Swiss chard is a hearty vegetable that is not only healthy for you, but a great addition to any vegetable garden. Learn how to plant, maintain, harvest and troubleshoot Swiss chard.
Grow your own hot peppers, and add some piquancy and heat to your cooking. Find out the different varieties, which peppers are the hottest, and tips to grow your own hot peppers.
The preparation of your vegetable plot or allotment for the following spring is a vital part of the growing process and ensures a good crop for the coming season. This article will be a valuable tool.
This simple guide will help you grow tomatoes, how to care for them, and what to look for. It just may be easier than you've been wondering!
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.
Nothing is more satisfying than growing a fruit tree that bears four different kinds of fruits. Plums, peaches, apricots, and nectarines make a healthy harvest when these are ready to be eaten.
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.
For those who live in a home such as an apartment with no access to a yard, having a vegetable garden can be tricky. Here is how to easily grow large tomatoes in planters on your own porch!
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.
The basics of soil pH and pH testing, including instructions on how to take a soil sample and ways to test for soil type at home.
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.
Potatoes are so very easy to grow, and you don't need a lot of space. All you need is a container, some seed potatoes, and some soil.
Rosehips are packed with vitamin C--and they're delicious in teas, jams, jellies and other sweet treats.
Use kitchen scraps to grow plants! Yes a lot of foods you disregard as not edible and/or trash can in fact grow into a plant and give you more fruits and vegetables! It is an alternative way of growing a vegetable garden then growing from seed or buying a bunch of plants.
The winter months can be difficult for a garden, but there are some vegetables that thrive in the wintry season.
Growing French tarragon in the home garden. How to pick a planting location, how to plant and care for French tarragon.
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!
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.
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. ...
Correctly thinning fruit on your apple tree will help you grow bigger fruit and maintain a healthier tree.
Cowpea leaves and its young pods can be used to make vegetable dishes. Learn how to grow cowpeas (black-eyed peas) as a vegetable in a garden or containers, and see how to get more nutritious leaves.
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.
Starting an avocado from seed can be difficult when you sprout it in water. This almost foolproof way to start the avocado seed is much easier as well as more successful.
Want to grow some of your own vegetables but don't know where to start? Check out these 7 easy to grow vegetables that are perfect for newbie gardeners.
How do you grow tomato plants in pots and containers. How much space and how many hours of sun does a tomato plant need? How much should you water a tomato plant? Step-by-step instructions for planting, growing and harvesting tomatoes from seed.
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.
Yes! it is possible to grow hops in Florida (zone 9b) for brewing beer. Here is how I managed it, as well as some lessons learned.
Shallots can be used in place of onions for a milder flavor. They also keep much longer than onions.
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.
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.
You can plant vegetables in the cold months of fall and winter. Use the following table to see which plants tolerate the harshness of frosty and freezing weather.
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...
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.
Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller) is a popular seasonal vegetable with a variety of uses. Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins A and C and is used as a primary ingredient in making purees and catsup.
Planting, growing and harvesting cucumbers successfully from seeds in containers and pots. How much space does a cucumber plant need to grow? How long does it take to grow? How do I grow cucumbers in pots?
Are you planning on planting tomatoes? You're definitely going to want to read this detailed guide that covers the best time to plant seeds, the kind of seeds to pick, how to prepare the soil for the seeds, the lighting conditions, when and how to transplant them and a lot more. Become a pro today!
An herb garden is a great way to bring color to your garden and fresh herbs to your table. This type of garden can be grown indoors or out and on any scale.
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.
Cilantro is really easy to grow, fast and not requiring a lot of work, plus it is a good companion to tomatoes, peppers and other herbs as well. So, if you like cilantro, growing it in your garden is definitely worth your time.
Jalapenos peppers are a festive and bountiful addition to any container garden. Learn how to grow jalapenos in containers today!
Ohio’s climate is well-suited for growing cold-season vegetables—onions are on the list. Whether from seeds directly into the garden or transplanted plants, growing thickening and spreading onion bulbs is best done in the spring … but not always.
Propagate and enjoy a piece of history with the Herb of Angels, a biennial vegetable, sent from heaven by the archangel Michael, to be given to man to combat the plaque. It tastes good too!
Micro greens are nutritious, easy to grow, and can be a lucrative urban farming business endeavor. GroAction is a one-man operation that grows and sells micro greens to restaurants in Portland, Oregon.
Foraging is very popular today and it is surprising how many edible plants and useful herbs grow in the neighbourhoods we live in. Just half an hour spent looking around can turn up a lot of plants.
Common question: "What fruit trees grow in Arizona." A peach tree in Arizona is a wonderful addition. Beautiful peach green leaves and their pink blossoms in spring are nothing less than spectacular.
