April 14, 2000

The Ornamental Vegetable Garden

Our vegetable gardens need a facelift! Just because something is practical does not mean it has to be boring. Vegetables are often attractive plants. Their mixture of leaf colors and textures add beauty to the staid vegetable garden.

Planting Melons in the Home Garden

Though they take up considerable space and require a long growing season, many home gardeners can't resist planting a few watermelons and muskmelons. Their basic requirements are full sun and a well-drained soil. Heavy, poorly drained soils can often be improved by incorporating organic matter, such as compost or well- rotted manure, into the soil.