Growing Morning Glory from CuttingsThis page is about growing morning glory from cuttings. This hardy plant can give you a burst of color as a cut flower or in containers.
Growing Tomatoes From SlicesThis is a page about growing tomatoes from slices. Try this quick and easy way to plant tomato seeds from your store bought produce.
Growing PapayasThis is a page about growing papaya. Papayas are a delicious fruit with the added benefit of being a digestive aid. Papayas are relatively easy to grow but are prone to die when young. So it is important to know how to take care of a papaya tree.
Growing an Avocado Tree in Arkansas?I'm growing the avocado tree inside my home in Arkansas. When it is matured and I plant it outside, will it go dormant during the cold months and return in the spring or will it die off?
Growing Hens and ChicksThis page is about growing hens and chicks. These semi succulents grow best in poor soil conditions, and are especially suitable for the rock garden.
Tomato Plants Not BloomingThis is a page about tomato plants not blooming. It can be mystifying that your tomato plants seem so healthy but are not blooming.
Growing Magnolia TreesThis page is about growing magnolia trees. These trees provide beautiful early spring flowers and dark green leathery leaves through the growing season.
Growing LungwortThis is a page about growing lungwort. Lungwort grows to 8 to 10 inches and is one of the best ways to bring low-maintenance color to the shadier parts of your garden.
Growing Peppers and Tomatoes TogetherThis page is about growing peppers and tomatoes together. These vegetables are delicious when cooked together, but the question is do they grow well together.
Big Tomato Plants, But No Tomatoes?If your tomato plants are growing quite large, but not bearing fruit there are a number of things you can check for to potentially still produce a harvest. This is a page about big tomato plants, but no tomatoes.
Growing Collard GreensThis page is about growing collard greens. This hearty, nutritious vegetable is a staple in the southern US, and has its best flavor after the first frost.
Growing Honeydew MelonsThis is a page about growing honeydew melons. Growing your own honeydew melons can be very rewarding, especially as it is often difficult to find a really sweet one at the market.
Growing TomatoesThis is a page 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.
Growing WatermelonsThis is a page about growing watermelons. When the hot days of summer arrive who can resist a sweet, juicy, homegrown watermelon.
Haworthia Not Blooming?This succulent, native to South Africa, is often sold as a houseplant. They produce multiple small flowers on a relatively tall stem. This is a page about haworthia not blooming.
Blossoms Falling Off Tomato Plants?If your tomato plant is not setting fruit and the blossoms are falling off, there are several possible causes you will need to investigate, including temperature, pests, and soil deficiencies. This is a page about blossoms falling off tomato plants.
Growing Pineapples in PotsThis is a page about growing pineapples in pots. The top of a pineapple can become a potted plant, and if you have two you may grow your own pineapple.
Growing CucumbersCucumbers are a good addition to any vegetable garden. This is a page about growing cucumbers.
How Many Cantaloupes Grow from a Plant?The number of melons produced by a cantaloup vine will depend on growing conditions and the variety planted, as well as, a bit of gardener intervention. This is a page about, "How many cantaloupes grow from a plant?".
Planting Sprouting PotatoesThis is a page 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.
Starting Tomato Plants in Coffee CansGiving young tomato plants a start following this method is easy and allows you to move them into the garden with little stress. This is a page about starting tomatoes in coffee cans.
Growing Kiwi on a Trellis?Kiwi vines require sturdy support to carry the weight of their developing fruit. This is a page about growing kiwi on a trellis.
Cantaloupes and Watermelon Stopped GrowingSeveral conditions can halt the growth of melons, including temperatures that are too cool, and either too much or too little water. So if your cantaloupes or watermelons stop growing check to see if any of these conditions apply.
Growing ForsythiaThis page is about growing forsythia. A hardy, perennial shrub that produces beautiful yellow flowers in the yard.
Growing Fordhook Lima Beans?This is a page about growing Fordhook Lima beans. Add this large Lima bean variety to your garden this year.
