Holy Lycopene, you guys. There are over 700 tomato cultivars available today. Overwhelming! Picking the healthiest plant is the most important choice of all. Here’s some tips while at the nursery or this weekend’s Tomatomania! Buy a plant with a strong center stalk. Avoid the Charlie Brown plant. Avoid plants that are broken or […]
Welcome to the wonderful wonders of WINTER GARDENS! I am profiling my favorite winter veggies this month. I hope to introduce you to the joy of growing, harvesting and enjoying these cool weather jewels. ARUGULA is a spicy baby lettuce that is prevalent at Hope Gardens right now. This little hottie of a green is […]
Carrots are delicious, nutritious and fun to grow, but surprisingly challenging. These five tips will make sure your planting is a big success. Order some seeds today and plant your carrots anytime of the year. Right now is the perfect time to plant these beta-carotene wonders as they love cool weather, but even in the […]
Okay, I love salads like no one’s business. And this one is ah-mazing. The talented Rachel Oberg from De Ma Cuisine is responsible for this masterpiece. I love Mexican cheeses such as Cotija and Queso Fresco and happily add them with sharp cheddar. Also add some fresh herbs if you can. And totally use the […]
Be careful when harvesting your veggies! There’s a lot of bugs out there responding to our warm temps. I’ve been giving my plants a nice hard spray with the hose to keep bugs from laying eggs on them.