Most people are shocked when I answer their question, "How often should I water a cactus?" Read this article because you may be killing your cactus by watering too much or too little.
If you've put a hummingbird feeder up only to discover it full of ants the following morning, don't despair. Here is an easy and inexpensive way to keep those unwanted ants off your feeders.
You can buy "ready made" plants in a store, but it can be much more fun to grow them yourself from seed. The magical phenomenon of seed germination is entertaining for both adults and children alike. This step by step guide shows you how to sow poppy seeds and grow them on into mature plants.
The Pachira aquatica, commonly referred to as the money tree or money plant, is commonly used as a houseplant and in Feng shui. They are easy to care for if you follow a few simple guidelines.
The jade plant is a beautiful, lush, indoor succulent that stays green all year round. With a few simple tips, anyone can have a thriving jade plant for years to come.
Grow your own quinoa as a grain substitute and excellent source of protein for vegetarian and vegan diets.
An illustrated guide to growing nine favorite perennial herbs. These common essential culinary herbs will grow year after year, giving you a fresh supply of herbs for your kitchen.
This article will break down my five favorite options to safely seal wood for raised beds and other container gardens. It also provides suggestions for natural and VOC-free products and recipes for homemade sealants.
The jade plant is a low maintenance succulent houseplant. Find out what are the different varieties, and how to care for and propagate it.
Solomon's Seal is a hardy perennial that can bring grace to your garden, especially the shaded areas where beautiful plants are often hard to find. With its beautiful foliage, graceful spread and exquisite flowers, this plant is a valuable addition to your garden.
After my backyard was invaded by hundreds of crows, I put a variety of crow scares to the test to find the best ways to humanely get rid of them.
Black spot disease is a common problem on roses and other plants. Learn about the natural and chemical treatments that will keep your roses healthy and beautiful.
Mint is a hardy garden herb prized for its ability to thrive in all sorts of environments. Hardy as it is, mint pests can always drop by for a quick meal.
Kangaroo paw plants are a unique addition to any flower garden! Their blooms will amaze any passerby and also tempt the local hummingbirds to make a pit stop near your home. Learn the basics of caring for these lovely plants.
Powdery mildew, while not usually a fatal plant disease, will severely affect a garden plant's vitality. There are organic ways to kill powdery mildew that are safe and effective.
Here we are discussing Marigold Tagetes, or the African Marigold, not the Calendula. Although both have their uses and benefits, the former is better at keeping gardens healthy and pest free.
This plant is called fire sticks because of its branching effect and red color. You will see it everywhere as gardeners switch to drought tolerant plants. It grows profusely. Here are some care tips.
This is a how-to article on growing camellia flowers from cuttings. If you have a beautiful camellia plant, you can actually "clone" it!
Have your houseplants' leaves ever grown in as a faded, washed-out green or yellow with dark green veins? Chlorosis is commonly the cause of these symptoms. Learn more about the cause, prevention and treatment of Chlorosis.
This guide shows you how to care for olive trees through the seasons. An annual cycle chart shows which months the work gets done.
Want a beautiful garden or at least a beautiful bouquet. It's helpful to know what flowers flourish in what month to know how to enjoy beautiful flowers all year long.
This article will teach you two different ways of growing avocado plants from seeds and also provide tips on how to care for and repot your new plant.
Here is a compilation of all known methods to get rid of gophers. If you know of one that is not here, please add it.
Organic and sustainable, liquid seaweed fertilizer can be harvested without damaging the environment and is one of the best fertilizers you can use on your plants. This guide will cover how it's made and provide a variety of tips on how best to use the miracle algae.
This article will provide tips on pruning raspberries properly for growing more fruit every season. This guide will also offer helpful advice on general care for these wonderful plants.
It turns out that your garden plants also love garlic! Learn the insecticidal, fungicidal, and deterrent benefits of using garlic water for plants!
