Vegetable Gardening Encyclopedia
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Universal identify: leek Botanical identify: Allium p o r r u m foundation: Mediterranean, Egypt kinds Titan (120 days); American Flag (120 days); wide London (130 days); Tivi (115 days). Description Storing and keeping Kohlrabi will shop for one week in a fridge or for one to 2 months in a c o l d , wet position. Kohlrabi can be frozen. targeted details on storing and protecting is given partly three. The leek is a hardy biennial grown as an annual. it is a member of the onion kinfolk, yet has a stalk instead of a bulb and leaves which are flat and straplike rather than hole. The Welsh normally put on a leek on St. precise dealing with with a view to develop a wide, white, succulent leek, blanch the decrease a part of the stem by way of hilling the soil up round the stalk because it develops. Fertilizing and watering Fertilize ahead of planting and back at midseason, on the comparable price because the remainder of the backyard. special info on fertilizing is given in "Spadework: the basic Soil" in Parti. supply leeks lots of water to maintain them turning out to be strongly. Pests Onion thrips could appear on leeks in dry climate. Discourage them by means of hosing them off the vegetation, or spray them with Malathion or Diazinon, Leeks will do good within the natural backyard regardless of the thrips. extra distinct info on pest keep watch over is given in "Keeping Your backyard fit" partly 1. illnesses Leeks don't have any severe disorder difficulties. whilst and the way to reap Time from planting to reap is set eighty days from transplants and one hundred twenty days or extra from seed. A 10-foot double row may still provide you with approximately 20 leeks. round midsummer, begin elimination the head half the leaves. this can inspire higher progress of the leek stalk. Pull the leeks as you wish them, yet harvest all of them ahead of frost. w i t h small, yellowish plants at the stalk. The lettuce most ordinarily f o u n d in supermarkets (iceberg or head lettuce) is the main tough to develop in the house vegetable backyard. Butterhead and bibb lettuces, that are frequently so extravagantly dear within the shop, are more straightforward to develop. Butterhead lettuces have unfastened heads and mild crunchy leaves. Stem lettuce (celtuce) could idiot you into pondering you are consuming hearts of palm and makes a crunchy addition to a salad. Celtuce is grown within the related manner as lettuce, other than that you really want celtuce to bolt or visit seed, simply because you are going to harvest the thickened stem. you employ the leaves of celtuce as you w o u l d ordinary lettuce; the guts of the stem is used like celery. Cos or romaine lettuce kinds a free, lengthy head and is a component approach among a butterhead and leaf lettuce in style. Leaf lettuce is delightfully effortless to develop, grows quick, and gives bulk and colour to salads. Leaf lettuce and butterhead lettuce make beautiful borders or accents in a flower backyard, and both variety might be grown singly in a four-inch pot or in a w i n d o w field. W i t h a bit making plans you could develop a complete salad backyard in boxes on a balcony or terrace. traditionally, King Nebuchadnezzar grew lettuce in his gardens in historic Babylon.