What are Chestnut Crabapples? Chestnut Crab apple is frequently used as a pollinator for other apples. It is also one of the few cultivars that are self-pollinating, although another cultivar nearby is advisable. Introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1946 and released in 1949, the 15 to 20-foot trees produce a yellow crab apple … Read more Chestnut Crabapples Trees
Tomatoes splitting on the vine is a common problem. Split Tomatoes are generally caused by overwatering, cracked tomatoes are usually caused by under-watering. Yes, there is a difference between split and cracked but it is irrelevant to the current topic. How do you mend a broken heart or a broken tomato for that matter? You … Read more Can You Eat Split Tomatoes? Are They Safe to Eat?
Eggplants can be a tad demanding, they have their needs – consistent moisture, lush soil and nutrients, sunlight, warmth, and not too much wind. When properly maintained, and with a dose of good luck, they will produce the fruits for our eggplant parmigiana and assorted dishes in abundance. This article contains common symptoms and their … Read more 17 Eggplant Insect Pests and Diseases: Pest Management
Dragon Fruit Dragon Fruit [pitaya or pitahaya] is produced by several different cactus species. Pitaya is the original name of what we now call Dragon Fruit. In the early 90s, it was marketed in North America as dragon fruit and the name has stuck. It is sometimes referred to as strawberry pear or thang. Dragon … Read more How to Grow Dragon Fruit Indoors
Pumpkins are a beloved fall decoration. They are a staple of Halloween, serving as jack-o’-lanterns. They also make the best pies, soups, and other delectable treats. If you use a lot of pumpkins, you may want to begin growing your own. This plant does require quite a bit of care as it can easily suffer … Read more Pumpkin Growing Stages: The Pumpkin Lifecycle from Seed to Harvest
Why does my tomatillo have an empty husk? Tomatillos are a tantalizing addition to any vegetable garden, when mother nature smiles upon us and all goes well bountiful harvests are not uncommon. Disappointment however is a distinct possibility, at times when we peel open the outer husks to our tomatillos there is no fruit inside. … Read more Tomatillos Not Filling Husk: 5 Causes and How to Prevent
Great Northern White beans are an American heirloom hailing from the Dakotas. The plants will generally reach 2 feet tall, producing pods containing up to 6 seeds each. The beans by themselves are close to tasteless but will absorb the flavors of what they are cooked with and add bulk and texture to many dishes. … Read more Planting and Growing Great Northern White Beans
There is some evidence that magnets can actually enhance the growth and yield of many plants. There are several ways exposure to magnetic fields may affect plant development. Sunlight, water and nutrients are the 3 primary requirements of plant development. Magnets will not help much with sunlight, but they can help with the uptake of … Read more Magnets & Plants | Do Magnets Help Plants Grow?
Are you interested in taking your gardening or landscaping to the next level? If so, perhaps you have considered Azomite. Azomite is mined in the Utah desert from the ruins of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is a natural mineral product. What makes Azomite unique is that it’s versatile as both an organic fertilizer and … Read more Is Azomite Good for Plants?
Fill dirt refers to the layer of subsoil immediately beneath the topsoil. There are many different fill dirt varieties, which can contain pebbles, sand, and rocks. Fill dirt should not contain any organic material, which can cause the soil to settle over time. Most often generated during large construction projects, fill dirt is versatile and … Read more What is The Best Fill Dirt For Drainage?