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  • Shallots can be used in place of onions for a milder flavor. They also keep much longer than onions.

    How to Grow Shallots

    How to Grow Shallots

    by Caren White4

  • Don't have a green space? You can grow a patio, balcony, or apartment vegetable garden with very little square footage. This article presents some easy ways to exercise your urban green thumb!

    Growing a Deck, Balcony, or Patio Vegetable Garden

    Growing a Deck, Balcony, or Patio Vegetable Garden

    by Garden Boy7

  • This article will explain exactly how to grow gorgeous, tasty bell peppers, which are low maintenance and easy to grow. No green thumb necessary.

    How to Grow Colorful, Tasty Bell Peppers

    How to Grow Colorful, Tasty Bell Peppers

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • If you are looking for a tree that is drought-resistant, while at the same time stunning to look at, you might want to think about a pomegranate tree. As you can see, they are a spectacle of beauty.

    How to Grow Pomegranate Trees From Seeds or Cuttings

    How to Grow Pomegranate Trees From Seeds or Cuttings

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Make sure you include some companion plants for cucumbers to keep the pests away and the the best yield possible.

    Companion Plants for Cucumbers

    Companion Plants for Cucumbers

    by landocheese18

  • It is important that you transplant your tomato plants at the right time and that you follow the right process. This guide covers everything you need to know.

    When and How to Transplant Tomato Plants

    When and How to Transplant Tomato Plants

    by Brandon Lobo2

  • When you grow vegetables organically it is sometimes a struggle to obtain and incorporate a sufficient amount of compost and other nutrient-rich organic matter into your soil to maintain its health and fertility. You must be diligent to "feed your...

    Identify Nutrition Deficiencies in Your Vegetable Plants

    Identify Nutrition Deficiencies in Your Vegetable Plants

    by Carol Rossi15

  • Corn smut can ruin your corn crop or add variety to your dinner. Find out why they are both good and bad.

    Is Corn Smut Good or Bad?

    Is Corn Smut Good or Bad?

    by Caren White4

  • Don't miss out on your chance to grow carrots this year! With this complete guide, you'll learn the basics for how to grow carrots from seed.

    How to Grow Carrots from Seed

    How to Grow Carrots from Seed

    by Zach10

  • An illustrated guide to growing eight favorite perennial herbs. These common essential culinary herbs will grow year after year, giving you a fresh supply of herbs for your kitchen.

    Eight Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden

    Eight Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden

    by Nicolette Goff21

  • Explains steps in growing your own pineapple. Fun facts and information about pineapples too!

    How to Plant a Pineapple

    How to Plant a Pineapple

    by Virginia Kearney4

  • Tomatillos are easy to grow and are resistant to many pests and diseases. This fruit is extremely nutritious and is the main ingredient in salsa verde. Learn how to grow and prepare tomatillos.

    Growing Tomatillo From Seeds to Salsa Verde

    Growing Tomatillo From Seeds to Salsa Verde

    by Leah Lefler18

  • One of the easiest ways to grow green onions is growing them from the ones you buy at the local grocery store. Green onions may be grown year round for your favorite recipe.

    The Easy Way to Grow Green Onions

    The Easy Way to Grow Green Onions

    by Deborah Minter0

  • The successful germination of tomato seeds requires the right temperatures and soil conditions. This guide covers it all, right from seed selection to taking care of the young seedlings.

    How to Grow Tomatoes From Seed

    How to Grow Tomatoes From Seed

    by Brandon Lobo10

  • I have been gardening a few years, and this year I have decided to give Straw Bale Gardening a try. Follow my adventures and possible missteps.

    Starting A Straw-Bale Garden

    Starting A Straw-Bale Garden

    by Mike Bouska0

  • The Piri piri pepper, also called the African red devil pepper, is a very spicy African pepper that can grow in small containers and under most types of desk lamps. Its an easy and fun way to grow peppers just about anywhere, especially indoors. ...

    Growing the African Red Devil Pepper Plant

    Growing the African Red Devil Pepper Plant

    by Rhianni321

  • Fresh vegetables not only taste better but are also much better for you. These are what I consider to be the 5 best vegetables to plant in your garden to eat healthier and save money on your grocery bill all year round.

