Growing plants from seed is not a difficult thing to do. To start seeds indoors all you need are containers of your choice, some seed-starting mix, a light source and water. And, of course, seeds. Many seed packets will tell … Read Article
There is something to be said about choosing to purchase a seed collection—that is, multiple varieties of the same veggie in one seed packet:
Cooking with fresh herbs and flavors from your own garden is wonderful, and for many people herbs are the first step into the world of growing edibles. Having them available in the cold months is the next best thing.
Whether your garden is large or small, getting the most from it makes the time you spend all the more rewarding. There are a number of techniques you can use to increase your harvest, but you can also do this … Read Article
Seasoned gardeners often use terms such as companion planting and intercropping, vertical and container gardening, intensive and succession planting. With just a few seeds, a container and a trellis, you can easily do all of these in your own garden.
If you have ever considered extending your edibles growing season by using a greenhouse, this is a word you might want to add to your vocabulary: parthenocarpic. Okay, so it may not come up in an everyday conversation, but then … Read Article
It has been just a year now since we were given the wonderful opportunity to meet with you here each week. And it has been an exciting year in the garden.
Every garden should have something fun and positive associated with it, beyond the obvious enjoyment of growing food.
Most winter squash have a vining growth habit, and can take up a lot of space. That’s great if you have the room, but we all don’t.
“The heat from some hot peppers will hit you right away” my husband explained, “while others hold back a bit. And there are a few that will take their time … then slap you upside the head when you aren’t … Read Article
Some veggies store much better than others do, a good thing to know if you are looking to eat more fresh produce from your garden all year long.