Apples are Easy

Apples are Easy

Apples are Easy By Dudley Vines My old apple tree came with the house. I have no idea of the variety, but it produces some really nice fruit. The poor tree had the bark on one side stripped off by a puppy 15 or 20 years ago, but it has managed to out­live the dog and...
Plant of the Month – Parsley

Plant of the Month – Parsley

Plant of the Month – Parsley Article & Photos by Jan Koehler, SCMG Scientific Name: Petroselinum sp. Other Common Name: Curly or curly leaf parsley (P. crispum), Flat leaf or Italian parsley (P.neapolitanum), Hamburg parsley (P. tuberosum) Type:...
Plant of the Month – Nasturtium

Plant of the Month – Nasturtium

Plant of the Month – Nasturtium Article & Photos by Jan Koehler, SCMG Scientific Name: Tropaeolum sp. Other Common Name: Nasturtium, garden nasturtium Type: compact, semi- trailing, single flower climbing Family: Tropaelacea Native Range: Originally Peru and...
When to Harvest Vegetables

When to Harvest Vegetables

When to Harvest Vegetables Revised Article by: Stephanie Walker Extension Vegetable Specialist and Assistant Professor, Department of Extension Plant Sciences, New Mexico State University Asparagus—Cut or snap spears off at soil line when 6 to 10 inches long, before...
Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables For Better Taste

Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables For Better Taste

Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables For Better Taste From the UC Davis Post-Harvest Technology Center The flavor of fruits and vegetables is influenced by maturity and quality at harvest and by how they are stored afterwards. To maintain the freshness and flavor of...