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

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

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

12 Red Eggplant (Scarlet) Varieties

There’s a lot of eggplants out there but red eggplants are a rarity. Many eggplants that bare the word ‘red’ or even pink appended to their names are simply violet versions of the common purple eggplants. True red eggplants are sometimes referred to as scarlet eggplants, they range in color from a pale scarlet to … Read more

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

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

Chestnut Crabapples Trees

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

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

How to Preserve Hot Peppers: 4 Methods

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

Champagne Grapes: Facts and How to Grow Them

What Are Champagne Grapes? Champagne Grapes are compact pea sized grapes tightly clustered on fragile thin stems. They are actually so well clustered that they resemble giant raspberries. Contrary to what their name implies, they are not used to make Champagne but are tasty table grapes. Champagne grapes are used commercially as raisins and are … Read more