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 and…… Continue reading Pea
Onions are absolutely indispensable to cooking. They add character to everything from pasta to pizza.
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.
Interested in taking a scientific approach to farming? Give this oldie a try: The First Book of Farming by Charles L. Goodrich. Although not entirely up to date, The First Book of Farming nevertheless contains many sound principles. It explores the needs of a plant, examining each of its parts in turn: Roots. Seeds. Leaves.…… Continue reading The First Book of Farming
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.