Posted on 22 May 2009 by urbangardencasual.com
By Vanessa Richins
When I think of growing up in California, one of my fondest memories were the beach parties.
One trick that we did (before the ocean became too polluted) was to take a metal trash can filled with sea water and roast corn over a fire.
The salty water made the corn taste absolutely delicious.
The only way it could have been better was if the corn had been homegrown in someone’s garden. The corn sold in stores can’t hold a candle to corn that was picked in your garden a few minutes before cooking. You can also have fun and grow your own popcorn.
As long as you have room for at least Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 11 September 2008 by urbangardencasual.com
By Cindy Naas
Recently, I’ve been traveling a fair amount, and the first thing I always want to do is to look at local gardens.
I’ve seen a lot of vegetables showing up in fairly traditional landscapes.
While these people who add a lettuce border to a floral border may not be ready to cut down the roses and grow chard instead, they are slowly adding more food crops to their home landscapes, and that’s good.
Corn is becoming a popular accent plant. Recently, I saw a beautiful garden of cutting flowers grown against a background of tall green corn. It was a beautiful garden, and the corn was Read the rest of this entry »