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You Can Never Have Enough Vegetables

Here are some useful basics to keep in mind.

Tomatoes


Determinate varieties- Can grow anywhere from 1 to 3 feet. Fruit sets all at once, which is ideal for things like canning. Also good for limited space.

Indeterminate varieties- These varieties can keep producing up until frost. A little pruning is useful to keep the plant's resources focused on fruit production. Be sure to use a tomato cage upon planting.

Heirloom- Heirloom tomatoes are tomatoes that have been passed down through generations. There are many unique varieties with many different shapes, textures and flavors.

Hybrid- Hybrid tomatoes are tomatoes bred from two different parent strains to produce beneficial traits, most notably disease resistance.

Paste- Paste tomatoes are larger than cherries, though generally smaller than most other tomato varieties, oval-shaped and fleshy, which makes them ideal for sauces.

Cherry & Grape- Cherry and grape tomatoes are a small, sweet variety of tomato, used most often in salads or eaten straight off the plant itself. The main difference is generally the shape, cherries being more perfectly round and grapes slightly elongated and oval-shaped.

Tomatoes should be planted deep to ensure maximum root growth. Also, a good vegetable fertilizer should be used.

Peppers

There are countless varieties of delicious peppers, from crispy sweet to dangerously hot. Basic growing requirements of course are the same for all. Unlike tomatoes, peppers should be planted no deeper than the pot they were purchased in. Do not bury the stems.
Pepper plants are usually smaller than tomato, which makes them great for container planting, but they will still require support due to the weight of their fruit. A good veggie fertilizer is also recommended on planting.
Remember that sweet peppers get sweeter as they mature & hot peppers get hotter.

Let's Talk About Squash

Summer Squash- Popular varieties range from white to dark green and yellow, striped, solid, round, long, and disc shaped. There are different uses for different kinds of summer squash and it's best to plant several types. Squash grows fast and it's best to harvest early and often for best taste and texture.
Winter Squash- Winter squash stays on the vine for longer than summer squash. A good way to tell if your winter squash is ripe is to give it a little thump to hear if it sounds hollow. If so, it is time to harvest.

Some Words on Pumpkins

You can't have a fall harvest without pumpkins.
  • Plant after frost when the soil is warm.
  • Pumpkins have a long growing season and needs lots of full sun.
  • If possible grow on a mound for downward growth.
  • Pumpkins are heavy feeders, so fertilizer is a must.
  • Make sure soil drains enough to avoid rot from over-watering.

Cucumber Tips

  • Plant when the season is warm and make sure they get plenty of full sun.
  • Slow deep watering is recommended when soil begins to dry out.
  • Fertilize soil for maximum nutrient content.
  • Like pumpkins, cucumbers also do well when grown on mounds.
  • Harvest often to maximize productivity.

Eggplants Aplenty

  • Eggplants will require support.
  • Well-drained soil is extremely important.
  • Can easily be grown in containers.
  • Regular water, but remember they like well-drained soil.
  • In addition to initial fertilization it is also useful to give them an extra boost as the season goes on.

Beans

Pole Beans- Require the support of a trellis or tomato cage. Continue producing as they are harvested.
Bush Beans- Easier than pole beans, bush beans require no support. Short season with a single harvest.

Greens

From Spinach to Lettuce to Kale, there are a wide variety of different kinds of greens with their own tastes.
  • Plenty of light but don't let them get sunburned.
  • Regular water.
  • Make sure they have enough space to aerate to avoid mold.



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