Do you have a woodchuck, often called a groundhog, in your backyard? This article will cover 12 ways to remove or kill these intruders, so you can enjoy a lawn without any terrible-looking tunnels.
See the top eight plants we have selected as the absolute best options to grow in any office. Many of these plants offer health benefits and will even prosper in low-light environments!
These dazzling white-blossomed trees herald the arrival of spring each year. See photos and learn how to best care for these trees, which also produce magnificently colored leaves in the autumn.
Hibiscus are gorgeous flowering plants that offer a tropical look to a garden. While there are many kinds of hibiscus, three basic types are available to add an exotic touch to your landscape.
A safe and very effective DIY wasp and hornet trap that can help keep your yard free from these intimidating pests.
Wisteria is a magnificent vining plant that boasts beautiful cascades of lavender, pink, or white flowers each spring. Find out how to successfully grow and care for a wisteria vine.
Did you know that plants can be cloned? You can make new plants for your garden using the technique of taking cuttings. For many plants, this process is simple and only takes minutes to do.
A cottage-style garden is not for everyone. Find out whether this charming style is for you, whether to modify it, or forego it altogether.
A how-to tutorial on how to successfully grow fuji apple trees. Fuji apples are about the size of a baseball and are about 10% sugar, so they are a tasty choice to grow.
Here is one simple practice to follow to keep your Stella de Oro daylilies and other re-blooming daylilies flowering continuously throughout the growing season.
Whether they have to survive drought or super-hot summer days, these ever-blooming annuals work awesome as a border, ground cover, in containers and added to hanging baskets!
Looking for the best weed-puller removal tool? I highly encourage organic gardening practices, including hand weeding. This article outlines a few awesome weed-pulling tools that make the job a lot easier.
I have had numerous houseplants over the years—up to 40 at a time. I've had to downsize, but the Crown of Thorns is a keeper.
Yuccas are very common in arid regions of the Americas. The yucca plant is easy to care for—its requirements are similar to those of cacti. This article will address basic yucca maintenance and provide tips for identifying common problems one may encounter while raising yucca.
There are a variety of jasmine garden species (around 200) to choose from, and not all jasmine is scented. Some are chosen simply for their star-shaped, showy flowers and cascading branches. But if you are looking for the most fragrant of all jasmine species, try the common white jasmine.
A step-by-step guide for solutions for getting rid of noisy, croaking frogs in your backyard and keeping them away.
The beautiful peace lily is a great houseplant that is very hardy and easy to look after. However, to get the best out of it you need to know how to look after it, so look no further...
Ladybugs are your friends in the garden. They do no damage, yet eat most of the pesky pests that do! Release some ladybugs and keep your flowers and plants growing beautifully.
A symbol of good luck, lucky bamboo is a beautiful plant that is surprisingly easy to cultivate. Learn plant care tips as well as information about its significance for both feng shui and vastu shastra.
Follow this handy guide to learn how to set up your garden hose to an indoor or garden tap, as well as how to attach it to spray nozzles, sprinklers, pressure washers, and coiled hoses.
If you are new to houseplants, buy one that is inexpensive and does not require a lot of care. Here is what to look for in a new plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.
The best way to propagate a beautiful big-leaf maple is from cuttings, and here is exactly how to do it. "Clones" have exactly the same characteristics as the tree from which you took the cuttings.
Tips from my 10 years of experience growing and harvesting stevia: Which type to buy, how to grow, harvest, and dry it, and why some stevia has a bitter taste.
Many first-time renters are uncomfortable with houseplants, although they long to have them. Using them for decor is one thing, but how do you water and care for them?
Learn everything you need to know to grow Asiatic lilies. They are some of the most beautiful flowers available.
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas display giant pink- and cream-colored blossoms in late summer that fade to red as the weather cools. Learn how to plant and care for these beautiful bushes.
The edible Queen Anne's lace (wild carrot) should be properly identified to avoid confusion with the deadly hemlock plant. Knowing the differences between these two plants could literally save your life!
