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Annual plants complete their life cycle in one year. In one year, they grow, flower, produce seeds and then die.



How to grow Cucumbers The refreshing cucumbers are used in salads and for pickling. Cucumber is a plant that grows large, broad leaves. The leaves of the cucumber hide the flowers. You can help bees pollinate the flowers by removing the top leaves to make it easier to access the flowers. Other names for cucumbers […]

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How to grow peas Peas is one of the vegetables that 99% of the time I had only tasted from the supermarket fridge. If you want to try fresh peas, you can grow them in the garden. It is easy. Peas prefer cold weather and loves the sun. Other names for peas Latin name: Pisum

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How to grow Carrots The carrot, this orange vegetable, is one of the vegetables that you should have in your garden. It is tasty, rich in sugars (second only to beetroot), rich in minerals and very tasty. Some say it is also an aphrodisiac. Other names for carrot Latin name: Daucus carota subsp. sativus Umbelliferae

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Κολοκύθια - Κολοκυθάκια


How to grow zucchini Zucchini is one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Zucchini come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes. As a rule, each plant produces a large number of zucchini. Other names for zucchini Latin name: Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbitaceae FamilyGreek name: Κολοκυθάκι (single) Κολοκυθάκια (plural) Zucchini should be picked when they

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Broad beans

How to grow Broad Beans Broad Beans are a misunderstood vegetable. For centuries it was associated with the poor man’s dish. Properly cooked broad beans are very tasty and deserve a place at our table. Other names for broad beans Latin name: Vicia faba. Fabaceae Family Greek name: Κουκί (single) Κουκιά (plural) Start broad beans

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How to grow Cauliflowers Cauliflower is a relatively easy vegetable to grow. The unique taste of cauliflower, especially when raw, makes it an important vegetable for our dishes. You should be aware that white varieties have fewer nutrients than dark-colored cauliflower varieties. Other names for cauliflower Latin name: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis. Brassicaceae familyGreek name:

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How to grow Tomatoes The tomato, is a red juicy fruit (or vegetable), ideal for salads and the main ingredient of the famous village (“xoriatiki”) salad. The uses of tomato are so many in recipes that can easily be called the king of vegetables (or fruits?). Other names for tomatoes Latin name: Solanum lycopersicumGreek name:

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How to grow Onions The size of the onion is related to the size of its green parts above ground. The larger the green part, the larger the onion will become. Other names for onions Latin name: Allium cepa. Alliaceae familyGreek name: Κρεμύδι (single) Κρεμμύδια (plural) Onion growing tips Please see the post: Planting onion

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How to grow Cabbages Cabbage is another favorite vegetable. To preserve its nutrients, do not cook it intensely. When cooking, avoid using aluminum utensils to reduce the smell. Sprouts are impressive plants. They can also be ornaments in your garden. Other names for cabbages Latin name: Brassica oleracea var. capitata. Brassicaceae FamilyGreek name: Λάχανο (single,

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How to grow Lettuce Lettuce is an easy to grow vegetable. It is a key ingredient in many salads. Its chlorophyll-rich leaves are very nutritious. From the lettuce plant, you can cut a few leaves at a time for your salad, or pull out the whole plant and use it. The tastiest leaves are found

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How to grow Eggplants Eggplants are one of the vegetables that many people want to grow in their garden. It came to Europe over 100 years ago from Asia and Africa. Many people call it the “Black Beauty” because of the dark and glossy color of the fruit. Eggplants love heat and water. It takes

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How to grow Broccoli Broccoli is a delicious vegetable. They are a natural source of vitamin C and beta carotene. They are very low in calories so they are often found in diets. Other names for broccoli Latin name: Brassica oleraceae. Brassicaceae FamilyGreek name: Μπρόκολο (single), Μπρόκολα (plural) For information on growing broccoli, see also

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Potatoes - Winter's harvest


How to grow Potatoes Potatoes are an important crop for any grower who wants to be self-sufficient or wants to have flavor on his plate. Potatoes are easy to grow, very nutritious and there are numerous varieties. Some are ideal for roasting, some for salad, some for fries. You should try growing them! Other names

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How to grow Beetroots Beetroot is one of the most delicious vegetables. Their bright red color is what characterizes them. Use beetroots raw in salads, boiled in salads, in soups. Beetroots are rumored to have many nutrients and are beneficial to health. Their green leaves are even healthier as they contain minerals, vitamins and fiber.

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How to grow Peppers Peppers are a tropical fruit according to botanists. Yes, you read that right. Fruit, not vegetable! Green, red and orange peppers need a lot of heat to grow. Small hot peppers, perform well even in a relatively cool summer. Other names for peppers Latin name: Capsicum annuum, Solanaceae familyGreek name: Πιπεριά

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How to grow Leeks Leeks are a wonderful vegetable. They can be grown even in difficult soils. You can cook them or make pie like leek pie (πρασόπιτα in Greek). Other names for leeks Latin name: Allium porrum. Alliaceae familyGreek name: Πράσο (single), Πράσα (plural) Tips for growing leeks Start leek from seeds Leek seeds

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How to grow Radishes Radish is a bulb (fleshy root) that does not need much water and is ready for harvesting only 1 to 1.5 months after sowing. Other names for radish English name: RadishGreek name: Ραπανάκι (single), Ραπανάκια (plural) Tips for growing radishes Start radishes from seeds Radishes are sown by seed. The seeds

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How to grow Garlic It’s a shame to have a garden and not dedicate a plot to grow garlics. Garlic flavors so many dishes and is an integral part of Greek cuisine. Garlic is also recognized as being good for your health. It said to lower blood pressure. Other names for garlic Latin name: Allium

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How to grow Spinach Spinach is an easy to grow vegetable. Rich in nutrients and iron. It can be cooked in many different ways. Other names for spinach Latin name: Spinacia oleraceaeGreek name: Σπανάκι (single), Σπανάκια (plural) Tips for growing spinach Start spinach from seeds Start spinach by sowing the seeds directly into the garden

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Green Beans

Green Beans

How to grow Green Beans Green beans are considered an easy-to-grow plant, suitable for new growers. They prefer a relatively cool weather. If the temperature rises too much, they may drop their flowers and of course you may not have a crop. Other names for green beans Latin name: Phaseolus Vulgaris, Phaseolus coccineus. Fabaceae FamilyEnglish

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