Tag Archives: Seeds of Italy

How to Grow Turnips

Whats makes then so versatile is that the tops are as versatile and make great green and there are varieties called Rapini which dont produce a bulb at all the best variety for this is Rapa da foglia senza testa .
the only problems you may get are Flea beetle: Leaves are covered in small holes and damaged areas turn brown. Seedlings are particularly susceptible but using fleece with stop this

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How to grow and plant Sweetcorn

The real reason to grow sweetcorn is that until you do its hard to imagine just how wonderful it is quite simply covered in butter as it coverts sugars very quickly after picking
The latest sweetcorns have shorter growing seasons but its still much better to start then off undercover




HOW TO  USE GREEN MANURE TO INCREASE SWEETCORN GROWTH

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Growing Chickpeas —How to sow and grow Chickpeas

One of the most ubiquitous foods we have is Hummus which can be transformed to another level if you have fresh Chickpeas and they are not difficult to grow if you follow some simple rules

Chickpeas are also well-known as garbanzo beans, and are a legume but not really a pea or a bean but do fix nitrogen into your soil so there no need to add nitrogen fertilizer

How to plant out your Chickpeas

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How to sow Courgette and Squash

This film covers when to sow Cougette,which are also called Zucchini  Squash and Pumpkins and why sowing to early leads to weaker less productive plants.
These are the varieties that over the years I have found have the best taste and store well

Courgette Rugosa Friulana

Courgette Tondo di Piacenza Emilia Romagna  Round courgette can be stuffed and baked

Winter squash

Sweet Dumpling   small can be baked whole has taste similar to sweet potato

Blue kuri and Red Kuri Small medium stores well nice nutty taste

Marina di Chioggia  Medium to large

Musquee de Provence  Large stores well

Once there ready to plant out a great space saving way is

Courgettes on your compost heap or they are fantastic in

No Dig Bale Bed

 

 

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