April 2009

Just in case the previous article describing some of the vegetable varieties I’m growing this season didn’t inspire you to investigate a  few heirloom seed choices, today I’ll share some of the reasons that hybrid vegetable seeds aren’t high up on my shopping list. First I’ll admit to planting a hybrid variety or two in […]

{ 10 comments }

I’m patiently waiting for the weather to warm up here in Pennsylvania, but in the meantime I wanted to share some of the new arrivals and introductions that are planned for the garden this growing season: First up are a number of ornamental edibles that were actually planted last autumn; two Juneberries, three filberts, and […]

{ 5 comments }

Chris raises a veggie garden in Western Pennsylvania and e-mailed a couple weeks ago to inquire into the timing and types of vegetables to plant out in the garden during early spring: “The weather it starting to warm up and be more consistent here in Pittsburgh now, so I am starting to plan my garden […]

{ 5 comments }

The PA Backyard Fruit Growers held their annual fruit tree grafting workshop last weekend. There were apples, pears, kiwis, grapes, and even a few berries available for grafting or propagation. And of course the varieties offered were rare, antique, and unusual cultivars that are grown and maintained in the orchards and backyards of the organization’s […]

{ 5 comments }