Where Does Your Garden Grow?

The phase “Right Plant, Right Place” rings true in every outdoor space, certainly for a vegetable garden.  Though each plant has some potential for adaptability, vegetables can generally be divided into 2 groups: a. the sun lovers and b. the ones that prefer full day sun but are adaptable to a few hours of shade…

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: http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g1343.pdf   https://media.blubrry.com/grobigred/p/content.blubrry.com/grobigred/GRO_Big_Red_7_Garden_Harvest_and_Fall_Gardens.mp3Podcast: Play in…

Storm Damage in Fruit and Vegetable Gardens

Storm damage to fruits and vegetables can take various forms.  From broken limbs in fruit trees to hail damage on fruits and vegetables or flooding raising food safety concerns, severe weather can have significant effects for the health and productivity of the garden.  Some damage will require maintenance, while other warrants a wait-and-see approach.  Here’s a list of some common types of damage to fruits and vegetables and what you should do (or shouldn’t do) about it.

Edible Landscaping: Play with your food

Many gardeners keep their ornamentals and edibles segregated: fruits and vegetables go in neat rows or tidy boxes in the backyard and ornamentals are given domain over the front yard landscape.  But what if we blurred the lines a bit?  

The practice of edible landscaping has been around for a long time, but it has become very popular in the last decade or so.  The practice involves purposefully including edible plants in a planned landscape, appreciating plants for both their aesthetic qualities and their edible potential.