Fall Cover Crops

Planting a fall cover crop in the late summer will help your garden be more productive next planting season. It’s an ideal way to improve and protect the garden soil during the winter months, plus you can harvest some of…
Gardening During a Drought

Garden plants need water to grow and be productive but we shouldn’t count on enough rainfall to keep our garden plants well hydrated. Drought conditions are impacting much of the world at the present time and obviously gardening during a…
How to Grow Mung Beans Easily

Mung beans are a popular legume garden plant in Asia (related to adzuki and cowpea) but many other parts of the world have not heard of them. However, if you have ever eaten sprouts in stir fry or salads, chances…
Growing Cassava at Home

Cassava (also called tapioca, manioc, and yucca) is a tropical plant that is easy to grow at home. The plant is cultivated for its large root which is rich in carbs, calcium and iron. The root is gluten-free and used…
Growing Okra at Home

Okra or lady’s fingers is a Southern favorite grown in backyard gardens and served up fried, baked, braised, pickled, and added to soups and stews as a thickener. Okra is nothing special to look at, it’s just a long green…
Growing Honeydew Melons

Honeydew melons are very easy to grow and make an excellent choice for a new gardener. You might confuse them with cantaloupes though; honeydew mainly differs from cantaloupe in terms of flesh color, with honeydew having light green flesh, while…
Winter Vegetable Gardening Methods

It’s possible to keep fresh food growing year-round in an indoor or outdoor garden. The climate you live in will dictate what type of winter gardening method you will need to use. Enjoy fresh cool-season vegetables fresh from your garden…
The Best Gardening Resolution You Can Make

The beginning of a new year always inspires us to make resolutions for change, most of which fall by the wayside within a few days, more often than not. However, if you’re a gardener there is one resolution that you…
Growing Oregano at Home

Oregano is a fragrant, flowering perennial herb from the mint family that will add beauty anywhere it’s grown and great flavor to any recipes it’s added to. Oregano is a trailing herb plant that grows best in a container so…