There is nothing like fresh, homegrown lettuce. If you pick leaf by leaf, you may even be able to enjoy a salad a day in season!
Cucumbers not necessarily made for pickling. You may find that you actually enjoy your homegrown cukes better fresh.
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 6.0 to 6.8.…… Continue reading Corn (Sweet)
Carrots are a garden favorite, and they have the distinct advantage that they can be harvested at any time.
Beets are one of those things that you either love or hate.
Green beans! Steamed, stir-fried, tossed into soup, or boiled and served with bacon bits—these vegetables have to be one of the highlights of the summer harvest.
Asparagus is not a very demanding vegetable. As long as you keep the weeds at bay, it will almost take care of itself.
Looking for a gift idea for a young gardener? Here’s a book that may spark an interest. Practical but inviting, The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide by Rebecca Park Totilo makes the gardening process fun and simple. Besides discussing the basics of planning, planting, and caring for plants, this book offers projects galore: Make seed tape.…… Continue reading The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide
Even though the eastern red cedar problem has exploded in recent years, there is still hope.
We all know that healthy plants are resistant to bugs. Unfortunately, we all too often forget to ask ourselves why this is true. In nature, weak organisms are typically attacked first. In the animal kingdom, predators see and smell the weakness of their prey. Gardeners have long suspected that diseased or dying plants put out…… Continue reading Why are Healthy Plants Bug-Resistant?