    5 Best Garden Vegetables to Can or Freeze

    5 Best Garden Vegetables to Can or Freeze

    by Sheila Brown119

  • Container gardening with broccoli is a great way to provide yourself with fresh produce. Learn the basics of growing broccoli in containers.

    How to Grow Broccoli In Containers

    How to Grow Broccoli In Containers

    by Zach18

  • Learn everything you need to know to grow a big pumpkin. Learn which variety of seeds works best, how to plant indoors and in the garden, and tips to growing a really big pumpkin.

    How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

    How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

    by Barbara Badder18

  • 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 extremely juicy. Mountain apples are usually eaten fresh or made into jams, pickles, and wines.

    Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Mouthwatering Mountain Apple

    Tropical Taste of Hawaii: The Mouthwatering Mountain Apple

    by Viet Doan32

  • Need a unique addition to your patio garden? Well then, consider growing olive trees in containers! These hardy trees are perfect for small spaces, and will grow for many years to come.

    Growing Olive Trees in Containers

    Growing Olive Trees in Containers

    by Zach10

  • The cost of starting a raised-bed garden can be offset in one season with the food that's grown. Growing your own organic food can have a big impact on money savings.

    How to Save Money With an Organic Garden

    How to Save Money With an Organic Garden

    by Melis Ann8

  • Daikon radishes are large, mildly favored radishes that can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled. They are as easy to grow as their smaller, red cousins.

    How to Grow Daikon Radishes

    How to Grow Daikon Radishes

    by Caren White0

  • Banana plants, sometimes called banana trees, have become a popular plant to pass around between friends in areas with cool climates. Here's how to care for and overwinter these tropical plants.

    How to Grow Banana Plants in Cool Climates

    How to Grow Banana Plants in Cool Climates

    by Dolores Monet2

  • I am growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, in my yard. Give this exotic a try and see what it can do in your kitchen.

    How to Cultivate Saffron

    How to Cultivate Saffron

    by Rae Schwarz75

  • Important differences between the plantain tree and the banana, as well as eating suggestions, cultivation information and how the plant produces fruit. Serving suggestions for the fruit are given at the end of the article based on my experience in Costa Rica.

    Plantain Tree

    Plantain Tree

    by Randy McLaughlin4

  • The term weed is sometimes used arbitrarily. Wild onion grass is considered a weed but is edible and tasty. It can be grown and used as food. If you wish to control it, it has unique characteristics that must be considered first.

    What Is Wild Onion Grass and How Do You Control This Plant?

    What Is Wild Onion Grass and How Do You Control This Plant?

    by Ryan Buda1

  • A great way to grow potatoes in small spaces. Try growing potatoes in containers to save space and grow in an environment that's easy to maintain.

    How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

    How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

    by Audrey Kirchner84

  • Romaine Lettuce is one of those vegetables that is easy to regrow from cuttings. Just one bunch of lettuce, some soil, and this leafy green can be added to the garden with hardly any fuss.

    Growing Romaine Lettuce From Cuttings

    Growing Romaine Lettuce From Cuttings

    by Deborah Minter2

  • There’s nothing quite like pulling a ripe peach off your own tree, washing it up, and taking a bite…tasty! Juicy, tart, sweet, and tangy peaches grow on trees in Ohio orchards and fruit groves—but you can also cultivate them in your own backyard.

    Growing Peaches in Ohio

    Growing Peaches in Ohio

    by Teri Silver0

  • How to grow rhubarb plants in the garden or in pots. All you need to know about planting, growing, and harvesting rhubarb. How to take care of a rhubarb plant. How deep do you plant the crowns of rhubarb plants.

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Rhubarb Plants

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Rhubarb Plants

    by L M Reid4

  • Arugula is a flavorful, nutritious vegetable. I have this easy growing plant in my garden and want to share a few growing tips, plus my favorite Arugula Salad recipe.

    Arugula in My Garden

    Arugula in My Garden

    by Marlene Bertrand33

  • Container gardening is all about making the most out of very little. Growing peas in containers brings this statement to life! You can grow and harvest them before your summer crops are even planted!

    Growing Peas in Containers

    Growing Peas in Containers

    by Zach6

  • Watching your pepper plants bloom but fail to set fruit can be extremely frustrating! Learn the causes and cures for pepper plant blossom drop.

