Latest Vegetable gardening News

Lansing group works to secure farmland for marginalized

Jul. 20, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Jasmine Hardy is losing the land she is leasing for her urban farm, Beulah’s Basket. Ingham County Land Bank explained the one-tenth acre lot near Marcus Street and Fairview Avenue would be redeveloped to build a house, Hardy said. “Just having space as a Black person...

Mississippi woman grows her first garden during pandemic

Jul. 18, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Angie Knight would have laughed had anyone told her in February she’d be canning tomatoes, putting up squash or pickling peppers by July. Few ideas could have seemed more outlandish. But that was pre-pandemic. Most “firsts” wrought by COVID-19 have been...

Naga girl Neichutuonuo Yhome, 23, right, passes chilies plucked from her garden to her younger sister Mene in Kohima, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland, Monday, June 29, 2020. The sisters decided to grow their own vegetables in the early stages of the lockdown. Their patchwork garden now has half a dozen variety of vegetables, and bean vines crawling up a bamboo trellis. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)

AP PHOTOS: India's lockdown spurs new gardeners in Nagaland

Jul. 1, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

KOHIMA, India (AP) — Two healthy pots of coriander and two of spinach are enough to provide a sense of achievement for Theyiesinuo Keditsu, a young English professor and mother of four. Keditsu, who claims she has the “thumb of death,” planted the seeds and was amazed at how they grew. The...

Hoosiers' embrace of ‘victory gardens’ grows during pandemic

Jun. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the midst of World War II, Americans came together to grow fruits and vegetables in their backyards, forming a network of victory gardens that at one point provided as much as 40% of the country’s vegetables. Today, thousands of Americans are turning to victory gardens again,...

In this 2011 photo provided Martha Benedict, a bench around a tree and raised flower and vegetable beds, all built by landscape designer Katharine Pinney from discarded scaffolding, are shown in a kitchen garden at a home in La Canada, Calif. Homeowners can transform an ordinary looking landscape with some imagination, design, and perhaps the help of a local agriculture extension service, landscape professional or private nursery. (Martha Benedict/Katharine Pinney via AP)

Simple design steps can take your garden to the next level

Jun. 23, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The flower beds are finished, the vegetables are growing, and yet something could be missing from the backyard landscape: That “wow” factor. Adding a personal touch to the lawn and garden doesn't have to be complicated or break the family budget. Homeowners can...

This undated photo shows a vegetable garden in New Paltz, N.Y. A surprisingly large amount of vegetables can be harvested from even a small vegetable garden. (Lee Reich via AP)

Have transplants ready to take place of harvested vegetables

Jun. 16, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

One way to reap an abundance of vegetables from even a tiny garden is to keep planting throughout the growing season. Soon, you could be filling in new vegetables where you’ll have harvested onions or pulled spent pea or cucumber vines. Later, there’ll be space where corn, early beets or carrots...