English Ivy is an attractive plant that may be invasive in North America. It's both helpful and harmful for humans, other living things, and the environment.
As an organic farmer, I look for natural ways to solve any pest control problems. Neem is the ideal plant as it's a vigorous growing tree and both its leaves and seeds have repellent properties.
Moth orchids are easy-to-grow houseplants that are inexpensive and easy to find. Flowers are long-lived, lasting over a month. With proper care, get your flower to thrive and rebloom.
It's easy to harvest and dry your own lavender. This article explains how to cut and dry lavender, when to do it, and how to store it.
A list of plants that grow well in flowerbeds that are in the afternoon sun. The climate of south Florida can make it a difficult place to grow a beautiful flower garden, but these plants are hardy enough to withstand the heat and humidity.
Wisterias are beautiful vines known for their vibrant, traffic-stopping colors. But they are also notorious for growing aggressively. This article will explain how to successively grow and care for one.
Tomatoes are easy to grow and taste delicious picked fresh from the garden. Here is a guide to planting, growing, fertilizing and harvesting tomatoes.
Petunias are a very hardy annual. They don't require a lot of attention, and they provide reliable and beautiful blooms.
Have you been wondering how to grow a peach tree from seed? Look no further! From planting to harvesting, growing fruit trees from seed is easier than you think!
Introduction to 10 common houseplants that can be poisonous to your children and pets. Houseplants are lovely, but please use them with caution!
Whether they're on the side of the road, in a crack in the sidewalk, or in the middle of our flowerbeds, we LOVE LOVE LOVE these weeds.
Heuchera, or coral bells, are perennial plants that are priced for their beautiful leaves that provide color all year long. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Detailed instructions on how to "clone" your favorite geranium plant from a cutting. It's easy to do, and each new plant has the same characteristics of the first so there will be no surprises!
White lawn grubs can do an extensive amount of damage to your grass. Learn how to identify lawn grubs, treat them, and prevent further damage.
Snails and slugs can really be annoying when they infest your home. Learn how to get rid of snails and slugs in your house and garden and around the aquarium, potted plants, water tank, tap, or pond.
Keeping a Bird of Paradise as a houseplant for many years is fairly simple as long as you know what you're dealing with.
Mountain apple is a beautiful fruit tree that grows in many gardens and farms in Hawaii. It has a unique rose flavor, tastes sweet, and is extremely juicy. Mountain apples are usually eaten fresh or made into jams, pickles, and wines.
Bougainvillea vines are rapid growers and climbers, and prolific bloomers, but watch out, because they will grow into the soffit and gutters of your home.
Aloe vera plants are easy to grow and make great houseplants. Aloes can grow relatively quickly when given optimal conditions and care. Soil type, watering schedule, light requirements, and occasional fertilization will keep aloe plants looking attractive and green for years to come.
Do plants like music? It's a controversial topic: Studies have supported the claim that music can result in better growth, but many disagree with those findings. Hear both sides & decide for yourself.
Yellow Alyssum is but one name for this delightful plant, which is also known as Basket-of-Gold. Learn more about the plant, how to grow it, and why it's a good choice for gardeners seeking a worry-free perennial.
Cabbage worms can damage or even destroy your brassicas. You can deal with them yourself or invite some of their enemies into your garden to deal with them for you.
Yes, that white mold growing on the dirt of your indoor potted plants is dangerous for them. Here's how to get rid of it safely, without chemicals.
Trying to find the name of a tree with white bark? Looking for an attractive tree for a garden? From birch to cypress, read on to learn more about these eye-catching white-barked trees
These 20 apps, ranging from free to under $20, are fun, useful tools for home gardeners, landscapers, and nature lovers. Updated to include specialty apps about cacti, wildflowers, veggies, and mushrooms.
This article is about how to make bottles trees using just a few simple items. The history and 'functionality' of these trees is equally fascinating. Read on to discover more!
