The Hydroponic Radish: How to grow High-Quality Radishes Indoors

Fresh hydroponically grown radishes on wooden table.

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

Baby (Thai) Yellow Eggplants: Facts & Information

Thee harvested baby (Thai) eggplant fruits on a rustic wooden surface.

Baby Yellow Eggplant aka Thai yellow eggplant is a miniature eggplant variety. An Asian Heirloom that is popular in South Asian cuisines. Currently, it is gaining some popularity in North America. If you are a fan of the big eggplants we cook for eggplant Parmesan, grilled eggplant, and assorted western cuisine – don’t waste your … Read more

3 Methods for Canning Tomatoes: A Beginners Guide

Top down view of open canning jars full of stewed tomatoes waiting to be sealed.

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

Top down view of a group of round, red eggplant fruit in a pot on a wooden surface.

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

10 Best Echinacea Varieties to Grow

Close up of a pink Echinacea angustifolia flower.

Echinacea Plant The coneflower aka Echinacea is a North American native plant originating in the vast prairie lands where the deer and the buffalo roamed. Since its domestication, breeders have developed new dazzling varieties. Prized not only for its unquestionable aesthetic appeal, but the coneflower also has herbal, medicinal, and culinary attributes that make it … Read more

Tiger Nut Plants: How to Grow Tiger Nut Plants

Wooden scoop full of tiger nuts sitting on a wooden cutting board.

What Are Tiger Nuts? Tiger Nuts, aka earth almonds, 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 … Read more

Raspberry Companion Plants: 7 Raspberry Companions

A branch with bright red raspberries ready for harvest.

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons – How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Raspberries … Read more

How to Grow Hydroponic Mint: No Soil, No Problem

Mint plants growing hydroponically in a pipe setup.

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