Dying Chives? 6 Common Causes with Solutions

Chive Plant with Yellow and Brown Leaves

Chives are a tasty herb for garnishing baked potatoes, soups and omelets, but growing them at home isn’t without its challenges. If you have a chive plant that is turning yellow and dying, like me, you’re going to what to know why. Read on to find out why your chives are dying and how to … Read more

7 Reasons Basil Leaves Turn Yellow – With Solutions!

Yellowing Leaves Basil Plant

Whether you like basil in pesto or picked fresh from the garden, you can’t deny that basil is arguably one of the most versatile, delicious herbs in existence. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is popular amongst most home gardeners as being an easy herb to grow, both in the garden or in a pot on the kitchen … Read more

18 Recipes for Carrot Salad – That Aren’t Boring!

Carrot Salad Recipes

Carrot salads make a great addition to any meal and if like me, you have an abundance of carrots to use up, then salads are a tasty option.  In this article, I have 19 delicious recipes for carrot salad to share with you that you can try out for yourself. So let’s get started – read on to … Read more

A Twisted Tale: 8 Causes of Deformed Carrots with Solutions

Deformed Carrot

Have you ever wondered how store-bought carrots are always so straight? Whereas all the carrots I’ve grown in my vegetable garden seem to come out of the ground looking twisted, forked, bumpy, disfigured, or deformed. If you’re experiencing the same problems with your home-grown carrots, like me, you will want to find out the “root” of the … Read more

Put an End to Small Gooseberries – 8 Causes and Solutions

Green Gooseberries

Gooseberries are a fantastic addition to your garden and the deliciously tart berries make amazing jams and pies. But if your gooseberry plant is only producing small gooseberries you’re going to want to know why and how to fix it. Read on to find out. Why Are My Gooseberries So Small? Common causes of small gooseberry fruit … Read more

Parsley Dying? 6 Common Causes and Solutions

Dying Parsley Plant

Have you recently wandered into your herb garden to grab some parsley and noticed it is looking a tad on the droopy side? Or have you noticed your parsley is beginning to die? You may be left wondering how you have managed to kill a famously easy-to-grow herb. Parsley can die for several reasons, read … Read more

7 Causes of Dying Pumpkins with Solutions

Pumpkin Plants With Dry Leaves

We all want to grow the best pumpkins our home gardens can provide. So it’s disappointing if our pumpkins fall off of the vine prematurely or begin to rot and die. If like me, you have experienced dying pumpkins, you’re probably wondering what’s causing your pumpkins to die and how can you prevent this from … Read more

Stop Struggling with Deformed Parsnips: 8 Causes & Solutions

Harvesting Parsnips

Parsnips are a hardy cool-season root vegetable grown for their edible, creamy-white roots. Planted during spring, and developed over the colder months, this relative of carrot and parsley can sometimes end up deformed and misshapen. So if you are wondering why your parsnips are deformed or wonky, you’re in the right place. Why Are My Parsnips … Read more

8 Reasons Onions Are Small (With Solutions)


Have you recently harvested your patch of onions? So have I! But just like me, you may be disappointed by how underdeveloped and small your onions are. So let’s have a look at what may have caused small onion growth, and possible solutions to avoid this happening again. The most common growth problems causing small … Read more

7 Reasons Globe Artichokes Are Small (With Solutions)

Globe Artichoke Plant

Globe artichokes not only make a pretty addition to vegetable gardens, but they are a delicious delicacy. Although classed as a hardy plant suitable to be grown in several climates, this edible thistle can be affected by less-than-ideal growing conditions that can result in small artichokes. So if your artichokes are small, read on to find … Read more