Trimming an apple tree to increase its yields is not difficult

How to Prune Apple Trees

Pruning apple trees is a necessary step to properly shape the tree and increase harvests. Come learn some of the correct techniques and tricks before you start cutting your tree

Growing plump squash is not difficult with the proper growing technique

Squash Plant: Grow Your Own

Growing squash from the cucurbita family is not difficult! With the proper growing tips you will soon have an abundant harvest. Come learn our practical tricks to ensure success with your plants.

green fruit are ready for harvest with a blossom

Zucchini: From Seed to Harvest

Zucchini is a green summer squash that you won’t want to miss out on raising and harvesting. You can even use their blossoms as delicious fried appetizers. Come learn everything you need to successfully raise them.

Tart red stalks growing robustly with the help of a maintenance guide.

Rhubarb Plant: Growing Your Own

Rhubarb is known for its long tart stalks that can be found in many dessert recipes. Luckily, growing these plants is not difficult. In our guide, we will give you practical tips for raising your own.

berries that are ready to be harvested after proper growth

15 Tips for Growing Raspberries

Growing your own raspberries is not difficult…and there is nothing like picking a raspberry off of the bramble and tasting the sweet tart taste of a fresh fruit. We will teach you our 15 tips to ensure you have abundant harvests.

Freshly harvested beets that are healthy and juicy

How to Plant and Grow Beets

Beets are wonderful garden crops to consider growing in your home garden. They grow fairly quickly and make a tasty addition to salads. Come learn the basics of how to take care of them along with some of are tips.

How to Plant Potatoes

Potatoes are a great addition to your home garden if you’re willing to put in a little extra work. Using seed pieces, you can grow a variety of types in hilled rows or raised beds. They are one of the first vegetables to plant in the spring, and yield a great harvest come fall.

Fresh parsley harvested from garden with proper grow tips

How to Grow Your Own Parsley

Whether you choose to grow flat or curly-leaf, parsley is a low-maintenance herb that thrives in gardens. It is slow to germinate, but plants can be harvested often for foliage after they develop three sets of leaves. It’s aromatic nature also helps to repel pests from neighboring plants.

Healthy bell peppers growing with proper instructions

Peppers: How to Grow and Harvest

Green, yellow, red…sweet or knock your socks off spicy — the numerous pepper choices makes them a great garden plant. Start seeds indoors in early spring, moving them outside when the weather cooperates. They have little trouble with insect pests and make great companion plants.

Healthy cilantro that is ready to be harvested

How to Grow and Harvest Cilantro

Cilantro is an easy plant to grow in the garden. It grows quickly, is tolerant of light frost, and does well in the ground or containers. Once mature, it produces high-quality fresh foliage for about 8 to 10 weeks. It does best when planted in the spring or fall, avoiding the heat of summer.

Lemon ready for harvest raised through a good guide

How to Care for and Grow a Lemon Tree

One of the most cold-hardy citrus varieties, lemons grow well in many climates. In warmer areas the attractive trees can be grown in the ground. In areas with colder winter, they grow well in containers that can be brought indoors during harsh weather. Dwarf variety trees grow up to 10 feet tall; standard trees can reach 25 feet in height. Trees begin producing fruit when they are two to three years old.

Rosemary optimal growth requires a grow guide

How to Grow and Care for Rosemary

Known for its aroma and flavor, rosemary is an iconic herb. A member of the mint family, plants need dry, slightly acidic soil, moderate temperatures, and full sun. Opt for purchasing starter plants for quicker time to harvest, removing sprigs 2 to 4 inches long for cooking.

Lettuce growing healthy with the use of a grow guide

How to Plant and Grow Lettuce

An easy plant to grow, you can choose to plant leaf lettuce, romaine, iceberg, or butterhead right in your own garden. Plant seeds in the spring or fall when temperatures are cool. For a continuous crop of fresh produce, plant more seeds every two weeks while conditions allow.

Watering basil of frequency is important

How Often to Water Basil : Getting It Just Right

Watering basil plants correctly is key to successful growth. Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged. Once the soil is dry to the touch water thoroughly and deeply, helping to form strong, healthy root systems and robust plants. Overwatered plants wilt, drop leaves, and show darkened stems. Underwatered plants look dull and have dry, brittle leaves.

tomato leaves turning black needs to be quickly triaged and fixed

Troubleshooting Black Tomato Leaves

Black spots typically occur on tomato leaves due to diseases — blight, canker, and leaf spot mainly. Try to use good gardening practices to prevent the problems from happening. When diseases show up remove the diseases tissue and treat plants with a fungicide to prevent spread.

basil leaf with white spots need to be identified

White Spots on Basil Leaves: What It Is and How to Treat It

White spots on the leaves of your basil plant indicate a problem that needs attention. Random, irregular spots that don’t grow in size are generally insect damage. Uniform spots that enlarge are from fungal diseases such as powdery mildew. Treat fungal diseases with recommended fungicides and eliminate insects with mechanical or chemical treatments.

Tomatoes go through multiple growing stages as they go through their life cycle

Tomato Growth Stages

Tomatoes are annual plants that complete their entire life cycle in one growing season. All types — cherry, roma, heirloom, beefsteak — follow the same stages. Seeds germinate, leaves and roots form, the plants flower, and if pollinated, fruits develop and mature.

Chive flowers are edible when grown properly

Growing Chives: How to Plant and Harvest Chives

Chives are a commonly grown garden herb with their cylindrically hollow leaves and mild oniony flavor. Grown as a perennial plant from seed or root division, the bright green clumps come back year after year. They are also known to increase the yields and pest resistance of neighboring plants.

Healthy ripe tomato from proper nutrients and fertilization

How to Grow Tomatoes: Care Guide

Tomatoes are the most common garden plant, for good reason. With many options to choose from you can grow your own Beefsteak, Roma, cherry tomatoes, or heirloom varieties. With a long growing season, either start seeds indoors in early spring or purchase starter plants for your garden. Plants love lots of sun, consistent water, and regular doses of fertilizer.