Onion Pea Radish Rhubarb Spinach Cucumber Endive Bush Bean Cucumber Kidney Bean Flint Corn Eggplant Potato Scarlet Runner Bean Sweet Potato Tomato Winter squash Pumpkin Pepper Asparagus Chinese cabbage Water Cress Dandelion Horseradish Cauliflower Carrot Beet Pole […]

Peppers: Sweet Bell Hybrids: Green-Red

Growing information on Sweet Bell hybrid peppers   Peppers: Sweet Bell Hybrids: Green-Red   Variety Days Flesh Shape Disease Features Acapulco 68 Thick D TMV, PVY, TEV, BlsT A Vilmorin pepper suited for those tough conditions (short days, cold). Has a very vigorous plant, early, with very heavy thick walled fruit Bell Boy 71 Thick E, 3-4 lobe TMV AAS […]

Peppers : Ornamental

Peppers : Ornamental Peppers : Ornamental               Variety Days Flesh Color Type Scoville Rating Use Features Floral Gem 65 Med Thick Orange-Red D – 0 Wax 1000 to 4000 Ornamental-Processing Early, highly ornamental with orange-red fruit. Pickled in the green state as Torrido peppers. Marbles 65 Thin Creme Yellow-Red Marble   Ornamental A unique […]

Peppers: Hot Hybrids

Peppers: Hot Hybrids Peppers: Hot Hybrids                 Variety Days Flesh Color Type Scovill Rating at Maturity Use Disease Features Ancho Ranchero 70 Medium Dark Green Ancho 1000 Fresh Market   Has a tall sturdy plant, very large fruit, somewhat lighter fruit, than OP Ancho. High yields. Ancho Vila 80 Medium Dark Green Ancho […]