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How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, “Farmer Mike” Valladao is an expert. He shares his tips, tricks, ...
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,...
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...
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you...
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture! They are a popular, long-lasting root...
Our Growing Tomatoes Guide covers everything from planting through harvesting! Tomatoes are not...
Traditionally, cabbage seeds were planted on St. Patrick’s Day in northern zones. Old-time farmers...
If you want to plant horseradish, now is the time! Spring is the season—but only in places where...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also...
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? We love the classic rhubarb pie, but you also can’t go wrong with a...
A staple in our garden, beets grow easily and you won’t have to wait long until harvesting their...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Peas are one of the first crops we plant in the spring. The taste of garden-grown peas is nothing...
Grow Greens Indoors: Sprouts, Shoots, and Microgreens
Grow sprouted seeds, shoots, and young winter greens indoors—all-year round! During winter and...
How to Grow Microgreens from Planting to Harvest
Learn how to grow your own microgreens inside with these easy-to-follow instructions. Though these...
How to Grow Radishes From Planting to Harvest
Speedy radishes can be grown almost anywhere: between larger vegetables, around soon-to-finish...
How to Grow Lettuce From Planting to Harvest
Lettuce is quick-growing, fuss-free and can be grown just about anywhere. Grown for its luscious...
When to Plant Peas
When to plant garden peas? “Plant peas as soon as the ground can be worked” is a popular saying in...
How to Grow Bean Sprouts Indoors
It’s so easy to grow bean sprouts inside, especially when the weather’s wintry or unpleasant...
Kale is a cold-hardy vegetable that can be planted in early spring or autumn. Cool weather brings...
Lettuce is one of our favorite garden vegetables because it is far superior—in both taste and...
Radishes are a hardy, very easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a...
Our Potato Growing Guide covers planting, growing, and harvesting one of our favorite vegetables!...
Sweet bell peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden! Peppers...
Starting Onions from Seed
I love onions. They are great for bringing out the flavor of meats. Now is the time to plant onions...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means...
How to Grow Kale From Planting to Harvest
Learning how to grow kale is worthwhile. Nutrient-packed and remarkably hardy, kale will carry on...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal, but could...
How to Grow Scallions From Planting to Harvest
They’re fresh, fast and fabulous in salads, stir-fries, quiches and savory tarts. We’re talking...
Tempting Tomatoes for 2020
Here are some of the latest and greatest tomatoes coming your way in 2020. Many are All-America...
The Best Sugar Snap Peas are Back!
If, like me, you are a big fan of snap peas, you have noticed that over the years the quality of...
Spinach, a super–cold-hardy leafy green, is a popular crop that can be planted in very early spring...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an...
Container Gardening with Vegetables
Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...