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?

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

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 Tomatillos Not Filling Husk: 5 Causes and How to Prevent

Red Hmong Cucumber Plant Profile: Rare Organic Heirloom Cucumber

Red Hmong is an Asian Heirloom cucumber that can be grown in all but the coldest regions of North America. Red Hmong or Hmong Red cucumbers originated in southeast Asia among the Hmong people of Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, and Laos. The cucumbers are initially a pale green and morph to a golden orange as they … Read more Red Hmong Cucumber Plant Profile: Rare Organic Heirloom Cucumber

How to Grow Samphire AKA Sea Asparagus from Seeds

The British called this plant Glasswort and the French called it Samphire. The French name is the most commonly used today along with sea asparagus and sea pickle. There are two versions: Marsh samphire and Rock Samphire. Rock Samphire is fairly rare and not easy to find. Marsh samphire, the most common, grows wild along … Read more How to Grow Samphire AKA Sea Asparagus from Seeds

Find These 6 Types of Pumpkins in South Africa

Pumpkins are an edible and decorative fruit that’s a staple of South African agriculture. There are various types of pumpkin in South Africa, ranging from mild to sweet, small to large, and short to long-term storage qualities. According to a study run by Indexbox, pumpkin consumption in South Africa has been increasing and is expected … Read more Find These 6 Types of Pumpkins in South Africa