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Preparing Your Garden for Winter
See our list of fall chores to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and vibrant...
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 Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening so it’s time to take action! Fruits can be...
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...
Eggplants—also known as aubergine—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late...
How to Store Vegetables
Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some...
Radishes are a hardy, easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
It’s that time of year: Friends, neighbors, coworkers, even some side-of-the-road vegetable vendors...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime! It’s a perennial, which means...
Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require at least four months...
Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes...
How to Build a Root Cellar
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,...
How to Freeze Corn
We love fresh corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so...
Sweet corn is an annual with yellow, white, and bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season...
Carrots are a popular root vegetable that’s easy to grow as long as it’s planted in loose, sandy...
How to Grow Cabbages From Planting to Harvest
In this short video, we show you everything you need to know to grow the perfect cabbage, from...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
In July and August, we harvest the garlic we planted last fall. Garlic produces numerous bulbs...
Threshing Dry Beans | John Withee's Bean Bag Method
The late John Withee was once known in seed-saving circles as the “Bean Man” for his devotion to...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
In honor of “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8), here are 15 ways to...
Squash, especially zucchini, are very prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will produce...
Celery is a long-season vegetable grown in the spring or fall. It has the reputation of being fussy...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an...
Fall Vegetable Garden Planning - Choosing the Best Plants for Autumn Growing
In this video, we demonstrate how you can select plants for your fall garden by choosing vegetables...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
Beets are a cool-season vegetable crop. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different...
How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Cucumbers grown in...
Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through harvesting—and even tomato recipes! America...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
10 Summer Salad Recipes
When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans...
Five Health Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
Building a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
Protect Your Garden from Cabbage Worms
Cabbage worms can be devastating to an otherwise-healthy garden. Here are a few things you might...
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