How to Grow Collard Greens and Collard Green Companion Planting Guide

In this article you will learn how to successfully grow collard greens. You’ll also learn about companion planting with collard greens and how it can make the growing process easier. From trouble shooting to using the correct fertilizer, you’ll find it here. Growing Collard Greens Brassica oleracea     Full Sun ~ Partial Shade      Soil pH: 6.5 to … Read 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

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

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

How to Grow Dragon Fruit Indoors

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

Deformed Carrots: 5 Causes and How to Prevent It (Pictures)

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

Tomatillos Not Filling Husk: 5 Causes and How to Prevent

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