Category: Vegetables

How to Grow Eggplant

When growing eggplant, you will learn fast that it wants sunshine and a moist medium. Neglect its watering requirement, and it will give you small, bitter produce. Go for the drip irrigation approach, and you will fare better. The eggplant is from the same family as the pepper and the tomato. It is an excellent source of…

How to Grow Potatoes

If you want success growing potatoes, you should use only certified disease-free seed potatoes from reputable garden centers. They are normally available during spring planting time. Avoid the temptation of saving a bag of potatoes you purchased from a grocery store intending to use them for the next planting season. If you insist, however, at least…

How to Grow Asparagus

In growing asparagus, remember that it is a hardy perennial plant. It does not need to be replanted, and will return year after year. Given proper care, it will produce for you for about 15 to 20 years. Do the required preparations for proper asparagus plant care, and your efforts will be well rewarded. Selecting…

How to Grow Rutabaga

The rutabaga is a root vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked.  Its leaves are a flavorful addition in salads. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and potassium, and a good store of calcium, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamin, and vitamin B6. Propagating Rutabaga The rutabaga is propagated from seed. With soil temperature of 45ºF –…

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are like miniature cabbages, a hardy vegetable that usually requires a long growing period. If you do not have the patience, try the newer hybrids. They have a much shorter time requirement. Brussels sprouts have better quality when they are grown during cool weather. Nutrition Brussels sprouts are rich in Vitamin A, calcium,…

How to Grow Chayote

The chayote, or vegetable pear, from the gourd family, (Cucurbitaceae) is a perennial climbing vine that requires four to five months of frost-free days to arrive at the harvest stage. Its nutritional contents include potassium, vitamin C, manganese, calcium, etc. It may grow up to fifty feet. The chayote produces both male and female blossoms, which…

How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Container vegetable gardening is quite possible whether you have all the ground at your disposal or you have limited space. Most plants do well in containers, just pay attention to the dwarf and bush varieties. Think carrots, chives, lettuce, parsley, peppers, radishes, or tomatoes, to name just a few – they are simply perfect for container vegetable gardening. What…

How to Grow Garlic

When planting garlic, know your climate unless you are willing to wait several years until your chosen variety adapts to your location. Each clove you plant functions as a seed, and will produce one plant with one bulb. This bulb may produce up to twenty cloves. Garlic is of the allium family. From this family…

How to Grow Collard Greens

Collard greens belong to the same Brassica grouping as cauliflower, kale, broccoli, cabbage, etc. All contain abundant levels of anti-cancer agents and antioxidants. They are also known as the cabbage plant. Unlike cabbages, however, they do not develop solid heads but have thick loose leaves that could reach up to two feet long and one-and-one-half…

How to Grow Mustard Greens

Mustard greens are self-seeding and are fast growers. They are nutritious and easy to grow. Deadhead them or you can get overrun next planting season. They are best as fall or spring vegetables, and actually taste better when they are grown quickly and the leaves have matured before the hot summer days show up. Young…