Vegetable Gardening - Growing Vegetables in Pots
You don't need a plot of land to grow fresh vegetables. Many
vegetables lend themselves well to container gardening. With
some thought to selecting bush or dwarf varieties, almost
any vegetable can be adapted to growing in a container or
pot. Vegetable plants that take up little space, such as
carrots, radishes and lettuce, or crops that bear fruits
over a long period of time, such as tomatoes and peppers,
make the best use of space and containers.
Edible Flowers - Growing Flowers that are Beautiful, As Well
Edible flowers aren't a new phenomonon, but garnishes of
fresh flowers tend to intimidate diners. No one is really
sure if the flowers are there for decoration or to be eaten.
It's hard to find edible flowers to purchase, but quite easy
to grow most of them in your garden. Since flowers are best
when eaten soon after harvest, growing your own edible
flowers makes even more sense. Here are some tips.
Grow Herb Plants
Inside on your Windowsill
Many herb plants can be easily grown indoors, in a sunny
windowsill or under lights. You can have a herb garden
throughout the winter, with fresh herbs to cook with, in
your kitchen. Herbs will grow in containers with minimal
Vegetables - How Do You Know When to Pick?
There are no precise guidelines as to when to harvest your
vegetables, but there are some rules of thumb to guide you.
Most vegetables are harvested just before full maturity, for
maximum flavor and the most pleasant texture. The following
are criterion for judging whether your vegetables are ready
Herb Gardening -
How to Dry and Store Your Fresh Garden Herbs
Fresh garden herbs can easily be air dried, to preserve
their flavor and quality. Air drying herbs is not only the
easiest and least expensive way to dry fresh herbs, but this
slow drying process also doesn't deplete the herbs of their
oils. Here are some simple steps for air drying herbs.