Baby Yellow Eggplants: Facts & Information (pictures)

Baby Yellow Eggplant aka Thai yellow eggplant is a miniature eggplant variety. An Asian Heirloom that is popular in South Asian cuisines. Currently, it is gaining some popularity in North America. If you are a fan of the big eggplants we cook for eggplant Parmesan, grilled eggplant, and assorted western cuisine – don’t waste your … Read more

3 Methods for Canning Tomatoes: A Beginners Guide

Tomatoes can be preserved by canning, drying, freezing, or pickling. They can also be used in creating fruit spreads like jams, jellies and marmalade’s. Raw tomatoes or raw tomato products can be kept refrigerated (below 40 degrees Fahrenheit), but will spoil over time due to bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Preserving tomatoes in oil is currently … Read more

Tiger Nut Plants: How to Grow Tiger Nut Plants

What Are Tiger Nuts? Tiger Nuts grow beneath a perennial grass-like plant from the sedge family. Sedges are flowering plants which superficially resemble grasses. The nuts are fibrous, juicy, some say similar to hazelnuts just a tad sweeter. They are not difficult to grow. The grassy plant they grow beneath can also double as an … Read more

Raspberry Companion Plants: 7 Raspberry Companions

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons – How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Raspberries … Read more

Champagne Grapes: Facts and How to Grow Them

What Are Champagne Grapes? Champagne Grapes are compact pea sized grapes tightly clustered on fragile thin stems. They are actually so well clustered that they resemble giant raspberries. Contrary to what their name implies, they are not used to make Champagne but are tasty table grapes. Champagne grapes are used commercially as raisins and are … Read more

Deformed Carrots: 5 Causes and How to Prevent It (Pictures)

What Causes Carrots to Be Deformed? Carrots are the edible taproot of the carrot plant aka Daucus carota. In a perfect world, our carrots are long slender straight, and tasty. Sorry to inform you that this is not a perfect world, at times our carrots are mangled and misshapen. Deformed and misshapen carrots are not … Read more

9 Common Carrot Pests and How to Control Them

If you’re growing carrots in your backyard garden, these pests can be a nuisance. Here we discuss 9 different types of pests that can cause problems for your carrot garden. We’ll discuss the insect and the best methods for controlling them. Carrot Pests 1. Aphids Several aphid species are pests of carrots. Most aphid damage … Read more

Using Epsom Salt for Magnesium Deficiencies in Hydroponic Gardens

Epsom salt is frequently suggested to treat Magnesium deficiencies, not only in conventional soil-based gardening but in hydroponics as well. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, it is comprised of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. All three of its core elements are essential to healthy plant development. Magnesium is the central element of the chlorophyll molecule and … Read more

Asparagus Berries: Are They Edible? Uses? (Pictures)

What are the red balls on asparagus plants? Asparagus berries aka seed pods. Asparagus has male and female plants, it is ‘dioecious‘. The female plants you may have noticed produce small pea-sized berries. The berries/seed pods start off green and ripen to a cherry red. Are Asparagus Berries Edible? The berries almost look like something … Read more