What a Great Place to Put Jerusalem Artichokes

I am riding shotgun in a rusty farm truck bumping along an uneven dirt road late one fall day. John Eveland is driving, and I’m interviewing him about his farm when the phone rings. It’s an order for 200 pounds of Jerusalem artichokes, that strange relative of the common garden sunflower that produces edible, starchy underground tubers. The buyers want to pick the sunchokes up the next morning, and there is not much daylight left....

A Plunge into Pungent Alliums

As pumpkins appear on porches, carved into grins, think about warding off vampires – but not by hanging a necklace of garlic across your shoulders. It would be better to spike some cloves into the ground....

Portland’s Public Gardens Grow

The City of Portland reached its goal of creating 1,000 new garden plots - many in underserved neighborhoods - at the end of 2012. Dig in!...

Edible Garden: Seeds or Starts?

Every spring, gardeners face a quandary: Should they buy seeds or garden starts? Master Gardener Tim Lanfri shares his advice....

Edible Seasonals: Pea Shoots

A Chinese delicacy for centuries, pea shoots are getting their due appreciation stateside for being incredibly tasty....