Spring is in the air at last! Are you ready to start gardening? If you have never planted a garden before, you may still be doing your research, hunting for resources that will get you off to a good start. We’ve pulled together a short list of posts, links, and books to help you outContinue reading “10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!”
Fortunately for gardeners, summer squash is almost as versatile as it is prolific. Slices can be cooked in soup or sautéed and added to pasta. Raw squashes can be peeled and cut into sticks to serve with dip. Both zucchini and yellow squash can be shredded for cooking and baking purposes, as well. Preferred ConditionsContinue reading “Squash (Summer)”
Radishes are very easy to grow if treated with reasonable consideration.
Sweet peppers are extremely versatile. Hot peppers can be put to a number of uses, as well.
Shell peas are one of the garden’s most delicious vegetable offerings. Their season passes all too quickly. If you have enough peas, steam or boil them. Smaller quantities are great for adding to stir-fries or for topping salads. And while you are out in the garden, you really must open a pod or two andContinue reading “Pea”
Onions are absolutely indispensable to cooking. They add character to everything from pasta to pizza.
There is nothing like fresh, homegrown lettuce to make a great salad. If you pick leaf by leaf instead of a head at a time, you may even be able to enjoy a salad a day when the weather is right! Top the salad with a new dressing each time for variety. Throw in someContinue reading “Lettuce”
Cucumbers are for making pickles, right? Not necessarily. If you purchase a slicing variety of cucumber, you may find that you actually enjoy your homegrown cukes better fresh. Sandwich toppings are just the beginning. Preferred Conditions Full sun. Hot (but not dry) weather. Very fertile soil. Soil pH around 6.0 to 7.0. Planting Plant cucumbersContinue reading “Cucumber”
As the growing season approaches again, you may be looking for ways to increase your success in the field, searching for solutions to those challenges you faced last year. If insects such as grasshoppers are a recurring problem in your fields, you may want to give this remedy a try: chickens. A flock of hungryContinue reading “An All-Natural Insect Remedy for Field Crops”
There is one way to enjoy fresh sweet corn properly, and that is on the cob. Some people enjoy just standing out in the garden and eating it raw. But for the ultimate experience, try grilling the cobs and serving them with butter and pepper. Preferred Conditions Full sun. Ample moisture. Soil pH around 6.0Continue reading “Corn (Sweet)”