    Pepper Plant Blossom Drop

    Pepper Plant Blossom Drop

    by Zach18

  • A general guide for beginners, "How to Grow Herbs Easily" includes the ABCs of raising & harvesting herbs at home. Includes basic information on light, water, soil & pest control.

    How to Grow Herbs Easily

    How to Grow Herbs Easily

    by Jill Spencer17

  • Cabbages are a cool season crop that comes in different sizes and colors. It's easy to find one that suits your needs and your garden size.

    How to Grow Cabbage

    How to Grow Cabbage

    by Caren White4

  • Grow all the vegetables and herbs needed for the best fresh and canned spaghetti sauce. Know where your food comes from and what's really in it. Start with this pasta sauce.

    Grow a Spaghetti Sauce Theme Garden

    Grow a Spaghetti Sauce Theme Garden

    by Patsy Bell Hobson13

  • Egyptian Onions, also known as Top Onions, grow sets instead of flowers, at the top of the stem. Planted in the fall, the onions are ready for use before most of the garden can be planted. Nice sized bulbs add pleasant flavor to dishes, cooked or...

    Growing and Using Egyptian Onions

    Growing and Using Egyptian Onions

    by Christa Dovel40

  • This guide will show you how to plant, grow and harvest spring onions, also known as scallions or green onions. I also provide some recipes for coleslaw and potato salad, so that you can make some tasty side dishes with your own freshly grown vegetables.

    Planting, Growing and Harvesting Spring Onions

    Planting, Growing and Harvesting Spring Onions

    by L M Reid9

  • Water tomato plants a little away from the stem to encourage the plant to spread its roots. Learn some of the best watering techniques from someone who has been growing tomatoes for years. These tips and guidelines would take you a long way. Read on and you could become an expert yourself!

    Watering Tomatoes: When, How Often & How Much - 5 Pro Tips

    Watering Tomatoes: When, How Often & How Much - 5 Pro Tips

    by Brandon Lobo55

  • Here are some gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting runner beans successfully, including 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.

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Runner Beans

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Runner Beans

    by L M Reid2

  • 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.

    How to Get Lots of Tomatoes

    How to Get Lots of Tomatoes

    by Barbara Badder28

  • Growing Herbs in Pots is one of the most enjoyable and easiest technique to grow an herb garden that even a novice gardener can do. In this hub, I've listed some of the Top Five Best Tips I've learned about herb container gardening. These...

    Top Five Best Tips About Growing Herbs in Pots

    Top Five Best Tips About Growing Herbs in Pots

    by novaperson6

  • 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.

    How to Grow Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

    How to Grow Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

    by Megan Machucho5

  • Planting and growing your own strawberries is rather labor intensive in the beginning, but once established, they are easy to maintain. This article will help you through the process.

    How to Plant and Grow Strawberries

    How to Plant and Grow Strawberries

    by vwriter0

  • 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.

    Planting Virginia Creeper?   Beware!

    Planting Virginia Creeper? Beware!

    by John MacNab18

  • Peanuts aren't just for southern gardens. We northern gardeners can grow and enjoy them also.

    How to Grow Peanuts

    How to Grow Peanuts

    by Caren White2

  • To give tomato plants proper support, maximize sun exposure, reduce plant disease and keep fruit off the soil, a tomato trellis is a great option. You can make your own tomato trellis using supplies from a home improvement store. Here is a list of supplies and instructions for how to build your own trellis for $20 or less.

    How to Build a Simple Trellis for a Tomato and Vegetable Garden

    How to Build a Simple Trellis for a Tomato and Vegetable Garden

    by Melis Ann18

  • Tomato plants are one of the easiest plants to grow, but knowing a few tips and tricks can guarantee that you grow the biggest and tastiest tomatoes in your neighborhood.

    How to Grow Big Tomato Plants

    How to Grow Big Tomato Plants

    by Amy Goldstein12

  • How do you grow peas from seed. I explain how long it takes for pea seeds to germinate and how far apart you need to plant them. It is easier to pick the pods if you plant them around a homemade trellis.

