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At the end of winter, most horticulturists buy their seed for the upcoming garden season. White carrots, purple cauliflower, striped tomatoes - the appeal is great to try the incredible variety of new vegetables. But the individual varieties differ not only in appearance, but also in their yield security and resistance to diseases and pests.
In our picture gallery we present you some vegetables, which have proven themselves in the home garden. By the way: All varieties are produced by classical plant breeding and are GM-free.
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Turkish Spiral Paprika 'Sumher F1':
Gourmets appreciate the strong-aromatic taste of the slightly spiral-twisted Turkish specialty. Harvested in green, they have a spicy, but not hot paprika flavor. The ripe red fruits are sharper without burning fiery. For salads, for loading, filling or as raw food. High-yield, early and due to the resistance (among other things to tobacco and tomato mosaic virus) very safe new breed.
Sowing: Pre-culture from the end of February to April under glass or on the windowsill. Sowing depth 0.5-1 centimeter. Germination duration is one to two weeks at 22 to 24 degrees Celsius. Keep germination as warm as possible.
Planting: In the field from mid-May. In the greenhouse from April. During pre-culture, seed the seedlings individually in pots.
Distance: 50 x 50 centimeters.
Claims: In the open air a sunny, sheltered place with loose, good garden soil. In the greenhouse, foil tunnel or cold frame bright and protected. Fertilize and water regularly.
Source for Spiral Paprika 'Sumher F1'
'Fortuna' is the first ice lettuce resistant to green lettuce and downy mildew. He is also very bulletproof. Its leaves and hearts are particularly juicy and crisp and stay fresh for a long time in the fridge. The salad tastes pleasantly sweet and is free of bitterness. Harvest is from spring to autumn. 'Fortunas' can be grown in the greenhouse, under foil and in the field. Sowing takes place from April to June, harvesting from June to September.
Potato 'Blue St. Gallen':
This new breed has its origin in a Swiss home garden. There, a gardener crossed blue traditional varieties, to obtain the blue-violet color also when cooking or frying. After more than ten years, this tasty and visually unique table potato was created. The 'Blue St. Gallen' is a mid-early, predominantly festive variety.
Sowing: The pre-germination of new potatoes from mid-March, the harvest can be premature. In case of early pre-germination, the plants should be protected against late frosts with foils or a foil tunnel. For early harvesting, the foil may remain on the culture for early varieties up to ten days before harvest. A proven way of pregermination: Fill flat fruit boxes with a few centimeters of compost, then place the tubers - with the eye down - at intervals of about five centimeters. Then cover with light earth and set up bright at about 15 degrees Celsius - never in the dark. After about four weeks, the well-pre-seeded seed potatoes can be set.
Planting: It takes place from the end of April to the beginning of May, early varieties can be placed under film depending on the weather in favorable locations as early as mid-March. The planting depth should be eight centimeters.
Distance: The tubers are placed in about eight centimeters deep holes or furrows. The row spacing in early varieties is 60 centimeters, in the row 30 to 40 centimeters. For the more vigorous, late varieties, a row spacing of 65 to 70 centimeters should be chosen, with a planting distance in the range of about 50 centimeters. The wider the row spacing, the quicker the plants can dry, which in turn reduces susceptibility to Phytophthora (late blight and brown rot). Highest yields arise at four to five plants per square meter, for example, 30 centimeters planting and 60 centimeters row spacing.
Claims: sunny and protected from heavy rain.
Harvest: The harvest takes place from September to October.
Tip: Regular chopping and a good water supply until flowering are important. Piled is about mid / end of May, when the plants have reached a height of about 15 centimeters. Potatoes have a very high nutritional requirement.
Round golden yellow zucchinis 'Summer Ball F1':
With this variety you have the choice: The round golden yellow fruits can either be harvested young as tender zucchini or matured on the plant to a delicious, up to one kilogram garden gourd. A great novelty also for small gardens or cultivation in pots. The variety does not form tendrils, requires little space and is constantly producing new fruits.
