Latest Vegetable gardening News

Mexican migrant in Texas tragedy hoped to reach kin in Ohio

Jun. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two cousins returned to the tiny, hardscrabble hamlet they grew up in in southern Mexico about two weeks ago to say goodbye in what has become a rite of passage for generations of migrants from their remote, impoverished mountainous region in Oaxaca state. ...

Hydroponic farm to hire 150 at $120M facility near Atlanta

Jun. 14, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — An Ohio-based hydroponic farming company says it's building a $120 million facility in suburban Atlanta, with plans to hire 150 employees. The company 80 Acres Farms, based in Hamilton, Ohio, said Monday that the facility will be completed in August and start...

Protecting your garden before and after severe storms

Jun. 07, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

As we celebrate blooming roses, ripening tomatoes and the pollinator frenzy in our backyards, we gardeners also should be aware of the downsides of summer: thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an...

Do we have to separate you two? Best, worst companion plants

May. 31, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

We gardeners spend so much time stressing over what our plants need that we often forget they grew just fine for millennia without us. Suppose we step back from our self-aggrandizing human nature and take our cues from actual nature instead? That would save time, money and the...

Kids grow veg, gain skills in sustainable school garden

May. 29, 2022 01:09 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...

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...