What can you grow in a Grow Bag? As we discovered in our test gardens this summer, almost anything! When we started thinking about all the different vegetable crops that might benefit from the ideal growing conditions in a Grow Bag, carrots were right at the top of the list. All vegetables grow better in good soil, but there are some crops t [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
We’re getting more great entries in our 2014 Harvest Photo Contest. This one is from Annmarie Mones in Trumbull, CT.
Here in CT I used the square-foot gardening method. I had several different patches and varieties of carrots, beets, and some parsnips planted this year.
Unfortunately, voles moved into my garden, and I lost all my beets [...]
Recently, I harvested my first potatoes of the season. It’s one of my favorite gardening “chores.” As silly as it may sound, to me it’s like a treasure hunt, running my hands through the dark earth in search of jewels.
Digging for treasure in the potato bed.
Yesterday I harvested my first potatoes of the season. It’s one of [...]
Freshly pulled from the cool fall soil, these carrot thinnings are sweet, crisp and juicy.
In the hour of twilight after I got home from work last night, I thinned the rows of carrots and beets that I sowed the last week of August and harvested a salad bowl of spicy mesclun mix and spinach.
The finger-sized carrots are so crisp and sweet—best [...]
My 4 x 8-ft. raised bed.
I love a neat garden that is intensively planted and incredibly productive. But I hate to plant microscopic seed, then go through the tedious process of thinning out the extras. Typically I waste a lot of seed when planting salad greens and carrots. And my back aches from thinning over-seeded beds. So, last year I was [...]
A basket of just-picked tomatoes will be welcome in the staff lunch room.
Planting your fall beds with Super Hoops in place makes it easy to add protection when colder days arrive.
This week I have been planting fall garden beds. The timing is about right, here in Zone 5, for putting in beets, carrots, turnips, snap peas and cold-tole [...]
Here’s my Grow Camp last summer. I decided to add the optional Growcamp extension, which doubles the growing space.
I’ve always wanted to grow more fresh, backyard produce for my family, so last spring, I set up a Grow Camp. The results were great, and we enjoyed plenty of vegetables all summer. This month, we’re getting rea [...]