Learn how to preserve hot peppers with these 4 easy methods. Using these preserving methods will help ensure that you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor for months to come. Here are the 4 methods we discuss: Freezing Drying Dehydrating Drying Whole Peppers Oven Drying Preserving Peppers 1. How to Freeze Peppers Hot … Read more How to Preserve Hot Peppers: 4 Methods
The banana melon has the appearance of a really big banana but it’s actually a muskmelon, a sister of cantaloupe, and cousin of cucumber. It not only looks like a banana but also has a hint of banana taste coupled with cantaloupe, as well as a hint of banana aroma. It has a salmon-colored flesh, … Read more Banana Melon: How to Grow Banana Melons from Seeds
What Are Capers? Capers are somewhat of a delicacy. They are the flower buds of the plant Capparis spinosa or caper bush. It is a perennial plant that produces not only the tasty little caper but also caper berries. Caper berries are oval off green fruits about the size of an olive and used in … Read more How to Grow Capers and What Do They Look Like?
Watermelons Not Growing Every now and again you’ll plant watermelons and yes you do get melon, but they’re squeamishly small and stunted. There are a number of reasons watermelons fail to grow to their anticipated size and at times even fail to ripen at all. Here we discuss a variety of factors causing small watermelons. … Read more Why Are My Watermelons So Small and Not Growing?
Coffee grounds were once thought to be good only for acid-loving plants, such as tomatoes, blueberries, and some fruit trees. However, a study conducted by Wood’s End Research Laboratory in Maine found that when mixed with other yard waste .. compost … the ph was neutralized. So basically raw straight coffee grinds are not a great idea, … Read more Can I Use Coffee Grinds as Fertilizer?
Planting and Caring for Crenshaw Melons Crenshaw melons are related more closely to the cantaloupe family and have similar flesh coloration and flavor. They are however much sweeter than cantaloupe when permitted to fully mature. To be considered fully mature they should have been left on the vine long enough to acquire a yellow tinge … Read more How to Grow Crenshaw Melons
Fungus related diseases are the most common in Pepper plants. Plants generally display discoloration, spots, and poor growth. Pepper leaves may yellow and drop off. Many of these diseases of pepper plants can be prevented by: Planting disease-resistant varieties Rotating vegetable crops every other year Implementing proper watering and cultivation techniques. Keeping the area free of … Read more Common Pepper Plant Diseases and Treatments
What Are Pickleworms? Pickleworms [Diaphania nitidalis] feed on circubits, which includes all types of cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and melons. Their life cycle is approximately one month. Overlapping generations occur. Their minute eggs are white when deposited on the buds, flowers, and other portions of the plant, but change to yellow after the first day. They … Read more Pickleworm Control – Identification and Treatment (Pictures)
Bonsai, in English, is an all encompassing term used to describe miniature trees grown in containers or pots. Although the original Japanese definition was slightly different from modern interpretations, the sum and substance remaining is a potted tree trained to grow in a miniaturized fashion. To start your own Bonsai is relatively simple, to maintain … Read more Bonsai Coffee Trees
What are Leafrollers? Leafrollers are small greenish to green/brown caterpillars (moth larvae) that feed on leaves, buds, and fruit. They’re the worm in your apple (Or 1/2 worm as the case may be). They are a common problem on fruit trees and ornamental trees, occasionally on vegetable garden plants, but rarely. Some of the more … Read more Leafroller Caterpillar Control: Identification and Treatments (Pictures)