Even well-seasoned gardeners can find themselves with a larger harvest of any veggie than they expected.
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. … Read Article
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:
Gardening by Cuisine by Patti Moreno 256 pages Sterling, 2013 List price: $18.95 With the second season upon us, we get another chance to grow what we like to eat and “The Garden Girl” Patti Moreno gives us a good … Read Article
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. … Read Article
The tantalizing taste of a dish seasoned delectably with fresh herbs is sure to keep our taste buds happy. However, why not take the seasoning of our recipes up a notch when cooking dishes that require using skewers?
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.
Any plant that the gardener didn’t put in, and is not a weed, is known by the term volunteer. In most cases gardeners consider these plants more than welcome, though they may need to be relocated or even shared. (Who … Read Article