Mr VegHead says...

Vegetable musings from Sea Spring Seeds
26
Jan

Choosing a chilli variety

Chillies are a New World crop grown mainly for their hot edible fruit. They are related to sweet peppers and, botanically, include the five domesticated species of the genus Capsicum:  Capsicum annuum. The most common of the domesticated species; includes sweet peppers and a majority of the garden-grown chillies. C.
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19
Jan

Summer Squashes

  Taking a reductivist point of view, summer squashes are limited to edible varieties of Cucurbita pepo. The fruit are harvested young and tender, before the seeds grow hard and the skin becomes tough, and the entire fruit – skin, flesh and centre pulp – is eaten. Though they are
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12
Jan

Winter Squashes

As an inexperienced gardener years ago, I used to have problems sorting out the squashes. They were just a jumble of different types and varieties, and what I grew was often the result of a random selection from whatever seed catalogue was handy. After more than 40 years of growing
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