• How-To

    How to Direct-Sow Veggies

    Even though I consider myself a thrifty shopper, I often leave the grocery store feeling a lot lighter in the wallet. I just won’t compromise on some things, like healthy,…

  • Article

    Celebrate Summer! Easy Cucumber Recipes

    Today is officially the first day of summer--we celebrate the solstice and Father's Day both! The garden is revving up as is the summer heat--the salad greens are bolting--however I've…

  • Article

    Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

    Summertime and the living is easy--supper time involves as little cooking as possible--and preparing something simple with garden produce. Here is a recipe for an easy salad, Nicoise-style, using whatever…

  • How-To

    Our Favorite Varieties of Cucumbers

    Many people wouldn’t dream of a garden without cucumbers. Fortunately for gardeners and food lovers, there are several cucumber varieties to choose from. One of the oldest agricultural crops, cucumbers…

  • Design

    How to Plan a Vegetable Garden

    Grow more fruits, vegetables, and herbs by devoting a few hours each day to planning

  • Article

    Happy New Year of the Cucumber

    The National Garden Bureau has christened 2014 as “The Year of the Cucumber,” selecting this edible for recognition in its annual program. There are plenty of ways for gardeners to…

  • Article

    Recipes for Easy Refrigerator Pickles

    It’s easy to transform garden-fresh cucumbers into crisp and crunchy homemade pickles. Here are two simple recipes to help you savor summer even more.

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    Kitchen Gardening

    Growing Cucumbers in Containers

    How well did three different kinds of cucumbers grow in one patio container? Here are the results of the great cucumber experiment of 2012.

  • How-To

    Help for Growing Cucumbers

    Cucumber seedlings are especially attractive to garden pests. Here’s how simple mini-greenhouses can outsmart hungry birds and squirrels.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    All We Need is Our Lemon Cucumbers

    Every year since I can remember, we've over-planted cucumbers. This year, we ended the cuke parade.