7 Pests That Eat Potato Leaves And How To Get Rid Of Them

Holes in Potato Leaves

It’s safe to assume that we all enjoy eating potatoes, whether it be in the form of fries, potato salad, or golden roasted potatoes. However, growing these tasty tubers comes with its challenges, including the disappearance of your potato plant’s leaves. The dark green leaves of your potato plants (Solanum tuberosum) may fall prey to … Read more

13 Beet Pests Eating Your Crop (With Organic Solutions)

Harvested Beets

Beets are generally considered to be a low-maintenance, quick-growing crop, making them the perfect choice for late summer and early spring planting. The problem with beets, however, is that they are a tasty treat for a variety of garden pests. If you notice your beet plants (Beta vulgaris) are being used as an all-you-can-eat buffet, then this article … Read more

Getting Rid of Potato Bugs Organically: Colorado Potato Beetle

Potato Bug and Larvae - Colorado Potato Beetle

If you go out to your vegetable garden to find small, jagged holes in your potato plant leaves, you may be witnessing damage by voracious potato bugs. These beetles, and in particular the potato bug larvae can really chew through your potato leaves and create a mess of your plants. In this article, I’ll cover identifying potato bugs along … Read more

Eating Raw Sweet Potatoes With Recipe Ideas

Raw Sweet Potato

If eating raw sweet potato is a new idea for you, then you’re in the right place. In this article, I’ll detail how to eat sweet potato raw, what it tastes like along with recipe ideas you can try using raw sweet potato. Sweet potatoes can be eaten raw and they make a good choice … Read more

Why Is My Lettuce Flowering? Causes and Solutions

Flowering Lettuce Plants

Lettuce, the leafy greens, reds, and purples, that fill our salad bowls, are a popular choice for home gardeners across the globe. If like me, you have walked outside to inspect your lettuce and noticed it has started to flower, you may be wondering why and how this happened. If lettuce plants begin to flower, … Read more

Why Are My Oranges So Small? Causes and Solutions

Growing Small Oranges

As the citrus season approaches, I’ve watched my orange tree blossom and develop into small round fruits with the promise of sweet juicy oranges to come. But as the season has progressed I’ve noticed my oranges are really small. If you have this problem too, like me, you’ll want to know why your oranges are … Read more

What’s Eating My Blueberries? With Solutions

Blueberry Bush

You look forward to blueberry season every year after much preparation. But when blueberries go missing or there are webs, holes, or chewed-up blueberry bush leaves, it’s time to figure out what is eating your crop. The most common culprits responsible for eating blueberries are birds, deer, and a variety of insects and their larvae. … Read more

Why Are My Cabbage Leaves Turning Yellow? With Solutions!

Cabbages in the field turning yellow

If your cabbage leaves are turning yellow, you’ll want to know the reasons why and how to fix the problem. So read on to find the cause of yellow cabbage leaves along with the solutions. The most common reasons cabbage leaves turn yellow are due to a lack of sunlight, the temperature being too high, … Read more

Why Is My Cabbage Bitter? Answered!

fresh cabbage sliced in half

If you’ve come across an overly bitter cabbage, you’re going to want to know why and how to make cabbage less bitter. So here’s everything you need to know about why cabbage sometimes tastes bitter, with solutions for how to fix it.     Why Cabbage Tastes Bitter The main reason that cabbage tastes bitter has to … Read more

Why Are My Olives So Small? Causes and Solutions 

Newly harvested olives

With the olive harvest season approaching it’s disappointing to discover you are growing small olives. In this article, I’ll go through the cause of your olive tree producing small olives and solutions you can use to produce bigger olives. Small olives are often a result of irregular water, unsuitable temperature, insufficient sunlight, lack of soil … Read more