If you are like most urban residents, that means you have limited space to grow your own food. So what should you grow? Farmscape’ssummer and winter crop catalogs are good places to start. However, in many yards you have to be very selective.
Plants contain the remarkable ability to adapt to their specific geographic location to better their chance of survival in overly competitive terrain. Each plant contains its own unique abilities to cope, flourish, and out-compete its adversaries for water, light, and
If you haven’t already, check out “Winter Vegetable Storage, Part 1.” Brassicas (Non-Root): Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chinese Cabbage (Bok Choy), Kale, Kohlrabi – 32 degrees at 90-95% humidity All of these crops have very similar storage requirements. For the heading
Sometimes the real glory of the mashed potatoes is not in the fluffy white. It’s not in the gravy filling the soft crater and Vesuviusing down onto the Pompeii of peas beside. It is tucked away in the forgotten skins
The holiday season is here and time is running out to get the gardener on your list the perfect gift. Despite the extra week of shopping preparation, the window is quickly closing. Below is a list that gardeners from novice
Why do some tomatoes have “noses”? A couple years ago, a colleague told me about a funny visit to a school garden. Some of the students had discovered a tomato with a protrusion. They decided that the unusual bump extending
There’s a new hip product on the agricultural block that’s generating a lot of buzz: biochar. Proponents point to a number of environmental benefits including: carbon sequestration, increased soil fertility, improved water quality due to reduced runoff, and increased agricultural