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…
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.
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.
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.