Rhubarb, with its delicious edible leaf stalks loaded with a tangy yet sweet, crisp flavor, often serves as the perfect companion for strawberries or as the main ingredient in pies, jams and jellies. These tasty cool-weather veggies are great additions … Read Article
When are hybrid varieties better than heirloom varieties? There are many gardeners I know who would respond, “Never!” But if you look at the reasons growers naturally cross two related veggies to get seed that has better characteristics, you might … Read Article
Growing your own vegetable garden is a great way to live a greener (no pun intended) lifestyle by cultivating your own food, preparing these delicious, nutritious edibles in recipes and saving you from extra trips to the grocery store.
Here in our USDA Zone 5/6 garden we have about 120 days from spring frost to fall frost. The more we can extend that growing time, the bigger the harvest. There are a number of easy ways to do this:
There are probably more varieties of tomatoes than anyone would want to count. Actually, if you take a quick count in one of your seed catalogs, you may easily find over 75. Which variety to choose? Decisions, decisions.
Of all the things we grow, cranberries surprise people the most. “Really? I thought you needed a bog!” is usually the reaction upon seeing the bed in the garden.
So you want to grow and preserve your own food, but are a little short on time? No problem.
Virtues: We love rhubarb for its tangy yet sweet, crisp flavor, the perfect companion for strawberries or the main ingredient in pies, jams and jellies.
Why keep buying more seed packets or taking trips out to the local nursery for more young vegetable plants when you can choose plants that will keep on coming back? Cut-and-come-again crops hold true to their name by sprouting again … Read Article
Virtues: We love ‘Bull’s Blood’ beets for their deep red-burgundy foliage and dark reddish pink roots (the beets). With sweet-tasting, gorgeously colored foliage and tender baby beets, these easy-to-grow vegetables make the perfect addition to salads and other recipes.
Most gardeners would agree that crops should be rotated, but the reality is that this is not always necessary. If you have a small garden, it may even prove impossible.