Why Broccoli Tastes Bitter and How to Make it Taste Better

Whole Broccoli on Cutting Board

Broccoli is a very versatile vegetable. You can use broccoli in a stir fry, steam it, boil it, bake it with cheese, blend it into soup, and even eat it raw. But unexpected bitterness is unpleasant in any of these scenarios. So if you’ve come across bitter broccoli, you might be wondering what’s caused it. … Read more

Sage Plant Dying? Common Causes and Solutions!

Sage in the Herb Garden

Although sage is considered a hardy plant, this drought-resistant herb is affected by pests, diseases, and other issues that may cause your plant to die. So if you find your sage plant dying, you’re in the right place. We’ll look at what causes sage to die along with solutions. Why is My Sage Dying? The … Read more

Okra Dying? Common Causes and Solutions!

Okra Plant

Okra is a popular vegetable ingredient in many gumbos and stews. And it’s often referred to as ‘lady fingers’ due to its long, slender seed pods, which resemble dainty, feminine fingers. Unfortunately, this member of the marrow family can be a challenge to grow; if these growing issues are not identified and resolved, your okra … Read more

Small Mint Leaves? Find Out Why with Solutions!

Small Mint Leaves

Mint is a hardy perennial creeping herb commonly found on kitchen window sills and herb gardens. Despite being a hardy herb, this square-stemmed plant is not without its issues. If like me, you notice your mint leaves are smaller than they should be, you’re going to want to know why and have to fix the … Read more

Nasturtiums Dying? 5 Causes with Solutions!

Nasturtium with Yellowing Leaves

Nasturtiums are admired for their edible leaves and flowers that come in a gorgeous assortment of colors. They thrive as companion plants and will generally take care of themselves. However, there are a few problems that your nasturtiums may face which could eventually result in their death. Read on to find out more. Why Are … Read more

The 7 Growth Stages of a Pumpkin: From Seed to Harvest

Growth Stages of a Pumpkin

Growing your own pumpkin plant at home is an exciting journey as you track the different stages of its growth. The satisfying feeling of being able to harvest your own vegetable after watching it grow into a delectable, mature pumpkin is incomparable. A pumpkin plant will generally take between 90-120 days from seed to harvest … Read more

The Big Mystery of Small Avocados: Solved!

Avocados Growing on the Tree

Growing your own avocado tree can be incredibly rewarding when you’re able to reap a plentiful harvest. However, if your garden-grown avocados have been disappointingly small in size you’ll want to solve the mystery of small avocados. Read on to find out. Why Are My Avocados So Small? The most common causes of small avocados … Read more

Dying Chives? 6 Common Causes with Solutions

Chive Plant with Yellow and Brown Leaves

Chives are a tasty herb for garnishing baked potatoes, soups and omelets, but growing them at home isn’t without its challenges. If you have a chive plant that is turning yellow and dying, like me, you’re going to what to know why. Read on to find out why your chives are dying and how to … Read more

7 Reasons Basil Leaves Turn Yellow – With Solutions!

Yellowing Leaves Basil Plant

Whether you like basil in pesto or picked fresh from the garden, you can’t deny that basil is arguably one of the most versatile, delicious herbs in existence. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is popular amongst most home gardeners as being an easy herb to grow, both in the garden or in a pot on the kitchen … Read more

18 Recipes for Carrot Salad – That Aren’t Boring!

Carrot Salad Recipes

Carrot salads make a great addition to any meal and if like me, you have an abundance of carrots to use up, then salads are a tasty option.  In this article, I have 19 delicious recipes for carrot salad to share with you that you can try out for yourself. So let’s get started – read on to … Read more