Growing Edamame

In this Article Soil, Planting, and Care Troubleshooting Harvest and Storage Try your hand at growing edamame, an ancient Asian veggie that boasts terrific flavor and nutrition. Edamame is a Japanese word that translates “beans on branches,” which describes the … Continue reading

Growing Bitter Melon

In this Article Soil, Planting, and Care Troubleshooting Harvest and Storage FAQs Bitter melon is a beautiful plant with deeply lobed leaves and eye-catching fruit that shifts from green to yellow to orange as it ripens. The taste is an … Continue reading

Growing Potatoes

An ancient vegetable, potatoes were first cultivated by the ancient Incas in Peru. This crop came to America in 1621, and today is the most popular vegetable in the United States. If you love potatoes and have never tasted a … Continue reading

Growing Lemon Verbena

Lemon verbena offers a sweet lemon flavor that’s refreshing in tea or desserts and useful for seasoning meat dishes. The plant is a beauty in the landscape, forming an elegant shrub 6 feet tall by 8 feet wide. Leaves release … Continue reading

Growing Epazote

In the Garden Epazote is a piece of living history. Native to Central and South America, this herb was prized by the Aztec culture for culinary and medicinal uses. Today epazote has naturalized in the United States along roadsides (frequently … Continue reading

Growing Radicchio

Radicchio, or red chicory, adds color to your garden and dinner table. This vegetable is used widely in Italy, where at least 15 varieties are grown. Wine-red leaves have white ribs infused with tangy taste. Radicchio is an Old World … Continue reading

Growing Mustard Greens

Mustard greens are fast growing, nutritious leafy greens. They’re perfect for gardens and containers in both spring and fall. Although not quite as cold hardy as their cousins, collards and kale, piquant mustard greens do tolerate a light frost, which … Continue reading

Growing Asparagus

Unlike most vegetables, asparagus plants are perennial, which means the same plants grow in your garden year after year. The spears that we enjoy as a vegetable are the new shoots that emerge in spring. The most important part of … Continue reading

Growing Thyme

In this Article Soil, Planting, and Care Troubleshooting Harvest and Storage Uses FAQs In the Garden Plant thyme in your herb garden, at the edge of a walk, along a short garden wall, or in containers. As a special garden … Continue reading

Growing Mexican Tarragon

In the Garden Mexican tarragon (Tagetes lucida) grows all spring and summer before it produces many yellow, single marigold-like blossoms. Those are just a bonus, though, because the main reason to grow it is for the flavored leaves. In warm … Continue reading