How to Braid and Make Garlic Ropes

Braids of ripe garlic bulbs hanging from a tree branch.

Your garlic is ready!? Cool ! Once you harvest all the garlic you’ll need to store it, there are of course methods of pickling such as Spicy Pickled Garlic They can also be dry stored in bunches, braiding them together is not only an age old method but also an aesthetically pleasing one. Cloves of garlic … Read more

Sprouting Garlic for Spring Planting

Garlic bulbs sprouting in a bowl of water.

In order to grow the biggest and most flavorful cloves, garlic should be planted in the fall and harvested in the summer. But if you missed the fall planting season, there’s no need to worry. Here is an easy shortcut for sprouting garlic cloves in time for spring. All you need is a bowl, some water, and a sunny window!

How to Plant and Grow Tiger Melons

Close up of a Tiger or Tigger melon.

Tiger Melon, aka Tigger Melon, an heirloom melon, similar to honey Dew in taste, also related to canary melons. Yellow and orange tiger stripes are believed to be its name source. The plants are reminiscent of other melons such as muskmelon or cantaloupe, but the fruit ripens later in the growing season than related varieties, … Read more

Growing Easter Egg Plant (Solanum Ovigerum)

White, round, easter eggplant with green leaves

Not many people have probably heard of an easter egg plant before. Those who have are usually intrigued by the name. So what is an easter eggplant? An easter eggplant, also known as an ornamental egg plant, is a type of eggplant. The plant produces egg-shaped fruits that start white but then grow into a … Read more

Pink Root Onion Disease: What is it and How to Prevent It

Close up of a red onion bulb infected with pink root onion disease.

What is Pink Root? Onion Pink Root is where leaves die back from tips, and roots turn pale pink, sometimes light red and purple. Stunted Growth. Pink root is a fungal disease (Phoma terrestris) that attacks alliums such as onions, garlic and leeks. Grass and grain plants are at times carriers but are not as severely affected. … Read more

How to Plant and Grow Collard Greens

Close-up view of a fresh collard green plant growing in the garden.

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. Table of Contents Growing Collard Greens Planting Collard Greens What Fertilizer to Use … Read more

How to Grow Richmond Green Apple Cucumbers

A group of harvested How to Grow Richmond Green Apple Cucumbers placed on the garden soil.

The Richmond Green Apple Cucumber, an Australian Heirloom, is a mini cuke. Smaller than a bread box bigger than a lemon – but only by a wee bit. The white flesh has a refreshing mild cucumber taste, slightly sweet and very juicy with a hint of citrus. The Plants are fairly compact and work well … Read more

Raspberry Cuttings: How to Grow Raspberries from Cuttings

Red raspberries on a stem.

Purchasing a raspberry plant that’s already begun, such as a year-old dormant plant to put out in the spring is the most common and easiest way to start Raspberry or Blackberry bushes. You can however start a new raspberry bush from a cutting or root division. Red Raspberries are best started from primocanes [see diagram] … Read more

Tips for Saving Melon Seeds from Cantaloupe, Watermelon, & More

Cut cantaloupe melon slices sitting on wooden cutting board with seeds.

Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, even most exotic melons such as Tiger Melons and Canary melon are extremely easy to save seeds from. They’re a great place for novices to get started. Use Seed From Open Pollinated Melons Seeds from Open Pollinated melons are the best bet for seed saving. Open Pollinated means that the seeds should … Read more