10 Echinacea Varieties to Grow (Pictures)

Echinacea Plant The coneflower aka Echinacea is a North American native plant originating in the vast prairie lands where the deer and the buffalo roamed. Since its domestication, breeders have developed new dazzling varieties. Prized not only for its unquestionable aesthetic appeal, but the coneflower also has herbal, medicinal, and culinary attributes that make it … 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

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

Tomatillo Companion Plants: 10 Ideas for Companion Planting with Tomatillos

A picture of tomatillos in a bowl with text that reads 10 tomatillo companion plants.

Tomatillos are lovely additions to your salsa verde recipe. Tomatoes are close relatives to tomatillos, and so they both grow in similar ways. Sometimes, gardeners and farmers decide to have their tomatillos grow with other plants. There is some strategy to consider when selecting the proper companion plants for your tomatillos. Also, there is the … 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

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

Chip Grafting – Chip Budding

Chip grafting also known as Chip budding is a fairly easy grafting method to master. Instead of grafting an entire shoot onto a root stock, just a single bud is grafted on.Not only is it relatively simple it is highly efficient. With chip budding, a bud on a chip of the trees wood [with bark] … Read more

Radishes Companion Plants – Inter-Planting

“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 Carrots, Peas, lettuce, … Read more