About Norann Oleson

Norann Oleson

Norann Oleson is Editorial Director for Food Gardening Network, where she is the lead domain expert with responsibility for the technical accuracy of all content, editorial balance, and is the lead spokesperson for the brand. Norann was raised on a New England farm where she started gardening as a youth. She then founded her own landscaping business and developed a great passion for vegetable gardening and growing fruits, berries, herbs, and spices.

Articles by Norann Oleson

What to Do with Pumpkins After the Harvest

What to Do with Pumpkins After the Harvest

You’ve grown pumpkins. You started them as seeds, watched them sprout, watched the vines spread and flower. And now you have pumpkins ready for harvest. Just one problem. You have  
Nutrition Facts about Cilantro

Nutrition Facts about Cilantro

Cilantro is more than a pretty plant with a distinctive flavor. This aromatic herb provides many health benefits, too. Cilantro is high in vitamins A, C, and K, which contribute  
Shuksan Strawberries

Shuksan Strawberries

Shuksan strawberries are named after Mt. Shuksan, a notable peak located in Washington state.  This variety is easy to grow and perfect for containers.  Shuksan strawberries are cold hardy, disease  
Types of Okra

Types of Okra

All okra are what we call day-neutral. Their growth is not dependent on the length of the day in order to bloom and grow.  

Pea Glossary

Use this Glossary to get quick definitions or explanations of terms and concepts used in this collection, or terms that you might encounter while managing your own pea garden. Pea-specific terms: Cold  

Resources about Peas

Check out these additional resources to discover even more about peas. If you want us to include other relevant resources that you find helpful and want to share with others,  
Home Remedies & Health Benefits of Peas

Home Remedies & Health Benefits of Peas

Consumption of peas has been linked to improved blood sugar control and a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Since ancient times, peas have been revered for their nutritional benefits.  
Nutrition Facts about Peas

Nutrition Facts about Peas

Peas are packed with protein and dietary fiber. These green legumes are low in calories and fat per serving, but high in iron and potassium. Peas have no cholesterol and  
Beef with Snow Peas

Beef with Snow Peas

A healthier take on an Asian classic! Snow peas and stir-fry are a match made in culinary heaven. With high-quality beef and low-sodium soy sauce, this dish contains less fat