Kitchen Garden

  • growing shallots
    How-To

    Growing Shallots in the Southern Plains

    Shallots (Allium cepa var. aggregatum and cvs.) are expensive to purchase in the store, which is one reason I like to grow my own. A member of the allium or…

  • Late-Season Kale
    How-To

    Growing Late-Season Kale for Extended Color, Texture, and Taste

    As we settle into our summer gardens in the Midwest, the autumn seems to be in the distant future. However, the fall season always seems to arrive before we know…

  • growing garlic
    How-To

    Tips and Tricks for Growing Garlic

    If you’ve been to a farmer’s market this July and August, no doubt you have feasted your eyes on gorgeous bulbs of garlic, freshly pulled from the earth just weeks…

  • 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.…

  • Vertical gardening
    Design

    Vertical Gardening in Southern California

    Vertical gardening continues to grow in popularity. Although the concept is not new, it is becoming more relevant than ever for Southern California landscapes. With increasingly hot, dry, and windy…

  • bundle of radishes
    Design

    Gardening for the Hungry

    Today Sallie Boge is sharing a unique garden space: The St. Mary Church Garden Ministry in Riverside, Illinois, grows a vegetable/herb/fruit garden for charity food pantries. Our garden is consistently…

  • woman holding a large harvest of kale
    Article

    Dana and Sarah’s Garden of Eden

    Our 2,400-square-foot backyard vegetable garden is located in Los Angeles (Zone 10B). It is an edible garden of Eden that features over 100 heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs.…

  • 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…

  • Essentials Tools for Your Veggie Garden
    Kitchen Gardening

    Essentials Tools for Your Veggie Garden

    Gardening season is here! Now is the time to get out your garden gloves and tackle your veggie garden needs. Planting, mulching, and general tending are on the calendar, and…

  • cherry tomatoes
    Kitchen Gardening

    Tips to Grow Better Cherry Tomatoes in Northern California

    Though technically a fruit, the tomato is the most popular homegrown vegetable, with thousands of tasty varieties available for the kitchen gardener to choose from. Tomatoes can range from big…