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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Members of vegetable families.

31 May 2010 09:33:09
Home grown Lettuce [Lactuca sativa] for tea later.

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.

 

 


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Monkells Monkells 31 May 2010 09:36:30

Morning John - Lovely in Kells this morning!


LNolan LNolan 31 May 2010 09:38:02

Thanks John. More great information as usual. Same dull start to the morning here too.


Myrtle Myrtle 31 May 2010 10:16:40

What a great lettuce!


Hoeys Hoeys 31 May 2010 14:06:17

oh its looks so yummy.....very healthy salad very healthy eating


Clara Clara 31 May 2010 19:57:15

Looks so good and hope you enjoyed it


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 May 2010 21:08:08

It was for sure a lovely morning Monica,thanks.In the last few minutes though,a lot different here with rain from just after 8 this evening.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 May 2010 21:10:30

Your welcome Liam.Started dull here this morning also,but a good day.Different now with a washout this evening.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 May 2010 21:11:17

Thank you Myrtle.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 May 2010 21:15:26

The taste of home grown lettuce,healthy eating it sure is Hoey,thanks. 


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 May 2010 21:20:46

Thank you Clara.I looked forward to having some for my tea about 2 hours  earlier,and the taste reminded me of sunshine in the vegetable garden.


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