Getting Rid of Potato Bugs Organically: Colorado Potato Beetle

Potato Bug and Larvae - Colorado Potato Beetle

If you go out to your vegetable garden to find small, jagged holes in your potato plant leaves, you may be witnessing damage by voracious potato bugs. These beetles, and in particular the potato bug larvae can really chew through your potato leaves and create a mess of your plants. In this article, I’ll cover identifying potato bugs along … Read more

Why Are My Garlic Bulbs So Small? Answered!

Small Garlic

You’ll often hear people say you can never have too much garlic, but what about when you have too little? If your garlic bulbs are looking very small, there could be a number of reasons for this. Small garlic bulbs are commonly a result of planting the wrong variety, sowing at the wrong time, overcrowding, … Read more

Why Is My Raised Bed Growing Mushrooms? What You Need To Know

Raised bed garden with mushrooms growing.

The sight of unplanned fungi cropping up in your raised bed might be confusing at first. You might even be worried about what this means for your garden. Are mushrooms in your raised garden bed going to harm your other crops? Why are they appearing in the first place? The good news is that this … Read more

Why Is My Arugula Bitter? Answered!

Why Is My Arugula Bitter

Depending on your ability to tolerate spicy herbs, you will either find arugula delicious or eye wateringly bitter. Personally, I find arugula’s peppery taste adds just that little extra zing that can transform a salad or a pizza from being okay into something great. In this article, we will look at what makes arugula bitter … Read more

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