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There are many, many varieties of potatoes to choose from when getting ready to plant. Here are some great spuds worth giving a try!
Planning on entering vegetables at the fair this year? Check out these tips that will help you bring home those blue and purple ribbons.
How many vegetables do I need? Smaller vegetables are usually displayed in groups of three to six. With larger produce, fewer examples are needed. For instance, a winter squash or head of lettuce...
Weigh the pros and cons before putting one up
High tunnels are becoming very popular for fruit and vegetable growers. They can be as simple as pipe framework covered with clear plastic, or as complicated as greenhouses. Jeff Kindhart is a...
Many bacterial and fungal diseases in the vegetable garden are carried in or on the seed
Managing disease in the vegetable garden starts with the seeds. There are bacterial and fungal pathogens that can lurk on or inside the seed, waiting to ruin your crop. Sally Miller is a plant...
A well-prepared asparagus bed will reward you with healthy spears for many years
Growing a bed of asparagus takes some patience in the beginning, but a well-prepared garden patch will be prolific for years. It’s best to start an asparagus crop with one-to-two-...
This Virginia couple is making their dream farm the best it can be
Starting a small farm isn’t usually something you can jump right into. It’s been a winding road for Lyndsay and Brad Constable of Farmville, Virginia. They both had plenty of experience...
Weeds don't stand a chance
Hand weeding with a hoe is very time-consuming and a burden if you’re a small-scale vegetable farmer. Going through the field with a tiller isn’t always an option if the rows are too...
We were so inspired by the impressive Crumptown Farm produce that we came up with some recipes to put all those fresh veggies to use. Try out these 10 recipes with various vegetables thrown in.
Some things to pay attention to
Several years ago, I bought some Lily of the Valley plants off the internet. They arrived half-dead and much smaller than what the website said they would be. I sent them back, and fortunately was...
Flipping through the Burpee Seed Catalog gave us a ton of ideas for bright-colored vegetables we want to be growing in our gardens. Here are some of our favorites this year.