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Vegetable Growing

Easy Vegetable Growing!


If you're looking for a sure-fire way to make vegetable growing easier, then you've come to the right place. We offer the tools you'll need for a bountiful harvest. Our vegetable growing package will provide everything you need for better soil, feeding your vegetables, making watering a breeze and boosting yields.

Vegetable Growing Package:

If you're looking for a way to make vegetable growing simple and easy, get our Vegetable Growing Kit. It contains everything you need to grow vegetables without a lot of work. The Vegetable Growing Kit includes:

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Vegetable Growing - Soil

Our Vegetable Growing Package starts with SoilSyrup. Having good soil that's high in humus and nutrients is very important in vegetable growing. Your vegetables will be counting on you to provide everything they need to grow. Preparing the soil with SoilSyrup is a great way to boost humus levels and help your vegetables absorbs more nutrients. SoilSyrup will actually improve fertilizer absorption, so fertilizers like Algoflash work even better. You can fertilize less and still make sure your vegetable garden is properly feed. The use of SoilSyrup to boost organic matter is a good practice for vegetable growing. It is not practical to increase the organic matter content of soil with one treatment, but after a few treatments with SoilSyrup, you'll see a definite increase in the amount of organic matter in your garden.

Many garden soils are low in organic matter because they contain less than 5 percent organic matter. Soils that contain more than 20-28 percent clay (clay loams) and are low in organic matter tend to be hard when dry and sticky when wet. Soils high in organic matter are mellow (plant roots can penetrate easily) and absorb water more readily than soils low in organic matter. The addition of organic materials in the form of SoilSyrup improves the physical properties of soils. And SoilSyrup can also help decompose naturally occurring organic materials (chopped leaves or straw, grass clippings), making essential plant nutrients available for plant use.

Vegetable Growing Tip - Add generous amounts of organic matter to your vegetable garden. SoilSyrup is the easy way to apply extra organic material.

Vegetable Growing - Fertilizer

Using fertilizers as nutrient sources in vegetable growing is one cultural practice that can improve production if done correctly. This means using the right fertilizer material, applying it at the correct rate and time, and using the proper method of application.

Unless your garden soil is incredibly rich and fertile, fertilizer is usually needed for proper vegetable growing. Most vegetable gardeners find it convenient to use Algoflash, a balanced fertilizer that provides key micro-nutrients. Fertilizers, like Algoflash should generally be applied before or at planting time. The easiest way to apply fertilizer is to broadcast, using a hose-end sprayer. Algoflash is a complete fertilizer that will supply your vegetables with the proper levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium for healthy growth.

To keep garden vegetables growing rapidly and continuously, extra fertilizer should be applied to the soil in the form of a side dressing. Side dressing can be applied on both sides of the vegetable row about 4 to 6 inches from the plants using Algoflash.

For plants that are widely spaced (such as cucumbers or cantaloupe), the side dressing fertilizer can be placed in bands 6 inches from the plant's base. Vegetable plants should be side dressed about midway through their maturity cycle except when grown on sandy soils and during periods of excessive rainfall. These conditions require more frequent side dressing applications. Also, crops such as tomatoes, eggplant, and okra require two or three side dressings per season because of their long growth cycles.

Some recommended times for side-dressing vegetables are as follows:

  • Asparagus -- Early Spring before growth starts.
  • Beans and Peas -- Just before blooming.
  • Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower --About four weeks after transplanting.
  • Eggplant, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes -- At blooming and when fruit set starts.
  • Cucumbers, Cantaloupe, Watermelons -- As vines start to run.

Vegetables that need high levels of nitrogen include sweet corn, the cole crops, and leafy green vegetables. Onions also benefit from additional nitrogen. By delaying the application until after emergence, the crop benefits and weed stimulation is reduced. Potatoes and tomatoes also respond to added nitrogen. Delaying the application improves tuber set of potatoes and reduces excessive vine growth of potatoes and tomatoes.

Vegetable Growing Tip - Iron chlorosis may occur in some soils that contain excess lime and are compacted and poorly drained. Beans and tomatoes are two crops that may show iron chlorosis. Iron chlorosis can be identified by the interveinal yellowing of leaves. The veins are green and the tissue between the veins is yellow. At a distance of several feet, chlorotic plants look very yellow. Using Algoflash and SoilSyrup will prevent iron and zinc deficiencies in your vegetable garden!

Vegetable Growing Tip - Zinc deficiency occasionally occurs when soils contain excess lime and are low in organic matter. Sweet corn and beans are the most likely crops to be affected.

Vegetable Growing Tip - Iron and zinc can be applied as a foliar spray if needed. Foliar application of these micro-nutrients can be effective if they are applied properly. It is important to follow the directions on the container.

For smaller gardens, AquaSpikes can be a great way to side dress vegetables while preventing weed growth. AquaSpikes offer built-in weed control, because you're watering your plants roots directly, it helps prevent weed growth beside your favorite plants! You'll save lots of water as well, because you won't lose a drop to evaporation or runoff! Which is great for easier vegetable growing!

Vegetable Growing - Watering

Make sure you provide sufficient drainage of excessive rainfall from your plot, while arranging for irrigation during dry periods. A garden takes about 75 gallons of water per 100 square feet (taking evaporating losses into account). Frequency of watering depends upon your soil type; sandy soils need water 2 or 3 times a week.

You can conserve water by using AquaRocks, SoilSyrup or using AquaSpikes for direct root watering. If you use a portable lawn sprinkler, be sure to keep the application rate low enough that water does no run off the soil. Water applied too fast will not soak into the soil. When watering, wet the soil to a depth of 6 inches. As a general guide, the average house spigot must be left running approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours to apply 1 inch of water to 1,000 square feet. Or you can use AquaRocks as an inexpensive watering system. By cutting the tops off of 2-liter bottles, you can easily fill the bottle with the hose. During dry periods, vegetable gardens need extra watering. Most vegetables benefit from an inch or more water each week, especially when they are fruiting.

You can conserve water by using AquaRocks, SoilSyrup or using AquaSpikes for direct root watering. If you use a portable lawn sprinkler, be sure to keep the application rate low enough that water does no run off the soil. Water applied too fast will not soak into the soil. When watering, wet the soil to a depth of 6 inches. As a general guide, the average house spigot must be left running approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours to apply 1 inch of water to 1,000 square feet. Or you can use AquaRocks as an inexpensive watering system. By cutting the tops off of 2-liter bottles, you can easily fill the bottle with the hose. During dry periods, vegetable gardens need extra watering. Most vegetables benefit from an inch or more water each week, especially when they are fruiting.

Vegetable Growing Tip - Weeds rob your vegetables of water, light and root space. So use AquaSpikes for direct root watering and to prevent weeds.

Vegetable Growing - Better Yields with MegaGro

For years, commercial growers have been using MegaGro all over the world to achieve better blossom and fruit set. As a flower and fruit set, MegaGro is the best for vegetable gardens to help your plants product more fruit. Containing an easy to use formula of Gibberellic acid, all you have to do is spray your plants and watch them grow! MegaGro works great with any plant you're growing indoors. MegaGro is the secret to vegetable growing like the pros.

Vegetable Growing Tip - Spray your indoor vegetables with MegaGro for a bountiful harvest and giant vegetables.

By following these tips and using our Vegetable Growing Package, you'll be able to enjoy your vegetable gardening without a lot of work. So try vegetable growing, it's fun, inexpensive and rewarding.

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