GROWING CARROTS

GROWING CARROTS

Carrots (Daucus carota) ¬†are a great vegetable to plant if you’re seeking something different to do with your garden. Carrots are a versatile root crop that may be cultivated in a variety of climates. Carrots are cool-season biennials (plants with a two-year life cycle) that have been grown for thousands of years. They were employed…

LETTUCE

LETTUCE

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a well-known leafy vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways, from salad to medical medicines. This is an annual plant in the Asteraceae family. Although its stem and seeds are also harvested, it is commonly grown as a leaf vegetable. Salads are the most common application for lettuce, although…

GROWING BELL PEPPERS

GROWING BELL PEPPERS

Bell Peppers are popular vegetables because there are so many varieties available from sweet to very hot. Bell peppers are tropical plants grown as warm-season annuals here. Peppers are relatively easy to grow and harvest. They are often harvested in the immature green stage for use in salsas, salads, for stuffing, roasting, and for added…

GROWING STRAWBERRIES

GROWING STRAWBERRIES

The strawberry is the most popular small fruit grown in the home garden. Growing strawberries is relatively easy, and they produce large quantities of good-quality fruit without requiring extra equipment. Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) is an herbaceous perennial. New leaves, shoots, and runners emerge from the crown and root structure each year. Strawberries can be grown…