Can You Eat Olives Off the Tree? Answered!

Can You Eat Olives Off The Tree

If you grow your own olives, you’re probably wondering: can I eat olives right off the tree? After all, there are few things a gardener loves more than eating their own produce fresh off the plant. While eating olives off the tree is technically safe, the taste is bitter to the point of being inedible. … Read more

Are Olives a Fruit or Vegetable? Answered!

Are Olives a Fruit or a Vegetable Answered

Olives. You put them on pizza, toss them in with roasts, and sometimes eat them on their own. No chef’s kitchen is complete without a bottle of olive oil. You lump them in with the rest of the veggies in your meals. But are olives actually vegetables or in fact a fruit? Much like tomatoes, … Read more

Eating Passion Fruit Leaves With Recipe Ideas

Eating Passion Fruit Leaves with Recipe Ideas

Have you ever wondered whether passion fruit leaves are edible? Well, the good news is that yes, passion fruit leaves are edible! And they can be used in a variety of dishes. Now you can extend the harvest of greens from your garden by eating more of the plants, and vines, you already grow in … Read more

Galangal Vs. Ginger: What’s the Difference?

Galangal Verses Ginger What's the Difference

While galangal and ginger might look very similar, they have very different tastes, and you wouldn’t want to mix the two up! When shopping for ingredients to add to your dishes, make sure you can tell the difference between galangal and ginger. So what is the difference? How can you tell them apart? Do ginger … Read more

Why Is My Cantaloupe Sour? Answered!

Cantaloupe Slices - Why is my Cantaloupe Sour

There is nothing more disappointing than biting into a piece of cantaloupe that is sour, unripe or crunchy. This is particularly true when you have taken the time and effort to grow the cantaloupe melons yourself. Growing cantaloupes is rewarding, and familiarizing yourself with common growing and harvesting techniques can mean the difference between a … Read more

Globe Artichoke Vs. Jerusalem Artichoke: What’s the Difference?

Globe Artichoke Verses Jerusalem Artichoke

While both Globe Artichokes and Jerusalem Artichokes have the word “artichoke” in their name, they are actually wildly different plants. They may have similar culinary uses, but the way they grow and look is very different. So what is the difference between the Globe Artichoke and Jerusalem Artichoke? And how are they similar? Let’s take … Read more

Eating Purslane the Edible Weed (with Recipe Ideas)

Eating Purslane with Recipe Ideas

Purslane is an edible weed and can be likened to finding treasure on the sidewalk. While purslane is not diamonds, it is the next best thing – free food! Take a peek in your garden, beside your driveway, in the cracks of paving or at the back of a city park and chances are you … Read more

Eating Sweet Potato Leaves with Recipe Ideas

Eating Sweet Potato Leaves with Recipe Ideas

So you’ve managed to grow a crop of sweet potatoes and you’re looking at the long, leafy expanse of vines covering your garden and wondering if the sweet potato leaves are edible? The good news is you can eat sweet potato leaves. Read on to learn why you should add this veggie to your next … Read more

Spots on Arugula? Causes and Solutions

Spots on Arugula Causes and Solutions

Arugula is one of my favorite plants to grow in the garden. Its crisp, delicious green leaves are a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and pesto sauces. But it can also be difficult to grow, and you can run into problems like spots on arugula leaves. Here are some of the most common causes of … Read more

Are Carrots a Fruit or a Vegetable? Answered!

Are Carrots a Fruit or a Vegetable

Carrots are one of these ambiguous veggies and they might have you wondering, are carrots a fruit or a vegetable? Let’s take a look. The definitive answer is carrots are a vegetable. As the root of the plant, carrots are botanically a root vegetable. So let’s find what classifies carrots as a vegetable, how do we … Read more