There are many benefits of planting vegetables from seed. The selection of seed varieties is far greater than the variety of plants at the garden center; a packet of seeds is considerably less expensive than plants already started in pots; and it is very rewarding to care for vegetables from germination to harvest. Some seeds… Continue reading On winter days, make seed tapes.
It’s so much fun flipping through the pages of seed catalogs dreaming of the possibilities but much more difficult to put pen to order form. How does one choose among all those varieties? Vegetables are shown in mouth-watering photographs and each and every description makes tummies rumble.
The National Garden Bureau has proclaimed 2016 the Year of the Carrot. It is the carrot’s year to tout its health benefits and crunchy, sweet deliciousness. The first carrot came from Afghanistan in the 10th century. It wasn’t the conical cutie we harvest today, but most likely thin-rooted, forked, and either purple or white. Later,… Continue reading Happy National Carrot Cake Day!