Category: Vegetable and Fruits

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…

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.…