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Giving Succulents as Gifts
Succulents are easy to propagate and equally easy to grow. This makes them a good and often inexpensive choice for gift giving. This is a guide about giving succulents as gifts.
These sweet and mild flavored cousins of the onion are easy to grow in your garden. This is a guide about growing leeks.
This guide is about growing cauliflower. This vegetable is especially delicious when grown in your own garden.
This is a guide about growing hops. Hops prefer moist, nutrient-rich, well-drained soil and hot, dry growing conditions.
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.
Our 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!
Here's a great video with instructions for making a garden braid.
Stackable Potato Tower
Grown your own potatoes at home with this stackable tower. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Growing an Avocado Seed
Growing an avocado plant from the pit is a great project for kids to do. It is so easy.
How to Grow Chillies
Chillies, chiles or hot peppers, these spicy fruits are important in cooking across the globe. Learn how to grow them in this short video.
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 guide about, "How many cantaloupes grow from a plant?".
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 guide about haworthia not blooming.
Paint Strainers to Protect Grapes
To protect your grapes from insects, bugs, and birds while still allowing them to get water and sunlight, use these paint strainers. They are sold at your home improvement store for $2.50 for a 2 pack. We just staple the closure shut and this paint strainer cloth is reusable.
Watching this Garden Grow
A John Denver Song comes to mind when I see how my garden has grown.
Cantaloupes and Watermelon Stopped Growing
Several 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 Green Onions from Leftover Scraps
Don't toss your green onion scraps away, you can easily grow more! Soak your scraps in water. Once you see your green onion growing a little, transfer into a mason jar allowing the green onions to grow straight up, make sure the roots are in downward position.
Haworthia Bloom Failing
I've had my haworthia for I think two maybe three years now and this year it decided it would bloom for the first time.
Summer Squash Not Growing Large
This summer my zucchini and yellow crookneck squash plants are thriving and producing tons of tiny fruit, but the fruit is not growing and developing like it should. The fruit gets to 4-6" long and seems to quit growing. I fertilize regularly and water daily. Any suggestions?
Patio Tomato Not Blooming
I bought a patio tomato plant for a large container on my porch. It had 1 small tomato on it when I got it, but has never had any other blossoms nor has it gotten much bigger. Otherwise the plant is healthy, no bugs, and I am not overfeeding it. I have grown tomatoes for years and never had this problem.
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.
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?
Sprouting a Mango Seed
I'm trying to grow a mango, but it looks like it's about to die. It begins to have a sprout, but all of a sudden it starts to dry up what should I do?
Cucumbers Turning Yellow
Growing Morning Glory from Cuttings
Zucchini Plant Not Growing Fruit
Using Green Tomatoes
Growing Cherries (Cherry Trees)
Tomato Plants Not Producing Fruit
Growing Concord Grapes
Growing a Sweetgum Tree
Growing Hens and Chicks
Herbs That Grow Well Together
Growing a Privet Hedge
Growing Collard Greens
Do Green Peppers Grow Back On the Same Tree?
Supporting Tomato Plants
Growing Perennial Vines
Growing an Avocado Tree in Arkansas
Why Are My Cucumbers Bitter?
Growing Woodland Ferns From Spores
Supporting Cucumber Vines
Growing an Easter Egg Plant
Tomato Plants Not Blooming
Organizing Your Vegetable Garden
Growing Vegetables in a Greenhouse
Big Tomato Plants, But No Tomatoes
Prickly Spines on Cucumbers
Growing Grapefruit from Seed
Why Are My Green Beans Yellow?
Blossoms Falling Off Tomato Plants
Growing Vanilla Beans in India
Growing Cosmos (Mexican Aster)
Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cabbage Not Forming Heads
Planting Sprouting Potatoes
Growing Pineapples in Pots
Harvesting Green Beans
Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
Growing Tomatoes From Slices
Growing Pea Shoots
Growing Purslane (Portulaca)
Building a Potato Cage
Growing Sweet Potato Squash (Delicata...
Growing Locust Trees
Planting a Second Season Crop
Growing Salix Nishiki Willow
Irrigation for Saplings
Finding Easy to Grow Flowers and Vegetables
Growing Perennial Vinca
Grafting a Citrus Tree
Growing Magnolia Trees
Sharing Garden Produce
Growing a Castor Bean Plant
Growing an Avocado Plant from a Cutting
Growing Your Own Food
Troubleshooting Your Vegetable Garden
Growing Food in the Fall and Winter
Growing Vegetables in the Mountains
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