Blog Posts - Vegetable Gardening



HOW RAISING A VEGETABLE IS LIKE RAISING A BABY. Plus the winner of the proving cloth.

Anyone can plant a seed, but not everyone can grow a garden.  Why?  Because there isn’t a monster, insect with disease dripping fants trying to rip that seed out of your hand when you’re trying to plant it.  There is, … Continue...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Sep 1, 2016

CONTROLLING THE DREADED POWDERY MILDEW.

    There it is.  The dreaded powdery mildew.  Be GONE! Be GONE I say!     That didn’t work at all. Although it might have worked on my favourite jeans because I can’t find those.   Since jumping up … Cont...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Aug 23, 2016

I’LL NEVER GROW TOMATOES ANY OTHER WAY THAN THIS.

    Dear Florida Weave, You suck.  Dear Tomato Cage, You suck.  Dear Weird Spiraly Wire thing, You super-suck. Dear String Method, I love you with all of my heart.  You do not, nor will you ever suck. Sincerely, Everyone … Continue...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Aug 21, 2016

10 Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

You toil in the hot sun for hours together hoping for a big yield but when you don’t see the rewards for the efforts you have put in, it can be quite frustrating. A lot of gardeners lose hope when things go wrong. In fact successfully growing veget...
by California Gardening Blog on Aug 2, 2016

The California Garden in April

You know spring is here when the days get longer and you can feel the warmth of the sun, smell fresh air and hear the sweet melodious chirping of birds, their dawn chorus is the herald of spring indeed. This is the time of the year to start most of y...
by California Gardening Blog on Jul 18, 2016

Growing Purple Daikon Radish In Containers

They say "Eat a rainbow". Which is why you should grow your own fruits and vegetables at home, you can grow the most interesting and flavorful varieties right here in your back yard! In today's post we discuss about growing a Daikon radish variety wh...
by California Gardening Blog on May 3, 2016

The Potato harvest. Pots versus plots.

A few weeks ago, when it was still warm enough to wear shorts and a tee shirt I headed up to my mess of a community garden to start harvesting the vegetable equivalent of a surprise party. The potatoes. Potatoes […]...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Oct 20, 2015

Glass Gem Corn. The corn so beautiful it broke the Internet.

  I was at my neighbour’s house the other day dropping off some chives from my garden for her when I said something that felt a little ridiculous.  Not Westboro Baptist ridiculous, just normal ridiculous.  You may know the fun […]...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Oct 4, 2015

The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree by way of an Italian driveway.

The sign had been at the end of the country driveway for as long as I could remember.  It was facing the highway, with the message hand written in black paint.  Fig Trees for sale.  Every time I drove past […]...
by The Art of Doing Stuff on Aug 9, 2015

Tomatoes: Guardian podcast with Alys Fowler & Jane Perrone

Alys Fowler and Jane Perrone focus on the most popular homegrown crop, the tomato. They can be tricky to grow, but get it right and there's nothing quite like a fresh-from-your-garden tom. Tomato expert and heirloom champion Craig LeHouiller shares s...
by Landscape Juice on Apr 23, 2015

Books: The Tiny Veg Garden

As I'm staring out at mountains of snow, it's hard to believe that anything is actually going to emerge from the ground. But there is always hope, and when I think of edible gardening, I always think of an acquaintance who grows more than enough to f...
by Garden Design Online on Feb 26, 2015

10 Vegetables For Container Gardening

Short on space but big on fresh vegetables in the summer. I understand, there's nothing better than fresh veggies during the hot summer months. I have listed 10 vegetables that I plant in my garden each year, but are also excellent choices for contai...
by Mother 2 Mother on Feb 20, 2015

Planting Fruits and Vegetables in Your Own Vegetable Garden

Today we will share some article about vegetable garden for you. Planting flowers, fruits, and other plants at home certainly easy enough, especially if the crop is planted on flat land. However, what would happen if the plants are grown on land that...
by Home Garden Air on Dec 16, 2014

The Models of Vertical Garden that You Can Choice

Currently there are no land for the garden, you can choose a vertical garden. Just choose the kind that is like. It turns out that the vertical garden is not only one kind only. There are four methods that can be used to grow plants vertically in you...
by Home Garden Air on Dec 16, 2014

The alkaline soil challenge: How to fix alkaline soil [Guest Post]

Content by Erin Brooks. It’s essay season at our place, which means I’ve been time-poor the last few days as I try to finish all of my uni... The post The alkaline soil challenge: How to fix alkaline soil [Guest Post] appeared first on she cooks,...
by she cooks, she gardens on Oct 26, 2014

Evolution of a Garden

As I’m writing this post, Jane is shelling a mess of peas that she picked from our garden yesterday. For those of you who don’t know, a mess is a unit of measurement frequently used here in the South. A mess of peas will generally feed a...
by Cottage at the Crossroads on May 22, 2014

3 Things You Can Do To Improve The Vegetable Garden This Year

With the cold and snow we have experienced here in the Chicago Area this year I am hoping for a much better growing season. One way to help your vegetable garden to do better is to implement these 3 easy … Continue reading →...
by Glenns Garden on Mar 8, 2014

3 Things You Can Do To Improve The Vegetable Garden This Year

With the cold and snow we have experienced here in the Chicago Area this year I am hoping for a much better growing season. One way to help your vegetable garden to do better is to implement these 3 easy … Continue reading →...
by Glenns Garden on Mar 8, 2014

Vegetable Garden Layout

Starting a home vegetable garden isn’t as simple as picking up your tools, digging and planting some seeds. If you want to have a good harvest at the end of the season, it’s important to do some careful planning before actually growing yo...
by Fix up This House on Feb 20, 2014

Raised Vegetable Garden Benefits

Are you searching for the perfect backyard vegetable garden? Do you have the room or the time? A raised vegetable garden just might be the answer. You will find that a garden is not expensive and easy to create. Choosing a raised vegetable garden can...
by Fix up This House on Feb 20, 2014


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