Why do onions flower?

Why do onions flower?

Though they are pretty and bees love them, I’d rather my onions not make¬†flowers. Why? Because the flower stalk ruins the core of the bulb. An onion that has flowered, sliced in half. Once the onion plant sends up a flower stalk there is nothing you can do to...
Cut-and-come-again lettuce and greens

Cut-and-come-again lettuce and greens

In spring and summer, I tend to grow my lettuce and greens as individual plants, and I harvest them by picking individual outer leaves. But during the cooler times of the year I often switch to the cut-and-come-again method, where I sow the seeds densely and harvest...
Growing vegetables in raised boxes

Growing vegetables in raised boxes

Is it best to grow vegetables in raised boxes? Best for the vegetables? Best for you? Even though I grow my vegetables in the ground in my current garden, growing in raised boxes might be right for you. I’ll go through the pros and cons of growing...
An extraordinary zucchini plant

An extraordinary zucchini plant

Yesterday, I picked a picture-perfect zucchini from a plant that I grew from seed way back on March 1. Have you ever known a zucchini plant to remain productive all through spring, through summer, and well into the fall? This is extraordinary. Let me briefly...
Freezing tomatoes from the garden

Freezing tomatoes from the garden

When I have a good tomato year and end up with more fruit than family and friends can eat, I freeze the extras. There are other ways to preserve tomatoes — drying, canning, etc. — but I choose freezing because of how fast and easy it is. Freezing tomatoes...

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