Read about planting vegetable garden. Vegetable
gardening is not only a trend but growing a kitchen garden is quite a
Planting Vegetable Garden
It gives a rustic charm to our mind. Planting
vegetable garden caring and watching it grow-up and then when matured
enough pluck it and it is ready to cooked and eaten. If the above
day-routine suits you then you try vegetable gardening in front of your
home and enjoy a healthy life.
Some common plants grown on kitchen garden
Lettuce is a vegetable crop grown on winter. It easily survives mild
frost. But there is quite a variety in this leafy vegetable. Some are
quite friendly to the warm climate. So by using these varieties you can
make lettuce last long.
Procedure of growing lettuce
- If you are selecting lettuce for cool- season then sow it indoor
either during late summer or late winter
- Transfer it outdoors during the spring or fall
- Lettuce leaf should be watered often but not over-watered. It can
be watered thoroughly only in the morning as after that it gets
plenty of time to dry.
- Mulch the soil organically so that it is a mixture of cool and
warm temperatures. It also prevents the diseases to affect the
- Lettuce planted in the spring has to be kept under full sunlight.
You can protect cool-season lettuce from the scorching heat by
planting sweet corn, staked tomatoes, pole beans or deciduous trees
in between the lettuce plants. The trees will shade the lettuce
Among the types of lettuce the common varieties are
Crisphead or iceburg, Butterhead, or Bibb lettuce, Romaine, or Cos.
Romaine, or Cos is a nutritious one while Butterhead, or Bibb lettuce
become bitter in hot weather.
Spinach is a vegetable for the winter and is grown either in
spring or fall. Plant the seeds at the depth of 1/2 inch in early
spring. Warm temperatures and long daylight causes the plant to flower
and seed prematurely. Extreme chillness and transfer of plantation
reduces the growth of spinach. The plantation of spinach in close space
will produce the flower early. If it is not extreme cold spinach can be
grown throughout the winter. In extreme chill weather spinach trees need
protection. If you plant the spinach close to one another then the
flower grows early. Spinach is not quite friendly with the weeds. Water
supply should be adequate for the growth of spinach but over water will