Thursday, July 25, 2024
Around the Table

Around the Table

grapes on vine

To successfully grow backyard grapes, you need to select the right cultivar and then meet its planting, pruning and growing requirements.
sunflower seeds

Learn when and how to harvest sunflower seeds for optimum yield and taste, and how to roast plain or salted seeds once they've been harvested.
morel mushroom

Learn how to tell the difference between morel mushrooms and several types of mushrooms with wrinkled caps that may appear in the woods during the spring.
squirrel

There are a lot of strategies and considerations for keeping squirrels off of fruit trees. Learn more about what works and what doesn't.
tomatoes

Picking tomatoes at color break can improve their appearance and quality, lengthen their shelf life and increase your harvest.
dandelion

Dandelions are nutritionally valuable, support digestion and absorption of minerals and help the lymphatic system and urinary tract function.
rototiller

Some gardeners rototill their plots every year out of habit or tradition, but should you?
jar of flour

If you’re not familiar with the metric system, making European confections can be confusing. These charts will help you measure out your ingredients correctly.
eggs

Small-scale egg producers and their consumers should understand good handling practices to ensure food safety when buying or selling farm fresh eggs.
hydrangea, zinnia, foxgloves collage

When you’re shopping for seeds, you’ll notice that packets are labeled with perennial, annual or biennial. Here’s a reference guide for telling the difference.

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