18 vegetables and how to store them

Garden Making

What are the best ways to store produce for a few days or weeks? Here are some environmentally responsible suggestions.

Growing a variety of edibles is one of the many joys of gardening. (Photo by Joanne Young)

How to plan a vegetable garden

Sharon Hanna

Whether you’re new to gardening or already have green thumbs, here’s a quick guide to take you from planning to planting, and get you started on an excellent veggie adventure.

The garden delivers carrots. (Photo by woodleywonderworks [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

Why are some of my carrots rotting?

Garden Making

Bob in Creston, B.C., asks why are his carrots rotting when he stores them in a cool basement. We ask author Niki Jabbour for advice on storing root crops.

'Fooled You' hybrid peppers. Photo from William Dam Seeds

‘Fooled You’, too

Judith Adam

I’ve found Fooled You peppers, hybrid Jalapenos, with the characteristic flavour, minus the heat. Tissue-burning capsaicinoid compounds, produced by fruits of chili peppers, is bred out.

Freshly pulled Chantenay carrots. (Photo courtesy of

Chantenay carrots go to school

Judith Adam

Recently, I was watching a young British television chef known for his irreverent style and “brilliant” food (you know who ...