Edibles in the Garden
Want to grow delectable edibles in your garden? Here are some great articles to help you get started...or if you're an expert, to give you some inspiration for…
Buckets of Harvested Raspberries
Our raspberries are producing phenomenally. If you look close in the left photo you can see the fencing material. We used hogwire panels ordered from a local farm-supply business. They come in 4-foot by 8-foot sheets. The mesh is 6 inches by 6 inches. No saggy fence here!
Pawpaw, An Indiana Banana
Also known as Indiana banana, pawpaw can be found growing in woodlands throughout the Midwest. The maroon flowers smell a bit of carrion, making them attractive to various flies.
How to Grow Grapes for Wine, Jam, and More in the Home Garden
Grapes are adaptable to many regions in North America. No longer the exclusive province of wineries, grapes are now being grown by home gardeners. Provided with full sun, well-drained soil, support, and pruning, grapevines will reward the home gardener with delicious fruit for years.
An edible garden can conjure up visions of overflowing vines of summer tomatoes, oodles of green beans, fresh basil—and lots of work. If your goal is to be eating from the land that you tend without turning the whole thing into a farm, then limit the space that you dedicate to these high-maintenance annual vegetables and, instead, focus on integrating perennial edibles into your landscape.
The Popular ‘Sweet Cayenne’ Peppers
Cayenne peppers are among the most popular types of peppers in the world and are believed to have originated from French Guiana, the smallest country in mainland South America.
Mild ‘Jimmy Nardello' Peppers
‘Jimmy Nardello’ is a striking pepper that was brought to the United States from Italy in 1887 by the Nardello family. Skinny, elongated, and red, each pepper is packed with flavor and grows 6 to 12 inches long.
Edibles that Thrive in Summer Heat
Any cool crops, like lettuce, that are still going strong will need to be shaded during the summer. For areas in full sun, it’s better to rotate to a heat-loving crop like squash.
FG Guide to Fruits and Vegetables
Enter this comprehensive project guide, which will lead you down the path to an incredible, edible harvest. The assortment of articles and how-to videos found in this collection will provide you with expert tips and tricks on growing fruits and vegetables no matter the size of your garden space.
Grow Lettuce Year-Round
Once spring and early summer pass, though, so does lettuce—from most gardens, at least. If you only plant once, spring-sown lettuce will bolt when the long, hot days of summer arrive, leaving you with tough, bitter leaves. With a little planning and some extra planting, however, you can have fresh, edible lettuce throughout the year. I use a few simple garden practices to make this happen.
How to Grow Microgreens
The best microgreens are herbs or greens that are traditionally grown full-sized. Here are some varieties that germinate quickly and are easy to grow.
20 Great Edibles to Start From Seed
Vegetables (and some fruits) are some of the easiest plants to start from seed. Many edibles can be sown directly into the garden without much fuss, but others need a bit more attention because they need to be started indoors. If you’ve ever wondered why your corn didn’t sprout (you may not have presoaked the seed) or why your beets never fully formed, then read on to get a plethora of insider’s tips and tricks for growing fruits and vegetables from seed.
50 Flowers That Are Safe to Eat
Upon request after a webinar on flowers in the kitchen, I am posting a list of some flowers that are safe to eat. You are responsible for proper identification.