Should you Grow these Veggies? You decide!
You may remember, last week I talked to you about 7 veggies worth growing. This week, let’s chat about a few you might want to think twice about!
Does this sound familiar? You start paging through those beautiful seed catalogs, dreaming of spring and wondering which varieties you should plant.
But, like most of us, you probably have limited space, and your eyes might just be bigger than your trowel! You need to maximize the productivity of your garden, but maybe you’re not sure how.
Do you love garlic as much as I do? Honestly, probably not. I have a deep and abiding love for garlic that surpasses many other things in life. I mean, I love my husband, daughter and mom more than garlic (most of the time), but I really, really do love it.
So, what’s a dedicated garlic lover to do? Well, grow it, of course!
I bet, unless you’re a totally avid gardener, you’ve never heard of Egyptian Walking Onions before. Amirite?
To make life easier and save my typing fingers, we’re going to call Egyptian Walking Onions EWO from this point on.
So, what are they and why do you want them?
I know, I know, summer has barely arrived and I’m talking about fall???
The thing is, if you live in Zones 6 and colder, you need to start thinking about what to plant in your fall garden now, because many of these crops need to be started before the middle of July.
Have you ever considered growing sweet potatoes? Yes, they are technically a tropical crop, but you can tweak things just a little and grow them successfully in the north as well.
And the best thing? You’ll end up with a bountiful harvest of yumminess in the fall that’ll last through the winter (unless you eat them all first!). What could be better than that?
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love fresh, in-season strawberries? Not those plastic things the grocery stores try to pass off as strawberries. I’m talking about those luscious, juicy, red fruits fresh from the farm or garden.
Maybe you’ve noticed, however, that those wonderful strawberries are, well, expensive. Like, mortgage your house and sell your first-born to Rumplestiltskin (did I spell that right?) expensive.
So, what’s a strawberry lover to do? Grow them, of course! Let me give you some tips for success.
It seems that people have a love-hate relationship with rhubarb. I love it, my hubby loves it, my mom hates it. However, whether you love it or hate it, it’s a stupid simple plant to grow in your home garden, assuming you know someone who will eat it!
So, in answer to the question, is rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable?
Is there anything better than a juicy, sweet tomato fresh from the garden? Nope, pretty sure there isn’t.
I’ve been growing heirloom tomatoes for several years now. Although they can be a bit finicky, the payoff is worth it, and I’m going to help you do the right things so you have a successful harvest this year.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Welcome to Week 8 of Crop of the Week. Today, we’ll talk about growing cucurbits, which are pumpkins and summer and winter squash, including zucchini, acorn and butternut squash, plus cucumbers.
I’ll give you some growing tips, but what I want to primarily deal with are three of the most obnoxious pests of these crops, and give you some interesting, innovative, and, most importantly, organic ways to deal with them.
Ooooh, and I have a special treat for you (especially if you love pickles), but you’ll have to read to the bottom for that!