Latest Vegetable gardening News

Greenhouse gardening: Getting a head start on growing season

May. 01, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Gus and Mary Picardo have been eating their own homegrown lettuce since February. By mid-March, they had tomatoes growing on more than four dozen healthy plants. Their fig trees were bearing fruit while most of the region’s figs were still buried to...

Add beauty, function to your garden with a path

Apr. 27, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

A path is a feature too often overlooked in a garden or landscape. Maybe it lacks functionality, or beauty, or it’s needed — but just not there. A well-designed path can do more than keep your feet dry. It can tell you where to walk, and also guide your eyes and...

Obama Center teams up with Chicago Botanic Garden

Apr. 25, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The planned Obama Presidential Center is getting design advice from the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Obama Foundation recently announced the partnership. Foundation officials say the Chicago Botanic Garden will offer expertise in designing and operating a...

Students' struggles pushed Peru teacher to run for president

Apr. 18, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

CHUGUR, Peru (AP) — As schools across Peru closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pedro Castillo tried to find a way to keep classes going for his 20 fifth- and sixth-grade students. But in his impoverished rural community deep in the Andes, his efforts were futile. ...

Community garden give families a chance to enjoy outdoors

Apr. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boys Scouts of America offered the public a chance to maintain a vegetable or flower garden when it opened the Akridge Victory Gardens near the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. It also gave families and...

Turning point: When is it safe to plant your garden?

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Spring in the vegetable or flower garden is a carefully orchestrated series of events. The goal is to keep things moving forward with the warming season, taking into account weather predictions and, because those are just predictions, average spring warming trends where you garden. ...

Time to try growing some vegetable or flower transplants

Mar. 30, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

If you’ve never grown your own transplants for your garden, perhaps this is the year to do it. It’s economical, it allows you to grow varieties you might not be able to buy as transplants, it’s satisfying and it’s easy. If you’re new to the transplant game,...

Hi-tech indoor farm in South Bend taking on lettuce market

Mar. 27, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — It’s a chilly, wet and windy day — enough to remind us that winter still isn’t too far in the rearview mirror. But inside a new six-acre building on West Calvert Street in South Bend, Matt Gura is keeping a close watch over a sea of baby...