Natural Gardening Ways For Growing Beans – A favorite vegetable in Europe especially France where some varieties are specially grown for shelling and drying as haricots, most beans however are grown for their pods which are cooked and eaten whole. They are best picked and eaten when young. French beans also freeze well. There are three types of French beans, pencil-podded, usually flat-podded and wax-pods. Continue Reading
Planting Tomatoes In The Garden – Tomatoes are without a doubt one of the most popular vegetables in the home garden, and for good reason. Homegrown tomatoes are very nutritious and much more flavorful than those bought from a store. Tomato plants will produce an abundance of fruit for the home gardener if they are properly planted and cared for.
Tomatoes require a fairly long growing season, and for this reason the seeds are typically planted indoors about six to eight weeks before they can be planted in the garden. Continue Reading
Growing Peas – Peas (Pisum sativum) are one of the commonest and most loved garden vegetables, but they can be maddeningly difficult to grow because they are as popular with birds and mice as they are with humans. They can be difficult to germinate; they do not relish cold soils; and there is no point in sowing them early, particularly in a cold spring, for the mice will have more time to find them and the seeds are prey to fungus and bacterial diseases.
Grow Fantastic Tomatoes In Containers – Tomatoes can be grown easily in container gardens. Read this article to learn how:
Use large containers. Tomatoes are large plants when they mature. For this reason, your container size should be at least 12 – 14″ in width or diameter. Any smaller container than this and your tomatoes will not last the season. With smaller pots, the plant dries out early in the season and the bloom simply doesn’t happen. The choice is yours. Continue Reading
Vegetables In The Winter Garden – Winter can be a very productive time to grow and harvest vegetables, even in some of the coldest areas of the country. Most seed catalogs are now offering a full array of fall and winter options. Freezing areas will need to use a cold frame, hoop or greenhouse, but in warmer climate areas, winter harvests can be even more productive than summer!
Consider these grow-in-the-ground winter options: carrots, spinach, leeks, collards, parsnips, hardy salad greens (Mache, Claytonia, and some lettuces), cabbage, turnips, Swiss chard, and of course kale.
It’s Time For Pumpkins! Also, growing your own pumpkins is really good fun. Watching the vines grow, flowers blossom and tiny little pumpkins form is really exciting. They require between 6 to 8 hours of sun light a day, rich soil improved with compost and lots of space or something to climb on. They are extremely easy to grow and can erupted out of your compost, without any help from you. The variety, well who knows, it depends on what you bought at the supermarket and what seeds went into the compost heap. They do have some quirky traits and it can be very frustrating when the vine is extremely healthy and you only get male flowers. It can also be extremely devastating if you think you are going to get a pumpkin to find it has dropped off. Pumpkins are notorious for not producing fruit.