United States of America
Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. and its varieties) is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves add a distinctive flavor to many foods, such as Italian style tomato sauces, pesto sauce and salad dressing. The essential oils and oleo-resins may be extracted from leaves and flowers and used for flavoring in liqueurs and for fragrance in perfumes and soaps.
This publication focuses on organic pest and disease control and other topics relevant to organic production of both tart and sweet cherries. It introduces the Canadian bush cherry and discusses climatic considerations for cherry production. Information on marketing is included, as are further resources and sources of trees and pest-control materials.
Vegetable grafting is a centuries-old technique utilized in Asia to improve plant production, reduce disease susceptibility, and increase plant vigor. Commercial production and demand for grafted vegetable plants continues to increase across Asia and Europe. Vegetable grafting was introduced in the United States almost 20 years ago and commercial growers and home gardeners are becoming more aware of its attributes and potential to manage soil-borne diseases and adverse soil conditions.
Leaf analyses are very effective tools to prevent nutrient deficiency-induced crop loss. They can also save you money by preventing overfertilization. Check your results against the chart.
Onions, garlic, and leeks are good crops to grow for the farmers market because you can sell them at different stages of growth, their harvest dates are flexible, and you can store them. You can also make products such as garlic braids to add value to your crop. Onions and garlic are basic cooking ingredients and are healthy to eat. If you grow different types of onions such as sweet onions, fall green onions, and storage onions, you can harvest from early spring through late fall.