Members of vegetable families.
31 May 2010 09:33:09
Home grown Lettuce [Lactuca sativa] for tea later.
On a rather dull morning with plenty of cloud,it will be hard to know the outcome.Checked the usual areas this morning around 7 am and will return there sometime after 5-6 this evening.Some of the hedge needs trimming,but the main area will be the vegetable garden for getting in some more seeds.At one stage i was asked by friends about who are the vegetable families.With vegetable growing etc,some of them must be in the right area to help each other and not to be an enemy.
Vegetable family names.[along with some fruit]
The brassica family,cabbage,cauliflower,broccoli,kohl rabi,radish.Swedes and turnips are root crops but in some cases left with these as they both are open to club root disease.
The solanaceae family,potatoes,tomatoes,aubergines,peppers.All them are known as night shade family and leaves and stalks poison
The legume family,all of the peas and beans are the feed for the ground in places.The peas above all attract atmospheric nitrogen and send it down to their root nodules in the ground.This is food for the next crop.
The umbelliferae family,carrots,parsnips.
The allium family,onions,leeks.
The chenopodiaceae family,cucumber,courgette,pumpkin,melon,vegetable marrow.
The compositae family,lettuce,artichokes,
The chenopodiaceac family,beetroot,Swiss chard,spinach.
The likes of root crops are mentioned above,carrots,beetroot,parsnip,spinach can be included together,but from different families.