Growing Oregano: An Oregano by Any Other Name, Would Not Taste as Sweet
Growing, harvesting and using oregano is easy, but sometimes confusing. Plants in the genus Origanum are can be perennial ground covers, tender perennials or even small perennial subshrubs. There is much confusion over what type of oregano to use in cooking, but there is no disputing the flavor when you taste it. This Plant Profile of 'Oregano' will help you make sense of which type of oregano to grow for your needs.
Growing Asparagus in the Home Vegetable Garden
Asparagus is one of the few perennial plants for the home vegetable garden. Plant it once and it keeps on growing. There is some up front work to be done by the vegetable gardener, before you can enjoy an asparagus harvest, but a well-established asparagus bed can produce for decades. Here are some tips for growing great asparagus plants.
Cabbage - Growing and Caring for Cabbage in the Vegetable Garden
Cabbage can be grown easily in the home vegetable garden. In fact, two crops a year of cabbage are possible. There are hundreds of varieties to choose from. Cabbages are classified by head shape, round and flat-head being the most commonly seen, and come in white, green and purple.
Eggplant - Growing Eggplants in the Vegetable Garden
Eggplants are sun and heat loving vegetables, in the same family as tomatoes, peppers and potatoes. Eggplant actually does come in a small, white egg-shaped variety. Most Americans have never seen one, so the name seems inappropriate. There is actually a great variety of eggplants, many much easier to grow in the home vegetable garden than the large, oblong, purple varieties we are used to.
Growing Garden Fresh Sweet Corn
Sweet corn, fresh from the garden, is a treat like no other. Although corn is a long season crop and can take up crucial space in your garden, it is easy to grow and the rewards far out weigh the costs. The real challenge to growing sweet corn is having the patience to wait for it to ripen and beating the critters to the harvest. If you've never tasted just picked sweet corn, you owe it to yourself to try growing it at least once.
Peas Please - Growing Garden Fresh Peas
Peas are one of those vegetables that must be tasted fresh from the garden to truly be appreciated. Whether they are shelling, snap, snow or sugar pod peas, their moment of glory is rather brief in the garden. Learn how to make the most of the peas you grow.