Every gardener, whether they admit it or not, has at some point grown something in spite of themselves. Perhaps they didn’t know any better, or maybe they gave up on a plant, only to have it thrive. Such was the … Read Article
Some people go nuts over hot peppers, and it is easy to see why. There are so many varieties, and every year it seems someone comes out with the newest and hottest pepper available. Personally, we never made it past … Read Article
Of all the ground covers we have ever tried, creeping thymus is far and away our favorite. This delightful plant is not overly invasive here in Zone 5/6, but it also does a good job at keeping weeds at bay. … Read Article
We love experimenting with new varieties of plants, and get into anything that will prolong the growing season. Here in the Northeast, it is hard to imagine being able to get the flavor of a homegrown tomato in the dead … Read Article
These beautiful fruits from our garden last season are called ‘Jersey Devil’ tomatoes, and they are one of our new favorites. We got the plant from a friend who simply smirked and said, “Just wait” when we asked about them.
There are many edibles that can be added to an ornamental garden without decreasing the beauty of the landscape. Amaranth and quinoa are lovely, tall flowering plants that are grown primarily for their edible seeds, though the leaves of quinoa … Read Article
Many of the colors of autumn that we use to adorn our homes can easily be grown in the home garden. Bonus: You get to decide what they are, and you can have the most unique display!
Peas provide absolutely gorgeous flowers that range from white to purple, depending on the type of pea you are growing. Our favorites are ‘Golden Sweet’ snow peas, ‘Oregon Giant’ snow peas and ‘Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers’ garden pea.
Radishes have been given the reputation of being one of the easiest veggies to grow, but this is not true for every gardener.
To grow corn for popping or to use as cornmeal is one of the easiest things to do in your garden. Plant as you would sweet corn, on blocks rather than in rows. Add a little piece of fish or … Read Article
If you take a walk through your local grocery store’s produce department, you’ll learn that tomatoes are red, carrots are orange, eggplant is dark purple, beans are green, as is kohlrabi, and cauliflower is white. These are the most common … Read Article