5/16/2013 9:46:07 AM
An old advertisement shows the Oscar H. Will Victory Garden Collection.
5/15/2013 10:45:54 AM
After more than 4 years, serious work can now begin…. Again!
5/12/2013 10:41:58 AM
Getting acquainted with Asian vegetables
5/11/2013 9:14:06 PM
Spring arrived and we did not have any potatoes. Yielding to Moms command we carries the small leftover (rejects) potatoes up from the cellar. Then she went outside and cut some kind of weeds we would eat for supper. She again performed magic.
5/2/2013 10:04:52 PM
Grow your own Italian vegetable garden.
4/26/2013 9:50:39 AM
Grow your own salsa
4/16/2013 9:40:41 AM
Readers share stories
of food preservation methods.
4/16/2013 9:31:20 AM
Great-Great-Grandmother shares how generations of her family has continued the tradition of preserving food.
4/16/2013 9:06:10 AM
Reader tells of life during the Great Depression and how food preservation was necessary for survival.
4/15/2013 4:31:15 PM
A couple shares canning recipes made with fresh produce from the garden and fruit trees.
4/15/2013 3:18:36 PM
Freezing corn fresh from the garden in summer means your family can enjoy delicious, home-grown corn in winter.
4/15/2013 2:55:14 PM
Woman recalls going from asking elders for
advice on canning vegetables to becoming one of the elders.
4/15/2013 2:32:25 PM
Woman shares her rewarding experiences of
preserving the bounty of her garden vegetables.
4/15/2013 2:23:08 PM
Summers spent freezing and canning food for the winter months.
4/14/2013 7:00:58 PM
Raising chile isn't that difficult, but if it doesn't get enough water it can be too hot to eat. Avoid the Ay Chihuahua scream from too much heat with the right variety and a good garden location.
4/12/2013 8:42:59 AM
Chili peppers, proceed with caution!
3/29/2013 9:03:23 AM
Growing Brussels sprouts takes time and patience, but when grown properly, their flavor is unmatched.
3/28/2013 2:33:19 PM
Homesteading and growing vegetables took determination to cultivate and protect; prickly pear sauce used to fight scurvy.
3/27/2013 2:35:44 PM
Growing heirloom beans, including string, scarlet runner, pole and lima beans, are flavorful and fun to eat.
3/25/2013 1:46:47 PM
One woman turns a Massachusetts neighborhood into an urban farm.
3/24/2013 12:08:05 PM
A few 2013 seed catalog varieties
3/13/2013 9:33:40 AM
Why grow just one red tomato each year when there is an array of colors to choose from. You can choose a red, green, white, pink, purple/black, striped, yellow or orange tomatoes.
3/6/2013 10:23:26 AM
Purple beans are so fun to grow!
3/5/2013 1:40:55 PM
Starting seeds indoors is easy and allows crops, such as tomatoes and peppers, to mature to their full potential.
3/2/2013 1:36:03 PM
General instructions on transplanting seedlings.
2/26/2013 11:30:00 AM
A beautiful dry bean for growing, eating, and gazing!
1/31/2013 4:42:24 PM
From fried cactus to Russian thistle "spinach" and more, one family of Kansas homesteaders took their edible wild plants cues from the cattle.
1/30/2013 8:56:18 AM
Contemplating spring projects and all there is to do before warmer weather sets in at an old farmhouse.
1/29/2013 2:21:13 PM
Homemade ketchup, tomato paste, spaghetti sauce and fresh salsa are just a few of the great recipes you can make from fresh tomato varieties.
1/28/2013 2:16:50 PM
Add heirloom tomato varieties such as Brandywine, Livingston’s Beauty, Pruden’s Purple or Eva Purple Ball.
1/9/2013 5:40:57 PM
What does a gardener do when it is cold out? Sprout, of course!
1/8/2013 11:02:15 AM
The mini-farming guru breaks down all there is to know about growing beets and chard effectively. Learn the tips for soil preparation, planting, harvesting, seed saving and preserving. Also, check out this refreshing and simple pickled beets recipe.
1/7/2013 10:58:58 AM
Growing Tips to Grow Beets
1/1/2013 5:40:18 PM
Itzy Bitzy Farm Broccoli
12/21/2012 4:52:38 PM
The basics of seed saving include hand pollination, drying and storing. Learn how to save squash seeds ensure the best plants for next season.
