Don’t Wait Until Summer for Tasty Beets

Traditional red beet varieties like Red Ace, Detroit Dark Red, and Kestrel are standard fare in my garden. They’re nice, but my heart belongs to two varieties of heirloom beets: Chioggia and Golden.

ripening tomatoes

Tomato Fertilizer Results

You might recall that last year I ran a little experiment in my tomato patch. I grew 12 different tomato plants and separated them into four groups of three plants. Each group received a different organic fertilizer (or none at all) throughout the growing season.

husk cherry tomatoes

Husk Tomatoes

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

Galeux D'Eysines pumpkins

Boutique Pumpkin Varieties

Don’t think a plain orange pumpkin is your only option. Specialty pumpkin varieties turn heads on the farm with their rainbow of colors, textures and styles.

green zebra tomato

Heirloom Tomato Choices

Heirloom tomatoes survive time. You can enjoy the history of these heirloom tomatoes as much as their enduring flavors.

pruning style for fruit trees

Edible Landscaping

Try mixing beans, greens and tomatoes with ornamental plant for edible landscaping that can add interest to your garden and your table.

Apples of Antiquity

Whether they’re called heirloom, heritage or historical, these time-honored apples of yesteryear are staging a dramatic comeback in orchards all over the world, and rightfully so.

Tips for Pest-Free Tomatoes

Keep your tomato plants pest-free this summer by monitoring tomato pest activity–and try these tips for an organic approach.

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