Raspberry Cuttings: How to Grow Raspberries from Cuttings

Purchasing a raspberry plant that’s already begun, such as a year-old dormant plant to put out in the spring is the most common and easiest way to start Raspberry or Blackberry bushes. You can however start a new raspberry bush from a cutting or root division. Red Raspberries are best started from primocanes [see diagram] … Read more Raspberry Cuttings: How to Grow Raspberries from Cuttings

Tips for Saving Melon Seeds from Cantaloupe, Watermelon, & More

Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, even most exotic melons such as Tiger Melons and Canary melon are extremely easy to save seeds from. They’re a great place for novices to get started. Use Seed From Open Pollinated Melons Seeds from Open Pollinated melons are the best bet for seed saving. Open Pollinated means that the seeds should … Read more Tips for Saving Melon Seeds from Cantaloupe, Watermelon, & More

The Hydroponic Radish | How to grow High-Quality Radishes Indoors

Radishes are a rapidly maturing cool weather crop. They are among the easiest vegetables to grow – either in soil or hydroponically. There are a few basic practices that should be adhered to and some simple tips to ensure an abundant and continuous flow of radishes. Hydroponic Radish Quick Reference Nutrient pH for Hydroponic Radishes should … Read more The Hydroponic Radish | How to grow High-Quality Radishes Indoors

Malus Hopa Crabapple Tree: The Pink Flowering Ornamental

About the Malus Hopa Crabapple Tree Hopa is a hybrid crabapple useful for ornamental and edible purposes. Some say it is an heirloom being that it has been around long enough. “Hopa” in the native Sioux language means beautiful, and beautiful it is. It averages 10 -20 feet but can reach 20 to 25 feet … Read more Malus Hopa Crabapple Tree: The Pink Flowering Ornamental

3 Methods for Canning Tomatoes: A Beginners Guide

Tomatoes can be preserved by canning, drying, freezing, or pickling. They can also be used in creating fruit spreads like jams, jellies and marmalade’s. Raw tomatoes or raw tomato products can be kept refrigerated (below 40 degrees Fahrenheit), but will spoil over time due to bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Preserving tomatoes in oil is currently … Read more 3 Methods for Canning Tomatoes: A Beginners Guide

Tiger Nut Plants: How to Grow Tiger Nut Plants

What Are Tiger Nuts? Tiger Nuts grow beneath a perennial grass-like plant from the sedge family. Sedges are flowering plants which superficially resemble grasses. The nuts are fibrous, juicy, some say similar to hazelnuts just a tad sweeter. They are not difficult to grow. The grassy plant they grow beneath can also double as an … Read more Tiger Nut Plants: How to Grow Tiger Nut Plants

How to Grow Hydroponic Mint: No Soil, No Problem

There are over 500 types of mint, botanists define slightly less than 30 species with the remaining 400+ being hybrids of these primary species. Common characteristics of all mint plants are the volatile and essential oils that create their hallmark menthol aroma and flavor. Another common characteristic of most mint plants is that they thrive … Read more How to Grow Hydroponic Mint: No Soil, No Problem

Can You Eat Split Tomatoes? Are They Safe to Eat?

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?