Vegetable Gardening

What to do in January in the vegetable garden

The weather in January means there are fewer outside jobs to do in the vegetable garden, and productive time can be spent inside planning this season’s crops. Seeds to Sow in January: in a cold frame – early radish, lettuce
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Planning to Grow Vegetables

If you are planning to grow vegetables, before you start buying seed: * decide which vegetables you want to grow * list those vegetables * make a chart of how many of these veg you will eat each month *
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Germination Temperature for Vegetable Seeds

There is an optimum temperature, the most ideal temperature,  for vegetable seed to germinate, and it varies from one type of veg to another. The optimum temperature is printed on the back of some seed packets. Seeds will germinate over
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Raised Beds

  Raised beds may be the talk of the modern gardener, but they could make gardening easier and improve the productivity of traditional vegetable gardens. Raised beds have the obvious advantage of being lifted up off the ground so the gardener
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Asparagus Spring Care

Spring care of the asparagus bed involves weeding and feeding. Weeding: spray the asparagus bed with glyphosate (Roundup) in early spring (as long as no asparagus have emerged). after a few days, when all weeds are dead, cover the bed
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Enviromesh Netting

Enviromesh netting has had a huge impact on vegetable gardening, and would be a welcome gift to a vegetable gardener. Enviromesh Netting: guarantees gardeners quality vegetables assures return on effort gets rid of caterpillar infested, dirty, distorted crops which children dare
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How to Grow Pumpkins in your Vegetable Garden

How To Grow Pumpkins In Your Vegetable Garden By Dave Truman Pumpkins are great for a number of purposes. They can be used to make a great pie, and of course there’s the traditional Halloween decoration. Fortunately, growing good ones
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Summer or Winter Squash

Squash are classified as Summer or Winter Squash,  depending on  how long the fruit will store. Summer squash is: less mature smaller will not store long Courgettes & zucchinis are examples of summer squash. Winter squash is: more mature kept
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How to Prepare a Seed Bed

The soil must be prepared before seeds are planted. The prepared soil is called a seed bed. A vegetable seedbed should be:  level well drained – therefore it is dug to loosten the soil & break up the pan which would
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Local Farmer Provides Allotments

A  local farmer in Beverley, Tamara Hall, is providing 4 acres of land for allotments. There was a waiting list of over 300 for allotments in Beverley, but that has now been drastically reduced as 64 people have signed up
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