Articles for category: Vegetable Gardening

watering

Watering and Irrigation: What you need to know?

Watering and Irrigation 101 Good growth and yields depend on continuous adequate supplies of water. This is much influenced by the soil type and condition. Clay soils hold more water than sandy ones, because there are more spaces in the soil to hold it, but plants are able to extract water from sandy soils more ...

mulching

Mulching: The benefits and disadvantages

Mulching 101 Mulching is the process of covering the soil surface with a layer of organic or inorganic material. It is one of the most useful gardening practices, which can bring significant improvements in cultivation of fruits and vegetables. The benefits of mulching cannot be overemphasized, and it is a technique not sufficiently appreciated and ...

keep your vegetable garden healthy

How to keep your vegetable garden healthy?

Keep your vegetable garden healthy ‘How to keep your vegetable garden healthy’ is always a urging question for any vegetable gardeners. Neglected crops of fruit and vegetables may fail due to factors such as weather, nutrition, weeds, lack of water, and from pests and diseases. Animals, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other organisms can destroy, disfigure, ...

weed control

Weed Control: How to do it effectively?

Weed Control How to weed control? Weeds are plants growing where they are not wanted. Usually they are native plants that grow successfully in the wild, but quite often they may be cultivated plants invading new areas. Some weeds are not only attractive but may also have beneficial effects. Scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) and wild ...

composting

Composting: A more detailed how-to guide

Composting Composting is a practical alternative to the use of animal manures, which may be difficult for the kitchen gardener to obtain. Garden compost is low in nutrients, but is a rich source of humus . It has most of the advantages of other forms of bulky organic matter, without the possible disadvantages, such as ...

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crop rotation

Crop Rotation: The Advantages and Limitations

Crop Rotation Generations of experience have shown that growth and yield can be reduced if crops are grown in the same ground year after year. Crop rotation in sequence is a long-established practice to prevent this. There are three main reasons for using rotation: to combat pests and diseases, to maintain soil fertility, and to ...