Category Archives for Vegetable Gardening

Hydroponics: Methods of irrigation

There are various methods to suit differing needs. Surface watering consists of applying water and nutrients from above the aggregate by means of a watering can with a rose, and removing the drainage plugs a few hours later to drain … Continue reading

25. November 2013 by admin
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Hydroponics: Aggregate culture

There are many variations of this system of cultivation which consists in principle of growing plants in containers filled with an aggregate such as sand and gravel or some similar inert material and watered with nutrients in solution. Choice of … Continue reading

08. October 2013 by admin
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Gardening Diary November Week One

November 5th (Bonfire Night) is generally considered to be the ideal date for sowing broad beans for an early crop next summer. This is always a chancy exercise. Earlier, I mentioned that autumn-sown peas give a 50/50 chance of success; … Continue reading

04. October 2013 by admin
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Exhibition tips for homegrown carrots

The type of carrot you exhibit depends to a large extent on the show date. For early shows, in mid to late spring, select quick-maturing varieties. These do best when sown on a hot bed in a cold frame in … Continue reading

01. October 2013 by admin
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Harvesting and storing homegrown carrots

Once they have reached the desired size, short-rooted early varieties can be harvested from early summer, and harvesting can continue for several weeks. These carrots are at their best and most tender when still quite small, between 2.5 and 5 … Continue reading

10. September 2013 by admin
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Suitable site and soil for Growing Marrows and Courgettes

Marrows were formerly grown on rubbish heaps, before scientific composting became widely practiced. As they took up a lot of space, and needed plenty of humus, this seemed a neat solution. Nowadays, however, marrows are normally grown in open ground. … 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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Step-by-step guide to growing Marrows and Courgettes

Best harvested before they reach their maximum size, marrows are among the easiest vegetables to grow. With minimal care and cultivation, you can have a very large crop in a relatively short time. Picked while young and tender, they make … Continue reading

05. September 2013 by admin
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Exhibition and Garden Pansies and Violas From Seed

The amateur will buy his seed (if he does not take the easy, less interesting path, and buy the plants outright) from a reputable seedsman; but it may interest him to know how it has been made to conform to … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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VIOLAS AND PANSIES

A family whose daughters are noted for their beauties of complexion, figure, feature, and sweetness, will always attract a large following. The Viola family, with the Viola’s richness of colour, the Violetta’s grace of form, the Pansy’s lovely face, and … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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