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How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We will show...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
Storing Beets with Wood Chips in the Root Cellar
Though I have used sand to store my beets in the root cellar for many years, this year I decided to...
Getting Potatoes Ready for the Root Cellar
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried...
Green beans are a staple of every vegetable garden because they are easy to grow—even in limited...
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also...
Our Growing Guide to Beets covers planting, growing, and harvesting. A staple in our garden, beets...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
2019 is the Year of the Pumpkin
According to the National Garden Bureau, 2019 is the Year of the Pumpkin! If pumpkins are on your...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes, and degrees of heat....
Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables!...
How to Braid Onions
I normally don’t go in for a lot of frou-frou but I love to make a braid of onions every fall. They...
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters?” A number of Native...
The Joy of Digging Potatoes
For some kids, the two best times of the year are Christmas and the potato harvest. Yes, you heard...
Rutabagas, or swedes, are root vegetables grown for both their golden root and their greens....
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot...
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden! Peppers resist...
Sweet corn is an annual crop with yellow, white, or bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
Plan a fall vegetable garden! See how to choose the best plants for autumn timing—and more fall...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups, and stews all...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
August brings “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8). Our advice? Take it...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—and extend your harvest. In late summer, you might think the garden...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! We’ve gone crazy cooking MORE zuke...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer’s in full swing. Take advantage of midsummer’s bounty: juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn,...
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture. However, gardeners often complain that their...
How to Freeze Corn
We love corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so the...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest! We’ve got some fresh tomato recipe ideas right...
Speedy Vegetables to Fill Gaps in Midsummer
Summer is in full swing and by now the peas and radishes have all been picked, the cilantro is...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when fruit and vegetables are ready to pick? Whether you are a gardener or a...
Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid...
Lettuce is one of our favorite garden vegetables because it is far superior—in both taste and...
Squash Vine Borer
Are your squash plants suddenly struggling? It could be the work of a squash vine borer. Here are...