We first discovered these wonderful perennial tubers several years ago in my never-ending quest to plant new vegetables. They are related to sunflowers, and look a lot like them. But it gets better. They actually smell like chocolate, and taste …
It never ceases to amaze me the kinds of edibles that can be grown in the home garden. Flax is a wonderful, and pretty, example.
Although gardeners can be quite adamant about their favorite large tomato, we don’t usually see that much enthusiasm when it comes to the cherry types. Except, that is, when a gardener has grown ‘Sungold’.
Although technically not a true spinach, Red Malabar is a delightful choice for anyone who has issues with spinach bolting. Because this cultivar was brought to us from India, it has developed a tolerance to heat and does wonderfully well …
1. Scarlet runner beans As the name implies, these beautiful pole beans produce clusters of outstanding red flowers that then grow beans that can be harvested as a snap bean, a shell bean, or left alone and used as a …
Some varieties of potatoes store better than others, some do well in shorter seasons and some are better enjoyed a particular way. Which particular spuds you choose to grow depends on what you are looking for.
When our blog readers were posed the question “If you could only grow two herbs, which would you choose?”, more than 20 herbs were listed.
Many gardeners have heard of this technique of growing corn, pole beans and squash together. A lot of what is on the Internet does not explain it correctly, so you may just be surprised to know:
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is simple enough to grow at home. The main thing that it requires is patience!
Many gardeners are faced with shady spots in the yard that they may think are unsuitable for growing edible plants. Whether the shade is from trees up above that let through some light or tall buildings that block much of …
Not all edible crops need to be pollinated by bugs. Some don’t need bees, or other pollinators, at all; and some benefit from them but can still produce even if they are not around.