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How to Grow Kabocha Squash and Prepare Its Flowers, Leaves, and Fruits for Consumption

This article will break down how to grow your own kabocha squash from seeds and share tips on how to properly prepare the blossoms and tops for cooking.


How to Grow Okra

Here is everything you need to know to grow okra.


How to Grow Pole Beans

Pole beans are a great addition to a small garden. They produce a plentiful harvest in a small amount of space.


How to Start Tomato Seeds Indoors and When to Plant Them Out

There are three simple steps to starting your tomatoes off right for the best growing success.


10 Best Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring

From crisp salad turnips to luscious bok choy, the early spring garden can be a lot of fun and yield delicious veggies if you get the right plant selection and start them at the right time.


How to Grow a Calamondin Orange Tree Indoors or Outdoors

Calamondin orange trees can be grown outdoors in warm climates or indoors in colder ones. The trees bear tiny fruit year-round.


Unheated Winter Greenhouses: What to Grow and How to Grow It

Growing cold-hardy veggies and doing a couple of simple things to keep them warm will help your unheated greenhouse produce all winter long.


How to Protect Your Garden From Frost

If you want to save your plants from frost so that you can harvest at the end of the season, you'll need to follow a protocol. We have perfected our frost protocol with three easy steps.


Growing Gourmet Mushrooms

Learn how to grow your own edible mushrooms—like oyster and shitake—using hardwood logs and stumps. Step-by-step instructions with photos and extra resources included!


8 Reasons to Grow Radishes in Your Garden

Radishes are renowned as a spicy addition to salads and vegetable platters. But there is far more to this vegetable that the peppery red root. Keep reading to learn the many ways radishes make a great addition to the garden.


Harvesting the Perfect Zucchini for the Home and Market Garden

Fresh zucchinis from the garden are a delicious part of summer, but they grow very fast and can quickly turn into an overripe giant. Keep reading to learn when and how to harvest the perfect summer squash.


Grow Food Indoors: Four Interesting Requirements for Indoor Vegetables You May Not Know

Have vegetables all winter by following these steps for success with growing greens inside. There are surprising needs that you can meet by either replicating Mother Nature or by adjusting for the necessary absence of some features of the natural world.


Regrowing Lettuce and Other Greens From Kitchen Scraps

Regrowing lettuce and other leafy greens from kitchen scraps is easy. The next time you make a salad or a stir fry, save the bottom of your veggies and we’ll learn how to regrow it for another meal.


How Do You Grow Apple Trees From Seeds?

Germinating apple seeds is easy. Here’s everything you need to know to grow your own apple trees!


How to Regrow Root Vegetables for Leafy Greens

Have you ever wondered what happens when you stick the top of a carrot back in the ground? Keep reading to learn how to regrow scraps of root veggies into fresh, leafy greens.


How to Grow Okra in Containers: A Step-by-Step Guide With Photos

Learn how to grow lots of okra at home in pots and other containers! Tips and photos are included.


How to Harvest and Store Carrots From Your Garden

A freshly harvested carrot is one of the most delicious snacks in the garden. But how do you tell they are ready to pull when they are hiding underground? Keep reading to find out.


20 Great Carrot Varieties for the Home Garden

Do you want to have your own, home-grown carrots but you don’t know which variety to grow? Read on to learn about the different kinds of carrots and which is best suited for your garden.


6 Ways to Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors

Are your tomato plants laden with unripe fruits with a fall frost just around the corner? Let’s learn how to harvest green tomatoes and ripen them indoors.


Cool Season Veggies to Plant in Autumn for a Spring Harvest

This article lists vegetables that can be grown in cooler weather, even in winter in some areas. It contains detailed photos of those veggies, and information about each of them.


How to Harvest Rhubarb in the Home Garden

Rhubarb is as easy to harvest as it is to grow. This perennial vegetable is a great addition to the home garden. Here are some tips to tell when it is ripe for the picking, and how to harvest it by hand.


How to Install a Lean-and-Lower Trellis System for Tomatoes

A professional trellising system can help keep your tomatoes from rotting on the vine. A trellis will keep your plants under control, keep your tomatoes up out of the dirt, and make tomato growing easy and fun.


Natural Ways to Remedy Yellowing Zucchini Leaves

Are the leaves of your zucchini plants turning yellow? This is usually a sign of some health crisis in the making. Let’s learn how to identify what is making the zucchini leaves turn yellow, and how to rectify the problem naturally.


How to Prevent Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes (2 Easy Methods)

Depending on the pH of your soil, there are two ways to fix blossom-end rot: Epsom salt or foliar calcium spray. This article will show you how to use both methods.


Growing Pumpkins in Your Ohio Garden

Pumpkins are popping up in Ohio! Be ready for the autumn harvest with your own field of pumpkins in the backyard garden.


