Why Is My Bay Tree Dying? Causes and Solutions

Why Is My Bay Tree Dying

Bay leaves are a common herb in the kitchen, often used in stews or other dishes and removed before eating. The bay tree (also known as sweet bay, bay laurel or just laurel) is also grown ornamentally, used as a hedge, and used in topiary. So if you’re one of the many people that enjoy … Read more

DIY Trellis For Cucumbers (Step-By-Step With Pictures)

DIY Trellis - Garden Trellis

A DIY trellis for cucumbers in the vegetable garden makes great use of space by allowing you to grow vegetables vertically. And climbing vegetable plants, including cucumbers, need the support of a trellis to help protect their crops. I particularly wanted a DIY cucumber trellis for growing cucumbers that could later be used to grow sugar snap … 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

Where to Buy Seeds Online: Herb, Vegetable and Heirloom Seeds

Where to Buy Seeds Online Herb Vegetable Organic and Heirloom Seeds

As a gardener, where you get your seeds is important. You can buy them from big companies like the Home Depot or Burpee — and there’s nothing wrong with that! I used to get a lot of my plants from Home Depot, and still get some there every year. But there are dozens of other … Read more

Why Does Mulch Smell Bad? (And How to Fix It)

Garden Mulch - Why Does Mulch Smell Bad

Any gardener knows that mulch can be a very useful tool. I use it to overwinter my strawberries and to help control moisture levels in the garden. But if mulch is so useful, why does it sometimes smell so bad? In this post, I’ll get into reasons why mulch can smell bad, what it means … Read more

Why Is My Raspberry Plant Dying? Causes and Solutions

Why Is My Raspberry Plant Dying Causes and Solutions

If your raspberry plant is dying, it can be upsetting and frustrating. No one wants to lose any plant, much less one that produces such delicious fruit! But luckily, most problems that plague raspberry plants can be fixed. So read on to find out why your raspberry bush might be dying, and what you can do … Read more

Tomato Seedling Leaves Turning Yellow: Causes and Solutions

Tomato Seedling Leaves Yellow Causes and Solutions

When the leaves of your tomato seedlings start turning yellow, it can be concerning. The seedlings are young and fragile, so it may seem like they won’t recover. But the truth is that most of the time, tomato seedling leaves turning yellow can be fixed. So let’s find out what causes tomato plant seedling leaves … Read more

13 Mushroom Growing Kits And Growing Tips

Homegrown Oyster Mushrooms from Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit

Delicious homegrown mushrooms are hard to beat and by using a mushroom growing kit, you can have mushrooms whenever you like! Mushrooms are a food that loses its flavor quickly after picking. If you have only ever eaten store-bought mushrooms you may not even realize how flavorsome a freshly picked mushroom can be. To experience … Read more

11 Herbs to Grow Indoors (and How to Grow Them)

Thyme and Basil- Herbs to Grow Indoors and How to Grow Them

There are many benefits to growing herbs indoors. You don’t have to worry about outside temperatures, so you can grow plants no matter where you live. And, you can sometimes keep them producing for longer indoors than out. So what are the best  herbs for growing indoors? And how do you care for indoor herbs? Do … Read more

Tips to get Asparagus to Come Up: Growing Tips

Asparagus Not Coming Up - Asparagus Growing Tips

If you’re looking at your vegetable garden and asking yourself, “Why isn’t my asparagus coming up?” then you’ve come to the right place. Asparagus can be a tricky vegetable to grow if you don’t know how to. So here are some helpful tips for growing asparagus so you can have a successful harvest. Asparagus can … Read more