Sowing: Pre-culture in pots from March to April under glass or on the windowsill. Sowing depth about two centimeters. Germination duration is one to two weeks at 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. Direct sowing on the spot is possible from the end of April to the end of May.
Planting: From mid-May.
Distance: 100 x 50 centimeters. In case of no-till, warp in time. For Pot Culture: One plant per pot, which should be at least 30 inches deep and wide.
Claims: Sunny to partially shady place with loose, good garden soil. Fertilize and water regularly.
Harvest: From July to October.
Source for zucchini 'Summer Ball F1'
'Dark green full-hearted' is a fast-growing corn salad variety. Its dark green, delicate, shiny leaves are very rich in vitamins. This variety is also characterized by extreme winter hardiness and rich yields. The corn salad can be cultivated in the greenhouse, under foil and in the field. Sowing is from August to early October, harvested from September to March.
'Real Stuttgart Giants' are grown millions of times, because the yellow, flat round onions are among the most durable onions. Their white flesh is firm and has a spicy-spicy taste. It is planted in February and March, harvested from August to September.
Cucumber 'Rimoni F1':
After the cocktail tomato comes here now the cocktail cucumber! It is the delicious snack for the calorie-conscious. The self-fertilized mini cocktail cucumber 'Rimoni F1' has a length of about eight centimeters and is practically on the go. A novelty that is especially fun for children, because it does not taste bitter! For outdoor and greenhouse.
Sowing: Pre-culture in pots from late March to May under glass or on the windowsill. Sowing depth two to three centimeters. Germination duration is one to two weeks at 22 to 26 degrees Celsius. Keep germination as warm as possible.
Planting: About four weeks after sowing, as soon as the young plants have formed the fourth foliage leaf. After planting, direct the shoots in time to cords or wires. Cut off lateral shoots after each first ripening.
Distance: 100 x 60 centimeters.
Claims: Bright, sheltered location in the greenhouse or plastic tunnel. Loose, nutrient-rich compost soil mixed with peat and sand. Fertilize and water regularly.
Harvest: From June to September.
Source of cucumber 'Rimoni F1'
Borlotto bush bean 'Flambo':
'Flambo' is a new, high yielding and, above all, safe Borlotto bean. This Italian specialty is grown because of the colorfully marbled beans. Borlotto beans are also called vicious tongues because of the red-colored pods. Once the pods turn yellowish, the semi-ripe or fully ripe beans are split (taken from the pods). With them delicious soups such as minestrone, colorful salads and many other delicacies can be conjured up. Dried beans are also a nice decoration. Preservation by drying or canning.
Sowing: No-till in place from mid-May to early July in rows or as horticultural seeds. Sowing depth three to five centimeters. Germination duration is one to two weeks at 12 to 18 degrees Celsius. Minimum soil temperature is ten degrees Celsius.
Planting: Only direct sowing.
Distance: With row sowing 40 x 8 to 10 centimeters distance, in the row warp in time. At Horstsaat: 40 x 30 centimeters, place four to six seeds per eyrie.
Claims: Sunny, sheltered place with loose, good garden soil. Water regularly, fertilize only slightly.
Harvest: From the beginning of August to the end of September, depending on the sowing date.
Source of supply for the bush bean 'Flambo'
Kale 'Reflex F1':
Autumn and winter are the time for hearty and healthy kale. 'Reflex F1' is a species that grows to more than 60 centimeters high and is frost-hardy and therefore very suitable for winter harvest with dark green, finely grained leaves. Lovers of this winter vegetable can harvest for four months from autumn to the end of winter with 'Reflex F1' with a kitsch cultivation.
Sowing: Direct sowing in place in rows from May to early July or pre-cultivation in a seedbed. Sowing depth 0.5-1 centimeter. Germination duration is one to two weeks at 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.
Planting: For pre-culture from June to early August. Approximately four weeks after sowing. Block-wise attachment is possible.
Distance: 50 x 40 centimeters. For direct sowing in the row, warp in time.
Claims: Sunny place with loose, good garden soil. Fertilize and water regularly.
Harvest: From October to February, depending on the sowing date.
