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The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin and Winter Squash
Time to turn to pumpkins and sweet, orange-fleshed hubbards, buttercups, butternuts, and acorns for...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
How do you put your garden to bed for winter? See our tips on how to winterize your garden beds—...
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. The best...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We will show...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
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...
15 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes: Both Sweet and Savory!
We’ve added MORE pumpkin recipes to our collection! See top-rated recipes for Pumpkin Walnut Cake,...
How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin
Giant pumpkins are in the news at harvesttime. Wondering how to grow a huge pumpkin? See the record...
Crop Rotation: How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year. It’s important to grow...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to clean and cook pumpkins two different ways. Plus, if you’re cooking your own pumpkins...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit to Keep It Fresh
Not all produce should be stored in the refrigerator! Learn how to properly store different types...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. By midsummer, you can begin...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
How do you carve a pumpkin? Whether you are a beginner or an expert, “Farmer Mike” Valladao has...
Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Good Gourd! What’s with the bumpy, weird-looking decorative squash? We get many questions about...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the...
Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Summer squash, especially zucchini, are a garden staple and vigorous grower. Each plant will...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle peppers in this video! Pickled peppers are a great way to...
What To Do With All Those Tomatoes
Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder, and in many parts of the country, frost is...
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
Plant a fall vegetable garden—to extend the growing season and your harvest. See our fall planting...
How to Freeze Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts freeze well, as long as you follow a couple tricks. Freezing properly preserves...
How to Freeze Peppers
Peppers are the easiest thing in the world to freeze. They need no blanching whatsoever. Wash, dry...
How to Harvest and Store Onions
Harvest onions when their tops begin to turn yellow and fall over. Then onions need to be ‘cured’,...
Growing winter squash requires some patience, but their delicious fruits are well worth the wait!...
How to Dry Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs
Consider drying tomatoes and peppers and herbs in late summer to keep them longer. Drying is one of...
How to Freeze Corn: Blanching and Freezing Corn on the Cob
How to Freeze Corn Guide: We savor corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn...
How to Freeze Spinach and Other Greens
Have more greens than you can eat? Freezing spinach and hardy cooking greens is so easy—and you can...
Types of Asian Greens: Fast Growers for Fall!
On a ninety-degree day it is hard to imagine that fall is just around the corner. Greens are the...
How to Grow Lettuce in a Vertical Tower!
There’s nothing nicer than a salad from your garden. But you don’t have to dedicate a whole bed to...
Not only is garden celery better-tasting than store-bought types, but also it’s less chemically-...
How to Can Tomatoes at Home
Here’s how to can tomatoes (whole peeled tomatoes) using easy water-bath canning. Enjoy that garden...
Favorite Zucchini Recipes
How many ways can you use zucchini? How about zucchini bread, zucchini pizza, zucchini relish,...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Root cellars are “cool” again (pun intended). With modern refrigeration, root cellars seemed...
A staple in our garden, beets grow easily and you won’t have to wait long until harvesting their...
Kale is a cold-hardy crop that can be planted in early spring or late summer. Cool weather brings...
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture! They are a popular, long-lasting root...
Garlic is an easy-to-grow crop. Beyond its intense flavor and culinary uses, “the stinking rose” is...
Growing Lettuce and Salad in Containers
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to grow salad greens in containers for fresh, young leaves in a...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs? Here’s expert advice on how to pick...