edible garden

  • currants
    How-To

    A Pro’s Tips for Growing Currants

    March is a busy time at our hillside nursery in Vermont, where we grow all kinds of cold-hardy fruits, nuts, and berries. We grow about a dozen types of cur­rants.…

  • celtuce
    Article

    How to Grow Celtuce

    While celtuce, or stem lettuce, may sound like just another novelty vegetable, it's far from that. If you are not familiar with celtuce, just think of it as overgrown romaine…

  • edible garden design
    Design

    Attractive Ways to Grow Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Your Garden Design

    As life comes back into the garden in spring, there’s no time like the present to focus on creating an outdoor world you can enjoy for the coming year. Spring…

  • Mustard greens in a container
    How-To

    How to Grow Mustard Greens for an Easy, Early Harvest

    As gardeners, we long for the summer months and picking our first cucumber, zucchini, or tomato. However, you don't have to wait that long if you grow mustard greens (Brassica…

  • fruiting shrub
    Design

    Fruiting Shrubs for the Mountain West

    I first became interested in gardening because I wanted to learn to grow food for myself and my family. I started by growing vegetables in a community garden plot. Fast-forward…

  • how to grow figs
    How-To

    How to Grow Figs, Even in Colder Climates

    Figs intrigue many gardeners. The breadth of interest struck me when I donated a spindly little dormant fig plant for a raffle and the winner told me she had received…

  • flowers and herbs growing on a small porch
    Design

    Art’s Creative Way to Enjoy the Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Art in Ada, Michigan, who has found a beautiful and unusual way to enjoy the bounty of the garden. There was a time when I had…

  • big green tomatoes
    Design

    Erin’s Garden in Maryland

    Today we’re off to Baltimore to visit with Erin! Erin is a busy mother of three but somehow manages to grow a beautiful garden and share lots of photos of…

  • How-To

    Veggie Varieties for Italian Cooking

    Late-summer harvests of juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, delicious red peppers, and leafy greens inspire tasty suppers. And putting together a pizza topped with your very own, fresh-from-the-garden summer veggies is…

  • Design

    Veggie Garden Tips & Tricks

    Whether you’re trying to reduce the number of trips to the grocery store, get your children engaged in some outdoor activities, or just figure out what to do with all…