The Vegetable Garden

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    Raised beds – Mound the soil up in the planting area above the surrounding soil level.

    Re-entry time – The amount of time you must wait to enter a garden after it has been treated with a pesticide.

    Rhizobium bacteria – Bacteria that grow in close association with the roots of legumes and can convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrate.

    Rock phosphate – A finely ground natural rock powder that is used to supply the soil with phosphate.

    Roguing – Removal of diseased plants.

    Root resistant cultivars – Vegetable cultivars that are resistant to one or more disease, insect, nematode or virus.

    Rots – A disease that attacks plant roots causing them to rot.

    Row covers – Plastic sheets that can be used to cover rows of a crop and provide protection from cold temperatures and some insect pests.

    Row planting – Growing vegetables in single or double rows with aisles between each row.