urban farming lessons

5 Urban Farming Lessons

Take these five lessons from the top of the urban-farm food chain to improve your backyard, rooftop, patio or community garden.

rutabaga

Growing Great Rutabagas

This turnip cousin can provide you with a stock of root veggies to eat winter-long if you pay attention to these simple planting tips.

heat zone map

How To Use Plant Heat Zones

You know all about the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; now learn how to garden with the American Horticultural Society’s Heat Zone Map, too.

harvest potatoes

When Are Potatoes Ready to Harvest?

Many potato varieties exist, and plant-and-harvest cycles vary by region. With a little time and preparation, you could find yourself in a mountain of potatoes this fall.

carrots

My 4 Favorite Carrot Varieties

While carrots take a long time to grow, the flavors and colors you get from heirloom varieties beat what you can find at the store any day.

turnips

Turnips Just Got Sexier

With frost’s first kiss, turnips go from being bland ol’ root vegetables to the belle of the ball.