Perpetual vegetables—these are the vegetables that, although they don’t automatically come up each year, will provide you with what you need to continue to harvest season after season without having to buy anything new.
There is very possibly not a veggie gardener out there who has been growing for at least a few seasons who has not had the “problem” of overplanting something. Years ago when we owned a restaurant, it was not uncommon …
When are hybrid varieties better than heirloom varieties? There are many gardeners I know who would respond, “Never!” But if you look at the reasons growers naturally cross two related veggies to get seed that has better characteristics, you might …
Here in our USDA Zone 5/6 garden we have about 120 days from spring frost to fall frost. The more we can extend that growing time, the bigger the harvest. There are a number of easy ways to do this:
There are probably more varieties of tomatoes than anyone would want to count. Actually, if you take a quick count in one of your seed catalogs, you may easily find over 75. Which variety to choose? Decisions, decisions.
Of all the things we grow, cranberries surprise people the most. “Really? I thought you needed a bog!” is usually the reaction upon seeing the bed in the garden.
So you want to grow and preserve your own food, but are a little short on time? No problem.
If you are new to starting seeds indoors, there are a few problems you might encounter. Here’s what they are, and what to do about it:
Most gardeners would agree that crops should be rotated, but the reality is that this is not always necessary. If you have a small garden, it may even prove impossible.
As a new grandmother I looked into some ideas for planting a themed edible garden with kids in mind.
Whether you prefer red or white beans, pinto or kidney types, you can group all dry beans into three categories based on how they grow: