Growing Fantastic Fall Vegetables

But if you really want to get the most from your garden, you’ll want to plant now for some tasty treats in the fall and even early winter.  

Fall Seed Starting—Enlist the Help of a Board!

Now is the time to plant your fall vegetable crops.  Seeds of lettuce, spinach, carrots, peas, beets, kale, and radishes are some of the options.  With daytime temperatures in the 80’s, however, it can be tough keeping the seeds evenly moist so they can germinate.  A simple and low-cost way to remedy this is with…

Leaf Lettuce

Summer was hard on our vegetable gardens this year.  Two major storms in June followed by searing heat in July.  My plants are tired and have slowed down producing. Its time to think about lettuce.  Lettuce a cool season crop and what better way to end the summer by planting a few rows.  There are…

GRO Big Red Gardening Show Episode 7: How to Harvest and Fall Gardening

Welcome to the latest episode of our gardening podcast! On today’s show educators John Fech and John Porter will discuss National Farmer’s Market Week, how to harvest from your garden, and how to set up a fall vegetable garden. Tune in and fill up on delicious gardening knowledge! Show notes: Play in…

Mulch Refresh and Expansion in Mid-Summer

Mid-summer brings lots of good things to experience in the Midwest.  Picnics in the park, 4th of July celebrations, cook-outs and barbeque, sweet corn and watermelon, lighting bugs, vacations at the lake and watching your favorite baseball team.  Unfortunately a few bad ones come with the good, one of which is summer heat and wind. …

National Farmers Market Week

Buying produce, meat, cheese, eggs, or flowers at a local farmer’s market directly supports farmers in your own community as well as the local economy.  

Video: Japanese Beetles

While the Japanese Beetle infestation is dying down (for this year), the info from this Backyard Farmer segment by Jonathan Larson and Jody Green can help you get ready for next year.