Edible Gardening

From the McDonald Garden Center Blog

Your Guide to Strawberry Gardening

Now that the spring season is here, we're diving headfirst into the sweet world of strawberry gardening. Growing strawberries is a fun growing experience as it is not only fruitful, but easy to plant and tend to, making it fun for everyone! Our Green Team has gathered their expert advice here for you to get started on your strawberry growing journey. 

From Garden to Table: Exploring the Sustainable Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are not only a delicious choice for your salads and sauces, but are also a smart choice for the environmentally conscious among us. Here are a few reasons why we feel tomatoes are sustainable and how they can contribute to a more eco-friendly food system for you and your family:  

Spring Edible Gardening

Spring edible gardening is one of the most fruitful plantings of the year, with dozens of edible plants to choose from, as well as the sun rising/setting in the perfect course for optimal growing. Whether you have been growing your own food for years or you are just starting, it is always great to fill your mind with helpful hints and tricks to having a bountiful harvest throughout the season. Here are some of our best practices for growing edible plants for your family and friends.   


Featured Recipe Exclusively for McDonald Garden CenterTian MéditerranéenA classic French Mediterranean vegetarian dish, this fresh side is perfect for your Saturday evening cookout. Fragrant, colorful and easy to make, Tian Méditerranéen brings the elegance of the French Riviera to your table. Ingredients:

Extend Your Harvest

Plant more warm-season veggies now for cool-season harvests.by Kathy Van Mullekom, a lifelong gardener and gardening writer living in York County, VirginiaI grew up with a vegetable garden. Dad raised potatoes, string beans, corn, cucumbers, onions, squash and tomatoes – lots of tasty tomatoes. Mom canned beans and tomatoes and pickled cucumbers. It’s how our family of six ate healthy and fresh on the conservative income my father made at the local shipyard.