How to Harvest and Store Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are misnamed but easy-to-grow, healthful root vegetables that are completely unrelated to regular potatoes. Now, on Gardener’s Path, discover the intricacies of harvesting, curing, and storing your own homegrown tubers. You’ll also find some easy and delicious ways to prepare this tasty orange veggie.

11 of the Best Varieties of Sweet Corn to Grow at Home

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Want to find the best variety of sweet corn to grow in your garden? Funny you should ask, because we’ve put together a handy guide to our favorite types of sweet corn for home growing! From deep shades of ruby red to brilliant white corn, find out which cultivars deserve your consideration now on Gardener’s Path.

When and How to Harvest Homegrown Potatoes

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Homegrown potatoes are delicious to eat, simple to plant, and easy to grow and store for several months once they’re out of the ground. Gardener’s Path shows you how to harvest and care for your spuds with this simple guide, including photos, long-term storage tips, and recipe recommendations.

13 of the Best Carrot Varieties to Grow at Home

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Carrots – whether roasted, raw, tossed up in a stir fry, cooked in a cake, or used to create a snowman’s nose, everyone loves this popular and versatile veggie. From your standard orange variety, to purple and even rainbow carrots, read on to find out about the best varieties to grow at home now!

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.

Harvesting Okra: When and How to Pluck Those Prickly Pods

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You have successfully grown a nice little patch of okra and now it’s almost harvest time. But when and how do you go about it? We give you directions, picking tips, and tricks, plus some recipe ideas for your harvest. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Planting Parsnips: One Taste and You’ll Want to Grow Your Own

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Hardy parsnips, a root crop similar to carrots, can be harvested throughout fall and winter. Slightly sweet and rich in flavor, they’ll liven up soups, stews, and casseroles. To find out everything you need to know to grow this delicious but underutilized vegetable in your garden, read more now 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.

The Ultimate Potato Growing Guide

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Potatoes can be a tricky crop to grow. You can’t see what’s going on below the soil, so you need to confidence that what you’re doing is working. You can erase your doubt and hesitation after reading our expert potato growing guide. Read all about how it is done here on the Gardener’s Path, and you’ll be a spud master!

Grow Crunchy, Sweet Bell Peppers in Your Own Backyard

Growing bell peppers in your own garden is beyond rewarding. Sweet yet savory, crunchy, and versatile, they’re delicious at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And the amazing varieties you get to choose from when you grow your own will motivate you to keep growing bell peppers year after year. Learn more 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.

Plant Your Salad Greens Early: Tips for Growing Lettuce and Microgreens

Fresh, crisp, and succulent, salad greens are best suited to grow in the early days of spring. But with a little planning and ingenuity, you can enjoy these tasty morsels almost every month of the year. Get all the details right here on the best growing conditions and environment for a steady harvest!

How to Plant and Grow Rhubarb

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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.

Smoother Skin from the Garden? Learn How to Grow Loofah

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What if you could grow a plant that can give you smooth skin and that doubles as a powerful household cleaning tool? Loofah sponges can be one of the most rewarding garden harvests, and it’s possible to make your own with the fruits of a special gourd. Read more at Gardener’s Path.