Preparing for winter is especially important for your vegetable garden. During the cold months, any stems or foliage left from harvest time make an excellent place for pests to spend the off season and ready to infect come spring. Follow these easy steps for a healthy and protected garden.
Autumn's beautiful bounty of culinary crops may commonly yield their harvest in September and October, but there is no need to set aside your gardening gear just yet. Senior garden editor Todd Carr reveals the quickest crops to cultivate for a full fall harvest.
Not all vegetables are destined to be grown as cold-weather crops, but a select several thrive through brisk bouts of ice and snow. Come frost or frigid forecasts, these cold-weather vegetable crops will persevere for a healthy harvest.
The first frost may signify that winter is coming, but don't let plummeting temperatures put the kibosh on your planting plans. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme aren't just lyrics to a Simon & Garfunkel song -- they also happen to be some of the herbs best-suited to a curated indoor environment. Senior garden editor Todd Carr reveals which herbs can thrive indoors, and how to treat them with proper TLC.
You don't need to till a big plot of land or even live near a farmers’ market to enjoy the lively flavors of a summer garden. With a mere pot or two, fresh herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers are just a snip away.
Who doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous flowers all summer long? But a gal's got to eat. So it's not surprising that the first garden Martha set to work on when she bought her Bedford home, Cantitoe Corners, in 2001, was her vegetable garden. The garden, next to the greenhouse and just a quick stroll from the house, has come into its glory. Of course, the bounty, which ranges from early peas to fall's Brussels sprouts, didn't come without effort. The soil has been amended with compost and minerals, and the garden has been enclosed with a 7-foot-tall fence -- because Martha isn't the only local who appreciates a tender lettuce leaf.