A weed is a wild plant growing out of place in our garden, daring to compete with our chosen plants for water, nutrients and space. Because it is a weed, it competes very effectively.
Squash (along with corn and beans) is one of the oldest foods grown in the Americas. Squash is believed to have originated in Mexico and Central America where people have been eating it for at least 7,500 years. Today, squash is grown all over the globe.
Oh tomatoes! So many gardeners anticipate them. First, the plant “takes hold” and the leaves turn a luxurious dark green; then the yellow blossoms appear. Soon the fruit begins to show, and in a few more weeks you are picking the first tomato of the season.
Whether you are new to vegetable gardening or a long-time gardener, planting seeds in the ground is a gratifying experience, marking the end of winter and the beginning of the season of growth.
Got the itch to start gardening, but find that conditions are still too cold or wet to dig in the dirt? Consider starting vegetable seeds indoors to satisfy that craving and get a jump on the growing season.