Home /Crops /Asparagus: Ten FactsCompiled by HF StaffPhoto by Ryan FreislingFor a successful asparagus crop, consider these facts, tips and bits of history about this hardy perennial:Wild asparagus spears break through the ground in early spring. They look a lot like the ones you find growing in your garden, but the wild ones are a lot thinner, according to Susan Brackney in “Eat This, Not That,” Hobby Farms, May/June 2009.
Home /Farm Videos /4 Ways To Get More Ripe Tomatoes Before The First FrostAs the end of tomato season approaches, our fare turns from fresh caprese salads to fried green tomatoes. The season’s first frost will kill your tomato plants, so in an effort to reduce waste, farmers will harvest the unripened fruits.
PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockWho doesn’t love berries? All winter long, we dream about harvesting those first June strawberries or foraging for mid-summer’s wild blackberries. After you eat your fill of fresh, even the most die-hard berry enthusiasts often need a dose of culinary inspiration for new ways to use that berry harvest.
Home /Farm Equipment /Bed Building 101Photo courtesy Jim RuenWe’re building a Murphy bed for our guest room using a complete kit.I built a Murphy bed this weekend!OK, I actually put one together. There’s a big difference. The former requires skill, possibly some talent and a lot of time. My way required that I be able to read.
Home /Urban Farming /Brad Pitt Calls Himself a Farmer—But What Exactly Is a Farmer?Photo courtesy Sean Gallup/Getty Images Entertainment/ThinkstockThis month, hunky hunk Mr. Brad Pitt himself can be seen on the cover of Wine Spectator magazine, boasting a glass of his and Angelina Jolie’s first vintage rosé made with grapes grown on their Château Miraval estate in Provence, France.
Home /Farming Business / Business Planning /4 Crops You Can Grow Year-Round Almost AnywherePHOTO: ShutterstockIf you sell a lot of your produce to restaurants who appreciate consistency or if you are just a gardener trying to adhere to a particular diet, several crops are reliable year-round, as long as they get the proper care, preparation and (in some cases) storage.