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Growing Vegetables. Growing vegetables can be very rewarding if some important considerations are followed.

Growing Vegetables

As you learn how to grow vegetables, you will see that each vegetable that you choose to grow will have specific requirements for sunlight, water, soil conditions, spacing, and weeding. List of Vegetables If you would like to know how to grow a specific vegetable, please select a vegetable from the following (small, but growing!) List of vegetables. Growing a vegetable garden requires that you know about: Your local frost date Planting, thinning and potting vegetables Hardening off vegetables Below is a simple explanation of these concepts so you can be fully prepared for growing a vegetable garden. Growing Vegetables - Your Local Frost Date Successfully growing vegetables (outdoors), can only happen within a season the begins with the last frost of spring and the first killing frost of Fall.

Keep in mind that the frost trend will be a very local phenomenum.

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Asian Greens. Quinoa. Guids. Amaranth. Arugula. Asparagus. Beans. Beets. Broccoli. Cabbage. Carrots. Cauliflower. Celery. Cilantro. Cucamelons. Cucumbers. Dill. Garlic. Kale. Lettuce. Onions. Peas. Peppers. Potatos. Purslane. Rhubarb. Squash. Spenach. Sweet Potato. Swiss Chard. Tomatos. Planning. Perennial vegetables. Calendula & Marigolds. What Should I Do?

Calendula & Marigolds

By Phil Williams Monday, May 12, 2014, 12:46 PM I’ve never been much for flowers, but I have come to see the importance of incorporating many flowers into your permaculture design, not just for aesthetics but for practical function as well. Two of my favorites are calendula and marigolds. Not to confuse things too much, but calendula is sometimes called pot marigold, but calendula belongs to the genus Asteraceae, while marigolds belong to the genus Tagetes. It is very important that you get heirloom varieties of calendula and marigolds.

Calendula Calendula can be a perennial in zones 8-11, but typically it is a hardy self-seeding annual. Calendula flowers are edible and the plant has been used for medicinal purposes as an anti-fungal and disinfectant. Calendula in herb garden Marigolds are more of a strict annual, so you will probably need to replant them from year to year. Vegetable Garden Design (National Gardening Association) Raised beds help keep vegetable gardens neat while maximizing the planting space.

Vegetable Garden Design (National Gardening Association)

Plan your vegetable garden to have maximum space for vining vegetables, such as cucumbers, and clearly defined pathways. Place stepping stones in a large raised bed veggie garden so you don't compact the soil when working. Mix and match colors and textures of flowers and vegetables to create a stunning visual effect. Tepee trellises let tomatoes grow in their natural form, yet keep them upright, making more room for herbs and flowers to grow.

My first memories of vegetable gardening were following my Italian grandfather around his farm in Connecticut and helping him hill potatoes and tie up tomatoes. That was 40 years ago and I'm still vegetable gardening. Growing your own: Pumpkins & winter squashes. Sow: April Plant: May - June Harvest: July - October Recommended varieties "For winter squash try Uchiki Kuri or Onion Squash," says Charles Dowding.

Growing your own: Pumpkins & winter squashes

"They crop reliably, producing small, bright-red fruit in September and keep until Christmas. KOQFmqs.jpg (2710×1875) Healthy News and Information. By Jackie Clay-Atkinson Year after year we start seeds, till the ground, plant, weed, harvest, then tear it all out at the end of the season.

Healthy News and Information

It’s a lot of work, no doubt. But there are some plants you can plant once that will produce a lifetime of food after they are established. Old-timers knew the value of these plants and added them to their new homesteads. Pioneers carefully wrapped and tended baby fruit trees, grapevines, rhubarb, and asparagus roots in their covered wagons. Asparagus Asparagus is perhaps the easiest, most commonly grown permanent crop. When you plant asparagus from seed, it usually takes four years before you get an appreciable harvest of asparagus from your row or bed. Preparing your asparagus beds for planting is quite important because your asparagus will be there for a long, long time. I dig a wide furrow 18 inches deep. As the asparagus sends out spears, gently add more soil and compost to the trench until it is even with the soil level.

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A stunning corn variety selected over many years by Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee farmer and breeder from Oklahoma. Www.teagasc.ie/publications/2011/889/Guide_to_Veg_Growing.pdf. Growing Sunflowers. What Should I Do?

Growing Sunflowers

A perfect addition to any garden by Phil Williams Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:46 AM Everyone identifies with the sunflower. It’s ubiquitous in its representation of gardening everywhere, yet I don’t see people growing sunflowers like they would say tomatoes or peppers. Sunflower Head History The sunflower is native to North America. Growth Habit Sunflowers have an upright growth habit, and can grow as high as 20 feet, but most varieties grow to be about 8-10 feet tall.