The melon family, (Cucumix melo) is a much larger family than most people are familiar with. And like many families, its members range from the ordinary, extraordinary, to the odd. One melon missing from this family is the watermelon. It belongs to an entirely different classification, (Citrullus lanatus), but both families thrive under the same […]
Easy to grow, popular yet pricey, garlic is a highly valued kitchen & health food staple. Why not grow your own? A forgiving and adaptable crop, it is well worth the effort. Learn everything you know to get started!
It’s that time of year when pests are waking up, and we all need a plan in case they get out of hand – like they sometimes do. Here are my top three tips for removing garden pests – from eggs to mature adult – when a pest problem seems to be escalating or for […]
Growing your own seedlings from seeds is easy when you’ve got the right steps to follow. This tutorial (plus free printable!) will teach you exactly how to grow seeds into healthy plants! Starting seeds indoors is perfect for learning about the initial growth stages of your plants. The controlled conditions indoors will allow you to […]
Do you want to boost the health and resilience of your veggie plants? Seaweed can do just that and more! It supplies loads of minerals and micronutrients to your garden soil and it stimulates plant growth. This helps to increase pest resistance and also increases the nutrient density of your crops. The soil microbiology is […]
I was overwhelmed with all the information available when I started gardening. Once I consolidated my learning by understanding plant families, I grew more confident as a gardener and less overwhelmed. This articles teaching you a way to fast track your learning of plant families and how knowing a plant’s family can save you time […]