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.
I live in New England, where the saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” Indeed, the weather can be drastically different from day to day here, especially at the change of a season.
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:
Many herbs do quite well in the backyard garden and make a fine addition to the perennial edible garden. Some can be invasive, but there are tricks for dealing with them. By taking a look at plant color and height, …
It’s been over 10 years now since Mandolin and I quit smoking, the best thing we ever did for ourselves and our family. To those who have been following me a while, it will come as no shock that I …
Cool weather–loving garden peas, Pisum sativum, are usually divided into two groups, based on their pods.
If you think of your garden as a cube rather than a flat piece of ground, you can easily increase the amount of food you grow.