Victory Garden Series: Nothing Beats a Homegrown Tomato!

By HF&G Horticulturist Dawn Gerlica One of the most common reasons people decide to start home vegetable gardens is to get good tomatoes. Science has developed tomatoes for grocery stores that are easier to transport across the country without becoming mush, but those little golf ball mimics are missing the taste and texture of a […]

Exploration of Roses, Family Rosaceae, with Mark Bir

By Mark Bir, HF&G Horticulturist The rose family is diverse, numerous, cosmopolitan.  Of its several thousand members are the apples and pears, peaches and plums apricots and almonds, the raspberries and blackberries and all the brambles, the quinces and medlars and mountain-ash (breathe); the strawberries and cherries, the firethorns and hawthorns and loquats, the lady’s […]

Victory Gardening Series: How to Grow Asparagus

By Dawn Gerlica, HF&G Horticulturist If you purchased asparagus crowns this spring and are now wondering what to do with them, you’ve come to the right place. Asparagus requires some odd planting techniques differing from most of other garden vegetables, but if done right, you will have a crop to harvest for the next 20 […]