How to Grow Fava Beans

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Fava beans (Vicia faba L. ) should be grown by every vegetable gardener at least once. Their buttery taste can't be judged based on the dried, store … [Read more …]

How to Grow Turnips

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Turnips are very easy to grow in the garden, providing both greens and a root vegetable. They became popular for the kitchen in the 17th century, but … [Read more …]

Growing Cool Weather Kale

kaledrawf

Kale is a cool weather plant that can not only withstand some frost, it actually improves the taste. While many gardeners pass it by for more popular … [Read more …]

How to Grow Swiss Chard

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Swiss chard is a cool weather heirloom vegetable that is treasured in the garden because it's easy to grow, nutritious, has few pests and a long … [Read more …]

Cold Frames for Beginners: Part Two

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In the first part of the post on cold frames I went over variations on assembling your own using the basics. Once you've collected the materials for … [Read more …]

Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting: Part III

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I noticed several more questions in the comments, which were enough for another troubleshooting post.  Sometimes I know the answer from experience, … [Read more …]

Midsummer Vegetable Troubleshooting: Part II

acorn

This is part two of the garden troubleshooting questions.  Depending on the response I may continue to do this every month.  Even those of us who … [Read more …]

Midsummer Vegetable Troubleshooting: Part 1

sbugs

Troubleshooting isn't just for computers. Sometimes questions crop up because of a new problem or situation in our garden.  Just when we … [Read more …]

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