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Siam squash: a watermelon-like cucurbit
Vegetable garden

Siam squash: a watermelon-like cucurbit

Siam squash in summary: Latin name: Cucurbita ficifolia Common name: Siam squash Family: Cucurbitaceae Type: Fruit vegetable Size: 10 to 15 m Planting distance: 1.50 to 2 m Exposure: Sunshine Soil: Humid and loose Planting: April Harvest: October Contrary to what its name might suggest, the Siam squash does not originate from Thailand, but from Mexico.

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'Andean horned' tomato: planting and maintenance

With its allure of large pepper, the 'Andine cornue' tomato is easily recognizable.Between its vigor, its productivity and its generous fruits, it must have its place in your vegetable garden.Our sheets on the cultivation of tomatoesOrigins and characteristicsAs its name l 'indicates, the' Andean horned 'tomato comes from the Andes Cordillera.
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Tomato ‘Marmande’: planting and care

A classic variety from our vegetable gardens, the 'Marmande' tomato owes its success to its large, tasty fruits. Vigorous and productive, it is ideal for novice gardeners. Everything you need to know about growing tomatoesOrigins and characteristicsThe 'Marmande' tomato was created by the Vilmorin company at the end of the 1930s.
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Pineapple tomato: planting and care

The tomato 'Pineapple' is a variety producing large fruits with a red-orange color or even yellow and containing few seeds. Its firm, juicy, sweet and tasty flesh will wonderfully enhance your summer salads. Our sheets on tomato cultivation The 'Pineapple' tomato owes its exotic name not to the color of its skin, which one might think is yellow, but to the appearance of its flesh which resembles a slice of pineapple.
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Growing potted tomatoes: the 5 keys to success

Do you want to grow tomatoes, but you only have a balcony or terrace and you think that's impossible? Even if it takes a little more care than in the ground, growing tomatoes in pots or containers is quite possible. If you are just starting out, start with cherry tomatoes, which are easier to grow.
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'Saint Pierre' tomato: planting and caring

An age-old variety, the 'Saint Pierre' tomato is one of the tomatoes rich in taste just like the 'Cœur de bœuf'. Visually close to the grappe tomato, its flesh is firm and tasty.Origins and characteristics The 'Saint Pierre' tomato is a traditional French tomato cultivated since the end of the 19th century.
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Tomato `` Cœur de boeuf '': planting and maintenance

If I am talking about a fruit from the heart-shaped vegetable garden, with a pronounced flavor and firm flesh, in principle you should have in mind the 'Cœur de bœuf' tomato, whose particular shape marks both memories and taste. .Origins and characteristics If the original tomato comes from South America, the 'Cœur de bœuf' tomato comes from Italy.
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Tuberous parsley: both vegetable and aromatic

Tuberous parsley in summary: Latin name: Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum Common name: Tuberous parsley, Hamburg parsley Family: Apiaceae Type: Root vegetable, aromatic biennial (but cultivated as an annual) Height: 10 to 50 cm Planting distance: Every 15 cm Exposure: Sunny to partial shade Soil: Loose, humus, well drained Plantation : March, April Harvest: October, November Tuberous parsley is less well known than flat or curly parsley.
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Tomatillo: a physalis that looks like tomatoes

Tomatillo in summary: Latin name: Physalis ixocarpa, Physalis philadelphica Common name: Tomatillo Family: Solanaceae Type: Annual Height: 1 m to 1.50 m Planting distance: 80 cm to 1 m Exposure: Sunny Soil: Light, humus and well drained Planting: March, April - Harvest: August to October The tomatillo is a physalis much less known than its cousin the physalis of Peru.
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Crosne from Japan: an ancient vegetable with a tasty taste

Japanese crosne in summary: Latin name: Stachys affinis tuberosa Common name: Japanese crosne Family: Labiae (lamiaceae) Type: Root vegetable Height: 30 to 40 cm Planting distance: Every 30 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: All types, but preferably light Planting: April Harvest : November to February Easily recognizable by its elongated and bumpy rhizomes, the Japanese crosne is a root vegetable that is easy to maintain and whose cultivation closely resembles that of the potato.
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Chayote: an exotic vegetable for your vegetable garden