Lantana flowers are some of my very favorites to grow for a couple of reasons. They are bright and cheerful, but the butterflies also love them! Once established, they thrive in summer heat.
Watching your pepper plants bloom but fail to set fruit can be extremely frustrating! Learn the causes and cures for pepper plant blossom drop.
Though you might think that humans are savvy enough to have everything under control, raccoons are clever creatures that are surprisingly difficult to thwart. Below I'll share my personal raccoon experiences with you, as well as share some tips on raccoons and how to get rid of them.
Jalapeño peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Learn how to grow jalapeños in containers today!
I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.
If you have a beautiful dieffenbachia plant, you can actually clone it by taking cuttings and have more plants with the exact same characteristics. If you don't own one already, the purchase of one from a garden center can be a good investment, as they can grow indoors for many years to come.
Creeping juniper is an evergreen groundcover that is perfect for filling in gaps in hard places like along hills or sidewalks. It also makes a great accent when paired with flowering shrubs.
The catalpa tree, sometimes referred to as the Indian bean tree, is a unique, ornamental tree with white flowers and long seed pods whose numerous species can be grown in many climates.
Sedum, or stonecrop, is a succulent plant that comes in many varieties and can be used in many ways in the garden. Learn more about popular varieties and how to care for them.
Learn to mix your own bonsai soil the right way to ensure your bonsai will stay healthy and grow to be vigorous works of art.
These top 10 perennials are among the best, most colorful, perennial garden plants. They grow in a wide range of conditions and have proven reliable for generations of gardeners.
Whether you want to control or eliminate them completely, I'll show you how we do this on our farm in Brazil.
Growing San Marzano tomato plants is a great way to get the most out of your garden. Producing an endless supply of tasty tomatoes, this is one variety you won't want to miss!
Night-blooming cereus bloom only at night. The most common variety is quite large, so make sure you have enough space for this special plant.
A detailed explanation of how to get rid of ground digger wasps, aka cicada or locust killers, and prevent them from returning.
Swiss Cheese Plant, Monstera Deliciosa, or Cut Leaf Philodrendron is a large showy and easy to grow houseplant that prefers warm, humid conditions. This dramatic plant is a tropical native
Leafy vegetables are affected by a number of diseases and disorders. Read on to learn about the common diseases of leafy vegetables, their causes, prevention, control, and treatment.
It's one thing to read about hydroponic gardening in your home, and quite another to actually do it. Here are instructions for how to build a vertical indoor vegetable garden using hydroponics.
Beekeepers who need to start splitting hives to prevent them from swarming will want to know how to make their own nuc (nucleus colony) box. Here's how!
Having trouble finding the perfect plant for shady spaces? This list of shade-loving plants will help you with your garden if you're in partial sun or full shade.
Do you have annoying garter snakes in your backyard, but you don't have the heart to whack them a few times with a machete? Here are some ways that you can get rid of garter snakes peacefully.
Growing and caring for Venus flytraps is easier than you might think. Just give them lots of sunlight, keep their soil damp, and water with distilled water or rainwater. Avoid touching them frequently, and prune any flowers and dead leaves.
Beware of the pesky Parthenocissus Quinguefolia. If there is a space large enough under your home for a plant with a name that length to slither into, it will take over your life.
Add a little flair to your container garden by growing garlic! This easy-to-grow root crop can be planted densely for abundant harvests. Come learn how to grow garlic in a pot!
Interested in making compost for your garden? These 25 tips will help you get started. (Recipe for super-fast compost included.)
Pots and soil can be messy, but it's easy and cheap to grow houseplants in nothing more than a vase, water, and some liquid fertilizer!
Here are several tips for keeping groundhogs and voles out of your garden. Remove these pests before they eat your flowers and veggies.
Flowering crabapple trees are not only beautiful, but provide vital food for wildlife during the long winter and early spring. Here's how to find varieties that keep their fruit over winter.
