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 […]

How to replenish your soil for this years vegetable crop.

How to replenish your soil for this year’s vegetable crop The vegetable man, want to plant pumpkins in a small garden plow 25 ft wide and 25 ft long. This means he has a 25ft X 25ft=625 sq ft to fertilize. The vegetable man now called the pumpkin man check the chart and from previous experience of natural losses, that […]

Harvesting Cool Season Vegetables

Timely harvest of vegetables sown or planted outside early in the growing season, and ones that generally mature rapidly or during cooler temperatures results in the best flavor and longest harvest period. Many of these also make good fall crops, started later in the season. Snap asparagus spears off at ground level when they are six to ten inches tall. […]

Peppers – Complete Guide

Peppers   Peppers – Here is a complete listing of peppers to support your gardening/eating needs.  Each page provides the pepper information to support the reference data below. Sweet Bell Hybrids: Green-Red Ornamental Hot Hybrids Peppers: Hot OP Peppers: SweetBell Hybrids: Other Colors Peppers: Sweet Bell: OP Peppers: Misc. Sweet Types Shape A= Pasilla: Pod length is 6-12″ long and […]