7 Pests That Eat Potato Leaves And How To Get Rid Of Them

Holes in Potato Leaves

It’s safe to assume that we all enjoy eating potatoes, whether it be in the form of fries, potato salad, or golden roasted potatoes. However, growing these tasty tubers comes with its challenges, including the disappearance of your potato plant’s leaves. The dark green leaves of your potato plants (Solanum tuberosum) may fall prey to … Read more

13 Beet Pests Eating Your Crop (With Organic Solutions)

Harvested Beets

Beets are generally considered to be a low-maintenance, quick-growing crop, making them the perfect choice for late summer and early spring planting. The problem with beets, however, is that they are a tasty treat for a variety of garden pests. If you notice your beet plants (Beta vulgaris) are being used as an all-you-can-eat buffet, then this article … Read more

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 Is My Lettuce Flowering? Causes and Solutions

Flowering Lettuce Plants

Lettuce, the leafy greens, reds, and purples, that fill our salad bowls, are a popular choice for home gardeners across the globe. If like me, you have walked outside to inspect your lettuce and noticed it has started to flower, you may be wondering why and how this happened. If lettuce plants begin to flower, … Read more

Why Are My Cabbage Leaves Turning Yellow? With Solutions!

Cabbages in the field turning yellow

If your cabbage leaves are turning yellow, you’ll want to know the reasons why and how to fix the problem. So read on to find the cause of yellow cabbage leaves along with the solutions. The most common reasons cabbage leaves turn yellow are due to a lack of sunlight, the temperature being too high, … Read more

Why Is My Spinach Bitter? Answered!

Fresh spinach in a white bowl on a white cutting board

As one of the healthiest green vegetables you can grow or buy, spinach tastes great, both raw and cooked. However, for many people, a single bad experience with the vegetable or a childhood memory of not liking it causes them to stay away from eating it very often. I’ll admit that spinach can sometimes taste … Read more

Why Is My Cauliflower Bitter? Answered!

Freshly cut cauliflowers in a white bowl on a wooden table

As one of the most versatile vegetables, you can use cauliflower for everything from pizza crust, to pasta, to buffalo bites. You can even make cauliflower into “rice.” And cauliflower is an excellent option for people seeking to cut out gluten and eat healthier. However, no matter how you prepare cauliflower, you expect it will … Read more

Why Are My Beets Dying? Causes and Solutions

beet plants dying

Beets are a dream for gardeners of many stripes, often proving easy to grow, compact, delicious, and nutritious. However, growing beets isn’t always a smooth process. If you think your beets are dying or wilting, you’ll want to get to the bottom of what’s causing it. Although beets are generally quite resilient, they can be … Read more

Halloween Pumpkins: Carving, Decorating and Eating

How to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin

When October comes around each year, I know I’m in for a treat. Because just around the corner is Halloween and my favorite; Halloween pumpkins. So in this article, I’m answering questions about the types of pumpkins used for carving scary faces, how to carve a Halloween pumpkin, and pumpkin decorating ideas you can try. … Read more

Why Are My Zucchinis So Small? With Solutions!

Small Zucchinis

As a zucchini grower, you’re more likely to struggle with a surplus of tasty vegetables than you are a lack of them. That doesn’t mean that growing zucchini is always problem-free though. If your crop is looking a little on the small side, there are a number of factors that could be at play. Common … Read more