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 How to Preserve Hot Peppers: 4 Methods
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 Champagne Grapes: Facts and How to Grow Them
The banana melon has the appearance of a really big banana but it’s actually a muskmelon, a sister of cantaloupe, and cousin of cucumber. It not only looks like a banana but also has a hint of banana taste coupled with cantaloupe, as well as a hint of banana aroma. It has a salmon-colored flesh, … Read more Banana Melon: How to Grow Banana Melons from Seeds
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
What Are Capers? Capers are somewhat of a delicacy. They are the flower buds of the plant Capparis spinosa or caper bush. It is a perennial plant that produces not only the tasty little caper but also caper berries. Caper berries are oval off green fruits about the size of an olive and used in … Read more How to Grow Capers and What Do They Look Like?
Watermelons Not Growing Every now and again you’ll plant watermelons and yes you do get melon, but they’re squeamishly small and stunted. There are a number of reasons watermelons fail to grow to their anticipated size and at times even fail to ripen at all. Here we discuss a variety of factors causing small watermelons. … Read more Why Are My Watermelons So Small and Not Growing?
What Causes Carrots to Be Deformed? Carrots are the edible taproot of the carrot plant aka Daucus carota. In a perfect world, our carrots are long slender straight, and tasty. Sorry to inform you that this is not a perfect world, at times our carrots are mangled and misshapen. Deformed and misshapen carrots are not … Read more Deformed Carrots: 5 Causes and How to Prevent It (Pictures)
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?