Category Archives: Gardening


What’s in season. May.

Weather in May in the northern states is changing quickly. Gardens in normally cool climates suddenly appear out of nowhere and demand attention. But this year we still had snow on May 2! And it was the 6th largest one day snowfall in our history! We finally have sun and some nice weather to get outdoors and plant our seeds!...
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Carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. Available all year round but at their best mid May through  the end of September. In spring - they're particularly tender and sweet, later in the season will be larger and tougher. Some argue that, of all vegetables, carrots that are grown...
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Sorrel, perennial herb that is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable. Another name for sorrel is spinach dock. Sorrel is a very useful herb with a sour taste, the leaves contain a lot of protein, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, B and K, carotene, and iron. Sorrel has a sharp, lemony flavor - the name derives from the...
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What’s in season. April.

I don't know about where you live, but here in Minnesota, winter is not over yet. It's still cold and even snowing a little today. Last year at this time was nice and warm and we already had planted some seeds in the ground. This year anyone can only guess when spring will come. But all is not lost,...
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Chives are a perennial plant, blooming with beautiful purple flowers from May to August. The leaves can be used all year round. Rich in vitamin A and C, calcium and iron. Chopped chives can go with nearly any dish whenever you want the flavor of onion without the bite. In the fall, you can finely chop the chives and...
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Radishes are edible root vegetables,  a member of the mustard family that can grow nearly all year. They are very tasty and healthy with a slight peppery flavor and a crisp, crunchy texture.There are many varieties of radishes varying in shape, size and colors. Some of them are reddish pink and round vegetables while others are white and oblong....
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My family didn’t grow asparagus when I was a child since it wasn’t popular in Ukraine as food and where it was grown, it was used in bouquets. It took me a time to acquire a taste and to enjoy this vegetable, but after I began to plant and raise it in my garden.
Asparagus grows in most any soil as...
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What’s in season. March.

It might be starting to really feel like springtime in March, but in the northern US it’s still a little chilly (we even had snow today!). The ground is still very cold and snow covered, but for those who have gardens that have already been planted the first seedlings should begin sprouting. You'll soon start to see vegetables like...
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