Source of the kale 'Reflex F1'
The new lettuce 'Fiorella' makes very large heads with delicate leaves and a mild aroma. The variety is resistant to internal fire and resistant to aphids, mildew and the salad mosaic virus. The cultivation is possible in the greenhouse, under foil and in the field. Sowing: March to August, harvest time: May to September.
The dark green, smooth fruits of the very productive cucumber 'Jazzman' are bitter-free and are about 18 to 22 inches long. The variety is characterized by its resistance to cucumber and its tolerance to downy mildew, cucumber mosaic virus and powdery mildew. Sowing is from late April to early June, harvested from July to September.
Tomato 'Micro Cherry':
Throughout the summer, new panicles of very sweet, small cherry tomatoes are forming. Another plus of the mini-cherry tomato 'Micro Cherry': You simply let the plants grow without growing. And you do not have to have a garden, because 'Micro Cherry' is also perfect for larger pots, balcony boxes and especially for traffic lights.
Sowing: Pre-culture from the end of February to April under glass or on the windowsill. Sowing depth 0.5-1 centimeter. Germination duration is one to two weeks at 20 to 24 degrees Celsius.
Planting: From mid-May. During pre-culture, seed the seedlings individually in pots.
Distance: One plant per pot or traffic light, in the bed 80 x 50 centimeters.
Claims: Sunny, sheltered place with loose, good garden soil or potting soil. Fertilize and water regularly.
Harvest: From July to October.
Source for the tomato 'Micro Cherry'
Endive finals 'Eminence':
The variety 'Eminence' is a smooth-leaved "bob head-endive" with big heavy heads. The outer leaves cover the heart, so that this variety bleaches itself and does not become too bitter. If you like mild endive salad, you can additionally bleach by tying or covering. Lap resistant and frost hardy, therefore also suitable for the autumn harvest.
Sowing: Pre-culture in a seedbed or direct sowing in place in rows from mid-June to late July. Sowing depth 0.5-1 centimeter. Germination duration is one to two weeks at 12 to 16 degrees Celsius.
Planting: Mid-July to the end of August. Approximately four weeks after sowing. Block-wise attachment is possible.
Distance: 30 to 40 x 30 centimeters. For direct sowing in the row, warp in time.
Claims: Sunny place with loose, good garden soil. Fertilize and water regularly.
Harvest: From August to November, depending on the sowing date.
Source of supply for the endive 'Eminence'
Beetroot / Red turnip 'Hula Hoop':
With this colorful 'Hula Hoop' mix, you'll get colorful vegetables and varied salads. The mixture, perfectly matched in sowing and harvest time, consists of the yellow-orange 'Burpees Golden', the white-fleshed 'Blankoma', the deep-red 'Juwakugel' and the red-and-white striped 'Chioggia'.
Sowing: No-till on site in rows from April to June. Sowing depth two to three centimeters. Germination for two to three weeks at 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. Block-wise attachment is possible.
Planting: Direct sowing is recommended. Only for early cultivation is a preculture with warm cultivation under glass and transplanting worthwhile after about four weeks.
Distance: 30 x 10 centimeters, in time to forgive in the series.
Claims: Sunny to partially shady place with loose good garden soil. Fertilize and water regularly.
Harvest: From July to December, depending on the sowing date. Beets are sensitive to frost and should therefore be harvested before the first frost. Durable in winter.
Source for the beet 'Hula Hoop'
The proven, very frost-hard Brussels sprouts variety 'Hild's Ideal' can be harvested again and again. You can leave the vegetables on the stem, it is so fresh for a very long time. Sowing: April to May, harvest time: October to December.
The new carrot variety 'Flyaway' has a special natural characteristic: it does not taste the carrot fly and is therefore not eaten by the pests. The carrot ripens early in the morning and is sweet in the taste. Sowing is from March to June, harvested from July to October.
If you own a small garden, you will find the climbing zucchini 'Black Forest'fallen, because the plant needs very little space. Their smooth fruits are about 20 inches long, they are very tender and aromatic. It can be grown in the greenhouse, under foil or in the field and is even suitable for the balcony.