As a rule, we choose to grow bush beans instead of pole beans. I can’t decide whether or not this is pure laziness. In a backyard in the city, tall varieties can be a problem, as it would be difficult to get poles.
But these racing grains can be trained along old fences and, with little effort, will travel through the stems of the tallest sunflowers. So that solves the pole issue. There is an ornamental side to the bean issue.
Suppose you plant these tall beans at the rear end of each row of vegetables. Make bows with flexible tree branches, attaching them to form the arch. Train the beans on these. When someone faces the garden, what a beautiful end are these bean arches?
Beans like fertile, warm and sandy soil. To help the soil, be sure to dig deep and work it thoroughly for bean cultivation. Never plant beans before the world warms up due to the chills of spring.
There is another advantage to early soil excavation. It brings eggs and insect larvae to the surface. Birds eager for food will go to the plow to pick up these bits of ground. A little lemon worked with the soil is useful in growing beans.
The beans are planted in drills about eighteen inches apart, while the rows of beans must be three feet away. Drills for bush files should be further apart than other dwarf beans, say three feet.
This amount of space allows cultivation with the hoe. If the beans rise too high, remove the growing tip, and this will retain growth upward.
Among the wild beans are dwarf, snap or string beans, wax beans, bush files, a variety known as fragile beans. Among the beans are the lime, wax and scarlet poles. The scarlet corridor is a beauty for decorative purposes. The flowers are scarlet and look good against an old fence. These are quite adorable in the flower garden.
Where a vine is desired, it is good to plant it, as a vegetable, bright flowers and a plant canvas are obtained, when the bean planting places the beans in the soil with the eye downwards.
Beetroot as rich, sandy sand, too. Fresh manure worked in the soil is fatal for beets, as well as for many other crops. But let’s assume that nothing is available but new fertilizer.
Some gardeners say to work this on the soil very carefully and rigorously. But even so, there is a danger that a particle of it will approach a tender beet. The following can be done; Dig a ditch about 30 cm deep, spread a thin layer of manure, cover with soil and plant above.
When the main root reaches the manure layer, there will be little damage. Beets should not be transplanted. If the rows are separated by a few inches, there is ample space for cultivation. Whenever the weather is nice, these seeds can be planted. Young beets produce light vegetables.
More exceptional care must be taken in handling beet than is normally shown. When the beet is to be boiled, if the tip of the root and the top are cut, the beet bleeds. This means the loss of good material. Gripping these parts with your fingers and doing this not too close to the beet is the proper method of handling.
There are large coarse members of the beet and cabbage families, called mangel-wurzel and rutabaga. Here, these are bred to feed livestock. They are a great addition to a cow’s dinner.
The cabbage family is large. There is the cabbage itself, then cauliflower, broccoli or cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi, a combination of turnip cabbage.
Cauliflower is a type of relative of refined and toned cabbage. It needs a little more productive soil than cabbage and does not support frost. Frequent watering with manure water provides the extra wealth and water needed. The outer leaves must be folded, as in the case of young cabbage, to obtain a white head. Dwarf varieties are best for planting.
Kale is not such a private cousin. It can withstand frost. Fertile soil and planting in early spring are required due to slow ripening. It can be planted in September for the first spring work.
Brussels sprouts are a predominant member of this family. Due to their size, many people who do not like to serve poor old, common cabbages will serve them. Brussels sprouts are fascinating in their growth.
The stem of the plant runs into the sky. At the top, like an umbrella, there is a closed head of leaves, but that is not what we eat. In the shade of the umbrella and packed along the stem are delicious sprouts or sprouts. Like the rest of the family, fertile soil and plenty of water are needed during the growing season. The seeds must be planted in