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How To Grow Leeks And Tips For Harvesting Leeks
Growing and planting leeks is a great way to add flavor to your kitchen meals. These stems are used as an onion substitute in many dishes.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Leeks can be grown from seeds...
Ohio
Willoughby
Harvesting Leek Plants: Tips On When And How To Harvest Leeks
Use a sharp knife to cut the leaves from the plant. Use this method to extend the harvest and enjoy fresh leeks well into winter. Pulling them out of heavy soil can injure the roots.
Ohio
Willoughby
What Are Leek Moths: Tips On Leek Moth Control
The adult moth emerges in about ten days.Here are some of the most effective methods of leek moth control:are effective at excluding the moths. Natives of Europe, Asia and Africa, their appearance on the North American cotenant began in Ontario, Canada,...
Ohio
Willoughby
Companion Plants For Leeks: What To Grow Next To Leeks
Is an ancient practice where each plant provides some function in the garden scheme. Take, for instance. These are classic crop buddies and it is thought that basil helps repel flying insects that attach the tomato crop.
Ohio
Willoughby
How To Stop Leeks From Bolting And Going To Seed
Are an unusual but delicious vegetable to grow in the garden. When leeks go to seed, it is normally due to being exposed to optimal temperatures followed by cold temperatures. The larger the leek plants grow, the more likely they are to produce a leek...
Ohio
Willoughby
Leeks: Good and Good For You
They were said to be Emperor Nero's favorite vegetable giving him the nickname Porrophagus (leek eater.) Probably native to the Mediterranean area and popular in Europe for many years.
California
El Segundo
Ramps... Not for the Faint-Hearted!
Put cut up potatoes in bacon grease and let fry 3 to 4 minutes.4. Add cut up ramps and continue frying until potatoes are well done.5. Put previously fried bacon on top of potatoes and ramps; let simmer for about 2 minutes.If you want to add scrambled...
California
El Segundo
Butter Daisy, a Low Maintenance Annual
Students who finished their work early were allowed to weed and water the plants. Florida's heat and humidity bothered them not in the least. A solid mass of bright yellow blossoms brightened the red brick planter and wall behind it.
California
El Segundo
Growing Biennial Vegetables for Flowers and Seeds
The spring after my cutting celery made seeds, I had hundreds of volunteer celery seedlings around the compost pile. It was a good problem to have. Only a small mass of roots is required to keep the plants alive, but it's important to keep garden soil...
England
Liverpool
Win the War on Weeds!
Inspect new plants for lurking weeds like creeping buttercup and check that any bought-in manure or compost is well-rotted and free of weed seeds too. But all those weeds will eventually rot down, helping to feed the soil for the plants that follow.
England
Liverpool
Free Mulch! How to Make It and Where to Get More
Leafmold mulch contributes to a healthier garden Leafmold (rotted leaves from deciduous trees) is similar to compost, but is less rich in nutrients. They can then be added more thickly to the soil if you wish.
England
Liverpool
How to Create a Vegetable Garden on a Slope
By midsummer, the structure that underpins a terraced vegetable garden disappears as it is overrun by exuberant plants. When the best place you have to grow veggies and herbs is a sloping hillside, you can terrace your way to a garden that's beautiful,...
England
Liverpool
5 Tips for Late Summer Planting Beds
A sharp manual lawn edger will take down most cool-season cover crops in a matter of minutes. Last year, I cut off the corn stalks at 14-inch (35cm) height, and used the tall stubs to support a row cover, which protected the fall greens from insects,...
England
Liverpool
How to Ripen Fruit Faster
Delicate fruits such as peaches or nectarines need very careful handing to avoid bruising. Repeat, cutting out a semicircle around the plant. You can hasten ripening by removing the leaves from immediately around the fruits to minimize the amount of shade...
England
Liverpool
Keep Plum Trees Healthy and Productive With Summer Pruning
These branches begin to droop when they're heavy with fruit, and are liable to break. Do any branches point inwards, cross over each other or look like they'll cross in the future?
England
Liverpool
How to Dry Chili Peppers
Cotton thread comes a close second. The thin walls of the fruits make them quick and easy to dehydrate, ensuring a ready supply of crinkle-dry chilies to enjoy right up until next year's harvest.
England
Liverpool
Help Your Garden Survive a Summer Drought
If your water source is some distance from your beds, it also means less walking back and forth. This extra layer serves a few purposes: it shades the soil from the sun, helping to keep it cooler, and it acts as a lid on the soil, dramatically reducing...
England
Liverpool
Grow Potatoes for a Christmas Crop
Protecting Potatoes from the Cold Containers have the obvious advantage of being portable, so when cold weather threatens it's easy enough to move plants completely under the cover of a greenhouse, polythene tunnel or conservatory.
England
Liverpool
Growing Fruit: Why Thinning Creates a Better Harvest
Fewer, bigger fruits are generally more useful than many tiny fruits. It also stops trees from cropping heavily one year, only to produce very few fruits the next – a phenomenon known as biennial bearing.
England
Liverpool
5 Organic Controls for Greenhouse Whitefly
Organic insecticidal soap. Here are five tactical techniques to help you banish the bugs: 1. You can buy them on cards primed with ready-to-hatch pupae to hang up near infected plants.
England
Liverpool
Harvesting Leeks
As they are drying, I shake them around a bit to keep them well-aired. If you have never grown leeks, they are quite easy to grow. Stand the leeks with the roots on the peat, pushing the roots down into the peat a tad.
California
El Segundo
6 Ways to Extend Your Harvests
In cooler climates, now may be the time to wash off or remove any greenhouse shading, to trap more of the late summer sunshine. Top Up Mulches for A Nutrient Boost Mulches of organic material applied earlier in the season may now be looking a little scant.
England
Liverpool
Fight Pests Without Using Bug Spray
If codling moths on your apples are a problem, you can use sandwich bags to make the fruits inaccessible. In very extreme cases, if all else fails, use certified organic pest control products.
England
Liverpool
Growing Cabbages from Sowing to Harvest
Mark out drills about half an inch (1cm) deep and six inches (15cm) apart. If you have a variety you'd particularly recommend, or perhaps another tip for growing cabbages, please share it in the comments section below.
England
Liverpool
Make the Most of Your Summer Garden
Well-considered seating is the answer. Climbers, particularly scented climbers like jasmine, honeysuckle or rambling roses are also perfect for this purpose and may be trained up an arch positioned over the seating to offer both scent and dappled shade.
England
Liverpool
Try Asian Radishes this Fall
Asian radishes including daikons, Chinese radishes, and watermelon radishes are great fun to grow as summer turns to fall, but you'll need to get busy. Purple daikons like ‘Sweet Baby' are popular at fall farmers markets.
England
Liverpool
3 Ways to Use Up Your Glut
It would be great to hear about your experiences, so please share your favorite recipes by leaving a comment below. Tougher vegetables, such as carrots, need four. Use them to bridge the gap to next season's abundance.
England
Liverpool
Growing Rutabagas for a Bumper Fall Harvest
By any name, they are a top storage crop to grow in the fall garden. Too much nitrogen can lead to poor bulb formation, so it is best to use only half as much as the product's label suggests when preparing the bed, with the other half applied a few weeks...
England
Liverpool
Saving Seeds from Beans, Peppers, Onions...And More!
Leave the seed heads to dry out in a warm, well-ventilated place such as a greenhouse. This isn't difficult but there is a specific process to do this correctly. But how can you take your vegetable growing one step further?
England
Liverpool