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...

Time for mid-season ...

For many fruits and vegetables, the beginning of summer is the beginning of vigorous growth and production – which takes quite a lot of nutrients to sustain. To give your plants what they need to produce those gorgeous tomatoes, zucchini and kale, they will likely need a boost. You have a few...

Garlic Scapes

You may have heard about garlic scapes, or seen them in the farmers’ market. Garlic scapes are the stalks of hardneck garlic, and gardeners typically remove them between the summer solstice and the end of June. Removing the developing scape helps the plant divert energy from creating...

May in Photos

Despite some crazy weather (or maybe thanks to it), the gardens have taken off this month! We’ve loved seeing all your photos as you’ve been planting and enjoying your first spring harvests. Be sure to tag us on Instagram or Twitter with @petersongarden or #petersongardenproject...

Simple Pickles

Want to learn to make your own pickles? Sign up for the Oct. 20 class at the Community Cooking School! I grew up hating pickles. I usually encountered them on a burger plate, their juice making my once-crispy fries soggy and pickle-flavored, and their seemingly unnatural bendiness was...