Most vegetables like 6-8 hours of sunlight a day, but there are some shade tolerant vegetables that will grow in less than this.
Most vegetables are high-light plants because they have to produce food. Sunlight is what helps them in food production process or photosynthesis. Unless they get sufficient time in the sun, they cannot make enough food
There are many reasons to grow flowers with food. You can boost pollination, as well as entice good bugs. Here are four flowers for the vegetable garden:
Shady areas do present a challenge to growing a vegetable garden. Don't let it stop you from growing food. Here are over 30 vegetables that you can grow in partially shady areas.
There is nothing more beautiful than a basket full of homegrown bell peppers. I have been growing bell peppers for the last twenty years and have never been disappointed. There are many reasons to love bell peppers. They are really easy to grow, loaded with nutritional value and taste amazing raw and cooked.
[Via realfarmacy.com and hometalk.com] James Bryan had a bright idea that resulted in something brilliant. Gardeners and repurposing fanatics behold, keyhole garden, meets tomato cage, meets drip irrigation. The setup is obviously simple yet highly functional and effective. You can whip one of these up for next to nothing, especially if you salvage the fencing. Bryan says: I started may 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches… buried the can to where the top holes just barely were above the ground… put in two shovels full of compost… then I fill the can up with water every 2 days and try not to water the leaves… these four plants are now 5 ft 4 inches in less that a month and a half and loaded with green tomatoes and about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms… May 28th End of June, 3 ft cage July 9 “July 9th after a week of record high temps and very little rain…the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too!” -James Bryan via Hometalk Bryan used a 13 gallon kitchen garbage can to grow the tomato plants above but has since switched to using 5 gallon buckets because they’re a lot cheaper and easier to find in quantities. You could even use a larger can as long as you provide each plant with 5 gallons of water per week. For instance if you use a 5 gallon bucket and plant 2 tomato plants around it you fill the 5 gallon bucket 2 times per week. Or a 13 gallon can filled twice yields 26 gallons, so you could plant up to 5 plants around it. “I grow tomatoes now for market, and I have a higher yield per plant than most other growers,” Bryan says.
Have a look at our fabulous collection of DIY ideas to plan your own vegetable garden, to help create one that is attractive and edible.
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