gardening interests: Container Gardening, Cooking, Ornamental Gardening, Vegetables, Editor of GROW
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Grow the best tomatoes ever by pruning suckers, training the vines vertically, and removing double leaders.
Tomatoes are surprisingly easy to maintain. Once your young tomato plants start to grow, they will need some initial pruning. Here's how to ensure that your plants remain healthy and produce delicious fruit.
Strawberries are perfect for the home garden: easy to pick and easy to manage. Watch as Danielle and Sarah plant, maintain, harvest, preserve, and cook these luscious little fruits. Don't miss the video recipes for fruit leather and classic strawberry shortcake.
Onions have a reputation for being hard to grow, so here are some tips to help you plant, care for, and harvest your crop.
Onions have the reputation of being difficult to grow, but don't let that deter you. If you choose the right type to grow, start from seed, plant properly, and provide the plant with the right growing conditions, you can expect success.
Traditionally, canning tomato sauce is a lengthy affair, but you can speed matters considerably by making and canning a fresh tomato puree, which later on can be transformed into sauce, soup, or even ketchup.
If your squash plants are thriving, but fruit is tiny and shrivels on the vine, the problem could be that the flowers aren't being pollinated by bees and other insects. Fortunately, there's a simple fix: hand pollination. You take a male flower and transfer its pollen to female flowers. See how it's done in this video.
Whatever kind of basil you grow, pruning keeps your plants bushy and productive. Danielle shows Sarah how to pinch back the basil plants and remove the flowers, then Sarah shows Danielle how to whip up a quick dish: Thai Stir-Fried Chicken with Basil.
Blueberry bushes make a great addition to your edible landscape, and in this video series, you'll see why.
This year blight is back—attacking not just tomatoes, but basil too.
In the latest arugula videos, get tips for storing arugula in the fridge and watch Sarah and Danielle prepare a pasta dish that features arugula, peas, and prosciutto.
Choose the potato varieties you like to cook with, and get 'em in the ground. A gardener and a cook show you how in Episode 1 of this Homegrown/Homemade video series. Now playing: How to Hill Potatoes (Episode 2).
Come see Fine Gardening's Danielle Sherry and Fine Cooking's Sarah Breckenridge at White Flower Farm this Friday.
Do your carrots look like twisted aliens? Danielle (the gardener) shows Sarah (the cook) how to grow plump, straight, and pest-free carrots just right for fresh recipes.
Peas are the quintessential eary-season veggie. Seeds can go into the ground when it's still cold, and you can harvest just a couple of months later.
Owned and operated by its employees, this seed company in Central Maine is a favorite source for gardeners in New England and beyond.
This inner city vegetable garden is located right in the middle of downtown Chicago. It's not often that skyscrapers are in the same picture as corn.
Sweet lemon verbena cookies are the perfect summer treat.
Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, has been encouraging people to save and share heirloom seeds for 35 years. At their annual conference, we asked attendees "Why do you grow your own food?"
Use fresh spinach from the garden to create this amazing pizza on the grill.
Don't wear these horrible itchy things--use them in the veggie garden.
Smith's Acres is a family farm in Niantic, CT. They've been in business for nearly 30 years, growing some of the best produce along the Connecticut shoreline. Fine Gardening was invited to the farm...