Gardeners struggle to find shrubs that can survive in shade. These 10 beautiful bushes are perfect for shady planting locations, with many photos and details to help you choose the best one for your garden.
Jade is a succulent plant native to South Africa, and is a very common houseplant. Jade is easy to care for, requires little watering, and is easily propagated. Propagating jade is the most rewarding part of growing jade. The trick to propagating jade is understanding the conditions for jade cuttings to succeed.
These exotic and unusual orchids look like monkeys, bees, babies, flying ducks, and doves. Read on for funny quirks, botanical names, and beautiful images of these flowers.
Here you will learn some new tricks to grow big tomato plants that produce lots of fruit. The added benefit is lots of tomatoes to eat fresh or can and freeze.
When the landscape gives you boulders and stones, create a garden that rocks! Learn how to use rocks and boulders to create interesting garden designs with year-round appeal.
Reflexa is an intriguing, contemporary interior bush. Caring for this houseplant may be easier than you think once you know a little bit about this specimen. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about this mysterious, randomly winding, visually striking, showpiece.
People use the words bine and vine as if they mean the same thing. But they each grow in a different way. Here's how to tell them apart.
Weeds are unsightly and spoil a neatly tended garden or yard. Fortunately there are lots of ways to deal with them, either with chemicals or in a natural, environmentally friendly way
Hornworm caterpillars eat the leaves and fruit of tomato plants in your garden. Here's how to identify them and keep them from eating all of your tomato harvest.
Ground cover plants can add color and depth to a garden, pathway, or lawn. Creeping thyme requires little maintenance but produces lots of beautiful foliage and color.
Are your cucumber plants wilting? Do you see yellow or brown spots on the leaves? Are they not producing as much fruit? Learn how to identify and treat common cucumber diseases.
Looking for a spring bloomer that is evergreen and deer resistant? Hellebores, also known as Lenten Rose, might be just what you need.
I have 35 years experience with the foxtail fern. Here's how to propagate and tend your plant for years of green enjoyment.
Hydrogen peroxide is a stressed garden's best companion. Learn the natural insecticidal, fungicidal and cleansing benefits to using hydrogen peroxide for plants.
Getting rid of a groundhog is no easy task. Learn what options you have to get rid of the groundhog and to control damage.
Vinegar is effective as a weed killer due to its ability to draw moisture out of foliage. Household vinegar may also be used in combination with other household items, like salt and dish detergent, to kill weeds. Vinegar is easy to find and use, while being an alternative to chemical herbicides.
Money plant is an indoor ornamental plant. It's believed to be an indicator of luck and prosperity. Is that true, or is it merely a myth? Read on to find out!
Parsley seems to be the one herb that attracts quite a few pests. Don't get caught off guard! Learn about parsley pests and solutions for their removal.
Hydrangea bushes can produce beautiful showy flowers and grow up to six feet wide, but buying lots of bushes can be pricey. Learn how to get many hydrangea bushes from one original plant.
This article includes directions for two methods of in-ground composting—the one-hole and the two-hole method.
Do you cringe at what might be sprayed on your lettuce and other vegetables? Why not grow it yourself using an easy hydroponic system? No dirt means no mess, just healthier and faster growing plants.
The article explores the history and philosophy of the Japanese rock garden, in addition to giving step-by-step instructions on how to design and build one.
Teacup orchids and orchids in general are not as difficult as you think to grow. Learn some tips and ideas to grow and collect orchids for your home.
Many people buy a juniper bonsai to keep inside their home, apartment, or office, but indoor junipers will die. These five species will survive inside and make great bonsai.
Keep sidewalks and driveways weed-free all summer. Try these simple and safe remedies as weed and grass killers.
Pests of eggplants are sometimes difficult to identify before damage occurs. Learn the serious eggplant pests and natural remedies for their removal.
To get a green bell pepper to turn red, be prepared to shop carefully and be patient. If you do, red peppers will abound.