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Peas From Seeds

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Peas From Seeds

    by L M Reid11

  • How to grow strawberries in pots and containers from seeds. Gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting strawberry plants. You can grow new strawberry plants from runners for next year. Step-by-step instructions. I have included Jam recipes.

    Gardening: How to Grow and Harvest Strawberries

    Gardening: How to Grow and Harvest Strawberries

    by L M Reid14

  • Learn the health benefits of the amazing loquat fruit. This article will tell you how much antioxidants and vitamins are in this sweet fruit.

    Benefits of Eating Loquat Fruits

    Benefits of Eating Loquat Fruits

    by Kim Lam16

  • Every vegetable relies on water to grow to its full potential, but too much or too little water can have a significant impact on the overall health of your plant and your total harvest.

    How Much Water Does Your Vegetable Garden Need?

    How Much Water Does Your Vegetable Garden Need?

    by Chris Sherwood0

  • Few experiences can match the pleasure of savoring a homegrown vegetable, especially if you raised it yourself from seedling or seed. Here are some tips for the new, beginner gardener!

    How to Plant Your First Vegetable Garden

    How to Plant Your First Vegetable Garden

    by Thomas Byers72

  • Corn found in the market is typically yellow or white, with the exception of ornamental corn sold in the fall for decorating. It may be surprising to discover that corn varieties come in all colors. Check out this informational guide on the amazing glass gem corn!

    Glass Gem Corn:  The Crown Jewel of Heirloom Seed Varieties

    Glass Gem Corn: The Crown Jewel of Heirloom Seed Varieties

    by microfarmproject12

  • Strawberries are one of the fruits most frequently grown in home gardens. Some commonly advised techniques, however, can cause mushy strawberries. There are ways to prevent this from happening.

    What Causes Mushy Strawberries?

    What Causes Mushy Strawberries?

    by TheListLady11

  • When moved to a new pot or plot, a strawberry plant can be very forgiving. But do it wrong and even the hardiest plant might wilt and die. Here's how to do it right.

    Easy Tips to Safely Transplant Strawberries

    Easy Tips to Safely Transplant Strawberries

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to successfully take cuttings from. This article explains how to take stem tip cuttings from your tomato plants to multiply the number of tomato plants you have.

    Growing Tomatoes From Stem Tip Cuttings

    Growing Tomatoes From Stem Tip Cuttings

    by TheNerdyGardener5

  • How to grow cabbage from seeds in the garden. Gardening tips for planting, growing and harvesting cabbage successfully. It grows very well in cool weather. The seeds germinate quickly and are easy to transplant.

    Gardening: How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Cabbage

    Gardening: How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Cabbage

    by L M Reid6

  • How to grow and take care of tomato plants from seed to harvest in the garden. How much space and sun do tomatoes need to grow successfully? How much water should you give a tomato plant? Step-by-step instructions for planting, growing and harvesting tomatoes from seed.

    How to Grow a Tomato Plant From Seed in the Garden

    How to Grow a Tomato Plant From Seed in the Garden

    by L M Reid13

  • This guide will show you how to plant, grow, and harvest horseradish. It will also provide information about home remedies and recipes for making horseradish sauce and relish.

    How to Plant and Grow Horseradish

    How to Plant and Grow Horseradish

    by microfarmproject3

  • Bananas are produced in tall plants, which are often mistaken as trees. The uses of banana trees or different parts of the plants are numerous. In fact, all the parts of a banana plant are useful.

    10 Uses Of Banana Trees

    10 Uses Of Banana Trees

    by VioletteRose26

  • Jalapenos peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Learn how to grow jalapenos in containers today!

    Growing Jalapenos in a Pot

    Growing Jalapenos in a Pot

    by Zach37

  • Add spice to your salads with the leaves, flowers and seeds of this cool season vegetable.

    How to Grow Arugula

    How to Grow Arugula

    by Caren White3

  • As the weather gets cooler, ornamental cabbage and kale are leafy plants that produce bright foliage that gets more intense the colder it becomes. Both plants are close relatives to several vegetables, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, and mustard greens.

