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Easy vegetable growing

Module by: S Jagannathan. E-mail the author

Summary: A picture guide to easy vegetable growing.

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  • I have been growing vegetables organically since summer of 2004.
  • I live in London, England
  • I like to work very little but grow a lot.
  • In this book I will document my techniques and results for 2008.
  • You can see my past efforts here:
  • Success is not guaranteed. But dont fear failure. You can always buy your vegetables at the (super)market!
  • Its late February now. Daffodils are out. Spring is here.
Figure 1: My first daffodil was out February 8, 2008. We moved into this house in January 2007. They were out last year too. Probably planted by the previous tenant. After they bloomed last spring, I chopped them off and placed them on the soil surface.
Figure 1 (daff1.jpg)
Figure 2: I grew runner beans in their position. These runner beans are leguminous plants ie they host bacteria in their roots that take nitrogen from the air and make it available in the soil for the runner beans to absorb and grow better. Of course they may not use all of it and other plants that follow them can benefit too.
Figure 2 (beans.jpg)
Figure 3: And it has benefited these daffodils this year. They look strong and there is quite a bunch of them. Since I had covered the soil with leaves and other organic matter, it may have been warm enough for them to sprout early. Note I will use the word may quite often. Its impossible to be certain in gardening. We cant predict accurately, and therefore, we cant reproduce results. But we can feel if we are doing the right thing for our plants by noting how they respond to our actions.
Figure 3 (daff2.jpg)

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