Category Archives: Vegetables

How to Sow Vegetables in Your Garden

How to Sow Vegetables in Your Garden   Contents Vegetable garden: when to sow? Vegetable garden and seedlings: how to plant? Types of seedlings for a vegetable garden Sowing techniques for the vegetable garden   Understanding sowing methods help seedling’s germination, and by considering loosening the soil in your garden, you may ensure an excellent harvest. Let’s see closer below. Vegetable garden: when to sow? Vegetable seeds bought in stores have all the conditions for good germination. However, you should choose a favourable period for planting. This one must gather three factors: temperature, water and air. Therefore, the sowing dates vary according to the species and according to the different production periods. It is therefore advisable to consult the vegetable garden calendar. Vegetable garden and sowing: how to plant? The depth of the sowing should correspond to a depth of burial of the seed of about 1 cm. You should…

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4 Steps to Graft Tomatoes

4 Steps to Graft Tomatoes Summary     – Step 1: Select the rootstock and the tomato variety(ies) to be grafted     – Step 2: Make the seedlings     – Step 3: Graft the tomatoes     – Step 4: Take care of the grafted tomato plants Grafting tomatoes consists of grafting on a rootstock a scion of another variety to obtain plants combining the qualities of both types. The rootstock is chosen for its robust root system and natural resistance to soil-borne diseases. The graft is selected for its gustative qualities. This way, we obtain more vigorous and productive plants, less prone to infections (except airborne diseases such as mildew). This article explains step by step how to graft tomatoes.  1. Select the rootstock and the tomato variety(ies) to graft Rootstock There are wide varieties of tomatoes that can be used as rootstocks. Most are F1 hybrids:     – Groundforce F1;…

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How to Transplant Salads

How to Transplant Salads Contents     – Step 1: Prepare the final location for transplanting     – Step 2: Solution 1: Transplant bare-root salad plants from seedlings     – Step 2: Solution 2: Transplant lettuce plants purchased as plugs     – Step 3: Protect transplanted seedlings from slugs   Whether you planted your lettuce or bought plugs, you need to transplant them into the ground. The operation is not very difficult as long as you proceed with care and delicacy. This practical sheet explains in detail how to transplant lettuce correctly. 1. Prepare the final location for transplanting in the ground Choose the location Choose a location with moderately rich, cool and moist soil. Plan the spacing of your salads To evaluate the surface that your plantings will occupy, plan the spacing of your lettuces as follows:     – on the same row, 2 to 30 cm between two plants…

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cauliflower

Are cauliflowers among your favorite vegetables? The variety of dishes and salads made from these nutritious vegetables is seriously appetizing and delicious. My personal favorite dish is spicy roasted cauliflower! What’s yours? Anyway, if you’re a cauliflower lover like me, you will be amazed to know how you can easily cultivate cauliflowers in containers at home! Please read on to know more. About cauliflowers Cauliflower grows best in both sunny as well as in cool seasons. This makes spring and falls the perfect seasons for growing the crop. The vegetable’s name comes from the Latin words caulis for cabbage, and Floris, for flower. I believe that cauliflower has a beautiful appearance as the tightly bunched florets of the plant are connected by a thick core, often with a few light leaves surrounding it! Moreover, being an annual plant in the Brassica family, the cauliflower has edible white flesh and is extremely…

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Which Vegetables to Grow in Winter?

Winter is coming or is it already here? During this freezing time of the year, unlike some common perceptions, there are some special vegetables and herbs that can be grown. So, let’s see what you can grow in your garden during winter. Garlic Garlic is a bulbous flowering plant that belongs to the family of Liliaceous, one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. And, some of the other members of this family are chives, shallots and onions. All of the members of this family, including garlic are easily distinguished by their unique flavor and pungent aroma. And, due to this same pungent flavor, garlic is normally used in small quantities as compared to other vegetables. However, they have been part of our diet since centuries –they can be crushed, roasted, boiled, sautéed or cooked whole. Garlic is commonly used as a spice in savory dishes, but its therapeutic…

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Having a garden takes a lot of patience because you need to take care of it, and this can be tough at times, especially when you work a 9 to 5 and are brained when you get back home. However, taking care of your garden can be relaxing; for me, gardening is the time I have for myself and is a way for me to de-stress after a hard day’s work. Gardening is not only an excellent way for you to de-stress, but you also reap the fruits of your labor and enjoy the vegetables you’ve spent a lot of time growing. So without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn about some of our tips to start your vegetable garden. 1. When to plant? When should you plant? After the last risk of frost in your zone. We often want to get ahead of the game and not…

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3 Steps to Sow Salads

3 Steps to Sow Salads   Summary Step 1: Get salad seeds Step 2: Sow lettuce from February to October Step 3: Method 1: Sow lettuce directly into the ground Method 2: Sow lettuce for transplanting Salads are a must in the garden and not very difficult to grow. Sowing them yourself is less expensive and allows you to choose the varieties you prefer. Plus, they can be harvested over 8 to 10 months. Here’s how to sow lettuce directly in the field or transplant it. 1. Get salad seeds To get salad seeds for your seedlings, you can : either buy seeds of the variety or varieties of your choice in a garden center, such as lettuce, chicory, arugula, lamb’s lettuce… ; or collect your seeds from 1 or 2 lettuce plants that you have left to grow without cutting the leaves so that they will flower and go…

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garden

Planting and harvesting your own fruits and vegetables can be very satisfying and relaxing, especially if you are stuck behind a desk five days a week. However, it is very difficult for us city dwellers to do this, especially if you live in a high-rise building and are surrounded by concrete. Why not plant a community garden with your neighbors and people who live in the same complex? Not only is it fun, but it’s also an opportunity to create connections where you can work and relax at the same time, with the added benefit of building a strong bond with your immediate community. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about starting a community garden. 1. Find a group A community garden is something that you usually start with people who live in the same community as you. So, you need to find a group…

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Having a vegetable garden at home is a great privilege because you have the opportunity to combine your passion with your job. A vegetable garden consists mainly of vegetables, fruits, and aromatic plants. But how to make a vegetable garden? The answers are in the following article. Choosing the Vegetables Choose vegetables that you want to have on your plate during the summer. It is also advisable to find out which vegetables grow best in your area due to the climatic conditions. Also, it is best to plant varieties of vegetables so that you can harvest them in different seasons. Finding the Right Location You need to put your vegetable garden in a sunny place all the time so that your vegetables can grow normally. Also, the location must have soil free of roots or stones. Choose a well-drained site with fertile soil. If not, create a flowerbed above it.…

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agriculture

What are the stakes? Precision farming originated in America in 1980. It is a concept that uses modern technologies such as connected objects and robotics to improve farm performance. But what is precision agriculture? We’ll explain it all to you! Precision agriculture: what exactly is it? Precision agriculture is a technique that optimizes the yield of a plot of land and reduces the consumption of inputs and energy. It is an ecological solution because its objective is to produce more, and this is in total respect of the environment. There are many means of observation used in precision agriculture. These devices are often associated with several decision support tools, such as mobile and web applications. This leads to a much better result. Connected sensors, drones, satellites… Why are farmers using drones and sensors? The use of drones, robots, and sensors is essential in precision agriculture. These new technologies work a…

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