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Fall food storage

One of the most obvious perks of growing your own food is the ability to bring the high-flavor, quality fruits and vegetables to every meal. But how do you savor this privilege when the days shorten and snow takes hold of the ground? It’s quite simple, by storing the produce. Potatoes, apples, carrots, squash and [...]

Rutabagas, Turnips, and Parsnips: So they’re good for me, but do they taste good?

Last post we talked about the nutritional value of three winter vegetables: rutabagas, turnips, and parsnips. All three can be harvested after frost, making your chilly frosty early-winter garden your own handy root-veggie fridge. We can all agree these winter root crops pack a huge nutritional punch but even I’m a little leery of [...]

The Belle of the Ball – Cherry Belle Radishes (and more!)

German Giant Parat Radishes

This post is from one of Gurney’s gardening experts! Check back as we bring in guests from our Research and Product Development departments –

Radishes aren’t one of those vegetables that I eat a lot of, but I love how quickly they go from seed to the table. If [...]

Cool-weather cabbage – perfect for early spring!

Cabbage has always been a cold weather, comfort-food vegetable. Besides soup, one of our family’s favorite brisk winter night meals is Golabki (pronounced golumpki), a Polish dish made by my mother-in-law. Cabbage leaves are rolled around a meat and pork mixture, then baked while covered with a thin, sweet tomato sauce. My kids and husband [...]

Meet the new Gurney’s Blogger

As a novice gardener, I have been inspired to write a blog for Gurney’s. As the Gurney’s blogger I will:

Answer your questions, by obtaining answers from our Gurney’s experts in the field. Attempt to assist you with ideas & answers to help you succeed in planting & maintaining your beautiful garden. Share information and [...]

Butternut Squash Lasagna- A Sumptuous Squash Recipe!

The main course, Butternut Squash Lasagna wasn’t something I’d tried before, but since we all loved it so very much, I just couldn’t keep myself from sharing this sumptuous squash recipe. [...]

How to Grow Bush Cherries

Bush cherries are fun-to-grow plants that offer an exciting alternative to cherry trees. They’re good looking, easy to grow and offer delicious, juicy cherries that are just too good to resist. Bush cherry plants are smaller than regular cherry trees. While they’re excellent as windbreaks, their impressive foliage and gorgeous blooms makes them pretty useful as ornamentals. Most varieties of bush cherries start producing within a few years of planting. For cherry lovers who’re just as impatient as me, I’d recommend Nanking Bush Cherry plant, a wonderful variety that sets fruit in its very first year! [...]

How to Grow Watermelons

I’ve often heard gardeners describe the process of growing watermelons as hard and demanding. Well, it does involve specific care and quite some effort, but it’s a lot of fun too! Here’s some information on how to grow watermelons from seed. [...]

How to Grow Climbing Roses

Climbing Roses are a wonderful addition to gardens of all styles and sizes. You can use climbing roses to beautify walls and fences, frame the windows or train them up a trellis or pergola. Climbing roses offer a wide range of flower color, giving you freedom to pick in accordance with the surroundings. Growing climbing roses might appear to be a bit tricky but it’s pretty simple, really. Here’s some information on how you can grow climbing roses with ease. [...]

Strawberries- Planting Tips

Strawberry is definitely the best looking! Growing strawberry plants promises delicious fruit, an attractive landscape and a whole lot of fun. While the plants are quite easy to grow and maintain, the part of planting strawberries requires some serious consideration and careful execution [...]