Category: Vegetable and Fruits

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How do you carve a pumpkin at Halloween? From turning your pumpkin into Dracula to the traditional Jack O’Lantern, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to carve your own pumpkin which will make the neighbors green with envy. Step 1- Cut off the top…

Good Pie Pumpkins

Pumpkins for Food Native Americans have long used edible pumpkins for cooking in everything from breads to soups and taught the newly arrived colonists many of their culinary tricks. Pumpkins can be grilled, baked, broiled, steamed or roasted whole in…

Picnic Beetle are a Problem in Melons Now

While going through my garden this week, I noticed some strange activity on some of my nearly ripe tomatoes. Upon closer inspection, I realized that some of the tomatoes and melons had damage that pierced the skin, and that there…

Powdery Mildew

If your plants’ leaves have a white or gray dust on them, powdery mildew is probably attacking your garden. It’s a common disease, and different strains of powdery mildew attack a wide range of plants. This problem usually occurs toward…

The Gardening Season is Coming to a Close

As the summer season comes to a close, it’s time take stock of the condition of your garden. Follow these quick and easy tips to keep your garden in pristine condition. Out with the Old After harvest, there are normally…

Cantaloupe vs muskmelon

What’s the difference between a cantaloupe vs muskmelon? One of the great joys of summer has to be fresh cantaloupe, either from the local farmer’s market or your own home garden. But is it cantaloupe or muskmelon? There is technically…

Use Tomato Cages for Healthy Fruits

I started to cage tomatoes a couple of years ago. Why did I wait so long? Partly, it was money. I didn’t want to spend $5.99 each for 16 sturdy tomato cages. That’s almost $100 for tomato cages that will probably…

Drip irrigation

Use a drip irrigation system to conserve water and improve water absorption in flower beds and gardens. If you watch television advertisements, one would think the best way to water and even fertilizer flowers and other plants is to stand…

Asparagus care

If you have followed all the advice on asparagus care you will have asparagus ferns turning yellow by the autumn (October time). I never cut the stems back for they hold snow which is good for the bed. Depending on…

When Rhubarb Seeds

Rhubarb plants will occasionally send up seed stalks with flowers in the middle of the plants. These stalks can occur due to natural maturity of the plants. Some varieties of rhubarb are more likely to flower than others. Victoria is…

Starting Vegetables and Flowers Indoors

Growing seeds indoors isn’t hard; it’s keeping them alive that can be challenging. You can save a lot of money by growing seeds depending on how large your planting beds are, but only if they live and turn into robust plants.…

Seed Catalog Time

Now is the time of the seed catalogs starring, underlining, highlighting, triple-starring, and dog-earing selections with every page turn. The coveted, colorful seed catalogs arriving by the day with the allure of glossy, garden photographs is the song of the…

Garden All American Winners

The All-America Selections Organization recently announced the first three 2018 AAS Winners. For those not familiar with it, the AAS was founded in 1932 and is the only independent non-profit plant trialing organization in North America. I’ve grown quite a…