If you love asparagus and want to grow some yourself, waste no time in getting an asparagus bed planted. Even with the best of care, an asparagus bed won’t hit its stride until several years.
Jersey Supreme Asparagus, one of the all-male cultivars
If you love asparagus and want to grow some yourself, waste no time in getting an aspara [...]
My own 20-year old asparagus bed in mid-April, at the start of the harvest season. Look, no weeds!
Asparagus is one of the easiest and most satisfying vegetables you can grow. At my house, the asparagus harvest will soon be drawing to a close. Some of us are rather happy about that. We’ve been eating asparagus at least once a day since the en [...]
The Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, augmented with a cold-frame top.
Another great idea from one of our customers: Rose Deskavich, who gardens in western Massachusetts, modified her Elevated Raised Bed, adding a custom cold frame so she could grow greens, parsley and chives through the winter. “During warm weather, I do not take the top o [...]
3 x 6 ft. beds, such as these Copper Cap Raised Beds, hold 15 cubic feet of soil.
Good soil is the single most important ingredient for a good garden. Raised beds give you an immediate advantage over a regular garden, because when you fill your raised bed, you can fill it with a blend of soil that’s superior to the native soil in your y [...]
Blueberries are pretty easy to grow, but people often get confused about soil acidity (pH). “Oh, you can’t grow blueberries unless you have acid soil.” True, blueberries thrive in soil with a pH of 4.0 to 5.5, but it’s not something you can’t manage with soil amendments.
Early-season blueberries, before they [...]
How about growing sweet potatoes in containers? We’re giving it a try in our Grow Beds and our Grow Bags. Come fall, we’ll let you know how it all turned out.
Sweet potatoes in the Grow Beds. The third bed is a double-stack to see if there is any benefit to having more soil.
Sweet potatoes in the Potato Grow Bag.
July 13 [...]
Brian Moore likes big plants and he knows how to grow them. In 2007, his record-breaking amaranth topped 23 ft. Want to grow your own giant plants? Learn how Brian does it.
Brian Moore with a row of giant sunflowers; the tallest sunflower is about 16 ft. The seeds came from a grower in the United Kingdom.
One of my three-year-old tw [...]
Curzio Caravati with some of the 300 Potato Grow Bags at the Kenosha Potato Project.
As founder and curator of the Kenosha Potato Project Curzio Caravati has grown and catalogued more than 300 varieties of potatoes in his collection. Why? Because he is passionate about preserving the genetic diversity of heirloom potatoes and saving varieties [...]