squash plants

The Best Plants for Straw Bale Gardening

The Best Plants for Straw Bale Gardening

To talk about the best plants for straw bale gardening, it's probably important to clarify what straw bale gardening is exactly. The short version is that you can grow vegetables  
Pruning and Supporting Winter Squash

Pruning and Supporting Winter Squash

Some squash, like butternut, send out long vines before they develop flower buds. Those vines can grow pretty long—longer than you expect, perhaps. The main vines will send off secondary  
Growing Winter Squash in Containers

Growing Winter Squash in Containers

The best winter squash candidates for container gardening are bush squash or semi-bush squash. They don’t produce side vines, so they don’t spread out, or they don’t spread out much—maybe  
Where to Grow Green Beans

Where to Grow Green Beans

Green beans thrive on sunshine and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Green beans aren’t too particular about their soil, though, so long as it’s warm enough