Green garlic, also called spring garlic, is a specialty of spring. Its delicate mild garlic flavor is something to look forward to at this time of the year, but it won’t be available long.
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Do you love tender new potatoes? Here’s a really easy and fun way to grow your favorite potatoes in a container at home.
Genuinely heirloom seeds were passed down through generations. They have stories to tell and these, like the seeds themselves, are in danger of being lost.
A cup of fragrant herb tea is a natural choice when you want to avoid caffeine. And best of all, you can grow a variety of wonderfully scented herbs in your garden or in containers.
You can find lots of recipes for pickling green nasturtium pods; all you really need is vinegar and salt. Traditionally they have been used in place of capers. The good news is that these flowers are easy to grow and abundant.
Snails will look for greener pastures when you bring out the copper foil!
Tender spring fava beans are wonderfully buttery – we grow them every year and watch the pods swell with great anticipation. In our family, the favorite way to eat them is to make a simple but delicious warm salad with a lemony dressing.
You can have a wildlife friendly garden and eat it too – diversity is the key.
I can’t think of a better way to honor our planet than to take time to appreciate its natural beauty, and that may be as nearby as our own gardens.
Farmer Jim VanDerPol writes with clarity about how agribusiness has changed not only our relationship with the land and our food, but how our sense of community and connection to one another has been displaced.
Here is another easy recipe for in-season artichokes: braise them with green garlic and thyme in white wine. Delicious!
If you can’t grow your own artichokes, look for very fresh, young artichokes to make this raw artichoke salad. It will surprise you with its delicate nutty flavor.
Using a cold frame is a fantastic low-tech way to start your seeds for a summer vegetable garden. Even if you have a long growing season, you’ll have your yummy veggies on the table earlier in the summer than if you wait to sow your seeds directly in the soil.