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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
One of the biggest annoyances for many gardeners is finding unwanted insects feeding on plants in their yards. These irksome bugs often leave flowerbeds, trees and shrubs with unfixable damage and the gardeners with unfaltering frustration.
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 … Read Article
There is very possibly not a veggie gardener out there who has been growing for at least a few seasons who has not had the “problem” of overplanting something. Years ago when we owned a restaurant, it was not uncommon … 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.