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

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

Hydroponic Garlic Planting Guide

Garlic is easily grown hydroponically, as with anything, there are a few tricks and a few drawbacks. One big drawback to growing garlic in your home is the stench. Garlic has a very strong odor. Not just the bulbs, but the plant itself. Grown outdoors, the aroma dissipates into the atmosphere while indoors it permeates … 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

Chives Planting Guide

Chives are bulb plants, a perennial related to the Lilly, onions and garlic. They are also referred to as Garlic chives and Chinese chives. The Onion chive has tubular leaves and pink flowers and a taste similar to mild onions. Chinese or Garlic chives have a garlic-like flavor with flat leaves and white flowers. They … Read more

Garlic Planting Guide

How to Grow Garlic Most of our Garlic is grown in China, free of the regulatory constraints of the USDA, it is treated with bleaches and chlorine to give it a whiter color and with chemicals and preservatives long since banned in the US and most Western countries because of their adverse side effects not … Read more

Peppers Companion Plants – Inter-Planting

Gardeners Guide to companion planting with Peppers. Good candidates to companion plant with peppers include Corn, Onions, garlic and Alliums, Marigolds, Carrots, Parsnips, Beans. Bad candidates to companion plant with peppers include cabbage and cabbage family plants, fennel Onions Intercropping of Alliums, in particular Onions and Garlic has been demonstrated to have substantial impact on … Read more

Dill How to Grow Dill

Dill is a biennial herb / spice, with feathery green leaves, it produces attractive yellow-green flowers in both spring and fall. Dill is used most commonly for Pickling, such as “Dill Pickles” – but is also used in other culinary delights such as soups and stews. Biennial USDA Zones 3 – 11 Seed Depth 1/4 inch … Read more