12/18/2012 12:27:33 PM
Growing squash can be a breeze if you plant them in a sunny spot with rich soil and water moderately.
12/18/2012 9:41:15 AM
Drying squash can be rewarding. Learn how to do it using the sun or a dehydrator and incorporate it into soups, stews and more.
12/14/2012 12:28:40 PM
Learn about the squash varieties available throughout three seasons, how to cure them and how to cook them to reap the full flavor of each season.
12/13/2012 1:51:20 PM
A prime winter squash is impossible to get if you don’t put enough time and effort to cure it. Learn how curing squash leads to better flavor, texture and overall quality.
11/30/2012 12:56:17 PM
Hank reports on Anthony Boutard's new book, Beautiful Corn
11/27/2012 1:30:11 PM
Make tomato cages from field tile cores and create hawk habitat for natural gopher control, courtesy of our friends at Farm Show.
11/27/2012 11:55:27 AM
Save time and prepare nutritious whole foods by pressure cooking them.
11/27/2012 10:47:42 AM
Members of the Solanaceae family, heirloom potato varieties are tasty in any recipe or as simple baked potatoes.
11/26/2012 11:51:32 AM
As the days get chillier, you can still plan for your next year’s production by building new raised beds.
11/20/2012 4:35:08 PM
Caleb reports on the 2013 weather forecast with the help of The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013 weather predictions.
11/20/2012 2:48:14 PM
Three flowering plants and three vegetable/fruit plants, selected by All-America Selections, will be in seed catalogs and flower catalogs for the 2013 gardening season.
11/14/2012 11:37:19 AM
Growing peas in Spring & Fall. The How to's.
11/13/2012 9:57:32 AM
Find out which seeds to plant this frosty season with Sunset Magazine’s simple guide to winter garden vegetables, and you can enjoy the decadence of crunchy, vitamin-rich greens during the dead of winter.
11/12/2012 9:59:50 AM
When the customer traffic at your the farmers markets slows in the fall, so do the earnings. But a little creativity and brainstorming can fix that.
11/2/2012 10:34:51 AM
Heirloom onion varieties add diversity to both garden and palate.
10/18/2012 11:07:37 AM
This spring garden guide is complete with tips and adventures from the staff at Sunset Magazine. Read along as they prepare a spring feast from their one-block garden, brew beer, treat broody hens, hand milk their Jersey cow and navigate honeybee swarm season.
10/15/2012 10:50:04 AM
Check out this fall gardening guide brought to you by the staff of Sunset Magazine, creators of The One-Block Feast and One-Block Diet.
10/12/2012 2:15:20 PM
Braised spring onions, cooked in chicken stock, are excellent combined with country ham.
10/12/2012 2:03:41 PM
Roasted vidalia onions, with local honey, lemon juice and a sprig of rosemary, make for a great side dish.
10/12/2012 12:25:10 PM
A bit of olive oil, sliced onions plus a hot charcoal grill, and you have a delicious recipe for grilled onions.
10/12/2012 12:12:13 PM
Slow roasted pork shoulder, the foundation of a delicious dish with Vidalia onions, garlic cloves and fresh thyme.
10/12/2012 11:40:56 AM
Caramelizing onions and adding fresh goat cheese set this bread pudding recipe apart.
10/12/2012 11:30:43 AM
Summer salad made special with Georgia peaches and Vidalia onions covered with a balsamic vinaigrette.
10/12/2012 11:13:42 AM
Learning how to grow onions also involves learning to cook with Vidalia onions.
10/3/2012 4:36:24 PM
USDA website finds local farmers’ markets increase in nation as locavores search for healthy foods.
10/3/2012 2:45:12 PM
A Maine farm and vineyard delivers local food to customers’ front doors by horse-drawn wagon.
9/27/2012 2:46:59 PM
Whether you start with seeds or sets, growing onions can be an easy and tasty endeavor.
9/12/2012 11:19:20 AM
The Vegetable Lover, who couldn't compost her way out of a paper bag, comes up with a plan for improving her garden soil this winter.
9/7/2012 10:54:32 AM
Grilled salmon, bundled in corn husks like a salt-and-pepper seasoned present, is always a special treat.
9/7/2012 10:40:11 AM
Next time you fire up that grill, use these tips and tricks on how to grill meat, poultry and fish for delicious results.
9/7/2012 9:54:02 AM
Try this amazing recipe with a crust of bread and fresh zucchini and yellow squash from the garden.
