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Growing Herbs in Windowboxes

comments (16) August 6th, 2008<p>50 users recommend<p>by Frédérique Lavoipierre<br>April 1998<br>from issue #14<p>The sun set hours ago, and a steady, cold rain is …

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that is one of the more common plant diseases that many home vegetable gardeners will experience. Powdery mildew …

Perennial Vegetables to Harvest for Years

01 of 08<p>Artichokes are only hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 7, but cooler zones 5 and 6 can push the envelope, with some protection, and even colder …

Miami Shores sued for ordering couple to remove vegetable garden

For retired architect Hermine Ricketts, plotting out her prized vegetable garden — with its okra, kale, lettuce, onions and a dozen or more varieties …

In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening

In tropical South Florida, it's growing season. Temperatures are in the 80s, there's lots of sun and good rain, and normally, Hermine Ricketts' plants would already be in the ground.<p>"By now, this should be probably Red Sails lettuce, which is a beautiful color lettuce, or purple mizuna, which is a …

Planting Elephant Garlic

I’m busy in the garden this week. I just planted my Elephant Garlic. I decided to grow this type as I already have some ‘normal’ Garlic growing in …

Plant-Based Diet: How to Grow 5 Delicious Foods You Never Find in Shops

“I wish we’d stop growing potatoes, carrots, and onions,” says Mark Diacono. “Life is too short to grow unremarkable food.”<p>Welcome to Throwback …

Gardening

Heirloom Seeds: Grow the Same Food Your Grandparents Ate

“Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food” is one of author Michael Pollan’s rules. He means stay away from processed …

The Only Meatball Recipe You'll Ever Need

<i>Original post by Lauren Feld on Spoon University - NU. Photos by Kirby Barth.</i><p>There is nothing more comforting and heart-warming than a homemade meatball. Eating meatballs reminds me of the days when we were pampered, a time when my grandmother force-fed me her home-cooked meals at holidays and …

Bread machines are nice toys, but please don't make bread in them

<b>Question: I have never made bread -- it intimidates me. I don't have a lot of time, but I would like to make some. Do you have suggestions for bread</b> …

Baking

Charles Dowding’s No-Dig (And No Weed) Garden in Somerset

Why do people dig? I’m not at all sure after reading Charles Dowding’s book <i>Veg Journal</i>. His ideas–mounds of beds with no edging, paths of soil …

Gardening

How to grow and chit potatoes

For our new 90-second gardener series, Sarah Raven explains how to chit your potatoes, the first gardening job of the year<p>One of the first jobs of the gardening year is to chit your potatoes - that is, encouraging your potatoes to sprout before planting.<p>Why do it? Because it makes them grow more …

Ten gardening apps now that spring is finally arriving

After what seems like relentless months of rain, it is at least attempting to be spring: the soil is warming, the buds swelling and the blossom starting to pop.<p>Whether you're an active gardener, like nosing over the fence at others' gardens, or just like imagining that one day that patch out the …

How to grow asparagus in your garden

Guy Barter, RHS chief horticultural adviser, gives a few timely tips on how to grow asparagus.<p>Asparagus is a traditional dish and it is extremely easy to grow, despite the mystique that sometimes surrounds its culture. It thrives on well-drained soil or in raised beds in a sunny site.<p><b>Getting started</b><p>…

How to Space Tomatoes by the Square Foot for Gardening : Around the Garden

5 Beautiful Ways to Make Fresh Herbs Last Longer

Hiding a limp bundle of fresh rosemary or thyme in the back of the crisper drawer? I call this pure sacrilege. Herbs should be celebrated both for …

How to Create a Vertical Garden : Around the Garden

Wow! I Love Spring

I’m so excited about this coming season. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that are starting to grow and the plans I have for the kitchen …

The perfect plant for... a shady strip with good soil

Shorter plants with green foliage are the perfect choice for a shady patch near the house<p>There’s often a place by the house or garage that provides a shady strip with good soil. It’s too narrow for tall planting, but can accommodate shorter plants with green foliage. Keep planting simple; use …

How to sow and grow tomatoes

In her second '90-second gardener' video, Sarah Raven shows how to get this year's tomato crop started from seed<p>1. <b>Tomatoes</b> are one of the first vegetables to sow in the early spring. They are slow to grow and will take over four months from sowing to fruiting. That’s why you need to get going early.<p>…

Pizza and Wine Guide

<b>Pizza and Wine Guide</b>

Bobby Flay's Tips for Building the Perfect Burger

From patty size and fat content to "crunchification," Bobby Flay's advice on cooking the perfect hamburger<p><i>For a guy so obsessed with flavor, Bobby Flay is remarkably restrained when it comes to burgers: He likes ’em beefy, juicy, and crunchy. Here’s what he tells his line cooks at his 18 Bobby’s</i> …

Cooking

Chocoholic: Double Chocolate Magic Bars

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>We all know that there's little need to fuss with the classic magic bar. The combination of buttery graham crumbs, coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips all bound together by condensed milk is perfection in and of itself—not to …

Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

I think there is something superlatively romantic about a roast chicken. It may not have the sex appeal of an oyster, but it has romance. You know that that scene at the end of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> when Daisy and Tom sit, plotting over a plate of cold chicken? That's when you knew she loves him. There …

Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Mushrooms + Chocolate Cake

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Have your cake, and dinner, too.</i><p>Cake, cake, glorious cake! Rich, wonderful, and, in the best cases, chocolatey. Still, all too …

Recipes

5 Fast, Easy, Fresh Comfort Food Recipes for Dinner

From shrimp to lamb stir-fry, these five quick, easy comfort food recipes will become weeknight dinner staples.<p>It's March, which means we're almost out of the woods—the snow is thawing (mostly), we're creeping up to 40 degrees in the daytime (in the northeast), and it's no longer dark at 5 p.m. But …

A History of Vegetable Metaphors, from Cool Cukes to Couch Potatoes

Since when did TV addicts become boob-tube tubers? We look at the origins of "couch potato" and other vegtastic metaphors<p>When journalist <b>Ezra Klein</b> announced that his new online publication, Vox, will report political news without the obligatory "eat your vegetables" mindset of most popular news …

The United States of Hot Sauce

From sea to shining sea, we've rounded up hot sauces from every state in the Union (plus D.C., minus N.D.). Which one represents your home?<p></head>America is going from a country of mayo spreaders to one of hot sauce heatniks, with no signs of stopping. Since 2000, the American hot sauce market has …

Learn How to Cook Salmon by Avoiding These 6 Common Mistakes

It's not that hard to master your favorite fish at home.<p>Raise your hand if you love ordering fish at restaurants, but don't know how to cook salmon at home. We get it. Cooking fish can be intimidating! It's tough to know when it's cooked properly, can stick easily to a pan, and is a more expensive …

Cat Food

Hanging Garden Lamps Green Up Interiors - Urban Gardens

<b>One of my favorite Brooklyn artisan-makers is the collaborative design studio, Autumn Workshop, whose Scrap Ecology lighting we featured a while</b> …