7 Ways to Prune Blackberries for a Healthy Plant and a Bountiful Harvest

Pruning your blackberries will really help them thrive. Here is how to prune blackberries to encourage the plant's natural growth and produce lots of delicious berries.


How to Get the Highest Yield and Best Flavor From Tomatoes

These three easy tips will help you get the best-tasting tomatoes (and more of them!). If you choose the right variety for you, grow organically, and let your tomatoes ripen on the vine, you're sure to harvest plenty of absolutely delectable tomatoes.


How to Choose the Best Tomato Variety to Grow (6 Tips)

From deciding what you want to do with your tomatoes to figuring out what your frost date is, here are six key questions to ask yourself before buying tomato plants.


Why Are Your Tomato Seeds Not Germinating?

This article is about why tomato seeds fail to germinate. Learn about the environmental conditions and other factors that prevent tomato seeds from sprouting.


How to Grow Lots of Green Beans in Containers

This article provides several useful tips for growing bush beans in containers. Photos are included.


DIY Pea Trellis: How to Build a Simple Pea Trellis in Your Garden

Giving peas a trellis to grow upright makes it easier for them to fruit and for you to pick. It also ensures there will be some left for you after the critters get the low-lying ones. Trellises are easy to build. Try these examples.


How to Grow Vegetables at Home Without Buying Their Seeds

Gardening can be fun when you can grow your favorite vegetables easily in your home garden without buying their seeds from the market.


My Top Tip to Improve Tomato Seed Germination

Tomato seeds can be difficult to germinate in compost. You can wait weeks and nothing happens. Read my top tip to improve the speed and success of seed germination using handy kitchen products that everybody owns.


How to Grow Malabar Spinach, an Edible Tropical Vine

Malabar spinach, although not a true spinach, tastes like it and grows during the heat of the summer when your true spinach has finished.


Do Upside-Down Tomato Planters Really Work?

We tried growing tomatoes upside down and compared it to conventional tomato plant growing methods in our garden and containers. Here's what we found.


How to Grow Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a versatile squash that can be prepared many different ways. It grows on long vines that can be planted in hills or grown in rows.


How to Grow Brussels Sprouts, a Cool Season Vegetable

Brussels sprouts look like little cabbages. They grow best in cool weather and actually taste better after a light frost.


Eggfruit: A Tropical Taste of Hawaii

Eggfruit, aka canistel or yellow sapote, is a tropical fruit with a rich, sweet taste and a peculiar texture. This golden-colored tree fruit is known for its incredible nutritional values and health benefits.


How to Grow Broccoli, a Cool Season Vegetable

Broccoli is usually grown in the cool weather of spring. After you harvest the main head, smaller side shoots grow for a longer harvest season.


How to Successfully Grow Blueberries in the South

Here's everything you need to know about growing blueberries successfully in the Southern United States. These tips, tricks, and blueberry-growing methods will make it easy!


How to Clone Fruit Trees With the Air Layering Method

Having difficulty cloning your fruit trees? There is a very easy method of air layering fruit trees that requires no additional watering and allows you to clone your favorite trees for exact copies.


How to Grow Plum Tomatoes From Seeds in Containers

How to grow baby plum tomatoes from seeds in containers in the garden. Everything you need to know about planting, growing and harvesting tomato plants. I show you the best way to water the tomatoes and how much sun and shade they need.


How to Grow Squash-Pumpkin Hybrids

This article explains how to grow squash-pumpkin hybrids through the technique of cross-pollination. With these tips, tricks, and methods, it's easy!


How to Reuse Food Waste Through Gardening: The Zombie Garden

You can use fruit and vegetable scraps you'd normally discard to grow healthy new plants. Consider reusing them to grow your own "zombie garden." It's easy to reuse plant and food waste!


Germinating Broccoli Seeds in a Paper Towel (With Photos)

Paper towel gardening is a great method for germinating broccoli seeds indoors. This article will guide you through the process.


'Ulu Breadfruit: Facts and Culinary Uses

'Ulu Breadfruit is one of the healthiest edible fruits on the planet! This article discusses the facts and uses of the fruit. There are many simple things you can do with this wonderful fruit!


How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms on a Home Farm (With Recipes)

This article will share details on how to set up a home farm to grow oyster mushrooms. A few recipes that incorporate delicious oyster mushrooms are also included.


How to Grow Cinnamon Like an Expert

This guide will teach you how to grow cinnamon from seeds or cuttings. You’ll also learn how to care for this spice, what it’s used for and how to consume it safely.


8 Easy and Low-Cost Veggies and Berries That Kids Can Grow

This article discusses the easiest veggie and berries to grow, so kids can get involved in the magic of gardening.


How to Grow Peppercorns Like an Expert

Growing peppercorns is easy. This guide will teach you how to cultivate and care for your peppercorn plant. As a bonus, you’ll also receive an overview of the spice’s uses and warnings.