Heirloom Vegetables

Heirloom vegetables are popular these days, but do you know what this term means and what varieties really are heirlooms? You can read more about this topic in this article…

A Pepper for Every Pot

There’s a plethora of peppers out there, and they’re not all just for eating. USDA scientists are developing ornamental varieties (that are also edible), with two interesting varieties released in the last couple of years. Learn more about what’s going on in ornamental pepper development in this article…

Lettuce Shows

Why keep your vegetables in a back corner of the yard when they could add a little ornamental punch to your landscape? Lettuce is a great plant for adding interesting foliar color and texture to beds and containers as a foil for the plants with pretty flowers. Learn more about how to make a show of your lettuce in this article…

Kohlrabi, Brassica olearcea var. gongylodes

Looking somewhat like a space alien, kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family that has a turnip-like enlargement of the stem above the soil surface. This cool-season vegetable has a flavor similar to turnip, and the bulbs are used raw or cooked like a turnip. To learn more about this exotic-looking vegetable, read this article…

Chioggia Beets

Beets are an easy crop to grow in the home garden, but they don’t have to be plain red. ‘Chioggia’ is an heirloom variety that is also called candystripe or bull’s eye beet for the colorful red and white rings seen in cross-section of the roots. These beets are often sweeter than other varieties, too/ To learn more about this interesting beet, read this article…

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