Vegetables Articles

Fall is traditionally the time to plant garlic in many regions. Just like onions and other plants... read more
Celery. Almost every refrigerator holds a sleeve of it. Raw, it’s a grab-and-go food, with a... read more
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best... read more
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Note that pumpkins do... read more
For many years, I have used very dry sand to store my beets and carrots in buckets in the root ... read more
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried... read more
If you get frost, it’s important to put your garden “to bed.” A thorough fall cleanup means a... read more
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes... read more
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!... read more
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—has... read more
With canned tomatoes, enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all year long... read more
Beet greens, spinach and Swiss chard are lovely, nutritious vegetables that can be tucked into the... read more
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post... read more
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes... read more
Have you considered trying an over-the-counter (OTC) herbal remedy to treat a medical condition, or... read more
The first Thanksgiving dinner really did include pumpkin pie.  Pilgrim cooks hollowed out small... read more
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage.  I... read more
 Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and garden ... read more
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows.  I’ve... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of imported cabbageworm. What are ... read more
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013.  Wrong!  Two veteran seed companies have sprung a... read more
I couldn’t believe what I saw on Facebook a couple weeks ago—lettuce growing in a glass of water. ... read more
I love purple, from my favorite plum designer-knockoff handbag to violet pansies in my late winter ... read more
Seed catalogue companies mostly send out their magazines in December. This is the period when most... read more
The first one arrived in mid-November.  My mailbox still overflows daily with garden catalogs.  I... read more
Canning and freezing—as methods to preserve food—are relatively new in the Grand Scheme of ... read more
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. A green... read more
New England state fairs made pumpkin history in late September. Just one day after a New Hampshire... read more
As I begin autumn cleanup, it’s productive to observe what grew the best, bloomed the most... read more
Garlic is a wonderful and powerful savory addition. It jazzes up many recipes and also contains... read more
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing.  #1: High... read more
Broccoli has many followers and also abundant detractors. For those who have only tasted the... read more
Every gardener who has grown zucchini and other summer squash types such as patty pan and yellow... read more
Thinning Vegetables 2 Thinning vegetables in the garden is a chore that lasts for most of the... read more
Thinning the vegetable and herb crops, I think, is one of the hardest jobs in the garden. Once the... read more
I find that getting seeds to germinate properly is the most difficult aspect of planting the garden... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, eliminate, and control squash bugs. What are Squash Bugs?... read more
Here are tips on how to identify, eliminate, and control the squash vine borer. What are Squash... read more
I never plan ahead with my desserts unless it's a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit... read more