From the Garden

  • How to Plant, Grow, Prune, and Harvest Figs

    Figs in basket

    Figs are one of the sweetest fruits. Figs can be purple, green, yellow, or white-skinned depending on the variety. The flesh can range from gold to deep red.  When ripe the moist flesh is intensely sweet and the skin is edible. Figs are easy to grow and mostly trouble-free. They grow best where winters are […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Leeks

    Leeks in garden

    Leeks are grown for their thick, juicy stems. They are a mild-flavored alternative to the onion. Leeks require a long growing season—up to 170 days. They grow best in cool, mild weather. Short-Season and Long-Season Leeks Long-season leeks have thick, cylindrical stems. They take about 170 days to reach harvest. Long-season leeks are harvested from […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Carrots

    How to Grow Carrots

    Carrots are among the easiest garden vegetables to grow—and the most bountiful–given the right conditions. Grow carrots in the cool time of the year—spring and autumn. Plant carrots in loose, compost-rich soil free of pebbles, stones, or other obstructions. Carrots Quick Growing Tips Sow carrots in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Chives

    Chives growing in the garden

    Chives are a hardy cool-weather perennial, a relative of the onion. The tips of chive leaves have a mild onion flavor. Adds chives to salads and as a garnish for many cooked dishes. Chives have slender, round, hollow grass-like leaves 6 to 10 inches long. Globe-like pinkish-purple flowers shoot up in spring on stalks to […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Lima Beans

    Climbing lima beans

    Lima beans are tender annuals grown for their flat, crescent-oval-shaped seeds. There are two types of lima beans: bush and pole or vine varieties. Bush types grow to about 2 feet tall (.6m) and tend to have smaller seeds; they bear more quickly than pole lima bean varieties. Pole lima beans have large seeds and […] More

  • Pepper Varieties: Best Bets and Easy-to-Grow

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    Peppers demand a warm location from start to finish. For peppers to prosper: sow pepper seed in a warm seed bed and transplant seedlings into a warm planting bed where the air temperature will remain consistently warm until harvest. Cool weather and soil are a pepper’s greatest challenge. Here are best bet, easy-to-grow peppers, both […] More

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