Companion planting brassicas helps to save space, prevent disease and pests, and keep weeds at bay, while improving the taste and flavor of your crops. Generally considered cool weather crops, brassicas – such as cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, Swiss chard, turnips, and Brussels sprouts – serve as pretty easy going companions to most plants. … Read more
Native to Europe and Asia, parsnips have been a dinnertime staple in North America since the early 1700s. These tasty root vegetables were used in ancient medicine to relieve toothaches and even achy feet! While parsnips may not be effective for those particular old household remedies, they offer a range of other health benefits and … Read more
It’s time to give root vegetables a shot this season! Root vegetables are easy to grow; many can even be grown twice in a typical gardening season. They are delicious, and many of these ancient vegetables have a ton of nutrients as well. As you plan and prepare for gardening, you should definitely consider giving … Read more
I must say I never cared much for spinach. If it hadn’t been for my mother’s garden, and her amazing recipes, I may have missed out on this tasty vegetable. She said it was good for my brain, she also mentioned it’s good in terms of minerals and vitamins and she made sure I ate … Read more
Oh, cauliflower. Princess to my pea. You are so fussy. And yet, I just can’t quit you! Cauliflower is definitely a pros and cons kind of plant. I’ll get into these pros and cons in detail throughout this article, as well as provide tips for minimizing some of the “cons.” Even with all of the … Read more
Leeks add such incredible flavor to a dish, and they are quite fun to grow. There are only a few factors that complicate growing leeks, and they are really not that complicated. Leeks are reasonably easy to grow, as long as you pay attention to their time frame and keep up with them through the … Read more
A shady yard or balcony doesn’t mean you can’t have a glorious vegetable garden. Here’s what you need to know about growing vegetables in full to partial shade.