Grow Vegetables at Home or on Your Small Farm

This long excerpt from "Grow It!" provides detailed information about soil nutrients, location, fertilizers, pH balance, planting times, plant spacing, and other factors that will affect your plants when you grow vegetables.



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The book from which this bounty of information about growing vegetables originates.
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Cold frames made from old basement windows provide a safe place to sprout seeds when you start to grow vegetables.
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Grow It - plastic cloche garden
Modified cloche gardening using plastic sheeting weighted down with rock.
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This heavy paper collar, stapled together, protects young transplant from cutworms. Cover entirely with straw mulch until all danger of frost is past or, if there is no danger of frost, for two days to keep plant from getting too much sun while it settles in.
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Grow It - potato plant
The various parts of a potato plant.
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