Brassicas: Superfood in your Garden

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…

How to Harvest All Winter

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.

Garden Snapshot: May

The garden comes alive in May with harvests of asparagus, greens, carrots, radishes, and peas.

How to Grow Tomatoes

For many gardeners, summer is all about tomatoes. With several thousand tomato varieties, you’ll never get bored. Read on to learn how to grow your own tomatoes.

Winter Squash: Outgrowing the Weeds

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.

Digging Deeper into Compost

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.

April Showers …

Garden Snapshot: April showered rain, snow, sleet, frost, and maybe a little bit of sunshine onto my garden.

Grow More with Less Garden Space

Efficiently using your garden lets you grow more food without the extra space. Here are three ways to make the most of your garden.

Asparagus: How to Plant this Quirky Perennial

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.