July in Photos

The gardens were just bursting with beauty last month, and we loved all of the pictures you shared with us! We highlighted some of our favorites (though it was hard to choose!) below. We have to give a shout-out to all the fun gnomes we’ve been spotting this summer, too. The gnomes are...

About Eggplant

Eggplant is a heat-loving crop native to India, and comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Some 18th-century European varieties were yellow or white and resembled goose or hen’s eggs, hence the name “eggplant”. Eggplant is widely used in cooking, most notably as an important...

Seed Starting for Fa...

Although we’re just picking our first tomatoes, it’s already time to think about starting seeds for fall harvests. Starting seeds in mid-July is largely the same as starting seeds in early spring, but keep in mind: Many homes are a little warmer now with the summer heat, so seeds...

Get to Know Your Gro...

Ashley Luciani is Vedgewater’s Grow2Give leader, learn more about her and Grow2Give below! Tell me about yourself? What are your hobbies and interests? I started my transition of working in retail to working in urban agriculture around 2013. I was employed by an awesome Wine and Cheese...

Harvesting Scallions...

Scallions Depending on the species, scallions may be simply young onions harvested before the bulb begins to form or they may be bunching onions, which are closely related to onions, but do not go on to form a bulb when mature. Although when to harvest depends on the farmer’s or...