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 …
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.
If you have wild purslane invading your garden you are probably wondering why anyone would want to grow a cultivated version intentionally.
Vegetable gardens are becoming a thing of beauty as more gardeners are growing food in their front yards or making their edible gardens part of the home’s landscape. Personally, I always thought veggie gardens were a wonderful thing to see …
Even well-seasoned gardeners can find themselves with a larger harvest of any veggie than they expected.
As vining plants, winter squash and melons sometimes seem to have a mind of their own. Carelessly growing out of beds and into pathways, up fences, even up other plants, they can not only hurt themselves, they sometimes harm others. …
Many gardeners start to feel overwhelmed this time of year, as what they are harvesting seems to want to take over their kitchens. There are a number of easy ways to deal with this wonderful problem and get control back:
It’s amazing how many varieties of corn there are these days, both heirloom and hybrid.
Plants use the water they receive to help them get the minerals they need from the soil. We all know if they don’t get enough water, they will wilt and even die. But too much water can be harmful, too. …