If you have wild purslane invading your garden you are probably wondering why anyone would want to grow a cultivated version intentionally.
Biting into a fresh ripe tomato picked directly from the vine will fill your taste buds with tantalizing flavor that store-bought tomatoes just don’t have. But what about when you have unripe, green tomatoes at the season’s end? Do you … Read Article
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 … Read Article
Microgreens are the tiny, young seedlings of some of our favorite edible plants such as kale, chard, beets, cabbage, mustard, radish, arugula and more. They are very easy to grow from seed and are rumored to be jam-packed with even … Read Article
My summer squash never really developed – the squash turned yellow and fell off. What went wrong?
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. … Read Article
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:
Check out this video by Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply featuring the garden’s co-owner, Patricia Boudier, about how to successfully grow cucumbers.
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. … Read Article