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Plant Tomatoes When It’s Warm Blog Image
Plant Tomatoes When It’s Warm

Earlier today I posted a photo to Facebook of racks of large, gallon container-sized tomatoes with...

Raised Vegetable Bed Designs for Spring Inspiration Blog Image
Raised Vegetable Bed Designs for Spring Inspiration

April is the month where folks in the northern tier of the U.S. uncover from a blanket of snow and...

A Pea You Can Eat From Tendril to Pod Blog Image
A Pea You Can Eat From Tendril to Pod

I don’t like peas. Ask my mother. I’ve never liked peas although she insists on serving them...

Rivoli Radish for Your Easy First Spring Crop Blog Image
Rivoli Radish for Your Easy First Spring Crop

The sun is out. The birds are chirping. Green things are emerging from the soil after this long,...

Butternut Squash for Small Spaces Blog Image
Butternut Squash for Small Spaces

Better save space in your garden this season for squash. Oh, wait. I take that back. There’s a new...

Planting Seeds in Jiffy Peat Pots Blog Image
Planting Seeds in Jiffy Peat Pots

When you are a vegetable gardener you must develop the habit of long-range planning. It’s not...

Smart Pots for Growing Above Ground Blog Image
Smart Pots for Growing Above Ground

This gardening season I’ll once again be planning and taking care of raised beds for a human...

Sweet Peppers are NGB’s Vegetable Crop of the Year Blog Image
Sweet Peppers are NGB’s Vegetable Crop of the Year

The National Garden Bureau has chosen the sweet pepper as its Vegetable Crop of 2015. It’s about...

New Broccoli Variety Emphasizes Side Shoots Blog Image
New Broccoli Variety Emphasizes Side Shoots

There’s currently about 3 ft. of snow in my two gardens. And the local weather guy is unsure which...

Avalanche Beets May Make You a Beetliever Blog Image
Avalanche Beets May Make You a Beetliever

I’m writing this from inside the center of a blizzard. We’ve had no real snow accumulation here in...

Porcelain Touch Sharpener Blog Image
Porcelain Touch Sharpener

I’ve mentioned before that, like sunglasses, I don’t invest a lot of money into my tools as I...

Wrapping Up the Season Definitively Blog Image
Wrapping Up the Season Definitively

This weekend was my last visit to our two vegetable gardens until March. This is the first time in...