vegetables

How to Grow a Late-Season Vegetable Garden

How to Grow a Late-Season Vegetable Garden

Summer garden staples like tomatoes and eggplant can’t handle the coming fall frosts, but many crops thrive in the chillier temperatures. Growing a successful fall garden is all about predicting the weather, choosing the right crops, and protecting the plants on frosty mornings. 

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    Map Reveals How Food Flows From Farms to Tables Across U.S.

    Map Reveals How Food Flows From Farms to Tables Across U.S.

    By Megan Konar My team at the University of Illinois just developed the first high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain. Our map is a comprehensive snapshot of all food flows between counties in the U.S. – grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed and processed food items. To build the map, we brought together […]

    Do You Know Your Spirit Vegetable? Take this Quiz to Find Out

    Do You Know Your Spirit Vegetable? Take this Quiz to Find Out

    By Brian Barth Santa Barbara-based farmer, chef, and educator Michelle Aronson is an outgoing type. She’s become known among for her friends for a certain party trick: “I would get to know people and on the spot come up with their spirit vegetable.” In May, she took this talent national with the Spirit Vegetable Quiz, […]

    How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

    How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

    By Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz Sometime during the spring, backyard food growers decide what kind of tomatoes to grow: heirlooms or hybrids. Hybrid varieties have had the benefit of genetic tinkering that allows for some cool traits. But these seeds must be purchased new each year from the companies that create them. Heirloom varieties have long, […]

    Grow Lights for Indoor Plants and Indoor Gardening: An Overview

    Grow Lights for Indoor Plants and Indoor Gardening: An Overview

    By Brian Barth Indoor growing offers many advantages. The biggest benefits are the most obvious: garden pests can’t get at your plants, and you have total control over the weather. Yet unless you’re lucky enough to have a solarium or greenhouse attached to your home, providing sufficient light to your plants will likely be an […]

    Amazon Has a Patent For a Garden Service That Would Help You Grow Food

    Amazon Has a Patent For a Garden Service That Would Help You Grow Food

    Amazon has a new frontier it’s looking to tackle: your garden. The tech company recently received a patent for a new service that would let users upload photos of their vegetable gardens then receive a variety of recommendations from Amazon including recipes for the specific veggies they’ve planted, gardening tools they might need, and even […]

    Only 9% of U.S. Adults Eat Enough Vegetables

    Only 9% of U.S. Adults Eat Enough Vegetables

    By Dan Nosowitz On the heels of our country’s very own secular harvest festival, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released new data indicating just how few people are actually regularly eating the fruits of the harvest. The CDC regularly publishes data on the health of the country, and, appropriately for the season, last week’s […]

    5 of the Most Nutritious Vegetables on the Planet

    5 of the Most Nutritious Vegetables on the Planet

    By Maggie McCracken Kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower may all look different, but they’re actually remarkably similar. These five veggies are all part of the Cruciferae family. We laymen commonly refer to them as cruciferous vegetables. In addition to being closely related, these five vegetables also have something else in common: They’re some […]