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.
Fruits & Veggies
Planting two or more veggies together, known as intercropping, can have many positive effects in your garden. It can change the growing conditions for the plants.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “Can I plant cucumbers, melons and squash together?” The answer is an absolute yes, and no.
Although these sweet root veggies have been around for thousands of years, the orange colored carrot didn’t exist before the 16th century. Until then, white, yellow, red and purple were the colors you would have found.
What are some herbs that will grow well in pots, indoors?
Depending on your climate, there are many plants that will return yearly and often with an increased harvest.
Learning to follow one crop with another is not as daunting as it might seem. There are only two main things you need to know to get a handle on succession planting:
Enjoy Sauerkraut and want to prepare your own dish for this upcoming holiday season? Watch this video from Wendy Van Wagner and Joe Meade from In the Kitchen Cooking School to learn how.
Prepare for the winter season with help from Tricia at Peaceful Valley in her video on fall vegetable care.
Garlic, with its enticing aroma and robust flavor, is a great way to add a little zest to any recipe. It’s also fairly easy to grow, and a crop can be started in late fall.
Regardless of whether you’re primarily an ornamental or an edibles gardener, it’s a good idea to plant both flowers and vegetables (or herbs) to promote beneficial effects for you and your garden.