How to Grow Vegetables | Guide to Growing Vegetables Some general considerations for growing vegetables: Sowing Tips When sowing seeds, a good general rule of thumb is to sow to a depth of approximately twice the thickness of the seed. Some smaller seeds require light to germinate and should not be sown too deep; otherwise they may never germinate or break through the surface of the soil. Conversely, large seeds planted too shallow may not develop properly. Keep seeds well-moistened while awaiting germination and check regularly. Select a light-weight, well-drained medium for sowing to ensure good seed to soil contact. Growing Tips Most vegetables will produce better results if sown and grown in a soil-medium that is well-drained, rich in organic matter (fertile), and fairly lightweight. Most vegetables will prefer good quantities of natural, direct sunlight daily. Harvesting and Seed Saving Many vegetables will be harvested in the fall, especially if grown in lower hardiness zones.
Thompsons Plant & Garden Centre Thompsons guide on when to sow and harvest your vegetables. This vegetable planner has been created as a guide and does not take into account regional, or seasonal weather variations. Ensure the risk of frost has passed before planting / sowing any sensitive crops.
Garden Planning Archive - Inthegardenwithjudy Call me crazy but my answer to this question is, “No”. In gardening, rarely does one size fit all. For some people this is the right time, for some it’s too early, and for other’s it may be too late. So how do we know when to plant our peas? Let’s ask the peas… Peas would tell you they prefer well-drained soil between 50 and 60ºF. How do we figure out when to sow? First, check soil temperature with a thermometer. Second, check soil moisture. Third, Don’t worry. What if you are late? Is there any way to salvage a good crop of peas? YES, There is! First, soak your peas the night before sowing. Second, harvest at the right time. Third, don’t forget about a fall crop. So there, you have it. Get Growing, Ryan, The Garden Coach
Garden calendar to keep your kitchen garden growing - vegetables and herbs to sow and plant right now Vegetable Garden planting guides - Gardeners Calendar 25 Plants You Should Consider Growing – Casaubon's Book Note: This is a rerun from ye olde blogge. As the book deadline approaches, expect to see some of my previous opi making appearances here. Since I’ve got more than 1000 of them, it shouldn’t be too boring, I hope. I hope this one will help some of you in garden planning this year. There are a million gardening books out there to tell you how to grow perfect tomatoes and lettuces. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Sharon growing a salad-lover’s garden, with ellen ogden I’M RESOWING GREENS GALORE, spurred onward by the welcome shift in weather, and also by a chat with Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of of “The Complete Kitchen Garden.” Thanks to Ellen, my palette of ingredients to try is widening, and I’ve got several new variations on vinaigrette to taste-test, too. Get her advice (in print or podcast), or meet Ellen at one of her upcoming 2015 talks, including June 20 in Spencertown (NY), near me. Ellen calls herself as a “food artist.” read/listen: my salad-garden q&a with ellen ogden Subscribe: ELLEN OGDEN and I talked salads on my June 17, 2013 public-radio show ad podcast, which you can stream on the player above, or get at this link. salad-lover’s garden tips from ellen ogden Direct sow your salad greens, says Ellen. ellen’s salad-dressing variations ELLEN OGDEN learned the basic proportions of vinaigrette years ago from her mother, and her grandmother, and their 3 parts oil, 1 part vinegar wisdom hasn’t really changed. ellen ogden’s 2015 talks
Estimating Yields and Crop-Planting Area for Your Home Garden Seed catalogs are starting to arrive at my home. A profusion of choices are laid out before me and I start lusting over new varieties and dreaming about spring. Picking out what to plant is the easy part for me. First, consider the demands of your family. Once you have determined the needs of your household, the next step is to make a note of the types/varieties that are already your favorites for each crop on your list. After you have chosen your ideal allotment of seed, the next step is to estimate the square footage that each crop will occupy in your garden. Lettuces. Cucumbers. Bush beans. Tomatoes. Beets. Carrots. Kale. Other fast growing crops that require minimal space include arugula, bok choy, radishes, and kohlrabi. It is also good to keep in mind that there are some crops that are not the best fit for a home garden with limited space. With proper practice, even a small home garden can supply enough food to sustain a hungry family throughout the growing season and beyond.
Odla mycket grönsaker på liten yta I början av augusti frodas det ordentligt i min lilla köksträdgård på berget. Sol, regn och värme har fått grönsakerna att explodera i växtkraft. Foto: Ida Sjöö. Idag vill jag visa dig min lilla grönsaksodling på berget i Kalvsvik. Liten grönsaksodling Jag har märkt under de år jag skrivit om trädgård att en del har svårt att ta till sig tips och inspiration från en större odling. Du kan följa grönsaksodlingen på berget 2021 i en serie videos som jag gjort för min engelska YouTube-kanal: Min lilla grönsaksodling - planen Min lilla grönsaksodling - vår Nämen se! Eftersom jag inte odlar några blommor alls här - bara grönsaker - så är det väldigt grönt. Min odling i år 2021 består grönsaksodlingen på berget av totalt nio odlingsplatser, så kallade bäddar. Se mer: Pallkragar del 2 - Att anlägga I en pallkrage växer frodig basilika. I en annan pallkrage samsas persilja med morötter, sallat och lite annat. De tre kvarvarande bäddarna ligger i en slänt i trädgården. 33 sorters grönsaker