Olericulture

Cucurbitaceae: a generous and colorful botanical family

October 11, 2018

Since the 90s, in France we associate the period of All Saints to Halloween, a party from across the Atlantic. On the evening of October 31, everything is good to be scared: skeletons, ghosts, witches, zombies … and grinning pumpkins! Squash and pumpkins are indeed kings in this season: their colors brighten market stalls, and pumpkin dug […]

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Potatoes for all tastes and dishes

September 17, 2018

The potato remains the favourite vegetable of the French. Steamed, fried, fried, gratin Dauphinois, the potato is suitable for all types of cooking and recipes and it is a real concentrate of energy and vitamins.  The potato does not know the crisis Today, despite less consumption than 50 years ago, the potato remains a staple food […]

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Shallots: a research at the forefront … of taste

September 17, 2018

To raise the flavor of a fish or give a touch of originality to a green salad, what better than a finely chopped shallot? But gray shallot or pink shallot? Shallot “gardens” and shallots “fields” The gray shallot e is most appreciated by gourmets. It is grown mainly in vegetable gardens. It can be kept only a few weeks after […]

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We were told beautiful salads…

September 14, 2018

Kinky, stubborn, headed, white … An evocative and poetic vocabulary for one of the most common vegetables on our table: salad! At the 9th edition of the Days of biodiversity organized by the Gnis the unknown biodiversity of the lettuce was honored, through observation plots presented by Richard FOURNAGE (HM Clause) followed by a tasting! A long selection […]

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The good leaves of spinach

September 14, 2018

Spinach has not left our plates since the reign of Catherine de Medici, fond of “the grass of Persia.” Spinach varieties grown today in our latitudes all come down from the “big spinach”, obtained by plant breeding in the middle of the 17th century. The “spinach” plant was named in 1753 by the inevitable Swedish naturalist […]

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Winter radishes enchant our plates

September 14, 2018

No longer having a radish is a very uncomfortable situation, but not having planned radish for the winter in the kitchen garden is a shame too. Indeed, radishes are vegetables of great dietary value, and very easy to grow. We are not talking here about small radishes every month, with the fine pink and white skin (or […]

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What is the taste of vegetables?

September 14, 2018

” It was better before ! The vegetables had more taste. We often think so, convinced by our memories or by an inclination to magnify the past. But looking closer, was the food once so much better?  Take what nature gives us … … yes, but without domestication , no food. The wild ancestors of our carrots, lettuce, radishes, eggplants and […]

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Succeed radishes

August 12, 2018

Radishes, it looks easy like that, but when you start, it’s not always easy to know how to do it! If you do not know anything about it or if you want to know more, abcofagri helps you to see clearly, and in addition we give you our little secrets ! 3 important points: Choose a suitable variety , depending on when you […]

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Cultivating organic lettuce all year round indoors or outdoors is possible?

August 12, 2018

If some people are expecting to find advertising for a miracle gadget based on wooden marketing object with lamps and drip – or even put on an aquarium, they will be disappointed. We are talking about giving you information to cultivate “stupidly” with soil, water – rain if possible -, light – the sun – and […]

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The perpetual vegetables: why it is essential to the organic vegetable garden.

August 12, 2018

Often when we start a vegetable garden, we think first tomatoes, radishes, carrots, basil. Because that’s what we used to buy from traders and it’s easy to prepare. However, all these crops are seasonal, they must be repeated each season – or several times a season as for radish.  So we should start by installing plants that […]

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The wonderful adventure of squash, and their secrets in the garden.

August 12, 2018

Growing squash is easy and rewarding, and it makes vegetables that keep well in winter . So as these are great plants, we wanted to learn more about Cucurbita, and give you “tips” to succeed in cultivating long. As we began researching this article, we thought it was fair to find some secrets about squash culture. But Cucurbita is a […]

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What to plant in the garden after the first harvests?

August 11, 2018

If you have not made a schedule at the beginning of the season, you are probably wondering what you can put in place of the lettuce you just reaped. For gardeners who do not like planning everything at the beginning of the season, we can also decide as and when. A list of what can be […]

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What to do in the garden and vegetable garden in July?

August 11, 2018

The purpose of this article is not to make a list of everything you can do in a garden this month – do it very well automatically and in a personalized way, you just have to list your projects and we reminds you of sowing and watering – but to define some principles to have the […]

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The tips for growing cucumbers in the garden.

August 11, 2018

We may not have invented the cucumber arching machine – something as useful and legendary as the banana bending machine – but we still have culture tips to give on the subject. Identity card of Cucumis sativus. The cucumber, Cucumis sativus, is a Cucurbitaceae of Indian origin . Immediately this information puts you smart in the ear! You say India = warm and sunny climate , is […]

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Everything, everything, everything, you’ll know everything about parsley!

August 11, 2018

Let’s talk about parsley: The parsley does not require “exceptional conditions” to be grown … but it is a delicate , its leaves are shriveled at the first annoyance. It would be irrelevant if we ate the root, but since we just eat the leaf … it’s a problem.  NB ok, Hamburg parsley produces large edible tuberous roots … and […]

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