    Plant Ornamental Cabbage and Kale to Replace Frost-Bitten Annuals

    Plant Ornamental Cabbage and Kale to Replace Frost-Bitten Annuals

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • A guide to planting, growing and harvesting carrots from seeds in pots and containers your garden. How long does it take for carrots to grow from seed? How long does it take for a carrot seed to germinate? Carrot Juice recipe

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Carrots From Seed

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Carrots From Seed

    by L M Reid15

  • Presenting a selection of fast growing hedge trees with details about the best conditions in which the tree will flourish and form a great hedge.

    Fast Growing Hedge Trees

    Fast Growing Hedge Trees

    by Nithya Venkat20

  • Strawberries are a versatile, easy to grow berry. They grow well in containers, in gardens, as edging plants or even in hanging baskets.

    How to Grow Strawberries

    How to Grow Strawberries

    by Caren White2

  • The Indian corn that we use for our fall decorations has been used for more than decorations throughout its long history.

    How to Grow and Dry Indian Corn

    How to Grow and Dry Indian Corn

    by Caren White8

  • Do you love strawberries? It is not a difficult plant to grow, and it can live happily in small gardens, window boxes, and pots as long as you have sunlight and water available. Give it a try!

    Growing  and Caring for Strawberry Plants in Pots

    Growing and Caring for Strawberry Plants in Pots

    by Gabriela Hdez12

  • The medlar (Mespilus) belongs to the Rosaceae family. There are two species: the common medlar (Mespilus germanica) and Stern's Medlar (Mespilus canescens). They are pretty, small trees with beautiful flowers and tasty fruit. Learn about medlars and all the great things you can make with them.

    What Is a Medlar Fruit (Musmula) and Where Can You Find Them?

    What Is a Medlar Fruit (Musmula) and Where Can You Find Them?

    by Les Trois Chenes6

  • Pepper plants are a great addition to every container garden, needing only minimal looking after.

    Caring for Pepper Plants

    Caring for Pepper Plants

    by Zach9

  • Want to try growing your own vegetables and fruit but don't know where to begin? Backyard or micro-farming is easier than you think and has incredible benefits.

    Back Yard Farming Made Easy

    Back Yard Farming Made Easy

    by Caro Hemingway0

  • Walks through through the countryside with a basket for wild blackberries and strawberries are fantastic to imagine, but unrealistic for most urban-dwellers. Today, a growing community of urban foragers is finding food in the most seemingly food-bare environments. Learn about urban foraging, and some of the most common edible, urban plants.

    What Is Urban Foraging? How to Find Free Food in the City!

    What Is Urban Foraging? How to Find Free Food in the City!

    by Natasha40

  • Don't let another season pass without growing mint in your garden! This guide will show you how to care for these versatile plants.

    How to Care for Mint Plants

    How to Care for Mint Plants

    by Zach7

  • Looking to get the most out of your small space or container garden? Well then, it's time to try growing Pequin Peppers! Even in tight spaces, these pepper plants are always high yielding.

    Growing Pequin Peppers

    Growing Pequin Peppers

    by Zach4

  • This is one heirloom cucumber that you won't forget. Mouse melon vines produce ample amounts of delicious tiny fruits. In this article, explore how to grow mouse melons.

    How to Grow Mouse Melons

    How to Grow Mouse Melons

    by Zach17

  • Add a little flare 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!

    How to Grow Garlic in a Pot

    How to Grow Garlic in a Pot

    by Zach8

  • Rose-Scented Geraniums are one of the more useful herbs in the garden - make a relaxing herbal tea or use the leaves to delicately scent and nourish wood and to keep insects at bay.

    Benefits and Uses of Geranium Pelargonium

    Benefits and Uses of Geranium Pelargonium

    by Fiona11

  • There has been much publicity about our important honey bee, and how they are badly needed to pollinate our crops. But if the bees have passed you by, here is another alternative for your cucumbers.

    Hand-Pollinating Your Cucumber Plants

    Hand-Pollinating Your Cucumber Plants

    by Susan0

  • 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.

    How and When to Plant and Prune Raspberry Bushes

    How and When to Plant and Prune Raspberry Bushes

    by Anthony Altorenna11

  • Native to Mexico, this root vegetable can be grown in your own vegetable garden with a little care.

