Archive for the ‘Vegetable’ Category

How to Plant Zucchini

As with most fruits and vegetables, timing is essential when planting zucchini. You can start by putting in a seed in a peat pot 30 days prior to the final frost. This allows you to set the pot beneath the ground without upsetting the roots. Preparing the Soil Don’t plant any until the thermometer reads at least 65 F. These must also be planted in a mound. Just shape the soil like a mound. Add some decomposed manure and make it 2 ft in diameter. If you’re making more than one mound, put 3 ft of space between each one. That is the minimum space. There should be no more than five plants per mound. As you start planting zucchini, provide at least six inches of space for each plant. Watering and Caring Water the mounds at least once a week. The watering needs to be deep, but keep the leaves dry. If the leaves get soaked they’ll be susceptible to disease. As the plants grow, you should remove the weak ones. Usually only two plants should remain for every mound. Cultivating the soil...

How to Plant Sweet Potato Slips

If you want to plant sweet potato slips, it will require considerable time, patience and effort on your part. Sweet potato slips require more care than your average plant but they also give you a lot of great rewards. Our following sweet potato slip gardening guide will walk you through some of the steps involved in planting sweet potato slips. Required Materials You will need the following items in order to plant sweet potato slips. a healthy bunch of sweet potatoes toothpicks (a pack) small containers / jars water sunlight Steps Involved in Planting Sweet Potato Slips The first thing you ought to do to plant sweet potato slips is to inspect your sweet potatoes. Check for openings when you inspect the skin. You should also look out for molds and spots. A simple rule should be that if a sweet potato looks good enough for you to cook and eat then it is good to be used. It does not matter where your sweet potatoes come from. They will do just fine even if you have bought them from your...

How to Plant Tomatoes

Planting tomatoes does not require a lot of gardening experience. One of the advantages of tomatoes over other fruits is that it can be grown and managed easily. All it takes to grow tender, juicy, fresh tomatoes is a lot of patience (they require some time to grow), ample sunlight, adequate manure and sufficient water. Factors That Determine Planting Tomatoes The following are some important facts that you need to bear in mind while planting tomatoes. choosing the variant you want to plant plenty of sunlight, water and sufficient compost weather conditions planting process cages choosing the variant you want to plant: The best way to start planting tomatoes is by buying some transplants. If you prefer raised bed gardening, go for some patio hybrid, bush or dwarf variants. Cherry tomato is very suited for container gardening as it is quite small. But these can be nurtured in the gardens as well. If you plan to plant them in a container, make sure that it is large enough to store the plant...

How to Plant Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis is one of the most popular flowering plant species that is rich in nutrients and vitamins. The species is very famous in northern Africa, western Asia and in Europe. This plant is very healthy to eat because it has low caloric and sodium content. Aside from these, it is also rich in rutin, dietary fiber, potassium as well as folic acid. The plant can be grilled over hardwood embers and charcoal. To have a constant supply of this vegetable, it is best to know how to plant asparagus. Below are the simple instructions that you need to follow to successfully cultivate and harvest this vegetable. Materials Needed Some of the materials needed when planting the vegetable are shovel, manure or compost as well as watering cans. It is also important to get several asparagus crowns to ensure that you will have enough supply of the vegetable. You can also use pesticides and fertilizers to enhance soil moisture. Steps Choose a portion in your backyard that has full sunlight. It...

How to Plant Onion Sets

Onions often play a pivotal role in making a dish come alive.  If you are an onion lover, you have probably wondered, one time or another, how neat it would be to learn how to plant onion sets. In that case, this is an article that will prove to be very useful for you. Read on to learn about some useful tips on how to grow onion sets. If you read books and ask some professional gardeners about growing onions, you might be surprised to know that there is no secret about how to plant onion sets. It all starts with the love of onions and the interest to learn how to plant onion sets at home. Basic Tips on How to Plant Onion Sets The following list includes some basic pointers on how to plant onion sets. location depth of soil making rows fertilizers and manure time and space harvesting location: The first thing that you need to keep in mind while planting onion sets is the location. It has to be appropriate. What do we mean by that? Well, a proper planting spot calls for some direct heat...