The Vegetable Patch

Advice on how to grow vegetables from seed to harvest, care for them, protect them from diseases, and boost harvests. Natural treatments only!

Germinating potatoes at the right moment

Germinating potato tubers before planting them helps increase growth of your young plants. It brings the harvest a few days or weeks earlier, and increases harvest size and quality.
Germinated potatoes chopped up in quarters for more plants.

Tomato, how to sow it well

Much tastier than any tomato purchased in a store, tomatoes sown from seed are also more flavorful than those purchased in nursery pots.
Sprouting tomato seeds

Corn salad, how to grow corn salad

Corn salad is an easy type of salad green that is easy to grow, requires little space and is open to all, even if all you’ve got is a balcony or terrace.
A few leaves of corn salad in the growing bed.

Lettuce, tips on growing it

Lettuce is an easy salad plant to grow, which needs little space and is open to all, even if all you have is a terrace or balcony.
Different varieties of lettuce grown in a checkered pattern.

Enjoying tomatoes in the garden

Biting into the juicy fragrant flesh of a home-grown tomato is within your reach if you have a little space in your vegetable patch.
Easy-growing tomatoes is child's play, like this toddler savoring a tomato on a bench.

Onions all year round

Fresh onions in spring, preserves in winter: plant onions in your vegetable patch to provide for year-round availability in the kitchen!
Onions drying in bunches in the shade.

Artichoke, how to grow it

Even if this might come as a surprise to many, the growing of artichoke is relatively simple to pull through.
Artichoke head raised up against a hazy background.

Beloved red beet

It can be eaten as a side or main dish, and it is easy to harvest. Such assets will lead you to want to grow red beet in your vegetable patch!
Different ways of preparing red beet: juice, sliced, sticks

Garlic, how to grow it

Garlic is a perennial vegetable plant which is a must-have in the vegetable patch. It craves sun.
Cloves of garlic ready for planting

How to grow cucumber

Cucumber and pickle is easy to grow as long as a few basic practices are followed.
Cucumber and pickles grow from the same plant.

Growing butternut gourd

Butternut gourd, also called simply butternut, is one of the most popular squash varieties.
Sliced butternut harvest

Growing mushrooms on coffee grounds

Mushroom lovers, great news! For one, they are a good source of nutrients for our bodies. For the other, you can grow your own in the comfort of your homes! Growing mushrooms is easy with a little guidance. Although you cannot use a normal garden soil, you can use spent coffee grounds. Each batch will […]
Oyster mushrooms growing.

No-stake tomatoes

Growing tomatoes without stakes allows for an abundant harvest: one plant will give you a production equivalent to three staked tomatoes.
Gardener with an armful of ripe tomatoes

Greens & lettuce for every season

At the start of every meal or as a finishing touch, a few crisp, fresh greens always bring a touch of delight to your meal menus.
Lettuce, watercress and other greens that can be sown and harvested all year round, in four crates.

Fennel, from seed to harvest

Fennel is a plant for which the roots are the part we eat and its nutritious and culinary value is exceptional. It is a very good summer vegetable.
Fennel growing in a vegetable patch.

Watermelon, how to grow it best

The epitome of summer fruits, watermelon is easy to grow when it can receive all the summer sun it needs. From sowing to harvest, here are all the best practices to grow it.
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Growing vegetables with ready-made kits

A sprig of basil here, a couple oyster mushrooms or cherry tomatoes thereā€¦ Itā€™s possible to taste home-grown versions of these delicacies even if you live in an apartment!
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Purslane from seed to harvest

Wild or cultured purslane is a crawling plant that has leaves that are appreciated for their slightly lemony taste.
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Chard, a fiber-rich vegetable

Chard or Swiss chard, sometimes known under the name of silverbeet, is a vegetable that is appreciated for its leaves and for the ribs or stems that bear them.
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Mizuna cabbage, japanese greens

Mizuna looks like lettuce, it is very similar to arugula. A crunchy texture and peppery taste are what make it much sought after.
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Growing vegetables on your balcony, yes you can!

Persons living in an apartment also have the right to grow their own vegetables. Actually, you don’t need to have a lot of land to plant seeds or plants. With our tips and tricks you’ll discover how easy it is to have your own vegetable patch on a balcony!
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