9/7/2012 9:28:06 AM
This recipe is easy and the result is addictive. Save your jalapeños for this great smoked jalapeño poppers recipe.
9/7/2012 9:12:24 AM
Try these seed-to-table grilled appetizer recipes that will bring out the robust flavors of your garden harvest.
9/4/2012 10:33:43 AM
It took a while but the tomatoes are finally here and ripening so fast I can hardly keep up with them!
8/10/2012 8:32:50 AM
Shannon discovers that her peppers have sun scald.
8/8/2012 11:06:42 AM
By August, we can usually see how well our garden is going to do. While it may be too late to change strategies, we can evaluate and make plans for doing things differently next year.
7/16/2012 12:34:21 PM
Diaries of my first homegrown tomato.
6/25/2012 12:33:37 PM
Disasters of all kinds can hit your garden at any time; be prepared with fall garden vegetables that serve as wonderful midseason vegetable replacements.
6/22/2012 12:56:21 PM
Although the temperatures are summerlike, I am still planting green beans.
6/8/2012 4:12:00 PM
Growing turnips helps this lowly veggie regain its most favored vegetable status.
6/6/2012 12:32:47 PM
A first-year garden offers some tough lessons, but sharing proves painless.
4/27/2012 8:43:51 AM
The Vegetable Lover confesses to yet another short-lived affair with the radish.
4/25/2012 5:29:37 PM
We started the new year by sowing seeds and picking the last of our winter crops.
4/18/2012 9:25:22 AM
Your garden’s residents enjoy each other’s company, and companion planting is one way to foster better relationships all the way around.
4/16/2012 12:56:07 PM
Learn all about growing broccoli, including the best broccoli varieties, growing conditions and more.
4/16/2012 10:03:23 AM
These little pepos include a range of heirloom winter squash varieties perfect for growing and eating.
3/29/2012 11:49:46 AM
I'm giving away vegetable seeds to a lucky reader!
3/27/2012 3:27:21 PM
The new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map shows gardeners growing more and experimenting with warmer-weather crops.
3/27/2012 12:13:22 PM
Studies show that digging in the dirt is good for you in more ways than one.
3/17/2012 1:36:17 PM
After a blogging hiaitus, Shannon checks in with her plans for controlling grass and weeds in this year's garden.
2/28/2012 12:49:34 PM
Starting vegetables indoors from seed.
2/22/2012 9:27:40 AM
Missouri woman offers a skillet recipe from the depression era for enjoying the last of the garden vegetables
2/21/2012 7:38:25 PM
This salsa recipe is a great way to bring a variation of the taste of summer into the middle of winter!
2/20/2012 12:06:20 PM
Two scientists with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis are studying more than 300 cabbage varieties as part of the initial phase in a cabbage breeding program.
2/17/2012 2:10:56 PM
Ever thought of being a vermicomposter? Worms are an awesome way to take produce scraps from your kitchen and turn it into amazing compost for your garden.
2/16/2012 3:38:45 PM
Alexanders is a pungent, cold-hardy vegetable that adds a fresh kick to winter soups and meat dishes.
2/13/2012 9:55:04 AM
Here we describe what all activities are going on lately at Ans Farms. From delivering slaughter pigs and hatching chicks, to adding new livestock guardians and making watermelon radishes. We have been busy!
2/10/2012 9:26:25 AM
Learn why kohlrabi — a sister to the cabbage — is oddly unique and why growing kohlrabi is a good idea.
2/9/2012 3:29:17 PM
A woman recalls growing up on a Wisconsin farmstead without electricity during the Great Depression
2/9/2012 3:01:31 PM
Iowa woman talks about her role in producing home grown meat and vegetables for her family farm
2/9/2012 2:55:13 PM
Kansas woman recalls how a big garden provided food, fun, and fodder on her family farm
2/9/2012 11:28:49 AM
An Alabama woman relates funny stories about learning how to cook, pick cotton, and other misadventures while learning to farm
2/9/2012 11:01:34 AM
Consider joining a local CSA for the freshest foods possible and help preserve small, local and sustainable farming.
2/7/2012 7:45:59 PM
The forecast of winter weather brings creatures out of the woodwork, humans and animals alike.
2/5/2012 4:46:30 PM
'Tis the season to plan the annual vegetable garden and other plantings and we can't wait to get our hands in the soil.