Entries Tagged as 'Vegetables'

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Flowering Onion

“don’t jump, onion!” by loco’s photos TheGardenLady received this question from Cat (you can read her blog here). Recently my onions (the ones I bought to eat) decided to demand “freedom” and grow! So much I had to plant them as I was not able to eat them anymore. Some of them didn’t survive too […]

Friday, August 24th, 2012

More vegetable suggestions for the flower garden

Edible Front Foundation Planting by Chiot’s Run When plant breeders want to discover new plants to breed for the flower garden, they will go all over the world searching. They will even look at vegetable plants they think they can breed into pretty flowers or show pieces. Then they will work to develop some aspect […]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Landscaping your garden with ornamental cabbage or ornamental kale

Julia’s Garden by Allie’s.Dad You have decided that you do want to landscape your front yard with vegetables. You know it is permissible in your neighborhood. But do you wonder where to start? How about starting with ornamental cabbages or ornamental kale? These are easy choices because these days ornamental cabbages are very popular as […]

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Creative Vegetable Gardens

vegetable garden by mazaletel When TheGardenLady recommends making an edible garden instead of merely a flower garden in the front yard, it should be as attractive as a flower garden can be. It should not be the long straight rows of one type of vegetable, the type of field a farmer would make to grow commercial vegetables. […]

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

A Vegetable Garden to Beautify your Front Lawn

Hanging Vegetable Garden by me’nthedogs I wrote a post about putting a vegetable garden in your front lawn, if your neighborhood allows it . There are horror stories of cities not allowing it. (see here )  Remember vegetables and herbs need sun- a full day of sun, so these are not suggestions for shade gardens. […]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

FreshPaper – A Product that Might Keep Refrigerated Produce Fresh for Longer

Fridge (before) by pat+sarah Yesterday when reading one of my favorite newspapers, I found out about a new product that I want my readers to know about.  The new product is manufactured by a company I do not know; nor do they know TheGardenLady when I tell you about this product. So this is NOT […]

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

The 2012 Burpee Seed Catalog – Part II

Queen Sophia French marigold closeup by OrganicNation In the last post, TheGardenLady discussed  some of the flower part of the Burpee Seed Catalog.   In this post, TheGardenLady will talk a little more about Burpee’s flowers, but more about their vegetables. In the vegetable part of the catalog you will find sweet corn that is red, […]

Friday, August 12th, 2011

More about the farm TheGardenLady grew up on

Bell pepper, with both green and red colors, natural color by Martin LaBar My parents’ farm was small. They raised the usual crops that everyone in the area who wasn’t a chicken farmer raised. And some of the chicken farmers also had small farms that raised the usual crops – tomatoes and strawberries were the […]

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Grow Lights for Growing Food in the Dorm

Indoor Gardening with LED Grow Lights by Rachael & Zane Ross TheGardenLady received this question from Kayleigh. I really want to grow food in my dorm room. It doesn’t have a particularly large amount of sunlight. Is there a type of lamp I could buy? I want to plant some sort of easy-to-grow vegetable and/or […]

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Eggplant Problem

Eggplant by Gare and Kitty TheGardenLady received this question from Terri. Why does the eggplant blossom dry up instead of producing a vegetable? Though eggplants like hot weather, they do need good irrigation. Your eggplants should have been planted in a warm spot facing south, and near a water supply. The soil should have been a […]