Archive for September, 2012

By Charity Shumway |

How to Grow Peppers in a Window Box

Guess what? Peppers are the perfect plant to pop into a window box. For oh so many reasons. Let me count the ways: First, they don’t get all that big. So unlike, say, tomato plants which start off small but then get so big they try to eat your family, peppers won’t overwhelm a small [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

Summer Squash Varieties: Nigel Slater’s Top Picks

The universe of “summer squash” is vast. You can get lost in it. Zucchinis, crooknecks, pattypans…those funny globe ones, whatever they’re even called. And those are just high level categories. Orbiting each of those categories are seemingly endless solar systems of cultivars… “Sunbursts” and “Blackees” and on and on. How is a person supposed to [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

How to Grow Zucchini: A Squash Vocabulary Lesson

(image) Let’s start with the first squash word you need to know: bounteous. If you plant zucchini (or any of zucchini’s summer squash brethren), you will be blessed with a bounteous harvest. So bounteous, in fact, that you may be driven to desperate measures to make use of this bounteousness. In Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, [Read more]