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Vegetable areas in your garden – It is perfectly possible to make even the most utilitarian parts of the garden attractive in their own right, though a potager or ornamental kitchen garden will require rather more thought, and probably more labor, than a strictly practical one.
In an ordinary plot, vegetables are often left in the ground for some considerable time, even when they have become mildewed or pest-damaged. In the potager, some loss of productivity is therefore inevitable, since vegetables will be dug up when their decorative value has faded away.
A potager is a sort of cottage garden where the main ingredients are vegetables rather than flowers. It is a decorative vegetable patch and can be more or less disciplined according to your preference. At its most defined, it is not unlike a parterre, with vegetables growing in spaces delineated by low hedges or brick or gravel paths. Then it becomes a larger, more varied version of the formal herb garden.
The formal potager
Strictly ordered rows of vegetables can be attractive if they are well maintained, but it is not necessary to grow them like this. Build raised beds and surround them with brick paths. They may be square or rectangular, each being planted with one or two varieties to give order to the whole design.
Almost everybody loves pumpkins simply because they are delicious and nutritious too. They are also baked into the delicious and popular pumpkin pies that every kids love. Pumpkins are gourd-like squash that have yellow or orange thick shell that contains seeds and has pulps. Pumpkins are important to humans as foods and also used as decorations during special holidays such as the Halloween season.
Because of their importance to us primarily as a source of food, they are grown on almost all parts of the world except for Antarctica which can’t produce due to its climate. Growing pumpkins in your garden is easy and requires minimal maintenance which is suitable for new gardeners. Pumpkins are known for being sturdy where even when they lose their leaves and some of their stems; they easily recover fast and thrive on almost any type of weather. However they do better on warm-weathered places but will do well on even weather conditions.
Tomatoes are a common favorite garden vegetable/fruit. But we often stop and wonder how in the world can you grow full sized tomato plants in a pot?
You need a fairly good-sized pot but his can be obtained very easily. Choosing approximately a 25-30 gallon container made of resin, plastic garbage container, durable plastic or wood should work well. Light colored containers are your best choice because in certain hotter climates the darker the container the more heat it absorbs the more likely it will burn the roots. Metal containers are not recommended either because the container will get too hot for good root growth, thus producing toxins and killing the plant. Even if you have a good area for growing tomatoes container planting is a sure way of preventing soil-borne fungal diseases. By using a good soil-less potting mix this provides a virtually sterile environment for your tomatoes. Do not add compost to the pot or rocks to the bottom of the pot this might introduce possible diseases.