From the Garden

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Chinese Cabbage

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    Chinese cabbage is a large group of cabbages that can be divided into two categories–heading and non-heading leafy greens. The heading types include Napa cabbage–also called Hakusai, Michili, celery cabbage, and Pe Tsai. The non-heading types include Bok Choy (also called Pac Choi or Pak Choi) and Mei Qing Choi (sometimes called Baby Bok Choy). […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Peas

    How to Grow Peas

    Peas are easy to grow. And, there are many kinds of peas to choose from. Garden peas–or English peas as they are sometimes called–are available in both bush and climbing varieties. They are eaten after being shelled. Snap and snow peas have edible pods. Snap peas are full, sweet, and crunchy–and can be eaten pod […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Asparagus

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    The appearance of asparagus is the first sign of Spring in many vegetable gardens. Stalks or spears begin to break the soil in early spring as soon as the soil temperature reaches 50°F (10°C). Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable that requires three to four years to become established and productive. Once established, an asparagus […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Thyme

    Thyme plant 1

    You can learn to grow thyme in a matter of minutes. Thyme is one of the most commonly used culinary herbs. Its subtle aroma and flavor add complexity to many dishes. Thyme is used in cooking to add flavor to vegetables, meat, poultry, and fish dishes, soups, and cream sauces. Thyme is often used with […] More

  • How to Grow Hot Chili Peppers

    Peppers on vertical wire

    Hot peppers are most easily grown from transplants. Grow hot chili peppers in the warmest, frost-free time of the year. Start hot pepper seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the date you intend to set peppers into the garden. Peppers can be seeded in the garden or transplanted out 2 to 3 weeks after […] More

  • How to Choose a Tomato for Your Garden

    Tomatoes ripening on the vine

    Grow enough tomatoes this year for fresh eating and also for cooking, canning, or preserving (if that’s what you have in mind). But don’t grow more than you can use or give away. Planting more tomatoes than you need is a fairly common mistake. (A mistake you’re never fully aware of until late in the […] More

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How To Grow Zucchini and Summer Squash

How To Grow Onions

How To Grow Potatoes

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