Growing Blueberries

Growing Blueberries for Fun or Profit

Blueberries are well known for fresh eating, pies, jams, jellies, syrups, juice, and baked goods such as blueberry muffins, pancakes and waffles. But, they are also baked into squash dishes and coffee cakes. Backyard...

Growing Organic Cabbage

Cabbage is a staple every gardener should grow, and it's not hard to learn to grow cabbage. It does help to have some basic know-how, though. In this article we'll reveal how to avoid...
Growing Lettuce

Growing Lettuce

Plant in Spring and Again in Summer for Cool Weather Harvests There are few things more refreshing than a salad of sweet, crisp, spring lettuce fresh from the garden--unless it's fall lettuce fresh from the...
Planting Cannage Seeds

Planting Organic Cabbage Seeds for Spring and Fall Harvest

Organic cabbage seeds will produce heads up to 8 pounds in size under proper conditions. They can be chopped into salads, used in stir fry, cooked with hamburger into Runzas or made into sauerkraut....
Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries – Interesting Facts About the Virginia Strawberry

During the Middle Ages in Europe the Romans enjoyed the taste of wild strawberries. Wild strawberries were first discovered by the Europeans when they sailed to North America and landed in Virginia in the...
Growing Strawberries

Growing Strawberries in The Home Garden

Strawberries are the number one fruit crop for home plant­ings. Strawberries may also be grown as a cash crop in large home plantings. On the other hand strawberries are a versatile, highly nutritious fruit. One...
Growing Pumpkins

Growing Organic Pumpkins

If you use floating row covers, you can transplant pumpkins to your garden a couple weeks before the last anticipated frost. Growing organic pumpkins is simple... learn how in this post. Pumpkin Facts If you're growing...
Growing Organic Zucchini

Growing Organic Zucchini

Zucchini is a "summer squash" and therefore doesn't store long term like winter squash such as butternut or acorn squash. Learn great tips on growing organic zucchini in this article. Delicious Zucchini Tidbits Zucchini is a...

Growing Organic Watermelon

Growing organic watermelon is rewarding, but only if you know what you're doing. Watermelon is not hard to grow, but is takes more knowledge than corn or peas. In this article we'll reveal how...
Secret for Growing Lots of Healthy Tomatoes

Secret for Growing Lots of Healthy Tomatoes

How Rowena Knows How to Use Marigolds I was born in Bunkie, Louisiana in 1951 to a strong woman named Rowena. My mother was very knowledgeable about plants because she was born (1923) and raised...
Pigweed

Pigweed – A Great Garden Partner, Not a Pest

While dedicated gardeners are madly yanking the noxious pigweed juvenile plants from their gardens in mid-May, savvy harvesters are savouring the wonderful greens that they will enjoy on the dinner plate when this tender...
Grape Planting Insights

Grape Planting Insights

The first step in grape planting involves assessing the climate and soil composition of your property. Then comes selection of the cultivars most suited to your location's prevailing conditions. After all the initial preparations,...
How to Plant and Grow Snap Peas

How to Plant and Grow Snap Peas

Snap peas are also known as sugar snap peas. They differ from snow peas by the fact their pods are more rounded in shape and contain slightly more mature peas. Snap peas are a...
How to Make Oyster Mushroom Spawn at Home

How to Make Oyster Mushroom Spawn at Home

Mushrooms are a fungus that has a different life cycle compared to other plants that grow from seeds and die. The living tissue of the fungi is underground which feeds on rotten wood, and...
Growing Potatoes

Why Not Grow Potatoes in Bags? It’s So Easy

This is an easy no dig way of growing potatoes. The cost is low, the plants don't need much care and, if the bag isn't too big, you simply up-end it to harvest. What...