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 Olive Tree Dying? Causes and Solutions

Olive Tree - Why Is My Olive Tree Dying

Olives are a delicious fruit, and olive oil is a staple in any chef’s kitchen. So it would make sense to want to grow some yourself. Olive trees are large and sturdy and can live for an average of 500 years. So if your olive tree is dying, you’ll want to know how you can … Read more

What’s Eating My Cape Gooseberries?

What's Eating My Cape Gooseberries

Humans aren’t the only ones to enjoy the sweet and delicate tartness of a cape gooseberry. There are plenty of little critters out there who also have a taste for this delicious fruit. And whose appetites can lead to cape gooseberry fruit loss, damaged leaves, nibbled stems, and generally sorry-looking plants.   The most common … Read more

What’s Eating My Strawberries? Answered!

What's Eating My Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious treat, with their soft skin and delightfully sweet taste. But, if they taste so good for us, it also means they taste good for many other species as well. There are many animals and garden pests that love feasting on strawberries. If you grow strawberries, you already know this. But how … 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

Cantaloupe Flowering But No Fruit? Causes And Solutions

Cantaloupe Flower - Cantaloupe Flowers But No Fruit

If your cantaloupe plants are flowering but not producing fruit, you’ll want to know why. After all, ripe cantaloupe is a delicious summer fruit, and it can be frustrating to see flowers but not get any fruit. There are only a few common reasons why cantaloupes might flower but not fruit. In this article, I’ll … Read more

Why Is My Rhubarb Thin? (And How To Fix It)

Why is My Rhubarb Thin and How to Fix it

Rhubarb is known for its delicious stalks, while the leaves of the plant are inedible. So of course, you’re going to what thick, juicy rhubarb stalks. But what do you do when your rhubarb stalks are thin? Luckily, this issue can be fixed. In this post, I’ll look at why your rhubarb might be thin, … Read more

Watermelon Plant Dying? Causes and Solutions

Why Is My Watermelon Plant Dying

Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits. There’s nothing better than biting into that crisp, sweet, juicy melon in the middle of summer. If you too love watermelons, then growing them is a no-brainer. However, watermelon plants can sometimes run into growing problems. And if your watermelon plant is dying, you’ll want to fix the … Read more

Does Rhubarb Die After Flowering? Answered!

Rhubarb in Flower- Does Rhubarb Die After Flowering

Rhubarb is a delicious garden plant, and who doesn’t love a good rhubarb and strawberry pie? So if you’re growing rhubarb, and you notice it starting to flower, you might be wondering; does rhubarb die after flowering? In this post, I’ll answer that question, as well as other common questions related to rhubarb flowering. Read … Read more