Latest Vegetable gardening News

Ex-Brooklyn Dodgers catcher, Mets coach Pignatano dies at 92

May. 23, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a big leaguer, Joe Pignatano had a career that was more noteworthy than notable: He played in the last game at Ebbets Field, he homered off three future Hall of Famers and he hit into a triple play with his final swing in the majors. It was out in the bullpen at...

Virginia middle schoolers plant vegetables in school garden

May. 21, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Reggie Walton will be moving next year and not attending Shelburne Middle School. The seventh-grader is disappointed that they won’t see the end results of the work put into creating a school garden this year, but excited to be part of a legacy that will hopefully live on...

Knowledge, veg thrive in Louisiana school's garden

May. 21, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Just like reading, writing and arithmetic, Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics' sixth graders are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with the help of the Good Food Project. The Good Food Project is a program of the Food Bank of Central...

Gardening: A tomato lover's 7 tips for growing them big

May. 17, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

Tomatoes are not only my favorite backyard crop -- they’re also the most popular among American home gardeners. And it’s no wonder: Have you ever compared a supermarket tomato to a backyard one? The homegrown scent alone will transport you straight to summer. Another benefit of...

Hugelkultur: A different approach to raised beds, mounds

Apr. 05, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

I don’t have a giant property, so I strategize to get the most use of the garden I have, and that includes planting vegetables and herbs in raised beds and containers. I’ve been growing edibles in two 4-by-4-foot cedar boxes that my husband built about 10 years ago, and every few...

Final Four fans flock to dome in return of open practices

Apr. 01, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wearing Duke and North Carolina gear, a family with split loyalties lined up outside the Superdome a little after 9 a.m. Friday, nearly an hour before fans were allowed in the stadium for open practices at the Final Four. The moment they entered the stadium,...

Short on space for veggies? Smaller varieties thrive in pots

Mar. 22, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

For many gardeners, a large property with rows of green peppers and sun-kissed tomatoes as far as the eye can see is just a dream. Many of us either don’t have much soil to call our own, have limited mobility, or are new to gardening and feel intimidated. But sometimes, smaller is...

Nice try but no potato for New Zealand couple's giant find

Mar. 16, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When is a potato not a potato? When it's a tuber of a gourd, according to Guinness World Records. A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world's largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton have had...