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?
There comes a short pause in a veggie gardener’s time just after all the plants are in and before the battle with weeds or pests begins. This is the perfect time to plan for the fall.
Virtues: We love ‘Sun Gold’ tomatoes for their tiny, cherry-sized bright orange to golden fruits that burst with juicy and deliciously sweet flavor. These delectable tomatoes are perfect for a satisfying, healthy snack picked fresh off the vine or as …
Just as a flower gardener will carefully choose ornamentals to achieve a good color scheme, so should the edibles gardener consider color a major factor in the garden. This would be for a different reason, though: Nutrition.
Many the home gardener will pass up growing watermelon for one or more of the following reasons:
Corn left on the stalk for too long after it matures becomes starchy and tough; you can’t just leave it there until you are ready. But there are a few ways you can go about planting your corn so that …
I’ve heard that I should prune my tomato plants. Is that true, and how do I prune tomato plants?
Perpetual vegetables—these are the vegetables that, although they don’t automatically come up each year, will provide you with what you need to continue to harvest season after season without having to buy anything new.