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Potato: How To Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Potato stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising:5/5 - Very easy, plant & leave Water:3/5 – Moderate, every second daySun:3/5 - Full sun, can grow in shadeTraining:2/5 – Needs some (spindly branches)Fertilise/Feeding:3/5 – Moderate (monthly)Time to Harvest:3/5 – Moderate (small potatoes at 2 months and larger 3-4 months)Frost Hardiness:3/4 – Mildly Hardy (can’t take severe frost)UsesCulinaryMost… Continue reading Potato: How To Grow – Vegetable of the Month

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Common Bean plant: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Common Beans stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising:2/5 – Biweekly check-upsWater:2/5 – Twice a weekSun:4/5 – Full sun, shade tolerantTraining:3/5 – Some, support with stakesFertilise/Feeding:3/5 – Monthly, half strength liquid fertiliserTime to Harvest:3/5 – Moderate, 2-3 monthsFrost Hardiness:2/4 – Tender, can’t cope with mild frost  Uses:CulinaryMost Problematic Nemesis:Black bean aphidsContainer Plant:Yes Haricot Plantes potageres Vilmorin-Andrieux,… Continue reading Common Bean plant: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

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Common Garden/Globe Onion: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Onion stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising:5/5 – Very easy (plant and leave)Water:1-2/5 – Weekly to twice weeklySun:4/5 – Full sun & shade tolerantTraining:1/5 – NoneFertilise/Feeding:4/5 – Every two weeksTime to Harvest:5/5 – Forever (+5 months)Frost Hardiness:4/4 – Very Hardy (can’t take black frost) Uses Culinary, pest control, beneficial insect attractingMost Problematic Nemesis:Usually pest… Continue reading Common Garden/Globe Onion: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

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Advise for the Beginner Vegetable Gardener

Here I am going to provide a collection of articles, which will present the essential information for the beginner vegetable gardener or homesteader. A Vegetable garden consists of 4 key systems: Soil, Water, Plants & Animals. These systems are connect and influence each other, which can be illustrated as follows: Integrative Organic Gardening IOG The… Continue reading Advise for the Beginner Vegetable Gardener

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Pea plant: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Pea plant stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 2/5 - Biweekly check-ups Water: 2-5 - Twice a week Sun: 4/5 - Full sun, shade tolerant Training: 4/5 - Moderate, train up a trellis Fertilise/Feeding: 4/5 - Fortnightly, half strength fertiliser Time to Harvest: 4/5 - A long time, 3-4 months Frost Hardiness: 3/4 -… Continue reading Pea plant: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

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Winter Leafy Vegetables: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Winter Leafy Vegetables stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 1/5 – Daily Check-ups Water: 3-4/5 – Every 2nd day to daily Sun: 3/5 - Full sun, dappled shade Training: 2/5 – Minimal; dead, diseased & damaged Fertilise/Feeding: 4/5 – Fortnightly Time to Harvest: 1-2/5 – Immediate (purchase) to Soon (from seed) Frost Hardiness: 3/4… Continue reading Winter Leafy Vegetables: How to Grow – Vegetable of the Month

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Sweet Potato: How To Grow – Vegetable of the Month

Sweet Potato stats/requirements at a glance Ease of Raising: 5/5 - Very easy Water: 2-4/5 – Twice a week to daily Sun: 4/5 - Full sun, will tolerate shade Training: 1/5 – None, except for unwanted runners Fertilise/Feeding: 3/5 – Moderate (monthly) Time to Harvest: 4/5 – Moderate (3-4 months as leaves die, but well… Continue reading Sweet Potato: How To Grow – Vegetable of the Month