    How to Grow Jicama

    How to Grow Jicama

    by Caren White0

  • How long does it take for a lettuce seed to germinate? Instructions for planting, growing and harvesting lettuce in a small garden. I show you how much sun and water the lettuce plant needs to grow. How to grow lettuce seeds in pots and containers

    How to Grow Lettuce Seeds in Pots and Containers

    How to Grow Lettuce Seeds in Pots and Containers

    by L M Reid7

  • Lablab purpureus or Hyacinth Bean is a beautiful, easy to grow edible vine. It grows in most climates and provides a quick and attractive screen with its lavender flowers and purple beans and stems. You'll find information about how to grow and eat Hyacinth Bean.

    Lablab - Growing Hyacinth Bean

    Lablab - Growing Hyacinth Bean

    by Yvonne L. B.25

  • While in other places you would plant potatoes as early as February or March, here in the desert foothills, June is a good month to start. Learn this and more about growing potatoes.

    Growing Potatoes in the Desert

    Growing Potatoes in the Desert

    by hysongdesigns35

  • Building your own Strawberry farm with Recycle plastic bottles. I decided on strawberry farm because I love their versatility. You don't have to be a professional to complete this project.

    How to Grow Strawberries Using Plastic Bottles

    How to Grow Strawberries Using Plastic Bottles

    by Louis Fourie11

  • A guide to using companion plants in your vegetable garden as a natural way to keep away harmful pests and diseases and improve your crops. Includes charts of vegetables, herbs and flower companion planting combinations.

    Vegetable Garden Companion Plants Guide

    Vegetable Garden Companion Plants Guide

    by Kathy Sima13

  • 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

    When to Harvest Bananas

    When to Harvest Bananas

    by Mary Wickison42

  • Edamame is a type of soy bean that is harvested before it is ripe. The beans are an important source of nutrients for vegans.

    How to Grow and Prepare Edamame

    How to Grow and Prepare Edamame

    by Caren White7

  • How to grow an avocado plant from the big seed at the center of the fruit is to clean and dry the seed, then plant it directly into a compost-filled pot. Place it rounded-side down, and wait and watch for signs of germination.

    How to Grow an Avocado Plant From Seed

    How to Grow an Avocado Plant From Seed

    by IzzyM59

  • If you love garden edibles, take a look at white strawberries. These are a fun, non-invasive fruit that is ever-bearing and easy to grow!

    Growing White Strawberries

    Growing White Strawberries

    by Raye43

  • Get all the information you need to grow butternut squash. Learn how to store the butternut squash properly so you can enjoy eating them way into April.

    How to Grow and Store Butternut Squash

    How to Grow and Store Butternut Squash

    by Barbara Badder18

  • Sweet basil is the tastiest and most popular garden herb around! Come learn the basics of how to care for sweet basil plants.

    How to Care for Sweet Basil

    How to Care for Sweet Basil

    by Zach13

  • Growing your own vegetables has many advantages. The produce is much fresher and cheaper than anything that can be bought in the shops. It's enjoyable to do, and if you use pots and containers to grow your vegetables in, you don't need a lot of space. Follow these handy tips and advice and you too can successfully grow your own vegetables.

    How to Grow Your Own Vegetables In Pots And Containers

    How to Grow Your Own Vegetables In Pots And Containers

    by Adrian Smith2

  • If you are looking to make the most of your yard by growing food even in the shadiest areas, here are some ideas, techniques, and alternatives.

    Growing Food in the Shade

    Growing Food in the Shade

    by Amelia Walker0

  • Growing French tarragon in the home garden. How to pick a planting location, how to plant and care for French tarragon.

    How to Grow Tarragon

    How to Grow Tarragon

    by KA Hanna13

  • Blossom end rot is a common problem, especially in tomatoes. Prevent it from happening in your garden by properly amending your soil to ensure the correct amount of calcium and making sure that your garden is watered consistently throughout the growing season.

    How to Prevent Blossom End Rot

    How to Prevent Blossom End Rot

    by Caren White2

  • 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!

    How to Plant, Harvest, and Cook Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)

    How to Plant, Harvest, and Cook Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)

    by Roselyn Mendoza2

  • Growing plants in the city isn’t as impossible as you might think. There are plenty of fruit and vegetables that can thrive in an indoor environment or on your balcony. Here are ten fruits and vegetables you can grow in your apartment.

