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What did I do wrong in the vegetable garden!? Part 1

Yazan: Dave | 08 August 2013 | No Comments
Categories: General Gardening, Vegetables

So just what did I do wrong in the vegetable garden!? Some years, try as we might, doing everything by the book, things seem to conspire against us. At other times our plants either fail to germinate at all or have got off to a good start then all of a sudden they just wither […]

Courgettes, Marrows and Squash Cucurbita pepo by Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 06 July 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Outdoors, The vegetable patch, Vegetables

History The name ‘squash’ derives from the Massachusett Native American name ‘askutasquash’ meaning eaten raw. As any vegetable grower will tell you, there are a baffling number of different species of squash or ‘Cucurbita’ to use their grouped botanical name. The most common species grown in the UK is ‘Curcurbita Pepo’ and includes the courgette, […]

Onions Allium cepa By Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 06 July 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Outdoors, The vegetable patch, Vegetables

History The onion (or allium) family is a large and diverse one containing over 500 species. With such a large range of species the origins of the modern (or globe) onion are a bit blurred. It has not one but five possible wild plants it could have evolved from, all of which grow in the […]

Rhubarb Rheum rhabarbarum By Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 06 July 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Outdoors, The vegetable patch, Vegetables

Fruit or Vegetable? As the stems and not the fruit of the pant are eaten botanically speaking rhubarb is a vegetable and not a fruit. However the US customs in Buffalo 1947 ruled that it should be deemed as a fruit because of the way it is served. Most of us have probably had it […]

Beans, squash corn matrix by Dave Hamilton

Yazan: IshBot | 30 June 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Outdoors, Small space kitchen gardens, The vegetable patch, Vegetables

I first heard of the Maize, Squash and Bean poly-culture method of planting whilst at University studying for my degree in Nutrition and Food Science. It was a method of planting used across the Southern New World most notably the ancient Mayans used in Mexico have been using this method for around the last 700 […]


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