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If you’re new to gardening or have limited space, pre-grown vegetable plants may be an ideal way to jump-start your planting efforts, especially those such as tomatoes and peppers that take longer to grow from seeds. They provide an early headstart in starting them off.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most beloved garden vegetables. Easy to grow and packed with flavourful varieties, they remain popular with both home gardeners and commercial growers due to their delicious harvest.

To maintain the health and success of your tomato crop, follow some key strategies. First is planting at the appropriate time – early spring is ideal when planting lettuce, broccoli and kale; warmer climate crops such as basil tomatoes and eggplant should be planted later in spring.

Purchase seedlings from local farms if possible; their varieties have been specifically developed for your region and will have higher chances of producing an abundant harvest.

Alongside its obvious benefits, purchasing from a farmer also gives you access to their growing practices and recommendations for specific varieties. Their experience can help avoid costly mistakes while expanding your gardening knowledge.

To optimize your tomato harvest, companion planting with herbs and flowers that help control insect pests while increasing nutrient uptake is recommended. Dill and fennel as well as sweet alyssum make excellent options to complement tomatoes as companion plants.

Beans

Beans are an invaluable addition to the home vegetable garden, boasting protein, fiber, and B vitamins that can help reduce cholesterol and high blood sugar. In addition, beans contain potassium which promotes healthy blood pressure levels as well as muscle contractions.

Bean varieties include bush and pole beans, dry or shell beans, fillet beans and soybeans. Each variety varies in terms of size, shape, color and fibrousness or tenderness of its immature pods.

Most varieties are grown specifically to produce seeds that will later be dried for use in soups and chili dishes. Some of the more popular varieties can also be eaten directly out of their shell, cooked or used dried in recipes like soup.

Popular varieties of bush and pole beans include Kentucky Wonder (pole bean variety with five to seven foot vines); Blue Lake (compact bush variety with large, plump pods); and Yellow ‘n Green Mix (an attractive blend of yellow wax beans).

These vegetables are easy to cultivate, providing numerous health advantages. For example, they’re an excellent source of vitamin B, potassium and folate; magnesium is also essential to heart health, providing even further benefits. These versatile veggies can be eaten raw, cooked or dried for added nutrition, making them the perfect complement to a salad or meal!

Lettuce

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is one of the easiest cool-season vegetables to cultivate, flourishing in temperatures ranging between 40 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit and even withstanding light frost damage.

Grown between March and November, lettuces can either be directly planted into the soil or started indoors for early harvesting. They require well-draining soil with plenty of organic matter for optimal development as well as at least six hours of direct sunlight daily to reach peak performance.

Sow seeds a half-inch deep and space them out according to your desired variety, from loose-leafed lettuces like butterhead and iceberg to slightly larger varieties of romaine that form upright heads with attractive leaves. Cover seeds with a thin layer of soil before watering well after sowing.

Once seedlings reach a few inches tall, thin them by selecting and pulling out the larger plants. Leave about six-8 inches between remaining plants so there is enough space for growth and harvest.

Lettuce thrives best when grown in well-drained, fertile organic soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0, with regular fertilization to foster plant health.

Peppers

Peppers, fruit-like berries of plants belonging to the Capsicum genus, are an immensely popular and profitable vegetable crop, popular for their varied colors, shapes and heat levels.

When planting bell peppers, select a sunny location in well-drained soil that has good air circulation and pH of 6.5 or above for the ideal results. A sandy loam with high organic matter content would work particularly well.

Start seeds indoors eight weeks prior to transplanting them outdoors; transplant when daytime temperatures are 60-65degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temps reach 50degrees F or above.

Black plastic mulch will warm the soil, reduce weed growth and maintain adequate soil moisture levels while helping plants avoid transplant shock.

Peppers benefit greatly from being planted alongside wildflower mixes that provide nectar and habitat for beneficial predators and pollinators, including honeybees, beetles and pollinators. Some mixes may include species which are particularly suitable for your region.

Parsley, cilantro and French marigolds make excellent companion plants for peppers as they repel pests such as asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, tomato worms and aphids. Furthermore, these flowers attract predatory insects such as wasps and hoverflies that prey upon these pests, including wasps that feed off of wasp nests; wasps also feed off of harmful insects such as thrips which feed off of them!

Cucumbers

Cucumbers make an ideal addition to a garden. Not only are they tasty, they’re packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients including vitamin C, folate, calcium, iron and magnesium – as well as cucurbitacin which may help prevent cancer!

Epsom salt can help restore cucumber plants that have lost their vitality, to revive and strengthen them again. Containing magnesium and sulfur, two essential elements for plant health, it contains all of the minerals your cucumber plants require for healthy growth.

Cucumbers with low levels of essential minerals tend to produce smaller fruits, as well as being more vulnerable to diseases and infection.

Epsom salt can enhance yields by providing plants with essential nutrients they require for growth. This compound will increase production while maintaining crisp and juicy cucumbers.

Natural insecticides such as apple cider vinegar can also be added to your watering regime to help reduce insect attacks on cucumbers and tomatoes. Doing this will reduce their vulnerability against attacks from bugs.

Companion planting with other flowers such as nasturtiums and marigolds can also prove helpful when growing cucumber and tomato plants, helping ward off insects such as aphids and beetles that might otherwise harm them.

These vegetable plants will benefit from proper soil management practices such as regularly applying fertilizers that contain nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in order to maximize flower and fruit production. A heavy feeder should also be utilized.

Herbs

Herbs have long been used as culinary and medicinal herbs, providing extra flavor and medicinal benefits to food and beverages while making an impressive statement in any garden.

When purchasing garden vegetable plants for sale, make sure they match your soil type and growing conditions to maximize crop success. Adaptability will guarantee a higher harvest.

Consider whether herbs will thrive when planted alongside other vegetables, as this can speed their development and produce more fruit faster.

When planting herbs in your garden, it’s essential that they receive enough sunshine; most require six or more hours per day of direct sun light, though many species can tolerate less sunshine than this.

Be sure to water your herb plants correctly, as this can make a big difference to their wellbeing. Be sure to water only when their soil feels dry to touch, and don’t overwater as this could result in wilting and damage to its roots.

Leek

Leeks are long-season crops that typically take between 120 to 150 days to fully develop, depending on their variety. Early varieties should typically be planted in spring and harvested during late summer or early autumn; midseason leeks can be harvested anywhere between late summer and the following spring.

Leek varieties differ significantly in their ultimate size, hardiness and disease resistance; some are intended for winter cropping while others can be grown as salad or baby leeks in summertime.

To cultivate leeks successfully, start seeds indoors approximately 12 weeks prior to the last spring frost. Sprinkle a few seeds into each cell of a seed-starting mix; they should germinate within 10-14 days when kept between 70degF (21degC).

Plant leek seeds when they have reached transplant size – around 6 inches. Space them out 2-4 inches apart in trenches 5″ deep or dig holes 6″ deep to accommodate their transplant. Leave the green part below soil surface.

Leeks differ from onions in that their shallow roots require consistent irrigation throughout their growing season, so keep an eye on soil moisture and use soaker hose or drip irrigation when necessary to irrigate. An ample layer of mulch may also help keep soil damp around their bases.

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