7 Bell Pepper Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

Bell Pepper Plant

Bell peppers are a firm favorite for home gardeners. However, they also happen to be a favorite snack for cunning garden pests. If you have noticed nibbled leaves on your bell pepper plants or fruits with holes in them, read on to find out what is eating your bell peppers, and how to get rid … Read more

Is Sugarcane a Fruit or Vegetable? (Hint: it’s Neither!)

close up of sugarcane

Sugarcane, famously known as the crop that provides us with sugar, has also sparked the age-old question about its classification. So in this article, I’m answering the question of whether sugarcane is a fruit or a vegetable. But a quick spoiler, it’s neither! Read on to find out. Sugarcane is neither a fruit nor a … Read more

5 Reasons Dragon Fruit Plant Is Turning Yellow

dragon fruit plant turning yellow

With their vibrant green stems and exotic fruits, dragon fruit plants can be an amazing addition to any home garden. However, witnessing your dragon fruit plant turning yellow can be disheartening. Yellowing of the plant’s stem can indicate a variety of underlying issues. Why is My Dragon Fruit Plant Turning Yellow? The most likely reasons … Read more

8 Raspberry Pests and How to Get Rid of Them!

Raspberry Bush

The journey to raspberry bliss is not always smooth, as gardeners often encounter a formidable challenge: mysterious pests devouring our beloved raspberry plants. It’s an all-too-common dilemma for gardeners, as countless critters have developed a taste for these plump berries. What’s Eating My Raspberries? The most common pests eating your raspberry plants are: Japanese beetles, … Read more

8 Best Apple Juicers Reviewed 2023 (with apple-ing results!)

Best Apple Juicers Reviewed

There’s nothing like sipping on freshly juiced apple juice to help start the day. Previous to juicing my own apple juice, I spent a small fortune on buying juice from a juice bar. Maybe you can relate to the frustration of parting upwards of $5-$11 for a juice! So in this article, I’ve put together … Read more

When is a Cantaloupe Ripe? A Guide to Harvesting Ripe Cantaloupes

Cantaloupe Growing on the Vine

You’ve patiently grown your cantaloupe throughout the season, and now you want to know when your cantaloupe is ripe and ready for harvesting. When I first started growing cantaloupe, I harvested too early, resulting in very bland-tasting melons. Picking cantaloupe at the right time will ensure you are harvesting a cantaloupe with a well-developed flavor … Read more

8 Causes of a Dying Rosemary Plant (and How to Fix it)

Dying Rosemary Plant

If your rosemary plant is struggling to survive and thrive and looks like it might be dying, you’ll want to know why. As a hardy evergreen herb, rosemary is usually an easy herb to grow. But if it’s growing in poor conditions, or it’s exposed to stress, your rosemary may die. In this article, I’ll … Read more

Perennial Vegetables to Plant Once and Harvest Forever

Perennial Vegetables to Grow

Perennial vegetables are plants that live for more than two years and produce year after year without the need for replanting. By planting perennial vegetables, you can be planting once and harvesting forever. Well, sort of. Perennial vegetables can live for 3 years or they could live for 20 or more years. But unlike annual … Read more

Dying Dill Plant? Common Causes and Solutions

Dill herb

Dill is a hardy annual that is generally regarded as being easy to grow. However, if dill is not properly cared for, it can wither and die. If you’re experiencing issues with your dill plant and wondering why it’s dying, there could be several causes. Why Is My Dill Dying? The most likely reasons your … Read more

What’s Eating My Cucumbers? And How to Get Rid of Them!

How To Grow Lots Of Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a popular target for pests, which can quickly ruin a healthy harvest. If you’ve noticed your cucumber plants being eaten by mysterious critters, you’re not alone. The most common pests eating your cucumbers are cucumber beetles, aphids, cutworms, squash bugs, spider mites, whiteflies, and cabbage loopers.  Luckily, we know how to handle cucumber … Read more