There are many edibles that can be added to an ornamental garden without decreasing the beauty of the landscape. Amaranth and quinoa are lovely, tall flowering plants that are grown primarily for their edible seeds, though the leaves of quinoa … Read Article
Peas provide absolutely gorgeous flowers that range from white to purple, depending on the type of pea you are growing. Our favorites are ‘Golden Sweet’ snow peas, ‘Oregon Giant’ snow peas and ‘Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers’ garden pea.
Radishes have been given the reputation of being one of the easiest veggies to grow, but this is not true for every gardener.
To grow corn for popping or to use as cornmeal is one of the easiest things to do in your garden. Plant as you would sweet corn, on blocks rather than in rows. Add a little piece of fish or … Read Article
If you take a walk through your local grocery store’s produce department, you’ll learn that tomatoes are red, carrots are orange, eggplant is dark purple, beans are green, as is kohlrabi, and cauliflower is white. These are the most common … Read Article
Appropriately named for their shape and size, oxheart varieties of tomato can produce fruit that weigh up to three pounds.
Virtues: We love ‘Roxanne’ radish for its red skin and bright white interior. While some radishes can develop red streaking inside, ‘Roxanne’ radish remains pure white, making its slices a beautiful addition to the plate. This radish also stands apart … Read Article
Turmeric is one of the more popular edibles recently, due to the increased awareness of its many health benefits. But what people don’t know is that it can be grown at home. This was one of our fun gardening experiments … Read Article
The majority of beans grown as dry beans are bush types. Although there are many wonderful varieties of bush beans, we prefer to grow our beans vertically, preferably up a corn stalk or other support, which means we need pole-bean … Read Article
We first discovered these wonderful perennial tubers several years ago in my never-ending quest to plant new vegetables. They are related to sunflowers, and look a lot like them. But it gets better. They actually smell like chocolate, and taste … Read Article
It never ceases to amaze me the kinds of edibles that can be grown in the home garden. Flax is a wonderful, and pretty, example.