If you're wondering how you'll know when bananas are ready to pick, here are photos to showing the various stages. An attentive eye and patience are required to pick your bananas at the perfect time.
No cottage or country garden would be complete without the showy stalks of hollyhock (Alcea rosea). From germination to storing seeds, this guide makes growing these old-fashioned favorites a little easier.
With a little effort, you can turn one coleus plant into a flowerbed of bright color with ease. Here's how to propagate these gorgeous ornamental plants in four easy steps.
The words "cicada" and "locust" are sometimes used interchangeably. Is there a difference between a cicada and a locust? If so, what's the difference?
Here is a guide to looking after mother-in-law's tongue. It's a hardy plant that can withstand a beginner's touch, so keep these basic care tips and instructions in mind to cultivate your green thumb!
Mass cane, more commonly referred to as corn plant, is one of the most widely used indoor dracaenas. This article shows you how to care for this plant, especially in situations when the leaves turn brown or yellow.
Perennial flowers may be expensive but are worth the investment. Perennials come back every year and the ones presented here are tough, easy to grow, and attractive choices for the new gardener.
Many plants grow in shade. If you know which plants are shade-loving, you can plant them in the right place so they are more likely to thrive. In this article, I will discuss ten of my favorite plants you can grow in the shade.
Did you know that Hellebore, Oleander, and Periwinkle or Vinca are poisonous? Learn about poisonous plants, how to avoid them, and how to prevent an unpleasant accident.
Minimal maintenance is reason alone to grow a wild plum tree, but the fruit that it produces is edible as well and found in many Native American recipes. Plant your own wild plum tree and make your own jellies and jams using the fruit.
Plant-related poisonings are the third leading cause of illnesses and death in children, and they're responsible for thousands of pet poisoning emergencies each year. These 8 plants are safe to keep in your home, and they won't pose a threat to kids or pets.
The best fertilizer for your tomato plants can only be determined after testing your soil. But, not all of us can do this for our home gardens. My guide covers the best natural or chemical fertilizers that you need for your tomatoes at different stages of growth.
Honey bees are very important to food resources because they pollinate many crops. Beekeepers are seeing massive die-offs. What is killing our honey bees?
Learn my tried-and-true method for growing and curing your own tobacco. It's cheap, easy, and pretty darn fun.
Using the right kinds of sprinkler heads can have a big impact on how healthy your landscape is. There are three main kinds of sprinkler heads, each with a different purpose.
Leaf-footed bugs aren't harmful to you, but they can still damage your fruit or make it easier for other pests to do so. Learn about what they are, how to identify them, and how to get rid of them.
Caring for Venus flytraps often escapes owners of this strangely beautiful plant. This guide covers everything you need to know in order to keep your flytrap happy, healthy, and alive.
Lower the cost and reduce the hassle of filling seasonal containers by reusing last year’s potting soil. To minimize risk to your plants and maximize the effectiveness of used soil, follow these soil-recycling tips.
Applying fertilizer in excess can easily damage and kill plants. Saving plants from fertilizer damage is possible, but a little work and patience is needed before the plant becomes healthy again.
Here is a list of the top 10 climbing plants perfectly suited for a small garden trellis. Bringing color, scent and interest into your yard, climbers also create a decorative screen or an ornamental feature that will bring months of pleasure.
Everyone should grow echinacea or purple coneflowers in their flower beds or herb gardens. Here are 7 reasons why.
Easy to grow houseplants are perfect for beginners or people who don't want to invest too much time and effort in growing plants.
Portulaca, also known as moss rose, is a colorful annual that is drought tolerant, salt tolerant and be used in many ways in your garden or in containers.
Planting a tree or shrub involves both proper preparation and care. This article guides you through 8 easy steps to help your plant flourish.
Daylilies are a very lovely flower that come in many forms. They are beautiful, reliable, disease-free, and can be planted to bloom continuously. Who doesn't love a daylily?
