Amateur vegetable growing has a long history dating back to the beginning of agriculture. A substantial business in itself, one major online UK seed supplier we carry has over 1,200 cultivar seeds, plants and potato tubers. They report that vegetable seeds outsell flower seeds. Plants are usually divided into the following categories:
- Root vegetables (carrot, parsnip, beetroot, turnip)
- Leafy green vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprout, kale, spinach, cauliflower)
- Alliums (onion, leek, garlic, shallot)
- Legumes (peas and beans)
- Pumpkin family (cucumber, courgette, marrow, squash, pumpkin, gourd)
- Salad crops (lettuce, radish, rocket, celery, cress, bean sprouts)
- Other vegetables (pepper, sweet potato, corn, artichoke, asparagus, mushroom)
Although each type of plants has its own cultivation needs, the overall requirements for a vast majority of vegetable plants are:
- deep, rich soil with a neutral or slightly alkaline composition
- plenty of sunshine
- plenty of water
- regular feeding
- regular weeding
- protection against pests such as slugs, aphids and caterpillars.
The amount of literature and other media on the subject that advise deep digging, annual top dressing with manure or home-made compost, and crop rotation is substantial. We’ll also offer our expertise in the following areas:
- raised beds
- successional sowing
- garden design
- raising plants for competition
- comparative evaluation of different varieties
- organic gardening
- Increasingly, small plants (plug plants) are offered for sale in spring and summer.
In the culinary sense of these words, a fruit is usually any sweet or sour-tasting plant product, especially those associated with seeds; a vegetable is any savory or less sweet plant product; and a nut is any hard, oily, and shelled plant product.
These culinary vegetables that are botanically considered fruit include cucurbits (i.e. squash, pumpkin, and cucumber), tomatoes, peas, beans, corn, eggplant, and sweet peppers. In addition, some spices, such as allspice and chilies, are fruits, botanically speaking. In contrast, rhubarb is often referred to as a fruit, because it is used to make sweet desserts such as pies, though only the petiole (leaf stalk) of the rhubarb plant is edible. Edible gymnosperm seeds are often given fruit names, e.g., pine nuts, ginkgo nuts.
Many common terms for seeds and fruit do not correspond to the botanical classifications. In botany, seeds are ripened ovules; fruits are the ripened ovaries or carpels that contain the seeds and a nut is a type of fruit and not a seed.
Come and discover Hawthorne’s well kept secret. There aren’t too many western shops in Escondido or San Marcos, but if you come in here looking for western wear, you’ll leave looking well outfitted. We carry jeans, shirts, boots, socks, hats, jackets and even jewelry. We can even get you specialized riding clothes.
For you gentlemen, we carry: Carhartt, Wrangler, Pendleton, Outback Trading Co, and Resistol. All of these are favorites in the world of western wear. And for you ladies, we carry the same brands for you, as well as some Addikted and Cow-Girl Up. We also have a discount rack up front with some special buys.
We recently purchased a lot of merchandise from a western wear shop that shut their doors. There are special sales on belts, work boots, western shirts and cowboy hats.
We recently purchased a lot of merchandise from a western wear shop that shut their doors. There are special sales on belts, work boots, western shirts and cowboy hats. If you want something we don’t carry in store, special orders can be made on items not currently in stock.
A Hat for ALL Heads!
Larry Mahan, Atwood, Tucson, Stetson, Bailey and many more of your favorite hats are in stock here at Hawthorne. We won’t let you leave looking less than your best!