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Kitchen Gardening

Getting the Most from Your Midsummer Veggie Garden

Whether you are new to vegetable gardening or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find useful growing tips in the articles and videos highlighted here.

Grow, vol. 6 For more timely gardening information and inspiration, check out Grow, Volume 6 from the publishers of Fine Gardening magazine.

 Homegrown/Homemade Video Series Homegrown/Homemade Video Series
Watch as a gardener and a cook plant, maintain, harvest, prep/store, and cook peas, arugula, tomatoes, carrots, blueberries, squash, and more.    Watch the videos…
 Managing Weeds (part 1)

Managing Weeds with a Light Touch (part 1)
Some weeds are actually good for gardens. Before you declare an all-out war on weeds, learn more about them and direct your efforts appropriately..   Read more…

Weed Management part 2

Managing Weeds with a Light Touch (part 2)
Gardeners often dread the drudgery of weeding, but if you establish realistic weed tolerance levels and implement a few strategies, you can have a reasonably weed-free vegetable patch without a ton of work.   Read more…

Got milk? Got watering cans.

Watering on the Cheap
Plastic milk jugs find new life as watering cans..   Read more…

Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Garden
Get acquainted with the good bugs and lure them to your garden by planting flowers they like. It’s a green way to keep your vegetables healthy..   Read more…

 Although summer squash is a naturally vigorous grower, it benefits from regular care. Sunken pots make it easy to water, and a cover crop of hairy vetch helps suppress weeds.

How to Grow Superb Summer Squash
Sunken watering pots and an understory of vetch keep zucchini, crookneck squash and pattypan going strong..   Read more…

Freshly dug garlic can be used straight from the garden, but if you let it dry slowly in the shade, it will last for several months.

Harvesting Garlic
Getting garlic out of the ground is fairly simple. The key to full-flavored, long-lasting bulbs is knowing when to harvest and how to handle the bulbs so they will keep for a long time..    Read more…

Dried red serranos add great flavor and pungency to beans, soups, stews, chili and vinaigrettes.

How to Harvest, Dry, and Store Mature Red Chiles
Preserve the bounty by air-drying or oven-drying, or whip up a batch of red pepper jelly.   Read more…

Homegrown/Homemade: Potatoes

Video Series: Potatoes
See how to plant, hill, harvest, store and cook with potatoes.   Watch the videos…

All About Tomatoes All About Tomatoes
If you need information on selecting tomato varieties or on growing, pruning, trellising, and trellising your plants, and protecting them from pests, you’ll find it here.   Read more…
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