Consider growing the mighty sweet potato in Vermont

Consider growing the mighty sweet potato in Vermont

JEAN PARKER UVM Extension Have you ever considered growing sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)? Or have you always heard that they can’t be grown in Vermont, so have never planted any in your garden? I tried to grow them a few years ago when someone gave me several sweet potato slips. Without any knowledge, I planted… Read More »

Self-contained: Steel shipping crates become modern home

Self-contained: Steel shipping crates become modern home

TOMMY GARDNER Stowe Reporter Sean Gyllenborg’s and Pam Cushman’s newest edifice is about the size of a small mobile home, and the main components in its construction are so mobile, they’ve come from halfway around the world. There’s nothing pre-fab about this home in Morristown, however. Well, maybe the fab part. The house is made… Read More »

Create container gardens for every occasion

Create container gardens for every occasion

Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations. Pick a color scheme appropriate for the occasion or a variety of colors and shapes sure to add a festive touch. Look for opportunities to include edible and flower filled planters. Set containers at your front… Read More »

A Space in Time: Living simply, living lean

By AMY SIMONE There is a closet makeover that encourages people to have no more than 30 items in their closet, which makes me think please don’t let that number include socks and underwear! Bumper stickers tout the phrase “Live simply so others may simply live.” It’s a movement towards leaner, simpler living, and it’s… Read More »

Growing hops at home

By DEBORAH J. BENOIT The first time I saw a hops bine, I knew I wanted that plant in my garden. If you’re looking for something a bit different and enjoy quizzical looks from visitors, you might, too. While most people know hops as an ingredient in beer, they have likely never seen a hops… Read More »