Whether they’re in a salad or a sandwich, there is nothing like biting into crisp, fresh leafy greens. Not only can leafy veggies enhance delectable meals, but also most are teeming with wholesome nutrients necessary for keeping a healthy lifestyle.
Some veggies store much better than others do, a good thing to know if you are looking to eat more fresh produce from your garden all year long.
Virtues: We love Ilex glabra ‘Densa’ for its lustrous, dark green foliage that creates a dense display all year round. White flowers bloom from early spring into summer followed by tiny, rounded jet-black fruits in fall through spring, often enjoyed … Read Article
I want to use bamboo as a screen, but I’ve heard it can spread. Is this true and would it be easy to cut the stems back if it gets out of bounds?
If you have wild purslane invading your garden you are probably wondering why anyone would want to grow a cultivated version intentionally.
Virtues: We love Aster ‘October Skies’ for its bundles of lavender blue flowers with golden centers that bloom during late summer into fall. Aromatic, bushy rich blue-green foliage creates the perfect backdrop to the charming flowers.
Biting into a fresh ripe tomato picked directly from the vine will fill your taste buds with tantalizing flavor that store-bought tomatoes just don’t have. But what about when you have unripe, green tomatoes at the season’s end? Do you … Read Article
Vegetable gardens are becoming a thing of beauty as more gardeners are growing food in their front yards or making their edible gardens part of the home’s landscape. Personally, I always thought veggie gardens were a wonderful thing to see … Read Article
Virtues: We love Liatris spicata for its wand-like spikes that bloom with clusters of radiant, feathery purple flower heads throughout late summer and early fall, atop rigid, upright stems over clumps of grass-like foliage.
Microgreens are the tiny, young seedlings of some of our favorite edible plants such as kale, chard, beets, cabbage, mustard, radish, arugula and more. They are very easy to grow from seed and are rumored to be jam-packed with even … Read Article
My summer squash never really developed – the squash turned yellow and fell off. What went wrong?