    10 Edible Plants You Can Grow in Your Apartment

    10 Edible Plants You Can Grow in Your Apartment

    by KV Lo4

  • There is a big difference between that green paste that comes with your sushi and freshly grated wasabi. Read on to find out why.

    What Is Wasabi?

    What Is Wasabi?

    by Caren White4

  • Pruning fruit and ornamental trees in Ohio's ever-changing climate helps bring about strong healthy flowers, fruits and nuts.

    Pruning Ohio’s Fruit Trees

    Pruning Ohio’s Fruit Trees

    by Teri Silver0

  • Learn everything you need to know about planting, growing, and harvesting onions in a small garden. I explain when to plant onions and how long it takes them to grow and how to take care of these vegetables.

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Onions in the Garden

    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Onions in the Garden

    by L M Reid20

  • For gardeners and permaculturists, edible landscaping is a wonderful way to bring productivity into a space that is often purely ornamental. Now it can be both!

    Edible Landscaping in the Front Yard

    Edible Landscaping in the Front Yard

    by Amelia Walker0

  • Many people grow pumpkins and gourds in hills, it's been the preferred method for centuries. However, I have found that planting in rows can be much more beneficial. Learn how to grow more pumpkins.

    How to Plant Pumpkins: Rows vs. Hills

    How to Plant Pumpkins: Rows vs. Hills

    by marcJ1

  • Secrets and tips on growing quality and prolific okra.

    Okra Growing Tips

    Okra Growing Tips

    by Barnacle Bill0

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  • If you love the idea of growing your own apple tree but don’t have a lot of space, consider growing a dwarf. Dwarf trees typically grow between 8 to 10 feet tall. They are ideal for growing outside in the soil or in a container.

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  • Growing a vegetable garden is not as difficult a thing as many people make it out to be. My husband and I have grown a garden every year for the last 25 years. Here are some tips for growing your own vegetable garden.

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    Tips on How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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  • Did you know that there are two main types of tomatoes? In this article, learn the differences of Indeterminate vs Determinate tomato varieties.

    Indeterminate vs Determinate Tomatoes

    Indeterminate vs Determinate Tomatoes

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  • Below is a list of trees that will grow in zone 8b (USDA Hardiness 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, Austin, TX to Gainesville, FL). I've put together this list for those interested in beginning to research an orchard or fruit tree grove. I've included general characteristics about the tree, harvest time, height, and hardiness zones. Additionally, I've included latin names for all varieties to make further research easier.

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  • Add luffa vines to your vegetable garden and you may never buy another sponge!

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    How to Grow Luffa

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  • Everyone wants to save money where they can, right? The cost of groceries is usually a big one, especially if you enjoy cooking at home more than eating out. There are a handful of vegetables that you can buy from the store and regrow at home, and even save yourself some money.

    Save Money by Regrowing Kitchen Scraps

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  • Vertical gardening is a great way to maximize the use of a small space. You can grow everything from pole beans and tomatoes to larger plants like potatoes and pumpkins. This guide will show you how.

    How to Build a Vertical Vegetable Garden

    How to Build a Vertical Vegetable Garden

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  • Get a jump on the growing season and add nitrogen to your garden by planting peas, a cool season crop.

    How to Grow Peas

    How to Grow Peas

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  • Have you ever wondered which common edible wild plants are safe to eat? If you do learn about them, you'll never have to worry about being hungry again. Here's an introduction to Common American Wild Plants.

    Common Edible Wild Plants

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  • Looking for something new to grow in your container garden this season? Why not give eggplants a try! Learn how to grow eggplants in containers and discover the variety of fruits to be had!

    How to Grow Eggplant in Containers

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  • Tomato flowers are self-pollinating, with a little help from mother nature. If that fails, you can give your tomato plants a helping hand.

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    How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Potatoes in Bags

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  • How to grow goji berry tree in your garden. How long it takes to grow goji berries from seed or young plants. What are the health benefits of goji berries. Step-by-step instructions with videos and pictures

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    How to Grow Goji Berry Tree in Your Garden

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  • In nature, tomatoes naturally vine among the forest floor, but in modern gardening, most varieties need support. Here's several of the options available for keeping your tomatoes off the ground.

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