Harvesting a crop of Elba Potatoes.
Potatoes give me more garden satisfaction per square foot and time invested than any other vegetable I grow. A few years ago I planted six different potato varieties and kept records on how many pounds I harvested from each. The project made a good County Fair exhibit and won a blue ribbon, which p [...]
Pattypan squash, grown and photographed by Kate Stauffacher
Like many gardeners, Kate Stauffacher tried something new last season: pattypan squash, which looks a little bit like a flying saucer.
“They were great additions to our garden. Because they produced so many squash, I had to try all sorts of recipes plus give many to family and [...]
It’s fun to see how folks use our products in ways we didn’t expect. We recently heard from Rowena Gerber, who teaches at the Miami Country Day School in Miami, FL, where the second graders created a “pizza garden” using our Grow Beds and Grow Bags.
The “pizza garden” at the Miami Country Day School. [...]
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 [...]
Glass Greenhouse Ornament
Need a gift for a gardener? Ask a gardener! To assemble this list, we put a call out to our “company of gardeners,” asking for their favorites. Here’s what they suggest:
Harvest Storage Crate
Dalton: I like to give bundled gifts that serve more than one purpose.
That’s why I am planning to gi [...]
Beans are one of the easiest crops to grow in a home garden. Plant a bean seed, and it will almost certainly grow and produce a generous crop with little effort on the part of the gardener. And although most gardeners have tried bush beans, fewer have tried pole beans.
A crop of pole beans grows in the Bean Grow Bag.
Beans are one of [...]
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 [...]
If you’re shopping for seed potatoes, it helps to know how you like to eat them: baked, boiled, fried, hashed or mashed? Plant several varieties so you can try different cooking techniques.
Elba Potatoes are considered an all-purpose potato. They are creamy when baked yet hold their texture when boiled.
If you’re shopping f [...]