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Vegetables are the reason most of us started gardening.

When you first taste the vegetables you have grown in your garden, or in an urban area, you will know the difference.

Comparing the taste of your own grown vegetables with those you buy from the market, you will know that you did the right thing by starting to grow your own vegetables.

The vegetable you have grown, may not be pretty, but they will be tasteful and without pesticides.

Genuine Santorini's tomatoes

The genuine Santorini’s tomatoes for 2022 from my garden

Many people think that authentic Santorini’s tomatoes are small, beautiful round tomatoes. Something like what we know as cherry tomatoes. The reality is very different. Authentic Santorini’s tomatoes are small, ugly looking, bad looking tomatoes. As bad looking as they are, they are delicious!!! In Santorini’s pre-tourist period, the island’s economy was based on the

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I grow spinach

I grow spinach in the garden

How do I grow spinach? Spinach is an easy-to-grow vegetable. It can be grown in the garden and on the balcony. Spinach is sown from early September to early February. Spinach is a cold-hardy plant. It needs low temperatures to thrive. Spinach is grown in a wide variety of soils, but sandy loam is the

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How I grow cabbage in the garden

How do I grow cabbage in my garden? Read the article and you will be able to grow your own delicious cabbages. It’s easy! The cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata), belongs to the same family as cauliflower and broccoli (family Cruciferae). It is cultivated for its leafy head, actually the spherical cluster of immature leaves,

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How to grow carrots in your garden

Want to know how to grow carrots? Scientific name of carrots: Daucus carota, οικ. Umbelliferae. Description of the carrot plant The carrot originated in Asia but is nowadays cultivated all over the world. The carrot is an edible species grown as a vegetable and belongs to the family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae ( Carrot or Parsley

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Nutrients needed by plants

Learn about the nutrients that plants need to be healthy and strong. Whether growing in the garden or growing in pots, plants use minerals for their nutrition. Complex processes that contribute to the creation of minerals in soil include natural rock decay, decomposition of organic matter, animals and organisms, and microbial activity. Roots take up

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