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 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

Why Is My Papaya Tree Dying? Causes and Solutions

Growing Papaya Tree

Papaya trees, also known as pawpaw and papaw, are attractive and productive fruit trees to grow in your garden. So if your papaya tree looks like it’s dying or struggling to grow, you’re going to want to know why and how to fix the problem. The most common causes for papaya trees dying are cold … Read more

Why Are My Blueberries So Small? Causes And Solutions

Woman picking blueberries.

Packed with antioxidants, beautiful spring flowers, and gorgeous autumn foliage – these are just some of the reasons blueberries are an increasingly popular edible plant to grow at home. However, if you’re finding that your blueberries are smaller than you’d like, you’ll want to know the reason. The most common reasons blueberries are small are … Read more

Why Are My Raspberries Not Ripening? Answers and Solutions!

Ripe and unripe raspberries on a branch.

Few gardening rewards can be as sweet as the delicious raspberry. Under the right conditions, a healthy raspberry bush can continue treating you to harvests for years. But if your raspberries aren’t ripening properly, you’ll want to know what you can do to fix it. Raspberries failing to ripen can be due to incorrect soil … Read more

Can Raspberries Grow Under Fruit Trees?

An old man harvesting raspberries under a tree.

Raspberries are a hardy, tasty, and forgiving crop, with some varieties capable of rewarding you with a harvest in their first year. If you have limited space to work with, you may be considering planting raspberries under fruit trees. Is this a good idea and what do you need to think about when planning where … Read more

Why Are My Watermelons Not Ripening? With Solutions!

Slice of unripe watermelon

There’s nothing better in the hot summer months than a juicy slice of watermelon, especially if it’s grown in your own garden. If your watermelons aren’t ripening properly though, you’ll want to find out why. No one wants to be deprived of that sweet juiciness! If your watermelons are slow to ripen or are failing … Read more

Watermelon Flowers But No Fruit? Causes and Solutions

Flowers blooming from a watermelon plant.

I know it can be very frustrating if your watermelon plant is flowering but not producing any fruit. After all, is there anything better than sitting under the summer sun with a chunk of watermelon in your hand? This is quite a common problem, so let’s have a look at the reasons why this is … Read more

Why Are My Mulberries So Small? Answered!

Small Mulberries

Mulberries can make a delicious, fast-growing, nutrient-packed alternative to blackberries. Given they’re not usually commercially available because of a short shelf-life, growing mulberries yourself is often the only way to have a reliable store. So if your mulberry tree is fruiting but the mulberries are looking small, you’ll want to know why. The most common … Read more