Home Vegetable Gardening – Gardening Hand Tools Part 2

The Garden Spade and Spading Fork While some garden tools have been improved and developed out of all resemblance to their original forms, others have changed little in generations, and in probability will remain ever with us. There is a thing or two to say about even the simplest of them, however, especially to anyone …

Home Vegetable Gardening – Garden Site Selection

In deciding upon the site for the home vegetable garden it is well to dispose once and for all of the old idea that the veggie patch must be an ugly spot in the home surroundings. If thoughtfully planned, carefully planted and thoroughly cared for, it may be made a beautiful and harmonious feature of …

Home Vegetable Gardening – Vegetable Harvesting Part 2

Pumpkins: Pick when fruits are full size, the rind is firm and glossy, and the portion of the pumpkin touching the soil is cream or orange in color. Radishes: Pick when 1 to 11/2 inches in diameter. Rhubarb: Pick when stalks are 8 to 15 inches long. Flavor and tenderness are best in spring and …

Home Vegetable Gardening – Leaf Vegetables

The quality of leaf vegetables will depend largely upon growing them rapidly. They are all great nitrogen-consumers and therefore take kindly to liberal supplies of garden manure, which is high in nitrogen. For celery the garden manure is best applied to some preceding crop, such as early cabbage. The others will take it “straight.” Most …