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:
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. …
Many vegetables will let you know when it’s time to bring them in by giving you clues. All you need to know is what they are:
Trying new edibles in the garden is just one part of the fun of it. This year we started “juicing” and decided to grow a few plants that are healthful additions to the mix.
The flowers of fava beans, aka broad beans, are so beautiful you may want to grow them for that purpose alone. The fact that you get beans would be secondary were it not for how wonderful they taste.
My husband is the snow-pea fan in the family. He can eat stir-fry veggies 7 days a week and never tire of them. That’s okay by me, since he is the one doing the cooking.
Raspberries, those deliciously tart fruits that burst with unique flavor, are staples for pies, jams and tarts. When growing raspberries, many tend toward the red variety because it’s familiar, or the gold for its unique color. If there’s any complaint …
I have a squash vine growing larger than I thought it would. Can, or should, I prune squash?