Growing Woodland Ferns From SporesStarting your own ferns for a shady spot can be a challenge. This page is about growing woodland ferns from spores.
Do chickens eat raspberries?Will chickens eat raspberries? I'm putting up a coop, with a yard for them, but should I keep them away from the berries?
Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cabbage Not Forming Heads?There are actually quite a few reasons that these veggies don't form heads. Prominent among them is that temperature and water requirements are not being met. This is a page about broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage not forming heads.
Do Rabbits Eat Tomato Plants?Do rabbits eat tomato plants? Thank you for your reply.
How to Grow Giant PumpkinsThis is a page about growing giant pumpkins. Growing giant pumpkins is fun for young and old alike.
Growing PineapplesThis is a page about growing pineapples. Pineapples are sweet, delicious, and easy to grow. Your climatic region will dictate some of the growing considerations, but you can still successfully grow and harvest this popular tropical fruit.
Growing GourdsThis page is about growing gourds. Though not very good to eat, gourds are easy to grow and useful in many other ways.
Growing an Avocado Plant from a CuttingThis page is about growing an avocado plant from a cutting. Many trees can be propagated from cuttings with the proper knowledge, timing and technique.
Prickly Spines on Cucumbers?I'm growing 2 kinds of cucumbers, one is a pickling type (can't remember the exact name), the other is called "straight eight". They both have prickly spines on them, what is causing this?
Growing ChivesThis page is about growing chives. Chives are simple to grow and come back year after year.
Growing Millet for Birdseed?This page is about growing millet for birdseed. This seed grass can be grown in your garden as ready bird food, for inside birds or winter feeding.
Growing LeeksThese sweet and mild flavored cousins of the onion are easy to grow in your garden. This is a page about growing leeks.
Growing CornThis is a page about growing corn. Many home gardeners would like to include corn in their vegetable garden.
Growing Zucchini SquashZucchini is a popular summer squash for the garden. This is a page about growing zucchini squash.
Tomato Plants Not Producing FruitThere are lots of leaves, but no tomatoes. Why are my tomato plants growing, but not producing fruit? This page offers solutions and advice about why your tomato plants not producing fruit.
Growing a Mango TreeThis is a page about growing mangoes. If you are in the right climate mangoes are easy to grow. Knowing the proper soil and environment these trees like, will make your mango growing successful.
Growing Vanilla Beans in IndiaThis is a page about growing vanilla beans in India. Like other members of the orchid family, vanilla grows best in partial shade in a temperate climate with high amounts of moisture and humidity.
Growing AloeThis is a page about growing aloe. Not only is aloe a neat looking plant, it has medicinal uses too. It is easy to grow aloe at home and have access to its soothing qualities the next time you get sunburned.
Growing PeasThis is a page about growing peas. Peas are a good choice for the home garden.
Growing Elephant EarsElephant ear tubers may need to be dug up each year to survive the winter season. They can be grown in a pot or directly in the soil when all danger of frost has passed.
Growing ChervilThis page is about growing chervil. An herb that closely resembles Italian parsley, but it tastes somewhat like licorice.
Growing Cherries (Cherry Trees)A cherry tree is a great addition to your yard. Fresh cherries make great snacks and can be frozen for use throughout the year. This is a page about growing cherry trees.
Why Are My Green Beans Yellow?My green beans are yellowish. What are they lacking?
Growing ShamrocksThis page is about growing shamrocks. A clover that are hardy to zones 8-10, but can also be grown successfully indoors as houseplants.
Growing Passion FruitThis is a page about growing passion fruit. Growing passion fruit can be quite easy if you live in an area with the right climatic conditions.
Supporting Tomato PlantsThis is a page about supporting tomato plants. Tomato plants generally need to be trellised or supported in some way.
Growing RhubarbThis is a page about growing rhubarb. Whether it is your first time growing rhubarb or you have had problems in the past, there are some helpful tips that can make this a positive gardening experience.
