Culpeper gardener Paul Jarosh’s 103-pound butternut squash smashed a world record at the recent State Fair of Virginia Giant Vegetable Competition.
With houses being built more closely together, it’s often hard to find privacy. But homeowners can plant shrubs that will quickly grow into a barrier screen to block out neighbors or a busy road.
While many gardeners welcome worms in their soil, there’s one wriggling fiend that is unwanted.
Alternatives to traditional landscaping can provide habitats for pollinators and other important native species, limit erosion and lessen the burden of regular lawn maintenance.
Consumers are embracing the nutritional value of unsprouted vegetables, which can contain up to six times the amount of vitamins and minerals as mature crops of the same variety.