Growing Artichokes

Growing Artichokes You may be surprised that if you have at least 100 frost-free days in your area which most of the country does, you can grow them! Most people assume that the artichoke needs to be grown as a perennial and that it will not bear fruit until the second season. Grown from seed, the first will be harvested […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to really start the Kitchen Garden

HOW TO REALLY START A KITCHEN GARDEN First of all, draw a plan (to a scale) of the ground at your disposal. Make allowances for paths, borders, etc. It’s fascinatingly interesting after you get started. Next, take inventory of your likes and dislikes in vegetables. Put down on paper every vegetable you wish to grow. Then go back to your […]