Organizing Your Vegetable GardenThis is a page about organizing your vegetable garden. A successful vegetable garden is often the result of careful planning and organization. This does not necessarily mean straight orderly rows, but does involve envisioning the garden in its various stages of development.
Growing Grapefruit from SeedThis is a page about growing grapefruit from seed. The seeds from this citrus fruit, unless they are hybrid, may germinate to produce a grapefruit house plant and eventually a tree.
Frame for Running BeansLast year we planted bush green beans and when they began to grow, they put out long shoots. That's when we realized that, by mistake, we had gotten some running beans instead of bush beans.
Keeping Animals Out of the GrapevineOur scuppernong grapes are ripening fast and they are so good. With us living close to the woods, animals can be a problem when trying to grow fruit and vegetables.
Chicken Wire To Protect Garden From AnimalsWe have a few watermelons in our garden this year. Three weeks ago, it was a disappointment to find that an animal, probably a deer, had bitten a huge gash out of one. To remedy this problem, we covered them with chicken wire and have not had any more problems.
Tomatoes with CharacterWe have had some funny looking tomatoes in our garden this year. Number one would have made a good Pinocchio character and number 2 has some spots that look like eyes and a dent that makes it look like it is smiling.
Taming TomatoesWhen our tomato plants start growing like crazy, I invented this holder made from a clothes hanger to keep the tomato plants from escaping the garden. Cut the wire into 6" pieces. Using pliers, curve into a U shape and curve both ends. Place U shape around straying tomato vine and attach to tomato cage. Do this to all vines to clean up the garden area.
Bamboo Sticks for Plant SupportYou can use bamboo sticks instead of a cage for tomatoes. It's a cheaper alternative and you can put the sticks anywhere, not just for tomatoes but for other plants, flowers, trees, etc. as well.
Starting Tomatoes in a HothouseTomatoes need to be protected from frost and cool temperatures. A plastic tent can help keep them warm and give them a head start on the season. This is a page about making a little hothouse for starting tomatoes.
Growing Flower Bed Okra PlantsFlower Bed Okra is a strain of okra developed by a man in Texas, that grows like a shrub with many branches and gets over 5 feet tall. This seed variety doesn't appear to be mass produced.
Growing Tomato Plants from SeedTry growing tomato plants from seed rather than buying plants at your local big box store or nursery. There are so many more varieties available as seeds than you can buy as plants. Choose those that do well in your area and have a go planting seeds this season.
Homemade Upside Down Tomato PlanterTomatoes grow very successfully in upside down planters and they are convenient for a patio or deck. This page is about making a homemade upside down tomato planter.
Growing Mums in a Pot?I am getting mums for my subdivision entry way. I would like to keep them looking pretty. How much water should they have and how often? The pot is about 12 inches round. I am getting yellow and white and putting them in the same pot. Will that be okay? What other plant can I add to the pot for fall decorations?
Planning a Canning and Preserve GardenCanning your own fruits and vegetables is be rewarding and frugal. Plus, jars of summer produce make a wonderful present. This is a page about planning a canning and preserve garden.
Harvesting CherriesThis is a page about harvesting cherries. If you love cherries, why not try growing them. Here is a ton of information about everything from growing, pitting, and freezing cherries.
Growing Beets in Georgia?This is a page about growing beets in Georgia. Because beets are a cool weather crop it is best to plant the seeds in early spring or late summer to early fall in Georgia.
Growing Miniature VegetablesMost small vegetables are not really miniatures, and are grown like other vegetables, but possibly closer together. Of course there are also dwarf varieties that easily lend themselves to growing miniature veggies. This is a page about growing miniature vegetables.
Caring for a Succulent?This is a page about caring for a succulent. Succulents are typically very easy to grow. There are a few specific things to keep in mind to ensure their health. Do not over or underwater. For more succulent care tips check out this page. This is a page about caring for a succulent.
Creating a Bouquet of Edibles from Your GardenUse herbs, flowers, stalks, and leaves from your veggie garden to create a beautiful, edible bouquet. This is a page about creating a bouquet of edibles from your garden.
