Many gardeners keep their ornamentals and edibles segregated: fruits and vegetables go in neat rows or tidy boxes in the backyard and ornamentals are given domain over the front yard landscape. But what if we blurred the lines a bit? Continue reading Edible Landscaping: Play with your food
My latest contribution to the GROBigRed blog… GRO Big Red Flowers are wonderful. They fill our lives with color, help provide us with food and ensure plants can reproduce. Gardeners, whether they grow ornamentals or vegetables, try to encourage flowers on their plants. However, flowers are not always a positive in the life of a plant. There are times when a gardener, especially one who … Continue reading Sometimes Late Bloomers are Best
A post I wrote for the GROBigRed blog on selecting tomato varieties, check it out below… GRO Big Red Tomatoes are perhaps the most popular plant grown in the home garden., both because home grown tomatoes are often higher quality than those found in grocery stores and because they are common in many different types of traditional dishes cuisines. Even people who don’t have a … Continue reading Choosing the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden
Autumn is probably my favorite season. The cool, crisp air and the colors are definite big reasons, plus it is a season where great things happen — like my birthday. The cool weather last week prompted me to make the final shift between the summer and winter garden. It’s almost like pulling the boxes of winter clothes out of the attic to switch places with … Continue reading Planting garlic, shallots, and perennial onions
Do your taste buds yearn for flavors beyond that of the usual vegetable garden suspects? Looking for something tasty and easy to grow in the cool season fall or spring gardens?
There are some new arrivals emigrating to local gardens from traditional world cuisines. Some of the hottest new additions to the vegetable garden lineup are greens from traditional Asian cultures. Continue reading Add a taste of Asia to the garden
Now that summer has officially arrived after the summer solstice, it is time to once again look forward to your garden’s future and plan for a bountiful late summer and fall. And for those dealing with flooded gardens, it is possible to replant and harvest again this year. Continue reading Extend harvest season by replanting now
We are at the point in the year where activity in the vegetable garden has reached a fever pitch. It is likely to remain busy for some time through the summer. We are actually at a point where we are managing things that are starting to reach maturity while looking forward to the fall.
There’s no better example of this than the squash family — while you may have summer squash and zucchini preparing to mature, it is time to cast an eye toward fall and plant pumpkins. Continue reading Squash family provides harvest for summer and fall