Good Gardening Week 4: What Are Your Zone, Climate Risks, and Weather Conditions? Share Tips and Photos

Welcome back to Good Gardening! In our Week 3 discussion, we wanted to know what people’s go-to flowers or vegetables were—the kind they can’t get through a season without growing. We took it to social media and shared photos…

ELIZA CAIN was the first to chime in, writing about a variety of species we had never heard of before, including Tzimbalo which is a very rare fruit with a melon-like taste, giant goosefoot, and blue sweet peas.

Ilanit Eliaz told the group she grows tomatoes are her go-to crop, mainly because they are tasty, and can be started so early in the year. Ilanit added that more plants than she remembered planting came up this year, which she attributes to fruit falling between the cracks in the beds. She notes how awesome nature is—we agree!

From the mail bag, Owen wrote in to tell us about us about his go-to vegetable—cucumbers. These he uses for pickling. He is doing a little native gardening also, waiting every year for his Joe Pye weed to return and bring in the pollinators, which apparently arrive in droves.