Edible Gardens 123 Stories

Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Kale
Kale has recently come into its own in the culinary world. It’s a superfood, which means it’s appearing in all kind of meals, from main courses to energy shakes. This member of the cabbage family is also surprisingly easy to grow. Leaf colors range...
9 Ways to Change Up Your Vegetable Garden for the Coming Season
Late summer is a good time to think about cool-season vegetable plantings, but in addition to testing new crops, consider updating your garden’s bones and structure too. These creative edible...
12 Edibles Perfect to Plant in Late Summer
A gardener’s work is never done. Even though August is the high point for the summer vegetable garden, with ripe tomatoes and peppers,...
8 Last-Minute Additions to a Summer Edible Garden
If that beautiful garden you dreamed of planting in January is still a bare patch of ground in the hot July sun, don’t despair. While gardening articles and books generally recommend spring planting for summer vegetables — the standard caveat of...
How to Grow 10 Favorite Fruit Trees at Home
There’s no denying that the sweetest fruits are those picked off the tree at the peak of ripeness, whether it’s a bunch of cherries you’ve chased the birds away from; a peach so juicy, you have to bend over to avoid staining your clothes; or a crisp...
How to Install a Drip Irrigation System
Drip irrigation is often the first choice for an edible garden. It provides slow and consistent water to the roots of each plant, where they need it the most, and prevents fungal diseases and weeds. It saves you water, because you measure the amount you...
11 Essential Herbs to Grow Right Now
This summer enhance your recipes, eliminate extra trips to the grocery store and cultivate a connection with nature with a few sprigs or leaves from an herb plant you’ve grown yourself. Herbs tie all gardeners together, whether grown in a large landscape...
Edible Gardening Essentials: Tips for Traditional Hand Watering
In this day of elaborate drip and irrigation systems, it can be easy to dismiss old-fashioned watering by hand as too time consuming and not water efficient. Those concerns are valid, and a drip system is certainly the system of choice for many edible...
From Concrete Lot to Gracious Organic Garden in Seattle
“It’s about balance,” says painter and horticulturist Amy Ockerlander about the organic gardens surrounding her colorful and eye-catching...
Edible Gardening Essentials: Watering Tips Worth Soaking Up
Watering is essential for any landscape, but it’s at the top of the to-do list if you’re growing an edible garden. Most edibles require regular watering. If you live where summer rainstorms are common, Mother Nature might provide enough to keep everything...
Summer Crops: How to Grow Beans
Green beans are probably one of the most readily available vegetables at the grocery store. So why grow your own? First, they’re easy and quick to produce, making them a good choice for a beginning gardener. Second, and probably more important, growing...
Summer Crops: How to Grow Sunflowers
Summer and sunflowers are a natural pairing. A row of sunflowers marking the end of a summer vegetable garden is a classic look that has the added advantage of attracting butterflies and birds....
Summer Crops: How to Grow Strawberries
Ripe and juicy strawberries are one of nature’s sweetest treats. They’re also one of the easiest and most versatile additions to a garden, providing flowers in spring, fruit in spring and summer, and ornamental green leaves for most of the year —...
Herb Garden Essentials: How to Grow Basil
Basil, native to Asia, has become a seasoning staple in cuisines around the world. The familiar and fragrant sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is grown as a summer annual that generally reaches about 2 feet tall. Even if you’re already...
How to Grow Your Own Sweet Summer Crops
Summer is the height of gardening season. Farmer's markets and roadside stands are filled with fresh produce, while home gardens are at the peak of production. It’s a time when eating fresh and healthy is easy and enticing. To reach this stage,...
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