Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America
A heartland lifelong gardener shares her experiences and what led her to organic gardening.

Flava Bean Growing
Plant Legumes to Help Add Nitrogen to Your Garden Soil
Crop rotations in which you plant legumes will lead to better garden soil and bigger garden harvests.

Learn How to Grow Celery
Fresh from the garden, celery offers an unequaled season of flavor, with succulent, crisp and tasty stalks that are solid — not stringy — and never taste sharp or bitter.
Harvested Peas
Consider Heirloom Varieties When Growing Peas
There is nothing quite like eating homegrown peas. While they require a bit more work than other vegetables, if you have the garden space, they are well worth the effort.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Farm and Garden


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How to Protect Plants From a Terrible Storm

When the weather turns bad, learn how to help your plants take cover.

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