The Vegetable Patch - page 3

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

Rototiller, scores of advantages

A rototiller is a very useful when starting a vegetable patch or lawn, and it also helps for tilling the soil, hoeing and cultivating or removing weeds. Whether the surface is large or small, a mini tiller or a rototiller will greatly ease any garden work
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Lentil, from seed to harvest

Known and renowned for its nutritional properties, the lentil is an annual plant that is a cinch to grow in the garden.
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Escarole, the little sister of curly endive

Escarole and curly endive were both bred from the chicory plant and can even be considered sisters. However, their appearance and taste both sets them apart. Escarole is a bit more hardy than curly endive, so when the first frost spells have come, it can still be savored a bit longer. Read everything you need […]
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Near the summer vegetable bed

If the summer is hot, watch over the vegetable in the patch and take up these easy and organic habits to ensure you get a proper harvest.
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Sowing, different types of sowing

Who hasn’t yet dreamed of seeing a plant sprout in their garden, admiring the magic of a seed bursting forth and growing to become an entire plant? There is nothing that a gardener enjoys more than the pleasure of watching a seedling grow. This growing technique is actually very easy, and is often the most […]
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Oakleaf, a delicious lettuce

Green, red or gold oakleaf lettuce is an easy lettuce to grow, that requires very little space, and is open to everyone, even if you only have a balcony. On your marks, get set, SOW!
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Direct sowing, sowing plants in situ

Whether for vegetables or certain flower species, direct sowing or sowing in situ is very easy. It takes place in spring, once the last frost has passed, and during summer for most fall vegetables.
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Sowing in trays, crates or boxes

Sowing in trays is perfectly suited to growing plants in a sheltered place. Thanks to small holes drilled at the bottom of the tray, drainage can be optimized and
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