The sweet side of the potato plant
Sweet potato is a veggie that deserves our attention because of it’s unique flavour. This veggie can be found in many supermarkets across the country as the natives take full advantage of this superfood.
Though sold in the supermarket’s however, many homeowners grow these veggies from their backyards. Sweet potatoes can be added to soups, stews, steam, bake and fry foods just to name a few.
Sweet potatoes compliment our famous peas soup and dumpling, which many tourists enjoy as they visit these islands so if you haven’t tried sweet potatoes as yet be sure and do so on your visit to Nassau which is the capital of the Bahamas.
In fact, if you visit any of our family islands ask about our famous peas soup and dumpling. Trust me you will enjoy it.
Sweet potato is not only limited to the island of the Bahamas but is grown worldwide on a wide scale by farmers and in many home gardens.
But how is sweet potato grown and care for, Let’s take a closer look?
Planting, Growing, And Harvesting Kale
Kale is a leafy green, this cold weather crop which belongs to the cabbage family is a super veggie that is enjoyed by many worldwide. Kale is loaded with vitamin A, C, K, calcium, iron, minerals and fibre.
But how is kale planted, grown and harvested? In this article, we will be looking at how to successfully grow this hardy, cool-season green from your home garden.
Planting kale directly into the ground
1. kale can be planted from early spring to early summer.
2. Location- When planting kale plant in an area that gets 6-5 hours of sunlight, kale also dose well in partial shade.
4. Planting kale-whether planting from seeds or transplanting, kale should be planted in rows and spaced about 8-12 inches apart to allow for proper growth and air circulation.
Seeds should be planted about 1/4 to 1/2. A word of note if planting seeds deeper than recommended may cause seeds not to germinate and if seeds germinate plants will suffocate.
5. Watering methods-when it comes to watering your kale, water moderately. Do not over water which can contribute to root rot.
6. Fertilizing methods-Using a balanced fertilizer of 10-10-10 will work wonders for your kale. When fertilizing follow the label because the label is the law.