What’s the best mulch to use in the garden? After many years of using mulch, It is my opinion that they all work. but there are three that I find the best. Compost, straw, and wood chips. We will cover these in more detail further in this article.
So how can you save money with perennial vegetables? Perennial vegetables help you save money in a number of ways: they require less care than annuals and provide many years of harvests with an almost guaranteed result.
How much does a vegetable garden cost? It can vary greatly as no garden is identical, and also the resources required can vary on location, soil quality, preparation required, and what you wish to grow. But to answer this further, I asked 24 other gardeners to see what they spent when starting their vegetable gardens.
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.
Can Vegetables Grow In Shade? There are a surprising number of vegetables that will grow in either partial or light shade as long as they get a few hours of direct light per day. Vegetables such as leafy greens, brassicas, kohlrabi, radish, lettuce will all do well. There is no reason to leave shaded areas bare.
Can you eat Dahlia tubers? The short answer is YES you can eat dahlia tubers. In fact, you can eat the entire plant. These fat tubers are produced by the plant throughout summer and can be stored much like potatoes. Their taste and size vary but can be treated the same as artichokes. They can be eaten raw, roasted, fried, mashed and even baked.
There are many benefits for growing through winter too, which I will go into later in the blog. But the sheer fact you can continue to bring home fresh nutrient-dense produce right from your garden is amazing. Imagine picking your Christmas or Holiday dinner from the garden that very morning.
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.