Safe Keeping Of Vegetable Plants While Growing

When growing vegetables from seeds and the new plants poke their head out of the soil, transformation begins.

The energy required for this process in the leafy laboratory comes from sunlight. That is why your vegetable plot should be in a sunny position and why plants do not thrive in shade. The rows should be arranged to run north and south in order to get as much sunlight as possible, and they should he planned so that tall-growing plants such as corn and tomatoes (when staked) do not cast shadows on lower-growing plants.

For this reason, these are usually planted at the back of a vegetable plot. Plants should be spaced widely enough to allow the leaves full room to catch the light. This illustrates the importance of making a Orden plan as your first step of the season. It not only assures growing the different vegetables in their best locations, but it helps to prevent the all too common mistake of attempting to grow far more than the household requires.

Root Growth

The rootlet that has come from the seed pushes its way downward. It may develop into a large tap root for food storage, as in carrots or turnips, which if left to themselves store food in one season and spring up from this in the next to complete their life cycle by seed bearing, or the rootlet may fork and re-fork to produce a system of spreading roots.

The power of roots is almost proverbial, but a little rootlet has small chance against a hard and impenetrable soil; it will make much better progress in a smooth bed of fine and even texture from which stones have been removed. A carrot rootlet meeting a stone is likely to fork around it. If your soil is both deep and smooth, you can grow the desirable long, slender type of carrot, but. if it is too stony to be completely cleared you must he content with the short, stumpy type such as Oxheart.

 

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