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Bored of the Usual Greens? Try These 12 Vegetables This Spring!

Would you like to explore something new in this year's garden? Trying some of these ancient and unusual greens!

Edible Garden Basics: How Much Food to Grow Per Person

This is a rough guideline for how many vegetable plants to grow per person, to feed an average family of four.

Are Your Seeds Failing? Here are a Couple of Possible Reasons Why

Seeds can fail for a number of reasons. Let's take a look a couple of common issues, and how to prevent them in the future.

Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel

Potatoes are incredibly easy to grow in containers, and can feed you and your family year-round.

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10 Multi-Purpose Plants for Your Edible Garden

Multi-purpose plants are ideal for a food garden, because nothing goes to waste! Here are 10 varieties for you to explore.

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Sowing Peas on St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that throughout the United Kingdom and parts of the USA, it's considered lucky to sow peas on St. Patrick's Day? In temperate areas, the ground has thawed enough by March 17th that peas can be planted, and sowing early will ensure a bountiful spring/early summer harvest.

Regrow These Vegetables in Your Kitchen

It's said that necessity is the mother of invention, but it's also incentive to do some research about which vegetables can be re-grown on a countertop. It's really quite startling to see just how much can be grown from leftover scraps: all you need is water, and a sunny spot to place the plants, and within a week or two you'll have a fresh batch of edibles to enjoy.

Violet Jelly

FTW Kitchen: Springtime Violet Jelly Recipe

If you're already seeing signs of spring, do a bit of foraging and make one of the loveliest spring preserves imaginable: violet jelly.

Extend Your Growing Season into Winter with Cold Frames

You don't have to stop gardening just because winter is approaching. Learn how to keep growing food with cold frames!