spring vegetables

  1. Diet

    Backyard buffet: Why some still hunt for wild edibles

    Imagine being a hunter-gatherer (forager) like our Paleolithic ancestors. It's not so far-fetched, really. My husband is a...
  2. Diet

    Spring tonic: Balancing the body with pungent greens

    Bitter and pungent-tasting foods are largely absent from the standard American (SAD) diet. Instead, the predominant flavors of a SAD...
  3. Outdoor Living

    Growing Rhubarb

    Known for its use in pies and jellies, rhubarb is an easy-to-grow summer vegetable that does best in cooler climates. Red, stalky...
  4. Outdoor Living

    Fiddlehead Ferns

    Fiddleheads are a taste of spring in the Northeast and some areas of the Midwest and Northwest. Although these fern heads do grow...
  5. Outdoor Living

    Easter Asparagus Ideas

    Asparagus starts to come in season in mid-April, making this spring vegetable a perfect side for Easter brunches and dinners....
  6. Outdoor Living

    Growing Cucumbers

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    Cucumbers add a fresh garden flavor to salads and slaws and are used in a number of beauty products and treatments. There are a...
  7. Outdoor Living

    Growing Turnips

    Okay, you're thinking turnips , and you're thinking bland. You may be surprised to know that new turnip varieties are packed with...
  8. Outdoor Living

    Growing Asparagus

    Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, but only when it's fresh--I try not to deal with the canned stuff if I can help it...
  9. Outdoor Living

    Growing Leeks

    Leeks are a cold weather vegetable that you don't hear about every day. This cousin to onions has a mild flavor that is perfect...
  10. Outdoor Living

    Growing Spinach

    Dark green, leafy spinach is one of the garden's healthiest vegetables. Raw spinach contains over 80 nutrients, including iron,...
  11. Outdoor Living

    Growing Peas

    Peas are an interesting and welcome addition to any home garden. Peas, like beans, draw nitrogen into the soil, so they are a...
  12. Outdoor Living

    Growing Artichokes

    Artichokes are just unusual enough that you may not have thought about planting them in your home garden.
  13. Outdoor Living

    Growing Carrots

    As you're waiting for winter weather to break, think about what to plant in your spring garden. Carrots are nutritious, delicious...