This write-up is dedicated to heirloom tomato, and the plethora of shapes, colors, sizes and flavors they bring to the table. If you've never grown heirlooms, this will hopefully convince you to try at least one in your next garden. If you're already a fan of heirlooms, add a Pink Brandywine plant to your mix. […]
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With all produce, nothing compares to growing your own, and onions are no exception. Onions are a requisite ingredient in kitchens throughout the world. Some varieties are excellent raw, whether sliced on burgers, or chopped in cold salads. Others are preferred for cooking, because their more pungent flavor or firmer texture holds up better in […]
Summer squashes (green and yellow) have a soft skin that's edible, and they are meant to be harvested when the seeds and entire interiors are soft enough to eat, as well. Winter squash is different in that the seeds are mature and hard, and the skin is a rindtough and hard, and not meant to […]
I am looking for a bean seed called Little Greassy. It is a old bean and comes in white and brown. Hope you can help me find this bean seed. Thanks Joyce G.
If you’re a serious gardener (and by serious, we mean your garden grows a little larger each year), then you know how backbreaking it can be to plant seeds by hand. It’s also an inefficient way to plant, since it’s difficult to maintain consistency when you’re working in the soil. For a small investment in […]
In the gardening world, tomatoes are the barometer of a good harvest. If you produce a bountiful crop of sweet tomatoes, nothing else matters. And, every gardener loves showing off his or her prize maters like a piece of artwork. Heirloom tomatoes are certainly nothing new, but they're taking on a whole new level of popularity among […]
These six words all deserve some attention. Asparagus is considered a delicacy among vegetable lovers everywhere. The spears are prized for their unique flavor and versatility in preparation. Asparagus is also an attractive garden plant, even in the off season. If you love eating asparagus, you'll also love growing it. Like all vegetables, asparagus fresh out […]
It might not be very Zen to rush your garden’s produce, but it sure is gratifying to speed the first ripe tomatoes and peppers to harvest time by a month. And now gardeners everywhere can extend their growing season, planting earlier and continuing to harvest long after the first frost. Season Starter employs a simple concept […]
Eggplant is a warm-weather crop that is easy to grow, and it's a colorful, attractive addition to the garden. Fruits vary from small egg-shaped globes to heavy oblong teardrops to skinny foot-long Asian varieties, and the glossy skins can range in color from deep purple to light violet, lavender, yellow, white, green and pink. Eggplant […]
One of the biggest problems mankind faces is also the tiniest. Small pests in the form of fleas, ticks, flies, ants, roaches, grubs and slugs can all be maddening if they infest your space, whether inside your home, on your pets or livestock, around your garden, or in your lawn. Luckily, nature is a clever […]