Alliums

Alliums

Growing Food, Herb Gardening, Organic Gardening
The Allium family of plant includes onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, and scallions The latin word allium literally means 'garlic'. Alliums are herbaceous perennials with flowers produced on scapes, a flower stem. Hardiness: Alliums can be grown in Zones 3 to 9, depending upon the species and the cultivar. Alliums aren't terribly picky: Most alliums grow in average garden soil and need full sun and good drainage. The drainage is critical because so many of the bulbs are large and will they will rot with too much moisture, especially when it won't drain. Otherwise, they are easy to grow and come back year after year with almost no maintenance. Occasionally, they need dividing after a few years, but that will only pertain to the alliums you do not harvest the roots…
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How to Grow Tire Potatoes

How to Grow Tire Potatoes

Gardening Methods
I read somewhere that people get so dogmatic about the way they grow their potatoes because basically you can't screw it up. Plant potatoes, water potatoes, harvest potatoes. I have grown potatoes many times in up to four tires high. I have had great success. I have had lousy years. The one real common denominator in bad potatoes is water.... too much, not enough. Potatoes like consistent water, moist soil. Irrigate to assure uniform moisture while the tubers are developing. A uniform moisture supply also helps to cool the ground and eliminate knobs caused by secondary growth. Drowning them with water, letting them dry out and repeating this through the potato's growing season is a recipe for growing scabby, knobby potatos. Tire Growing Potato Facts to Review If you live…
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