What is the Mandurian Round Cucumber? How to Plant It

The mandurian round cucumber is roundish to a tad oval. Its skin is marked with patches or spots of varying green and white shades and is slightly fuzzy, almost like peach fuzz. When ready for consumption they are about the size of a tennis ball, although they will get much larger. The taste and quality … Read more

Types of Mint: 20 Mint Varieties to Grow At Home

Some say there are over 500 types of mint, botanists define slightly less than 30 species with the remaining 400+ being hybrids of these primary species. The reason there is such a large array of mint plants to choose from is that it hybridizes very easily. Two species of mint in close proximity to one … Read more

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

13 Spinach Companion Plants – Inter-Planting Spinach

“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 Spinach has very … Read more

How to Properly Dry and Dehydrate Mushrooms

At times an overabundant harvest of mushrooms leaves you with more than you can possibly consume in a reasonable time frame. There are several ways they can be preserved for future use, drying is one of them. Drying Mushrooms: Methods, Tips, Storage Here we will discuss the three different types of methods for drying mushrooms. … Read more

Using Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) As a Fungicide and Insecticide

Sodium Bicarbonate, commonly known as Baking Soda works well as an efficient and cost effective fungicide and insecticide. It is actually registered with the EPA for use against certain plant fungi, powdery mildew. Sprinkled near the base of plants it will kill and or deter slugs and cutworms, it is also useful against roaches and … Read more

12 Edible Crab Apple Varieties

Whether you have a crab apple tree or are looking at getting a crab apple tree, you’ll want to know if your crab apples are edible. Well, are crab apples edible? Here you’ll find a list of 12 edible crab apples. Remember, just because they are edible doesn’t mean you’ll like them. While some have … Read more

What Are Witch Finger Grapes? Where And When To Find Them

Witches Finger Grapes When most people think of grapes, they picture the sugary-sweet balls of fruit commonly found in the supermarket. However, grapes come in a much larger variety of colors, shapes, and sizes then you might expect. One of the more interesting varieties is called Witch Finger. Witch Finger grapes are large in size, … Read more

Lettuce Companion Planting: 11 Lettuce Companions to Plant

Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others health, vigor, growth and the flavor of their produce. It also naturally involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. The Best Lettuce Companion Plants Good Companions for Lettuce are beets, broccoli, … Read more

What Are the Best Onion Companion Plants? Bad Onion 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 The Best … Read more