Joel In The Garden

Gad-zukes! Pick ripe zucchini - before it's too late

Gad-zukes! Pick ripe zucchini - before it's too late
Duck, duck, zuke!

he late summer harvest is on, and while gardeners wait for their tomatoes to turn red before they pick them off the vine, other veggies are better picked while they're young.

Got tomatoes? Sun-dry recipe

Got tomatoes? Sun-dry recipe
Meanwhile, a few tomatoes are turning red and peppers are ready to pick, which means gardeners are another week closer to making salsa.

Excess cherry tomatoes from the garden? Make sun-dried tomatoes.

Cucumber conundrum? Make quick work of cukes

Cucumber conundrum? Make quick work of cukes

Gardeners are picking plenty of cucumbers off the vines. But those green veggies don’t stay fresh for very long. That means gardeners have to work fast in order to make pickles.

August brings a new set of concerns in the garden

August brings a new set of concerns in the garden
Slime trails mean snails aren't far away. If you check them in the morning, you can typically find them before they retreat into the shade.

We're getting a break from the extreme heat we saw in July. But consistent watering remains a concern in the garden.

Veggies growing fast: Here's how to keep up

Veggies growing fast: Here's how to keep up
What's all the buzz about?

Sunny days mean garden plants are growing rapidly. That also means gardeners have to pick some of their vegetables quickly or they’ll grow too large and won't taste very good. But there’s a cheap way you can preserve your produce to keep it fresher longer.

Take steps to protect plants from heat

Take steps to protect plants from heat
Peas to meet you

A week in the 90s with no rain is enough to leave your garden bone dry, but there are steps you should take to keep your plants from suffering heat stress.