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Welcome to the Vegetable Gardening category, where you’ll find a wealth of information and resources to help you cultivate a vibrant and bountiful garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this category is your go-to destination for all things related to growing vegetables.

In this category, you’ll discover a diverse collection of articles, tips, and guides that cover every aspect of vegetable gardening. From selecting the right vegetables for your climate and soil type to preparing and maintaining your garden bed, we’ve got you covered. Learn about companion planting techniques, organic pest control methods, and efficient watering strategies to maximize your garden’s productivity while promoting sustainability.

Our expert contributors share their wisdom on seed selection, propagation, and transplanting, enabling you to start your garden from scratch or expand your existing plot. Dive into articles on soil health and fertility, and gain insights into composting, mulching, and organic fertilizers to create a nurturing environment for your plants.

Discover practical advice on managing common gardening challenges, such as dealing with weeds, diseases, and pests that can threaten your vegetable harvest. Explore innovative approaches like vertical gardening, container gardening, and raised beds, which are ideal for urban environments or limited spaces.

But gardening isn’t just about the final harvest; it’s a journey of discovery and learning. Immerse yourself in articles on the joys of gardening, from the therapeutic benefits to the satisfaction of growing your own food. Get inspired by exploring diverse vegetable varieties, heirloom selections, and exotic options to add a touch of excitement to your garden and plate.

Whether you’re interested in cultivating a small backyard garden or dreaming of a sprawling vegetable paradise, the Vegetable Gardening category is your trusted companion. Unearth the secrets of successful gardening, unleash your creativity, and savor the rewards of growing your own delicious and nutritious produce. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through the world of vegetable gardening!

The Truth About Growing Potatoes in Tires

Is it safe to grow potatoes in tires? Despite what you may have heard, as an organic gardener, I still believe that potatoes are not safe to grow in tires. Tires contain lots of chemicals such as Lead, Benzene, Styrene, and even Microplastics. As I didn’t really know what these were, I researched it further. Here is what I found out!

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How to Save Leggy Tomato Seedlings? (Solved)

Save leggy tomato seedlings by planting right up to the cotyledon leaves when potting on. Then identify what caused it. Common factors responsible are lack of light after germination, inconsistent soil moisture, overcrowding, and poor ventilation. Resolve these issues after potting on to ensure strong future growth.

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How Do You Know When to Harvest Elephant Garlic?

Harvest garlic when most of the leaves on have turned yellowish-brown and begin to flop over. Going by the standard guidelines, elephant garlic is usually planted in early fall and ready to pick between May and July the following year. For fall-planted garlic, this time is enough to split into cloves. However, spring-planted elephant garlic can be harvested after 90 days but will most likely be a single bulb.

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How to Kill Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese Knotweed can be killed by using a multi pronged approach of the following 5 methods.

Digging out the rhizomes. This removes the food source for the plant to continue to grow.
Smother The Plant. Laying tarps over the plant removes the light. The plant cannot photosynthesize.
Cut the plant regularly. Each time you cut the plant, it has to use energy to produce top growth. This weakens the root system.
Inject herbicide directly into the rhizome. This will help destroy the plant’s root system; a licensed company should perform it.
Burn all clippings of Japanese Knotweed. The smallest piece of this plant has the ability to infest new locations.

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The Best Way to Plant Potatoes? Sprout Them!

Sprouting seed potatoes will cause them to be ready earlier in the season. It can also increase the size and weight of the harvest. But not all potatoes require to be sprouted. Early varieties, those with a short growing season are planted early and benefit from sprouting before putting in the soil. Later varieties don’t gain much growth due to the warm temperatures already present.

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Potato Paradise: How to Grow More in Less Space

If you ask any gardener who grows their own food which vegetable they would never do without, the humble potato plant would be in the top three. Potatoes are a perfect plant for the amount of effort put into them. They give you tubers that can be stored right through until the following harvest. This makes them an ideal crop to grow, for those willing to be more self-sufficient.

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Grow Mushrooms In Logs. Step by step how to guide

One way my partner and I have experimented with growing mushrooms is by inoculating hardwood logs. We buy dowels impregnated with the mushroom mycelium and just drill holes in the log and bang them in. The mycelium will then take between 8 months and a year to spread through the log and will give spring and autumn crops for up to 4 years! We are currently growing, Oyster, Shiitake, Lions mane and Chicken of the woods. It is very exciting.

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