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!

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!
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Growing vegetables with ready-made kits

A sprig of basil here, a couple oyster mushrooms or cherry tomatoes there… It’s possible to taste home-grown versions of these delicacies even if you live in an apartment!
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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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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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Scores of squash!

Easy to grow in the vegetable patch, Cucurbitaceae come in a great variety of fruits which we can savor from summer’s end to the beginning of spring.
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Spring sowing and planting

There it is! Spring! Rather than cramming to fit everything in a single month, stage your sowing and planting wisely to maximize your harvests and avoid spring burn-out.
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Sowing in rows

This method, one of the most common, is widely used for growing vegetables. It is very easy to perform and is particularly well suited to outdoor sowing
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Curly endive, a great way to tickle your taste buds

Curly endive is a great way to tickle your taste buds It is sown in spring or summer and makes for a summer and fall harvest. Some varieties even hold throughout the winter. Growing it does demand special care, for example it must be blanched before eating. Read here all you need to know on […]
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Sowing in seed holes

Sowing in seed holes is very similar to sowing in rows, the only difference is the number of seeds that are dropped into the rows.
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Stock the pantry for winter

In the vegetable patch, summer is the season for harvests, but sowing still continues for lettuce, cabbage and other vegetables to ensure you’ve got produce for the winter.
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Bell pepper, a carnival of colors

Whether it be raw, cooked, hot or cold, savored fresh in bite-size snacks, in mixed salads or ice cream or simply baked to a golden color in the oven, summer fruits and vegetables are easy to cook.
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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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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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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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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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