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.
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.
When planning your kitchen garden, consider adding a couple of dwarf fruit trees. These small trees grow very well in small, urban areas, and will produce a lot of fruit.
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.
Wilting leaves, spotted leaves and mosaic patterns on cucumber leaves are signs of disease in your cucumber plants. Learn about preventative measures and treatments for cucumbers diseases.
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.
You don't need much to grow potatoes. Using the right method, even the most novice of gardeners can produce a great potato crop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
How do you plant, grow and harvest potatoes in a bag. Gardening tips for growing potatoes in a bag of potting soil. What month do you plant potatoes? How do you know when your potatoes are ready to harvest?
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.
Includes descriptions of five fast-growing, shade-tolerant vegetables you can grow indoors, as well as a soil recipe for indoor container gardening.
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.
There is no reason people new to gardening can't add a few of these amazing varieties into the mix! Come learn about a few excellent options!
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!
Strawberries are a versatile, easy to grow berry. They grow well in containers, in gardens, as edging plants or even in hanging baskets.
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.
Build a pumpkin trellis that is strong. light weight, and moveable between garden beds and between planting seasons.
This article explains how to grow onions step by step, how to cultivate and harvest onions. They are easy to grow, require little maintenance and have a great flavour.
Container gardening with broccoli is a great way to provide yourself with fresh produce. Learn the basics of growing broccoli in containers.
Tomatoes are easy to grow and taste delicious picked fresh from the garden. Here is a guide to planting, growing, fertilizing and harvesting tomatoes.
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!
Grown as both a vegetable and a landscape plant, globe artichokes have been in our gardens for thousands of years.
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.
Surinam cherry is not native to Hawaii, but it is a versatile tropical fruit with an eye-catching shape and delightful taste.
How do pineapples grow? Learn how easy it is to plant this nutritionally rich fruit and enjoy the health benefits of pineapple. You can even do pineapple planting in a pot and have them indoors.
If you're new to raising home-grown peaches, knowing when to pick them and when they are are ripe is important. Pick them too soon, and you run the risk of losing them. Too late and bugs can get them!
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.
I show you where to sow the seeds in the garden. How long it takes them to grow and when they are ready to harvest. How to grow swede turnips. Gardening tips on when is the best time to plant turnips. Recipes on how to cook swede and turnips too
Potatoes are a new addition to the Western diet. They are easy to grow and can be cooked in innumerable ways.
Grow your own quinoa as a grain substitute and excellent source of protein for vegetarian and vegan diets.
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.
Mint is a versatile plant and a great practice herb for kids, health enthusiasts, DIY lovers, and new gardeners!
Find out how to grow healthy and abundant cucumbers, to process them for eating, and get maximum health benefits.
If supermarket chilies aren't providing the heat and flavor you crave, then it's time to grow Fatalii Peppers! These unique citrus flavored peppers are one of the most rewarding varieties to grow.
Learn expert tips for growing cucumbers in your vegetable garden, including what soil to use and how to deal with common pests. The cucumber plant is a relatively easy plant to grow.
Peanut butter fruit is an attractive tropical plant that grows in gardens in Hawaii. They oddly have the taste and texture of peanut butter!
How to grow rhubarb plants in the garden or in pots. All you need to know about planting, growing, and harvesting rhubarb from seeds. How to take care of a rhubarb plant. How deep you plant the crowns of rhubarb plants.
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
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.
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!
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.
Did you know that there are two main types of tomatoes? In this article, learn the differences of Indeterminate vs Determinate tomato varieties.
Asparagus beans are heirloom, very vigorous climbing vines that are easy to grow. I grew these for the first time this year. Here are my results.
Up until the 1900s, blueberries were only available in the wild. But thanks to modern science and innovation, blueberries are grown abundantly in the fields, and you can even grow them with success in your own backyard.
Enjoy fresh and healthy vegetables from your own backyard by following these ten tips for growing an organic vegetable garden.
How to forage for the most common edible wild plants in Zone 5. Identification and preparation tips included.
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.
Growing leafy vegetables indoors under an artifical light is a good way to keep your gardening hobby going during icy winters.
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.
Onions have been grown and eaten since the dawn of history. With just a little care, you can grow this popular vegetable in your own garden.
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.
A three-compartment cage made from sturdy fence wire provides ideal support for three tomato plants in a garden plot dedicated only to tomatoes, measuring ten feet by four feet.
Corn smut can ruin your corn crop or add variety to your dinner. Find out why they are both good and bad.
If you still have garden space in early summer, don't wait! Here are five excellent vegetables to plant in June that will still give you a great harvest.
