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 […]


Growing Shallots

September 30, 2005

Have you discovered the joy of using fresh shallots in your gourmet cooking? If so do you frown and question why this delicious gourmet vegetable is so expensive? Advantages of Growing Fresh Shallots While you can purchase onions by the pound with a little loose change, shallots are sold by the ounce for big bucks. […]


Mexican Sage

September 22, 2005

Mexican Bush Sage is an uncommon herb plant that can add plenty of interest and color to your fall landscape. I’m not aware of any medicinal or culinary uses for this herb, but I make sure that it’s growing in my garden every year for the showy display that it provides each fall. I purchase […]


Home Grown Fruits

September 18, 2005

If you’re ready to add another dimension to your back yard garden, consider growing your own home grown fruits. While tree and stone fruits can be successfully raised in the home garden, I recommend that you start out with simpler, easy to grow fruits that are guaranteed to bear a bumper crop with very little […]


Versatile Kale

September 8, 2005

Kale is one of my favorite plants for many reasons. It’s nutritious, and great tasting, especially for the home gardener who can grow choice varieties and harvest the fresh leaves when they are young and tender. Kale is very hardy and can survive through the extremes of both hot and cold weather. Delicious Kale Greens […]


Dazzling Veggies

September 4, 2005

A dozen of Kenny Point’s favorite gourmet vegetable varieties: Brussels sprouts ‘Rubine.’ Red sprouts and red-tinged leaves and stems. Cabbage ‘Early Jersey Wakefield.’ Tender and gets pointed heads. Kale ‘Lacinato.’ Tall, slender kale with savoy, dark-blue leaves. Potato ‘Russian Banana.’ Yellow-fleshed fingerling type with excellent flavor. Bean ‘Royalty Purple Pod.’ Bush bean with purple pods. […]