The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions
Herald staff | jloerch@heraldnet.com
Published: Monday, June 17, 2013, 3:17 p.m.

Gardening roundup: Great strawberries, kids, tomatoes

  • These tiny alpine strawberries are great producers and their taste reminds me of SweetTarts.

    Jessi Loerch

    These tiny alpine strawberries are great producers and their taste reminds me of SweetTarts.

Here's a roundup of some interesting gardening stuff I've come across recently when I should have been weeding.

Grow delicious strawberries: Northwest Edible Life has a great post about growing strawberries. My favorite tip? Underwater your berry plants just a smidge. The berries won't plump up as much but the flavor will be much more intense. Who knew my lazy gardening was contributing to my delicious strawberries? Read it here. (An aside: If you're not regularly reading Northwest Edible Life, you're missing out. She's brilliant.)

Grafted tomatoes: This is a fascinating read from the New York Times. It's about grafting great-tasting heirloom tomatoes onto hardier rootstock. I want to try this next year. Read it here.

Get you kids out in the garden: A sweet little story about how the gardening bug gets passed along in families. Read it here.

Story tags » Gardening

Sign up for HeraldNet headlines Newsletter
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Mudrakers posts

No recent blog posts for the past 180 days.

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

» More life


HeraldNet highlights

Bad behavior
Bad behavior: Start of crab season brings out the worst in some
Longer, farther
Longer, farther: Air New Zealand gets first stretched 787
From seed to store
From seed to store: Photo essay: Follow marijuana from the grower to the seller
Summer spirits
Summer spirits: Four refreshing drinks for hot days, suggested by local experts