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Seedlings being born

Most people find harvest to be the most enjoyable stage of growing a vegetable in your garden, but sowing seeds and watching them germinate can also be a lovely experience. When a seed starts to germinate, first it anchors itself … Continue reading

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A Heat-Tolerant Leafy Green Vegetable Disguised as a Flower

A wonderful surprise for us in our 2014 trial garden was Jewels of Opar. Last spring, when I planted a couple of pinches of these tiny seeds in a flat in our greenhouse, I certainly didn’t imagine we would harvest … Continue reading

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Garden Huckleberries: a Fabulous Fruit for Jam

If you want to make great jam, syrup, or pies from annual fruits that you can grow in your vegetable garden, you’ll love garden huckleberries. We’re planning on starting our pepper crops any day now in Central Virginia, and soon … Continue reading

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