Why Is My Spinach Flowering? Causes and Solutions

Flowering Spinach Plant

Fast growing, easy to maintain, and packed with nutrients, spinach has to be one of my all-time favorite crops to grow and cook with. Spinach also requires remarkably little maintenance once you’ve got it going. And, if the conditions are right, spinach can provide you with a steady, self-replenishing harvest of tasty, tender leaves for … Read more

Why Is My Rutabaga Bitter? Here’s What You Need To Know

Newly harvested rutabaga with roots and leaves.

Whether you’re growing rutabaga from seed or picking it up at your local market, you know that not all rutabagas are created equal. You may learn this the hard way when incorporating rutabaga into a recipe only to find it’s too bitter to even attempt to eat. The risk of accidentally biting into a bitter … Read more

Why is My Apple Bitter? Answered!

Homegrown apple tree with ripe fruits ready for picking.

Almost everyone enjoys apples, and with so many different varieties to choose from, there’s usually something for every palette. However, occasionally you might bite into a rather bitter-tasting apple. Here I’ll talk about why this can happen and steps to take to ensure that your apples taste delicious.  Why Is My Apple Bitter? The Short … Read more

Why Is My Lime Tree Dying? Causes and Solutions

Dying Lime Tree

There are few better ways of bringing a bit of zest to your backyard and pantry than planting a lime tree. But if things go wrong and your lime tree looks like it might be dying, you’re going to want to know why and how to fix it. If your lime tree looks like it … Read more

Why Is My Zucchini Plant Dying? Causes And Solutions

Dying Zucchini Plant

There are plenty of reasons zucchini stands as a perennially popular choice for us gardeners. Zucchini is a versatile and nutritious addition to our dinner dishes, a prolific grower, and a relatively easy crop to grow and maintain. So if you find your zucchini plant is dying, you’ll want to know why and how to … Read more

Why Is My Asparagus Dying? Causes and Solutions

Why is My Asparagus Dying

Tender, sophisticated, and a seasonal star – asparagus can be a pride perennial in any gardener’s yard. But this delicious and sought-after crop can also need attention and care in order to truly flourish. So if your asparagus plant looks like it’s dying, this article is for you. If you think your asparagus may be … Read more

Why Is My Zucchini Bitter? (And how to fix it!)

Why is My Zucchini Bitter

Zucchini is a favorite crop among home gardeners of all types and one that I include in my garden every summer. It’s easy to grow and nutritious and makes for a bountiful harvest with little effort. However, sometimes zucchini can taste bitter leaving you with an unpleasant meal you might prefer to discard. So in … Read more

What’s Eating My Sugar Snap Peas? (And how to get rid of them!)

Pest Eaten Sugar Snap Peas - What's Eating My Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas make a lovely addition to any garden. They aren’t too challenging to grow and when sugar snap peas are ready for the dinner table, they provide an excellent source of vitamin K and other nutrients. If your sugar snap peas are being eaten and terrorized by some unknown pest, like mine was … Read more

Can You Eat Raw Eggplant? Answered!

Sliced Raw Eggplant - Can You Eat Raw Eggplant

Eggplant is often used in dishes for its meat-ish texture and just because it’s delicious. But have you ever wondered whether you can eat raw eggplant? It may surprise you to learn eggplant can be eaten raw. In fact, raw eggplant can be prepared and eaten in a number of different delicious ways. So in … Read more

Eating Turnip Greens With Recipe Ideas

Turnips With Leafy Green Tops

We have been eating turnips, the humble root vegetable, for more than 4000 years. But many people don’t know that turnip greens, the leafy tops of the root vegetable, are also edible and nutritious. Now you can eat even more of this vegetable, by turning the bi-product, turnip leaves, into delicious and healthy dishes. Let’s … Read more