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Quick Ways to Cook Zucchini
We don’t all have time to make complicated zucchini recipes. Here are fast ways to cook that...
Growing Sweet Potatoes
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes...
Hot Peppers for Health & Happiness
Not only are hot peppers delicious in cooking, but also they have healing powers—triggering a...
How to Store Vegetables
Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some...
Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require at least four months...
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! ...
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...
Celery is a long-season vegetable grown in the spring or fall. It has the reputation of being fussy...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an...
How to Grow Beans from Sowing to Harvest
Beans are quick-growing and exceptionally prolific, producing tender, tasty pods over many weeks....
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...
Five Healthy 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...
Protect Your Garden from Cabbage Worms
Cabbage worms can be devastating to an otherwise-healthy garden. Here are a few things you might...
How to Grow Sweet Corn, From Sowing to Harvest
Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been...
Tomato Growing Tips
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
A Cook's Garden: Corn, Okra, Shallots
Grow a cook’s garden for fresh tastes on your table! Below we highlight okra, corn, and shallots....
4 Techniques to Grow Potatoes for a Better Harvest
Here are four different techniques for growing potatoes for a better harvest! You can plant in...
How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on at ball games...
Asparagus: Health Benefits
Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a...
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you...
Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed...
Grow Tomatoes From Seed the Easy Way
Grow tomatoes by seed! Besides finding them a fraction of the cost of grocery-store tomatoes, you...
Growing Sugar Snap Peas
Maybe I should have planted my snap peas while I still had bare ground in my garden! Now we are...
Even though onions are cheap enough to buy by the bagful, for the greatest variety, you have to...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Growing Greens Indoors
With little effort or list, you can grow sprouted seeds and young winter greens indoors—all-year...
Vegetable Garden Plans
See our vegetable garden plot plan—plus the accompanying plant list—for a 5 x 10 space. This...
Also known as “rocket” or “roquette,” arugula is a fast-growing, cool-season salad green that adds...
New Plants for the New Year
The new year is here and with it comes a crop of new plants for the garden. It has been too cold to...
Vegetable Growing Guide
Different vegetables require different conditions to thrive. Plan your garden accordingly with our...
Growing Garlic from Planting Through Harvest
Garlic is best planted before winter in many areas. It’s very easy to grow; all it needs to thrive...
Freezing Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are not the easiest vegetable to grow. I actually gave up on them years ago as...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. Plus, they’...
How to Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins
Pumpkins are real stars in the fall vegetable garden. They can be eaten straight away once...
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and...
How to Make a Pumpkin Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
Some Green Tomatoes Are Meant to Stay Green
Usually, when we see a green tomato, it’s just unripe and will eventually turn red. However, there...