Rick Gush
How to Grow Beets

Growing big beets is more difficult than smaller ones, but they’re generally pretty easy to grow.

Ornamental Kale

This colorful kale is striking when mixed into a garden.

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Porcini Mushrooms

Porcini mushrooms are fairly easy to cultivate and harvest.

Cactus Fruit

Rick’s Favorite Crops – Cactus Fruits – Urban Farm Onlineharvesting cactus, cactus fruit, opuntia, paddle cactus, pad cacti, rick gush, favorite cropsI don’t have the space to grow my own cacti, so I scrounge around the neighborhood looking for cactus fruit to harvest.Pad cactus, or opuntia, or really easy to grow. rgush Rick Gush Rick […]

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Husk Tomatoes

Husk tomatoes are basically a wild species — and they’re easy to grow.

Escargot Farming, or Heliciculture

Photo by Rick Gush These snails have been farmed specifically for escargot. A couple of times, back when I was in college, my friends and I collected a big mass of common brown garden snails, threw them into an empty, plastic garbage can with a head of shredded lettuce, kept them in the garbage can […]

Flat, or Saturn, Peaches

Flat peaches, or Saturn peaches, are becoming more popular, but not for reasons you might think.