Tips for Tomato GrowersEven though the tomato is the most popular garden crop in the US, there are some important things to keep in mind to ensure the best crop possible. This page contains tips for tomato growers.
Preventative Medicine For Your Vegetable GardenIt is always preferable to prevent problems than to have to remedy them after they occur. This is also true of a vegetable garden. Proper care and maintenance, such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, and pest elimination can help keep your garden growing and producing well throughout the season. This is a page about preventative medicine for your vegetable garden.
Growing Food from WasteThe 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 page about growing food from waste.
How to Harvest PumpkinsIf you have grown some pumpkins it will be great to harvest them in the the fall. Here is how to harvest pumpkins.
Giving Succulents as GiftsSucculents are easy to propagate and equally easy to grow. This makes them a good and often inexpensive choice for gift giving. This is a page about giving succulents as gifts.
Growing PopcornImportant 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 page about growing popcorn.
6 Ways to Get Big Yields From a Small GardenA 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 page about six ways to get big yields from a small garden.
Growing CarawayThis page is about growing caraway. A hardy biennial that is generally known for its culinary uses.
Growing HopsThis is a page about growing hops. Hops prefer moist, nutrient-rich, well-drained soil and hot, dry growing conditions.
Growing GoldenrodThis is a page about growing goldenrod. This hardy perennial can be grown by division or seed and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Growing AngelicaThis is a page about growing angelica. Commonly know as Queen Anne's Lace, this herb likes a partially shady spot. Angelica has culinary and medicinal uses.
Growing Cosmos (Mexican Aster)This is a page about growing cosmos (Mexican aster). Plant in the full sun when all danger of frost is past. It blooms mid summer until fall, with a variety of daisy-like colored flowers.
Growing AstilbeThis is a page about growing astilbe. To give you plants a good start make sure they have plenty of water and some compost. Purchase a nursery raised pot with numerous plants and divide them up when you plant them.
Growing ChilesChilies can be easy to grow and they are a delicious addition to almost any meal. This is a page about how to grow chillies.
Harvesting Green BeansThis is a page about harvesting green beans. After the hours spent planting and tending your garden, it is exciting to begin the harvest.
Troubleshooting Tomato ProblemsThis is a page about troubleshooting tomato problems. If your tomato harvest is disappointing due to disease, pests, or growing conditions there some easy solutions to your gardening issues.
Growing Pea ShootsThis is a page about growing pea shoots. Pea shoots make for a tasty salad topping and the best part is that they are easy to grow yourself.
Harvesting HorseradishThis is a page about harvesting horseradish. Choosing the right time of year, when the soil is cool, and using the appropriate garden tools will give you your most flavorful harvest.
Growing Purslane (Portulaca)This is a page about growing purslane (portulaca). Thriving in a hot, dry climate these edible plants, also called pigweed, are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Building a Potato CageThis is a page about building a potato cage. A popular way to grow potatoes is to use a cage type structure for planting your crop.
Hydroponic GardeningThis gardening method conserves water resources, does not disrupt top soil or deplete soil nutrients. It requires fewer pesticides than ordinary gardening. This is a page about hydroponic gardening.
Growing Sweet Potato Squash (Delicata...This is a page about growing sweet potato squash (delicata squash). This easy to grow heirloom squash has a flavor much like a sweet potato.
Growing Locust Trees?This is a page about growing locust trees. Called acacia in England, the most common locust are the black and honey. These fast growing trees are important plant for bee keepers.
Growing Perennial VinesThis is a page about growing perennial vines. Many beautiful flowers grow seasonally on vines that can climb walls, cover arbors, and create a sense of privacy and shade.
Planting a Second Season CropThis is a page about planting a second season crop. Depending on where you live, you may be able to plant a second garden crop of cool season or quick growing veggies.
