Category Archives for Vegetable Gardening

Tomato: Lycopersicon esculentum

Tomatoes or love apples, as they are also known, belong to the Solanaceae family. They are a delicious, very healthy fruit that has been used in cooking for a long time. The small bush varieties that have been developed especially … Continue reading

03. April 2014 by admin
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Zucchini : Cucurbita pepo

Zucchini, a cucumber-like member of the Cucurbitaceae family, is a popular vegetable that is much easier to grow than cucumbers and gherkins. It can be grown in almost any kind of climate. All it needs is a sheltered position in … Continue reading

03. April 2014 by admin
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Gardening Diary October Week Four

THE VEGETABLE GARDEN This week I start lifting chicory for forcing. The thought of undertaking such an apparently advanced operation sometimes deters gardeners, but it is really quite easy. Prepare a barrel, deep box or other container by filling it … Continue reading

14. October 2013 by admin
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How to Grow Your Own Vegetables

Where you live and where the garden is may not at first appear to have much to do with gardening but it really is basic to the whole question and is entirely responsible for making it either pleasurable or a … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by admin
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How to Grow Fragrant Rosemary

Rosemary is such a pretty evergreen shrub that it is worth a place in herb garden. Excellent with meat and poultry, it is one of the most popular cooking herbs. A member of the Labiaiae family, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
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Growing Marjoram

The sweet and unusual aroma of marjoram makes it a favourite in the herb garden, and the dried leaves give a marvellous flavour to a variety of dishes. Marjoram is one of the most fragrant plants in the herb garden. … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by admin
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Garden Workshop: Vegetative propagation

Vegetative propagation is a method of propagating plants other than by growing from seed. Most fruit, and some vegetables, cannot be conveniently increased, or ‘propagated’, from seeds, usually because the resulting plants are not quite true to type or because … Continue reading

25. August 2013 by admin
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Growng Peppers: Suitable site, soil and sowing

Peppers are tropical in origin, and will be killed by frost. For this reason, they are most successfully grown in greenhouses, either in pots or in the border under staging. In very mild, sheltered areas, peppers can be started under … Continue reading

01. August 2013 by admin
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Growing Fruit and Vegetables: Storing

Storing fruit Apples and pears are the only fruit which can be stored for any length of time (apart from such storage methods as freezing and bottling). Early and mid-season varieties will not keep for more than a few weeks … Continue reading

30. July 2013 by admin
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How to Grow Basil

Spicy and deliciously aromatic basil will thrive in pot or herb garden and give you fresh green leaves for your Indian and Italian dishes. Really fresh basil leaves are a tasty and fragrant addition to a variety of dishes, and … Continue reading

24. June 2013 by admin
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