A local hops grower shares insights into how to grow these fragrant perennials.
Radishes and kale from the garden are spicing up our salads this spring. These ‘Brassicas’ share a plant family with other nutrient-packed veggies, including broccoli, cauliflower, and many more. Their distinct, mustardy taste comes from compounds called glucosinolates, which fight cancer…
It takes a lot of water to grow food: approximately an inch every week in hot weather. Here’s how to use less water while growing a phenomenal vegetable garden.
My garden gobbles up compost faster than I can make it. Why do I use so much compost? It’s not just for the fun of shoveling and raking: compost is like a superfood for your garden soil.
Use your garden space efficiently to grow more food without the extra space. Here are three ways to make the most of your garden.
The peas are up. These cold-hardy legumes usually treat us to gallons of delectable peas. But that’s not the only reason I plant them: soon they’ll help fertilize my soil.
Asparagus is the quintessential seasonal food, only available from the garden for a month or two in early spring. But this quirky perennial tastes so good that it more than earns its space in my garden.
Do you always plant your garden the same way? If so, consider changing things up this year: your garden will thank you.
I grab my basket of kale, lettuce, baby spinach, and carrots and step out of my hoop house into a foot of snow. It’s January. Lows have dipped below -10 degrees Fahrenheit. And I am harvesting from my garden.
I love garlic. I love to eat it, I love to grow it, and I love how green it makes my garden in the early spring. It turns out that my garden loves garlic, too.
A taste of spring: I got my first harvest of the New Year today.
Garlic is my most reliable from-the-garden ingredient in the winter- and it’s healthy. A recent study suggests that garlic can reduce markers of chronic inflammation.
Check out my story about voles, published in August’s edition of Idaho Magazine!
The night I felt an earwig crawling across my leg in bed, I knew we had a problem.
The garden is finally in its summer incarnation.
The garden comes alive in May with harvests of asparagus, greens, carrots, radishes, and peas.
For many gardeners, summer is all about tomatoes. And with several thousand tomato varieties to choose from, you’ll never get bored. Read on to learn how to grow your own tomatoes.
Last year, we ate home-grown winter squash from October until the end of April. Stocking our basement with winter squash each fall is perhaps the simplest way that we keep eating from the garden through the winter.