Post Archives from the ‘Plants’ Category



Crop rotation on the Allotment

Crop rotation is a very important part of growing healthy plants and vegetables in your allotment or even in your back garden. But why is this so important. There are two main reasons for this, the first being that by rotating your crops it reduces the probability of soil born diseases and pests affecting your crops every year. The pests and Continue reading the story "Crop rotation on the Allotment"

Cabbage

Brassica oleracea var. capitataCabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)

Family: Brassicaceae Related vegetables: arugula, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (all types), cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, radish, rutabaga, turnip, horseradish, collards, watercress

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Tomatoes

Lycopersicon esculentumTomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum, formerly Lycopersicon esculentum)

Family: Solanace Related vegetables: eggplant, pepper and chiles, potato, tomatillo

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  • Tender (warm-season) perennial grown as an annual. The fruit is harvested.
  • There are many different types of tomatoes and many different ways to grow them. See “Additional Information” Continue reading the story "Tomatoes"

Cauliflower

Brassica oleracea var. botrytisCauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis)

Family: Brassicace Related vegetables: arugula, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (all types), cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, radish, rutabaga, turnip, horseradish, collards, watercress

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Brussels Sprouts

Brassica oleracea var. gemmiferaBrussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera)

Family: Brassicaceae Related vegetables: arugula, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (all types), cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, radish, rutabaga, turnip, horseradish, collards, watercress

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Broccoli

Brassica oleracea var. italicaBroccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica)

Family: Brassicaceae Related vegetables: arugula, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (all types), cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, radish, rutabaga, turnip, horseradish, collards, watercress

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  • Cool season annual.
  • There are different types of broccoli—annual green or, more rarely, purple “heading” broccoli; “romanesco,” which has yellowish green, conical groups of Continue reading the story "Broccoli"