When you are out in the yard and you don’t want to get bit by mosquitoes, this organic yard spray (which is safe for humans and plants) may be the solution for you.
Many consider the raccoon an adorable critter until they're invading your garden and digging up your precious plants and eating the crops!
Arugula is a flavorful, nutritious vegetable. I have this easy-growing plant in my garden and want to share a few growing tips. I've also included my favorite arugula salad recipe.
It's enjoyable to have plants in a home, but some house plants are poisonous. These need to be treated carefully and kept away from children and pets. In this article, you will learn the scoop about these poisonous plants and get tips on safe alternatives to have in your home.
Sansevieria is also known as Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue, or Devil's Tongue. No matter what you choose to call it, everything you have ever wanted to know about keeping a happy, healthy Sansevieria plant lies in this article.
Something may be hiding in your mulch. Something which may make you ask, "What is the orange fungus growing in my mulch?" The answer is not what you expect.
If you are keen to grow frangipani (plumeria) from seeds, this article will show you how with easy to follow instructions and photos.
There are some simple steps you can take to prevent powdery mildew or get rid of it once it infects your plants.
Brighten up the shaded areas of your yard with shade-loving flowering plants. Types of plants (with photographs) with the types of shade they prefer.
Leafy vegetables are affected by a number of garden pests. Read on to learn about the most common insect pests of leafy vegetables, their prevention, control, and management. See also their photos.
You get a bag of onions or some fresh, whole garlic, and a week or two later, you notice that one or two (or all) of them have put out roots and shoots. Don't toss them—turn them into new plants!
One of the most beautiful house plants in the plant world is the Peace Lily. This article is a guide on how to care for them.
A "how to" article that will show you how to transform a normal plastic storage container into a useful compost bin.
Growing an avocado from seed can be difficult when you sprout it in water. This almost foolproof method of planting and growing avocado plants is the easiest and most successful one I've found.
There are many differences between organic and non-organic soils. Mulch, compost, and manure are organic and will transform a nutrient-deficient soil into a rich organic environment for plants. Perlite, vermiculite, expanded clay aggregate, and rockwool are non-organic. They are heavily used in hydroponics and as soil amendments for potted plants.
Fungus gnats are tiny, obnoxious flying bugs that look like fruit flies but are not. They are found in your home or office and are attracted to moisture, but you don't need to throw out all your plants and produce to get rid of them. Learn how to combat fungus gnats.
A properly built raised garden can give you the upper hand over poor native soil conditions, but choosing the wrong materials to build with can do more harm than good to your future harvest.
If you love your coleus plants outdoors, you will go wild for them when they are grown indoors. Properly potted and cared for, coleus makes a beautiful addition to your houseplants. This article will show you what to do.
Do you have a beautiful houseplant suddenly covered in webbing? The plant may have a spider mite infestation. Find out more about how to identify and treat these destructive and industrious little pests.
Here are my gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting runner beans successfully. How to make a cane wigwam to support the plants as they grow. I tell you how long it takes for runner beans to grow from seed.
I have been growing chia organically for the past ten years, and I have fine-tuned my growing and harvesting techniques. Chia is easy to grow, and chia seeds have lots of nutritional value.
Ficus trees are low-maintenance plants, but they are not immune to problems. In this article, you'll learn about the various types of ficus trees, their common pests and diseases, and how to care for your ficus.
If you have deer grazing on your plants and flowers, here are some methods that might help repel them. I’ve tried both homemade and commercial deer repellents.
Cooking and eating ampalaya that was grown in your own garden is a truly gratifying experience. This article will show you how to plant and care for ampalaya (without pesticides), as well as provide you with some easy recipes for cooking up the bitter, delicious gourd!
Okra is a delicious vegetable that is grown as an annual. It can grow up to six feet tall with a spread of about four feet so it needs some room to grow. This article will explain how to go about planting your own backyard crop of this sun-loving vegetable and the varieties that are available.