Let the tomato saucing begin!
It’s not too late to get some radishes in the ground at your house.
A poultry farmer gives some advice to home gardeners, and it starts with chicken manure.
Don’t be surprised that you can grow lettuce late into the fall.
‘Tis the season of overabundance. The grape, cherry and Sun Gold tomatoes that are so delightful at this time of year often turn out to be more than any one family can eat fresh. Next thing you know, there are annoying fruit flies hovering over your glowing baskets full of tiny tomatoes and you don’t know what to do except throw them — with deep regret — into the compost pile.
The abundance of zucchini in summer is great fun. Until it’s not. Comes a point in the summer when you hide when you see your backyard gardener neighbor coming over with yet more huge bats of green squash.
Eat these with your fingers! Simple is often best, especially with summer vegetables. We grow radishes in our raised beds every year, because…
I’ve had to be brutally honest with myself. The harsh reality is that when it comes to horticulture, while I may aspire to a green thumb, mine is mostly black and blue. No amount of planning, Miracle-Gro, cultivating, raised beds, sweat or physical labor has ever produced the kind of stunning vegetable sanctuary I dream of.
Yes! It’s finally that time to get your hands in the dirt and start your garden Patty Gentry of Early Girl Farm in East Moriches has some great ideas for those with just some space in the backyard for great vegetables and herbs to plant in early spring.
Whether it’s help assessing your soil, planting seedlings, trimming hedges, weeding by hand or harvesting beans, Ladie Sadie’s Organic Gardening can help.
Months of ridicule for my refusal to eat even greenhouse grown summer vegetables, all boil down to this moment. I drop to my knees and the fluffy, dark brown earth welcomes their impact.
EdibleLongIsland.com started in April, so we didn’t get a full year in, but what we got was a doozy. We’ve only scratched the surface of covering Western Suffolk and Nassau, so stay tuned. We did learn that Long Islanders like pickles. Our top story had twice as many readers as number 2.