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

Feijoa Flowers But No Fruit? Causes and Solutions

Feijoa Flower

Is your feijoa tree flowering but not producing any fruit? This can be frustrating because who doesn’t like cutting into a feijoa, also called pineapple guava, and scooping out the deliciousness inside? This is quite a common problem and there are measures you can take to make sure your feijoa tree produces fruit in time … Read more

Why Are My Mangoes So Small? Answered!

Small ripe mango placed on the palm

If you grow mangoes, it’s likely that you want these delicious, tropical fruits to grow as big and juicy as possible. So if your mangoes are on the small side, or if they’re dropping from the tree before they look ripe and ready to eat, you’ll want to know why. Small mangoes can be caused … Read more

Why Is My Watermelon Bitter? Answered!

Sliced watermelons on table and on wooden chopping board

Whenever summer starts, I find myself craving watermelon. A good juicy watermelon tastes sweet and is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day. So what do you do if you grow or purchase a watermelon that tastes bitter? Keep reading to discover why this can happen and how to fix it. Why Is My Watermelon … Read more