Growing Salix Nishiki Willow?This is a page about growing salix nishiki willow. A Japanese variegated ornamental commonly called a dapple willow, is a very attractive shrub.
Growing an Easter Egg Plant?This is a page about growing an Easter egg plant. Solanum Melongena, commonly known as white eggplant, are a fun ornamental that looks similar to eggs.
Irrigation for SaplingsThis is a page about irrigation for saplings. New trees need constant moisture to make sure the roots become well established so the tree can thrive.
Growing BromeliadsThis is a page about growing bromeliads. This family of tropical plants includes the pineapple. Some members are known as air plants because they soak up moisture from the air.
Finding Easy to Grow Flowers and VegetablesThis is a page about finding easy to grow flowers and vegetables. Whether a new or experienced gardener, it is great to have successful results. There are many plants that do not require much attention to be productive.
Growing Perennial VincaThis is a page about growing perennial vinca. Perennial vinca, also known as periwinkle, can make for a lovely lush ground cover.
Grow Your Own Tomato PlantsLast spring was the first time we ever tried growing our own tomato plants. We had a big plastic tank that didn't work well for what we got it for. My husband removed the plastic and used the frame to make a greenhouse.
Harvesting CherriesOur Stella cherry tree is loaded this year. We purchased it as a seedling in 2003, on sale at a grocery store for about $5. Most years, we get some cherries but this is a bumper crop, even the birds can't keep up. The heat wave of last weekend has quickly ripened the fruit and they need to be picked NOW!
Make a Little Hothouse for Early TomatoesI'm sharing this tip now so if you like, you will have time to make a little hot house for your tomato plant. It can help to produce tomatoes a month early.
Growing CauliflowerThis page is about growing cauliflower. This vegetable is especially delicious when grown in your own garden.
A Bouquet of EdiblesThree wonderful sunny days this week tell me that the darkest days of winter are behind us. The seed catalogues landing in my inbox and in my postbox are filled with possibilities to make even more colourful and tasty edible bouquets than the ones I created last summer.
Now Is the Time for a Victory GardenWith all the extra time spent at home and uncertainty with COVID-19, now is the perfect time to be planting a victory garden.
Braiding GarlicHere's a great video with instructions for making a garden braid.
How to Grow ChilliesChillies, chiles or hot peppers, these spicy fruits are important in cooking across the globe. Learn how to grow them in this short video.
Growing an Avocado SeedGrowing an avocado plant from the pit is a great project for kids to do. It is so easy.
Stackable Potato TowerGrown your own potatoes at home with this stackable tower. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Grapevine with Small Grapes?I have grown a grapevine now for 4 years in my greenhouse. The root is outside the greenhouse, the vine is inside the greenhouse. All I get is bunches of small pea size grapes, very sweet but a lot of pips. Have taken advice over the years; pruning, thinning, feeding, watering, training, etc. But it is the same.
Lilac Tree Leaves?Why does my lilac tree only have leaves near the end of branches. Thanks
Concord Grapes Small and Not Flavorful?I planted 3 year old seeded Concord grapes about 5-6 years ago. I have never gotten a good harvest yet. I have plenty of grapes on the vines, but for the last three years the grapes have all been small and fairly flavorless. I do get a lot of vine growth during the summer. I live in Idaho and most my neighbor's grapes are great. I want to use my grapes for juicing. What am I doing wrong?
Growing and Harvesting Loose Leaf Lettuce?I planted some leaf lettuce in my garden and it is doing pretty good. My question is how do I harvest the lettuce and what can I use to take away some of the bitter taste? I've tried it straight from the garden and it tastes kind of bitter. I would like to try to make a salad from it, but don't quite know how to harvest the leaves and how to take the bitter taste out of it.
Growing Melons in 5A?I'm getting worried, My watermelon and cantaloupe are small, tennis ball size cantaloupe and marble size watermelon. Should I trim back the vines or pull new flowers to get them going?
Tomato Plants Not Blooming?My tomato plants are not blooming. The stems turn yellow and they fall off. Any ideas?