October 2005

Swiss Chard

October 27, 2005

I frequently recommend growing leafy greens such as Swiss Chard because they are so nutritious, delicious, and easy to grow. Often a single sowing can extend across several seasons, providing harvestable greens from spring, right through fall frosts. Even more remarkably, Swiss Chard can survive frigid winter conditions to produce additional early spring harvests when […]



October 25, 2005

Epazote is a rather ordinary and weedy looking herb that is not well known, but it’s definitely worth growing a plant or two in the kitchen garden. Although unheard of by most gardeners, this herb is easy to cultivate and can be found growing wild in many parts of the United States and Mexico. It […]


Fall Gardening

October 21, 2005

If you enjoy growing vegetables but have never delved into fall gardening, it’s time to add a new adventure to your list of accomplishments. Fortunately, I think that you’ll discover that planting a fall garden is just as rewarding and even easier than gardening during the spring and summer seasons. The Joy of Fall Vegetable […]


Brussels Sprouts

October 15, 2005

Brussels Sprouts can be a challenging crop for production in the home garden. They require a very long growing season, are heavy feeders, and can be tempermental when it’s time to produce sprouts for harvesting. On a positive note, they are extremely nutritious, unbothered by most insect pests, and your home grown sprouts will provide […]


Cabbage Worms

October 5, 2005

If you’re growing Cole crops such as cabbage, broccoli, kale, collards, and brussels sprouts, your garden is probably a habitat for the cabbage butterfly and its troublesome offspring, the infamous cabbage worm. Identifying Cabbage Butterflies at Work You’ve seen the small white butterflies flying around your garden and stopping momentarily to land on a plant […]