If you are picking squash, remember to let them cure for about a week. To cure a squash, you pick it and place it on your back step or in the basement for a week. Squash have a defense mechanism which is a compound that can give you a nasty rash. Greetings fellow gardeners, Thanksgiving…
The Coffee Tree plant – Coffea arabica, produces glossy, dark green, 4-5 inch leaves, dress this upright grower. With good care and a mature plant, small clusters of tiny white flowers develop at the leaf joints of new growth. As an extra plus, the tiny flowers produce a sweet jasmine-like fragrance. Have you ever considered growing a…
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By Guest Author Michael Shewmake. Can you grow your own coffee beans at home? Absolutely — it’s just a question of conditions and commitment. Serious coffee drinkers think nothing of grinding fresh, whole coffee beans every time they brew. Some people like an even deeper level of commitment by roasting their own beans at home…
Of all things necessary to grow fruit trees – or anything else, for that matter – soil is perhaps one of the most overlooked and underappreciated. Soil plays a pivotal role in the health of fruit trees and in how much fruit they’ll bear. pH is very important for trees.
Dehydration is the best way to store food for the long-term. We scoured our favorite homesteading sites to find the best recipes for the foods you’re most likely to want to preserve.
To get a great crop of blueberries every year, one also has to prune the shrubs every winter. Not spring or fall, but during winter when the plant is dormant. Pruning is a little tricky in the beginning, but the video below from the University Of Maine explains clearly how to prune blueberries and why.
Here’s the deal! Did you ever ask yourself this question – “Is cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?”
All fruits and veggies are very healthy additions to any diet, but there are some members of the produce category are simply hard to categorize.
Juicy, sweet strawberries picked from your own garden are simply the best. Plus, taking strawberries from your own garden to your plate is so rewarding. Create a berry garden by pairing with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
Laura from Garden Answer shows us how to make vertical strawberry planters. She walks you through step by step, showing what materials to use, what potting soil and fertilizer is needed and how to hang the finished product.
There is something about the fresh smell of a flowering lemon tree. Lush, dark green, oval leaves shining in the sunlight. Their fragrant, white blooms, sweet smelling and alluring quality makes one want to own their own tree. Too hard to do?
Unless you live in a warm climate year round, growing citrus outside can be tough. Bringing it indoors will keep it at the temperature it needs and gives it a chance to thrive.
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