How to Stake Tomatoes

  It’s that time of year when garden vegetables and weeds alike are growing inches overnight.  If you’re like us, tomatoes are a darling in your garden, but it can be tricky to keep these wily vines in check.  There are lots of ways to stake or trellis tomatoes and keep them contained. Here are […]

Pokeweed: How to Prepare “Poke Salad”

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Pokeweed is a nutritional powerhouse, but be careful, it can also be toxic to humans if it’s not prepared correctly.  This voluptuous weed is extremely high in vitamin A, and also has significant amounts of vitamin C, iron and calcium.  Additionally, pokeweed contains a unique antiviral protein that may inhibit the growth of some herpes […]

Grow your own sweet potato slips

What are sweet potato slips? Sweet potato slips are the surprisingly diminutive tuber sprouts that grow into sprawling, productive sweet potato plants.   Unlike potato potatoes (a.k.a. Irish taters or white potatoes, Solanum tuberosum), you don’t just cut up sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) and plant them in the ground to grow more of them.  Sweet […]