Category Archives: Vegetables and Fruits

Egyptian Onion: The Most Shared Veggie in the Garden

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Harvest season is the most fun of all! One of the easiest to harvest and share are my Egyptian onions. By Steffie Littlefield [This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener September 2019.] Harvest season is the most fun of all! One of the easiest to harvest and share are my Egyptian onions. First, I should tell you how these

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Weed Suppression

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Weed pressure in the garden can be daunting. Successful weed management in organic agriculture is a challenge that requires patience, preventative measures, dedication, and a commitment to following through with the systems put into place. By Crystal Stevens [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener June 2018 issue.] Weed pressure in the garden can be daunting. Successful weed

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Horseradish–Some Like it HOT!

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For years I have referred to horseradish as a root vegetable that is thankfully perennial. This pungent root that can be grated or processed into a strongly flavored garnish for meats and vegetables, grows very well in our loamy soils and with hot dry summers. By Steffie Littlefield [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener June 2018 issue.]

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Grow Delicious Greens

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Vegetable gardening can seem intimidating and overwhelming to beginning growers, but with the right tools, a little time, patience, and experience, gardening can become second nature. How miraculous is it to think that a few seeds can produce such bounty throughout the season? Now is the perfect time to plant easy-to-grow greens such as salad mix, spinach, collards, head lettuce,

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Foodscape Your Landscape

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In many people’s minds, gardens and gardening can be broken down into two distinct categories: ornamental gardens and vegetable/herb/fruit gardens, i.e., edible gardens. By Jennifer Schamber [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener March 2018.] Ed. Note: In many people’s minds, gardens and gardening can be broken down into two distinct categories: ornamental gardens and vegetable/herb/fruit gardens, i.e.,

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With Tomato Diseases Prevention is Key

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Gardeners, do not focus on diseases themselves, be keen on disease prevention. While it’s always important to know what’s happening to your vegetable garden, even with a trained eye, it can be difficult to distinguish one disease over another. By Matt Even [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener July/August 2017 issue.] Gardeners, do not focus on diseases

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Why and How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s vegetable garden. By Steffie Littlefield (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener April 2016 issue.) Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s

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Preserving Your Harvest

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There are many ways to preserve your summer harvest and extend your enjoyment of self-grown produce into the fall and winter.  You might regret giving all your produce away come winter when you have a hankering for locally grown produce. By Mara Higdon (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener September 2015 issue.) There are many ways to

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