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This page contains tips and advice about growing food in your garden.
Tomato Plants Not Blooming
This is a guide about tomato plants not blooming. It can be mystifying that your tomato plants seem so healthy but are not blooming.
Harvesting Potatoes from a Potato Tower
We made a potato tower two years ago. We planted it with seed potatoes, added soil as the plants grew, and then proceeded to forget about harvesting them.
This is a guide about growing tomatoes. Tomatoes are a very rewarding addition to any garden. They are relatively easy to grow and you won't have any trouble finding ways to use them at the dinner table.
6 Ways to Get Big Yields From a Small Garden
A small garden space does not mean you can't have a nice yield if you employ a few techniques to intensify your gardening. This is a guide about six ways to get big yields from a small garden.
Planting Sprouting Potatoes
This is a guide about planting sprouting potatoes. If those potatoes that you forgot about have begun to sprout, try planting them. As long as there is no rot you should be able to harvest a nice crop.
Reproducing a Rare Type of Chilli (Naga...
My father planted the seeds from over ripe peppers. It's been here for years and I never knew it was famous and rare until someone came to ask for these chillis. They call it the "siling demonyo" in my local dialect, where "sili" means chilli and "demonyo" means demon - pertaining to its level of hotness.
Stackable Potato Tower
Grown your own potatoes at home with this stackable tower. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Here's a great video with instructions for making a garden braid.
How to Harvest Pumpkins
If you have grown some pumpkins it will be great to harvest them in the the fall. Here is how to harvest pumpkins.
Regrow Vegetables on Your Windowsill
Make your vegetables go further by re-growing them. The trimmings of certain vegetables will grow again if you put them in a pot of compost, place them on your windowsill and keep them watered. The photo shows celery leaves grown from the base of a bunch of celery.
Important factors to keep in mind before planting your own popcorn include a longer germination time and slower seedling growth rate. Given the proper growing conditions it is a fun addition to the home garden. This is a guide about growing popcorn.
Growing Food from Waste
The tops and root ends of many fresh vegetables can be sprouted in your kitchen giving you fresh greens and leaves to use in cooking. This is a guide about growing food from waste.
Measuring a 5 Gallon Bucket of String Beans
This morning, I picked a 5 gallon bucket full of string beans. I was wondering how many packages I would get to freeze. After blanching, it measured to be 28 cups of cut string beans, which would be 7 quarts.
Using Tough Overgrown Green Beans
If you have left any green beans too long on the plant, they will be too tough to eat. However, they need not go to waste. You can remove the beans from the pods and boil and eat them on their own. You can save a few to grow next year.
Indoor Roma Tomatoes Not Flowering
I started a project at work growing Roma tomatoes from seeds. I transferred them into buckets (sand buckets like for the beach) they are now really tall, but not flowering. They face south so they have direct sun for 7 hours a day. I planted the seeds in April. Am I doing something wrong?
Tomato Plants Not Setting Fruit
There are small, fuzzy flowers that have developed all over my large tomato plant, but they are not turning into fruit. In all my years of tomato growing I have never seen this before!
Tomato Plants Stopped Blooming
I have tomatoes on my 6 plants. I have picked about 12 and they taste great. I have lots of tomatoes on the plants, but I noticed there are no flowers on the plants now.
I am just wondering who had good luck with certain kinds of tomato plants? I tried a few new varieties last year, but was not impressed. I did best with Early Girl and Celebrity. I also like the Husky Cherry reds.
Growing Wheat Under Artificial Light
Can we grow wheat using artificial light?
Tomato Plants Don't Have a Lot of Flowers
My tomato plants are not flowering much. What am I doing wrong? I usually have no problem. I planted Big Boy using Osmocote and water as needed plenty of sun.
Using Green Tomatoes
Growing Hot Peppers
Growing Food in the Fall and Winter
Why Are My Green Beans Yellow?
Troubleshooting Your Vegetable Garden
Growing Fordhook Lima Beans
Big Tomato Plants, But No Tomatoes
Blossoms Falling Off Tomato Plants
Harvesting Green Beans
Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
Growing Pea Shoots
Growing Tomatoes From Slices
Building a Potato Cage
Growing Grapefruit from Seed
Growing Sweet Potato Squash (Delicata...
Planting a Second Season Crop
Sharing Garden Produce
Rhubarb Died Over the Winter
Why Are My Cucumbers Bitter?
Growing Peppers and Tomatoes Together
Growing Jalapeno Peppers
Growing Buttercup Squash
Growing Cherry Tomatoes
Growing a Victory Garden
Growing Tree Onions (Walking Onions)
Joining a Community Supported Agriculture Farm
Growing a Salad Garden
Selling Garden Produce
How to Make a Garlic Braid
Growing Passion Fruit
Supporting Cucumber Vines
Growing Red Onions
Growing Chinese Cabbage
Organizing Your Vegetable Garden
Blossom End Rot on Vegetables
Using Up Your Cherry Harvest
Growing Honeydew Melons
Something is Eating My Tomatoes
Preventing Clubroot in Cabbages
Preventative Medicine For Your Vegetable Garden
Growing Vegetables in the Shade
Garden: Growing Rutabagas
Wash and Freeze Your Apple Harvest
When Should I Plant Garlic?
Growing Madagascar Grapes
Potato Plants Not Blooming
Flower Bed Okra Plants
Big Leaves but Small Potatoes
How often should I water my vegetables?
Prickly Spines on Cucumbers
When Should I Pick My Chili Peppers?
Planting Food in Creosote Logs
Protecting Green Pepper Plants in the Winter
Protecting Asparagus In The Winter
Zucchini Dying After Producing
Grape Tomatoes Splitting Before They Are Ripe
Holes In My Cherry Tomatoes
Watering Tomato Plants Underground
Growing Strawberries in a Wheelbarrow
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