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

How Many Pineapples Grow on One Plant? Answered!

pineapple plants with slips growing in a farm

Pineapples are a popular tropical fruit known for their sweet and tangy flavor and prickly exterior. But just how many pineapples grow on one plant? Read on to find out. Each pineapple plant will produce one pineapple. A pineapple plant may produce a secondary fruit from a sucker that grows on the primary pineapple plant. This second crop is called … Read more

Horseradish Dying? Common Causes and Solutions

horseradish planted in soil

Growing horseradish can be a satisfying and rewarding experience, but in my experience, it can also be challenging, especially if your plant is not thriving. Despite its hardy nature, horseradish can die if it becomes stressed. If like me, you want to know why your horseradish is dying and how to fix it, then read on … Read more

7 Reasons Your Tomatoes are Small (With Solutions!)

Holding Small Tomatoes

Even with the best intentions, homegrown tomato plants can produce disappointingly small tomatoes. For a home gardener, this can be extremely frustrating and a problem I am familiar with. So if you have small tomatoes growing on your plants, you’ll want to find out why and how to fix the problem. Read on to find … Read more

Cucumber Flowers But No Fruit? Causes and Solutions

Cucumber Flower

Despite being easy to grow, sometimes cucumber plants can produce flowers but no fruit. I know from personal experience just how frustrating and disappointing this can be. So, if like me, you want to know why your cucumber plants are flowering but not fruiting, read on to find out.   Why Are My Cucumber Plants Flowering … Read more

Tomatoes Rotting at the Bottom? (Blossom End Rot Explained)

Tomatoes Rotting on the Bottom: Blossom End Rot

Tomatoes are a popular and easy-to-grow vegetable in a home garden. However, a common problem is tomatoes rotting at the bottom. If you’ve experienced this, you’ll know the tomato fruit looks perfectly normal on top but turns black and mushy at the bottom, making it inedible. So let’s find out the cause of the bottoms … Read more