May in Photos

In May, your gardens started coming alive as the weather warmed up. We particularly loved seeing the first harvests of spring greens and stunning radishes! Be sure to tag us on Instagram or Twitter with @petersongarden or #petersongardenproject or share your photos with us on Facebook. We’ll...

Chive Flower and Her...

While flowering lettuce may be a sign that your lettuce is nearing the end of its life cycle, flowering chives are a delicious garden treat in their own right! Chive flowers are the tasty purple flowers that bloom on your chive plant around the end of May. They have a light onion-y flavor and...

Lettuce Explain Bolt...

Are your lettuce plants suddenly very tall? They may be bolting! This is when they send up a long flower stalk to begin the next stage of their lives – seed production! At this point, the leaves will be a little less sweet or even bitter, but you can still pick them off the flower stalk...

What’s Happeni...

May in Chicagoland can be taxing on the edible garden. As spring transitions to summer, we experience light frosts, 80+degree days, hailstorms, winds topping 30mph, and rain for days followed by no rain for more than a week. If you think you’re having trouble adjusting your thermostat...

Success with Beans

If you’ve had trouble with bean production, take note! 1. Decide what kind of beans you’d like to eat: String beans: these are typical “green beans or snap beans” and eaten whole in the pod, before the seeds have fully matured inside. They have at least one string per...