Chayote in summary: Latin name: Sechium edule Common names: Chayotte, christophine, chouchou Family: Cucurbitaceae Type: Deciduous perennial Height: 2 to 5 m Planting distance: 1 m Exposure: Sunny Soil: rich in humus, loose Planting: February Harvest: End of September, October The chayote is a perennial climbing plant of which all parts can be consumed and more particularly its pear-shaped fruits.
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Tuberous nasturtium: everything is good in ... nasturtium

The tuberous nasturtium in summary: Latin name: Tropaeolum tuberosum Common name: tuberous nasturtium, mashua Family: Tropaeolaceae Type: Tuberous vegetable Height: 2 to 3 m Planting distance: Every 50 cm Exposure: Sunny or even semi-shaded Soil: Rather light, humus, draining Plantation: May, draining June Harvest: November You surely know the ornamental nasturtium which is used to flower flower beds in the garden or to fight against aphids in the vegetable patch.
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Climate change: 23 drought tolerant vegetables

"There are no more seasons." This sentence, which one could hear in the twists and turns of conversations, has never been so topical: shifted seasons, mild winters, heat waves, drought, etc. Even if one is "climate-skeptical", it's hard not to notice that the climate is changing. If the latter has an impact on us, it is even more true for plants; especially in summer.
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'Black Crimean' tomato: planting and care

The tomato includes very many varieties and some of them stand out more than others, such is the case of the black Crimean tomato.Read also: how to grow tomatoes wellOrigins of the Black Crimean tomatoAs its name l 'indicates, it comes from the Crimea; a peninsula located in the south of Ukraine.
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Staking tomatoes: tips and ideas

Most often, tomatoes are vegetable plants that never stop growing. They are said to be indeterminate, so to support them in their growth, it is important to provide them with appropriate support. What materials to use and what will be the best structure? And how do you attach the rod to the stake?
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Kiwano: a spicy cucumber

Kiwano in summary: Latin name: Cucumis metuliferus Common names: Kiwano, metulon, Kenyan cucumber Family: Cucurbitaceae Type: Fruit-vegetable Height: 1.50 m Planting distance: 80 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: Loosened and rich in humus Plantation: March-April Harvest: September- October Make no mistake about it!
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Siam squash: a watermelon-like cucurbit

Siam squash in summary: Latin name: Cucurbita ficifolia Common name: Siam squash Family: Cucurbitaceae Type: Fruit vegetable Size: 10 to 15 m Planting distance: 1.50 to 2 m Exposure: Sunshine Soil: Humid and loose Planting: April Harvest: October Contrary to what its name might suggest, the Siam squash does not originate from Thailand, but from Mexico.
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'Roma' tomato: planting and caring

In the family of original shaped tomatoes, I ask for the ‘Roma’ tomato. Good pick! With its oblong appearance and smooth skin, the ‘Roma’ is very easy to recognize. And not to spoil anything, it is vigorous and productive.Our Tomato Culture Data Sheets Origins and characteristics Contrary to what one might think, the 'Roma' tomato does not come from Italy, but from the United States where it was developed in Maryland.
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Shiso: a bit of Asia on the plate

Shiso in summary: Latin name: Perilla frutescens var. crispa Common name: Shiso, Nanking peril Family: Lamiaceae Type: Aromatic annual Height: 80 cm Planting distance: Every 40 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: All types, humus and loose Plantation: April Harvest: July to October Shiso (pronounced "shisso") is an annual plant which has long been used for its aesthetic interest only.
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Bitter gourd: fruits for lovers of bitterness

Bitter gourd in summary: Latin name: Momordica charantia Common name: Bitter gourd, bitter cucumber Family: Cucurbitaceae Type: Fruit vegetable Height: 2 m Planting distance: 80 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: Rich in humus, loose Planting: April Harvest: August to October Bitter gourd gives fruit to the bitter gourd silhouette to say the least original: an oblong and elongated shape, thinned at the ends.
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Horseradish: a root vegetable that does not lack spiciness

Horseradish in summary: Latin name: Armoracia rusticana Common name: Horseradish Family: Crucifers, Brassicaceae Type: Root vegetable Height: 50 cm to 1 m Planting distance: every 30 to 40 cm Exposure: Sunny to partial shade Soil: All types, well drained Plantation: March, April Harvest: October to February Horseradish is a condiment plant grown for its root.
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