When cultivated with regional conditions in mind, you'll be more likely to reap a bounty from your summer garden.
A hummingbird feeds on the nectar of hyacinth bean flowers. This striking annual vine produces unique shiny, purple seedpods. Its leaves, seeds, pods and roots are edible (although the seeds and pods must be cooked properly).
Illustration by Judith Ann Griffith/Seed Savers Exchange
Gardening Regions of the United States and Southern Canada
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff
Luscious peaches, such as these ‘Mid-prides,’ are one of the gastronomical wonders produced in home gardens.