How to Grow Grapes at Home

Grow grapes, and you will enjoy the wonderful joy of actually picking a fresh grape off the vine, popping it in your mouth and biting into it. When you bite down on a fresh grape and taste the sweet, delicious…
Culinary Herbs and Their Uses

Culinary herbs have been used in many cultures for thousands of years. It’s clear these culinary or cooking herbs have many uses, and the medicinal group of culinary herbs is particularly prized for their health-giving qualities. Around the world, each…
How to Make an Eco-Friendly Garden

In recent decades, we’ve all had a chance to take stock and think about the impact the way we live our lives has on the environment. Sustainable living is an ever-growing theme in the minds of many, and as gardeners…
Upcycling Stuff from Your Home for the Garden

Gardening is all about the cycle of life. The soil produces food, and the food waste goes back into the soil to increase fertility so it can grow more food. Obviously, recycling and upcycling go hand-in-hand in the garden and…
Growing Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum minor) are colorful annuals that are easy to grow in almost any sun or soil condition. Their blooms are always either bright yellow, orange, or red, and it comes in three forms – dwarf, semi trailing, and climbing…
How to Grow Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a native perennial plant of India that is grown for both function and beauty. The plant produces broad leaves and an interesting flower stalk that ranges in color from deep red to white. Turmeric is a…
Fruit Tree Guild Guide

Starting a fruit tree guild sounds complicated but it’s actually quite simple and very rewarding. A fruit tree guild is simply a mini ecosystem growing at the base of the tree that provides benefits to the tree. The plants growing…
Growing Hydrangeas at Home

Hydrangeas are easy to grow and are unrivaled in bloom size, producing balloon-sized blooms in shades of pink, blue, purple and white (sometimes they all grow on the same shrub!). These large blooms are long-lasting when cut and used for…
How to Grow Poinsettia

The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is the one flower that is associated with Christmas, though it’s not a flower at all. The “blooms” are actually red plant bracts that are a different color than the plant leaves. This perennial plant is…
Growing Sweet Potato in Your Garden

Sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) are easy and rewarding to grow with a little garden space. The plant also produces an attractive vine while the sweet potatoes are developing underground. Sweet potatoes can be successfully grown in a home garden when…