Category Archives for Vegetable Growing

Growing Fruit and Vegetables: Pests and Diseases

A great deal of wasted effort can be avoided if you take the correct preventative measures against plant pests and diseases. If such problems are tackled when they are first noticed, it will save the extra time and trouble involved … Continue reading

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Growing and Pruning Fruit

Tree pruning

The rewards of cultivating a fruit garden are well worth the modest effort involved. The main operations consist of pruning, spraying and feeding. Pruning, of both soft and tree fruits, is a relatively simple job, once the basic rules have … Continue reading

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Growing Potatoes

The average vegetable plot is not large enough to grow sufficient quantities of potatoes to last the whole year through. Most people, however, like to find room for a few rows of earlies. These will not need earthing up and … Continue reading

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How to Grow Peas

Peas gathered fresh from the garden and cooked with a sprig of mint and a pinch of sugar have an exquisite flavour that shop-bought varieties cannot rival. Most varieties of peas also freeze well, retaining much of their original flavour … Continue reading

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How to Grow Lettuce

Good crisp, succulent lettuce that will stand well without running to seed must be watered regularly during dry periods. By careful planning and the use of cloches and cold frames, it is possible to have home-grown lettuce practically the whole … Continue reading

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How to Grow Cabbage

Much time and trouble can be saved by sowing cabbage seed where the plants are to stand, thinning the seedlings to 15 cm (6 in) apart when the first pair of true leaves develops, and later using alternate plants as … Continue reading

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Easy Vegetables to Grow: Beans, etc

how to grow runner beans

Artichokes, Jerusalem These are extremely easy to grow, requiring no cultivation apart from periodic weeding. They make an effective summer screen with their tall, sunflower-like growths. They are particularly useful for camouflaging the compost heap or other similar unsightly garden … Continue reading

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Home-grown vegetables are not only tastier but infinitely fresher than the shop-bought kinds. Nothing can compare with a dish of peas or runner beans fresh from the garden or cabbages ‘with the squeak still in ‘em’, as an old country … Continue reading

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Growing Fruit in the Kitchen Garden

• Slow-growing box hedge divides pleasure garden from kitchen garden. This type of hedge is particularly valuable since it does not block out the light or take up valuable space, and requires only occasional clipping. • Crossing paved paths are … Continue reading

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The Best British Brassicas

Britain has an ideal climate for most brassicas — the members of the cabbage family. Among them, Brussels sprouts, cabbages and cauliflower all produce a fine winter harvest. Cabbages, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower all belong to the same … Continue reading

27. July 2011 by admin
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