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 Raspberry Companion Plants: 7 Raspberry Companions

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 Champagne Grapes: Facts and How to Grow Them

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

Red Hmong Cucumber Plant Profile: Rare Organic Heirloom Cucumber

Red Hmong is an Asian Heirloom cucumber that can be grown in all but the coldest regions of North America. Red Hmong or Hmong Red cucumbers originated in southeast Asia among the Hmong people of Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, and Laos. The cucumbers are initially a pale green and morph to a golden orange as they … Read more Red Hmong Cucumber Plant Profile: Rare Organic Heirloom Cucumber

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 Using Epsom Salt for Magnesium Deficiencies in Hydroponic Gardens

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

What Causes Basil Leaves to Turn Yellow and How to Fix It

Basil will turn yellow for several reasons, some are easily rectified and some are incurable depending on how far along in the growing season you’ve gotten. Diseased Plants will turn Yellow Root rot [damping off] is a common reason for the yellowing of basil plants. Basil requires ample water, but if you’ve overdone it, or … Read more What Causes Basil Leaves to Turn Yellow and How to Fix It