Vegetables

Autumn vegetables

Fennel

Those who love to have fresh vegetables all year round and have a small plot of land can turn it into a vegetable garden in which to devote themselves to the cultivation of different vegetables depending on the season. Among the best autumn vegetables rich in nutrients important for the body is fennel. Its cultivation begins between May and September, with sowing, which must take place in a draining soil, rich in organic substances. It is good to make deep furrows and insert the seeds at a distance and water them constantly avoiding stagnation of water. To have the typical white color, it is necessary to make the tamping, fifteen days before the harvest, or to cover the fennel from direct sunlight with the surrounding earth. Note that they fear frost, so it is advisable to cover them with sheets,

Thistles: little-known vegetables that are easy to grow


Thistle is an autumn vegetable belonging to the Asteraceae family, rich in fiber, magnesium, potassium, calcium and other nutrients, excellent for low-calorie diets. Little known, it is easy to grow and requires little attention. It must be sown in May, in deep furrows and in a spaced way, in a fertilized soil and watered regularly, in order to keep it always humid, in fact they do not like drought and prefer mild climates. About 20 days before harvesting, the bleaching operation must be carried out, tying the thistles together and covering them with straw or leaves, so that they are in the dark and in any case not in direct sunlight. Furthermore, it is regularly necessary to aerate the surrounding soil, hoeing it and eliminating the dry parts.

Turnip greens


Cima di rapa also known as rapa Brassica is an autumn vegetable of Mediterranean origin, which fears the cold, which is why it is suitable for the temperate climates of southern Italy. Cultivation must start between July and September. It can be sown in special alveoli, and then live the vegetated seedlings in the ground or buy them directly and transplant them. They do not require a particular soil to grow, but it is essential to live them in a spaced way, creating flower beds that allow the water to flow out, in order to avoid stagnation. Water them regularly, remove herbs that tend to grow near plants and fertilize them with nitrogen-rich fertilizers. They can be harvested when the inflorescences have developed but before the typical yellow flowers that characterize them bloom.

Autumn vegetables: Salad: curly envy and escarole


Among the autumn vegetablessalads such as curly envy or escarole cannot be missing, both belonging to the same family as the Asteraceae. If you want to have them always at hand and fresh it does not require much effort to grow them. It is necessary to sow them and then transplant the small seedlings in a fertile soil rich in organic substances at about 30 cm from each other and water them regularly, avoiding stagnation of water. Resistant to cold, they do not tolerate drought. Once the head has developed it is good to irrigate them a little to prevent the leaves from rotting. They can be fertilized with nitrogen-rich fertilizers, to accelerate their development. To obtain the typical whitening at least two weeks before harvest, the leaves must be collected around the head and tied with a thread of raffia.

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