How to Grow and Care For Okra

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Okra is a flowering plant with elongated, edible pods that are frequently used as a thickening agent in gumbo. With colorful varieties ranging from dwarf to over eight feet, it’s as pretty in the garden as it is functional. Read on to learn how easy it is to grow okra in your vegetable patch, here on Gardener’s Path.

13 of the Best Okra Varieties for Your Vegetable Patch

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Okra is a flowering annual that bears edible pods in shades of red and green. Famous for its use as a thickener in gumbo, it’s not just for Southern gardens, but all USDA Hardiness Zones. Discover 13 of our favorites, and choose from dwarf varieties suitable for containers to tree-sized plants, here on Gardener’s Path.

Learn How to Plant and Grow Peas

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If you’re looking for an easy-to-grow vegetable that tastes like spring but promises the advent of summer, visit Gardener’s Path to learn how to grow English peas, snow peas, and sugar snap peas. Our experts offer advice for selecting, planting, watering, fertilizing, harvesting, and cooking these crispy green legumes.

Your Summer Squash Growing Guide

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Summer squash is a delectable addition to most any recipe. But do you know how to provide the best growing conditions for your crop? Whether you choose zucchini, yellow crookneck, or another variety, our growing guide will teach you how to achieve a bigger and better harvest this year. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

13 of the Best Cauliflower Varieties for the Home Veggie Garden

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Grow cauliflower for a healthy garden-to-table experience. Choose white snowballs, Italian greens and purples, and orange “cheddars.” Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber, raw and cooked dishes showcase its mild, sweet-to-nutty flavor. Find the best varieties and where to buy them, here on Gardener’s Path.

Spawning A Mycelial Mélange: How to Grow Mushrooms Outdoors

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Do you love mushrooms? If you could avoid spending exorbitant amounts on them, would you eat them whenever possible? Consider growing your favorite varieties at home. If properly maintained, you can have an abundance that will continue to yield for years to come! Growing mushrooms outdoors at home is simple and very rewarding. Learn one method here, at Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Cauliflower, a Challenging Cool-Weather Crop

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Cauliflower has a reputation for being a difficult cool-weather crop to grow, but don’t let that stop you. With an understanding of temperature and watering needs, you’ll soon be cultivating white, purple, orange, and green varieties packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. Read on to learn how, here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Fennel

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Sweet fennel is an aromatic and delicious herb, especially when you pick it fresh from your own garden. Learn how easy it is to grow this cool weather crop. Choose bulb and bulb-less varieties and reap bulbs, foliage, and seeds for nutritious and tasty additions to your daily menus. It’s all here, on Gardener’s Path.

A Tart Addition to the Garden: Grow Rhubarb for Spring Flavor

Eight pink rhubarb stalks are just beginning to emerge from the ground in the spring, topped with small, wrinkled, yellow-green leaves, with a white sky and trees in the distance.

When’s the last time rhubarb crossed your mind? We’ll teach you how to add this easy-to-grow, tart but tasty perennial stalk vegetable to your garden, so you can start counting down the days until it’s time for delicious jams, pies, pastries, and more to flow from your kitchen. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.