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Extend the Growing Season with a Cold Frame

Extend the Growing Season with a Cold Frame - you can grow plants even when the weather cools -

Many vegetables grow better in cooler temperatures. A cold frame will extend your cool-season harvest or create a space for starting plants earlier in the spring.

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Vegetable Choices for Cold Frames

Vegetable Choices for Cold Frames - enjoy harvests nearly year-round -

Cold frames are perfect for growing vegetables that thrive in cool temperatures or for starting seeds and cuttings so you can get a jump-start on spring.

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Origins of Common Fruits and Vegetables

Origins of Common Fruits and Vegetables - how some foods got into our gardens & onto our plates -

As American as…gooseberry pie? We examine the globetrotting history of some of our favorite fruits and vegetables. They may be homegrown, but odds are, North America wasn’t their first home.

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Buttercup Squash Soup with Sage

Buttercup Squash Soup with Sage - creamy, mellow flavor -

Buttercup squash has an earthy, mellow flavor. This creamy soup combines buttercup squash with a subtle hint of sage to warm you from the inside out on a chilly day.

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Cover Crops for Home Vegetable Gardens

Cover Crops for Home Vegetable Gardens - a living mulch for winter protection -

Every winter, winds and storms batter the empty vegetables beds in the garden. Protect the soil from erosion and weeds by growing a cover crop in that space. The cover crop not only protects the soil surface but adds nutrients for next spring too!

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How to Make Your Own Hot Pepper Flakes

How to Make Your Own Hot Pepper Flakes - preserve summer spice with this simple recipe -

Hot pepper flakes add zip to everything from take-out pizza to sophisticated curries. Use your own homegrown hot peppers—or fresh ones you can find at the farmers’ market—to make this spice rack favorite.

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Summer Squash Chips

Summer Squash Chips - a healthy, delicious snack or side -

Roasted squash chips are a great way to use some of your summer squash harvest. They make a great snack or serve them up with your favorite dip.

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Oyster Mushroom Carbonara

Oyster Mushroom Carbonara - a simple & quick pasta meal, the perfect weeknight dinner -

Here’s a no-fuss dish, showcasing the woodsy tastes of oyster mushrooms, that you can whip up in less than 30 minutes.

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Spicy Lime Marinade

Spicy Lime Marinade - a tangy brine for poultry, seafood or vegetables -

Keep meal prep fast and easy with this light, flavorful and healthy combination of lime juice and herbs you can throw together in minutes.

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Blackberry Muffins

Blackberry Muffins - summer’s favorite berry yields a baked treat -

Here’s the first thing we do with our summer blackberry crop—whip up a batch of these easy and scrumptious blackberry muffins. Here’s the second—freeze a batch to savor come winter.

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