Learn the health benefits of the amazing loquat fruit. This article will tell you how much antioxidants and vitamins are in this sweet fruit.
Pruning fruit and ornamental trees in Ohio's ever-changing climate helps bring about strong healthy flowers, fruits and nuts.
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.
Planing, growing, and harvesting onions in a small garden. What can be planted with onions together.How do you grow onions at home? Growing onions in pots and continers. I have included some recipes too.
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.
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...
This guide shows you how to care for olive trees through the seasons. An annual cycle chart shows which months the work gets done.
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...
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.
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.
How to plant and grow a 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
How do you grow cabbage from seeds in the garden. Planting, growing and harvesting cabbage successfully. Cabbage grows very well in cool weather. The seeds germinate quickly and are easy to transplant. How long does it take to grow a cabbage from a seed?
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.
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 plant, grow and harvest scallions and spring onions. Growing scallions from seed starts with sowing in the spring in the garden. How do you plant and then transplant the seedlings. There is no difference between a green onion and a scallion.
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.
Sweet basil is the tastiest and most popular garden herb around! Come learn the basics of how to care for sweet basil plants.
Make sure you include some companion plants for cucumbers to keep the pests away and the the best yield possible.
Edamame is a type of soy bean that is harvested before it is ripe. The beans are an important source of nutrients for vegans.
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.
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.
Though they require a little patience and care, it’s by no means impossible to grow asparagus in containers. I show you how here.
How to grow lettuce seeds in pots and containers. 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.
If you ever thought about how to grow your own fruit tree in Arizona and what the best gardening ideas are for an apricot tree in particular, then look no further.
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!
Sweet potatoes don’t actually grow from seed but rather a slip, or sprout, that forms off of old sweet potatoes. There are a few ways of growing the slips.
There is a big difference between that green paste that comes with your sushi and freshly grated wasabi. Read on to find out why.
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.
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.
Dedicated to the common edible weeds that I find around me in the urban neighborhoods of the greater Los Angeles area.
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.
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!
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 I grew organic peas in my garden and saved the world. Well, not the whole world, but my bunny's world.
Sometimes called the king of all spices, garlic (Allium sativum L.) is a pungent bulb crop that is one of the most important cooking ingredients in the world.
This common "weed" is one of the healthiest foods there is and is a natural remedy for many ailments. Learn how to use the full plant as food and natural medicine.
Homemade rigid, semi-circular cradles made of fence wire offer distinct advantages over panty hose support sacks, in growing melons or pumpkins vertically on a trellis.
Love watermelon but hate the seeds? Follow these five tips to grow seedless watermelons in your home garden successfully.
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.
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.
Growing organic peppers is easy if you know how. Learn how to plant them, care for them, and harvest them.
Blackberries are delicious and very healthy for you. Learn how to grow, prune, and propagate your own plants.
Even northern gardeners can enjoy fresh citrus year-round by growing a Meyer lemon tree in a container.
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.
Watching your pepper plants bloom but fail to set fruit can be extremely frustrating! Learn the causes and cures for pepper plant blossom drop.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Even if you think that you have a "brown thumb," the bush green bean is so easy to grow that even a beginner can grow them successfully.
Abiu is an exotic fruit tree that grows in Hawaii. The bright yellow fruit has a delicate, creamy, sweet taste, with a strong hint of caramel and vanilla.
Did you ever want to grow your own garlic? This hub explains how to grow garlic, when to grow garlic and how to cultivate and harvest it. Garlic has many health benefits too, so why not give it a go?
Tomato flowers are self-pollinating, with a little help from mother nature. If that fails, you can give your tomato plants a helping hand.
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 get seeds from the pod, sow, grow and take care of a superb green chili pepper plant in a container. For people with small gardens who love fresh vegetables.
Growing your own vegetables is such fun and it can be done in a small garden in a container. Then you know that they are truly organically grown and they're so fresh and such healthy food, too.
To get a green bell pepper to turn red, be prepared to shop carefully and be patient. If you do, red peppers will abound.
These 10 plants wake up early in spring and can bring your edible landscape to life as soon as the weather begins to warm.
The Narcissus family contains flowers that are variously called daffodils, narcissus and even jonquils.
How to grow strawberries in pots and containers from seeds. Planting, growing and harvesting strawberry plants. They are not hard to grow in the garden. You can grow new strawberry plants from runners for next year. Step-by-step instructions. I have included Jam recipes.
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.
Let's face it—when squash starts coming in from your garden, you're loaded with them! Putting up squash in your freezer is so easy! It's a fantastic way to enjoy all that goodness year-round.
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.
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.