Pistachio tree nuts growing

Pistachio Tree ~ Where Patience Pays in Pistachios

Learn about growing a pistachio tree and how pistachios grow. You’ll need a male and a female tree to produce nuts. Achieving successful harvests requires patience. With the right climate, your backyard might be the ideal spot.  Pistachio Tree Knowing where to grow a pistachio tree is critical in order for it to live and thrive. Climate is the most critical prerequisite to success in growing pistachio nuts as Pistacia vera needs exactly the right … Read more

yellow watermelon

Yellow Watermelon Varieties and How to Grow

If you haven’t tasted a yellow watermelon before, you’re in for a treat. They are sometimes sweeter than pink and red varieties.  I never heard of them until we grew them. It’s easy to grow yellow watermelons if you live in a warm climate. You’ll need to give them enough space because they are vining plants.  Learn about yellow watermelon varieties and what it takes to grow them from seed. They are low maintenance and … Read more

How to grow garlic

How to Grow Garlic ~ Lots and Lots of Garlic

Learn how to grow garlic from a clove. Once planted, one clove will yield an entire bulb. Growing garlic is easy. It’s low maintenance and perfect for beginners.  In addition, it doesn’t take a lot of space in the garden. Garlic grows well in pots.  Garlic is a cool season crop and requires a cold period to grow. The bulbs grow underground and are moderately tolerant to frost.  One of the best things is mammals … Read more

how to grow celery

How to Grow Celery from Seed, Starts and Scraps

For crisp stalks full of flavor, read these tips for how to grow celery. You’ll want to ensure it isn’t watery, bitter or too stringy. Beginners should start by growing from grocery store celery. Experienced gardeners can grow from seeds or starts. With fresh potting soil, it grows well in pots and containers. You can also grow celery in water. A cool weather crop, it has a low tolerance for heat. This makes it ideal … Read more

creeping charlie

Creeping Charlie – How to Get Rid Of or Manage

Learn how to get rid of creeping charlie. This insidious weed is often referred to as ground ivy. It’s a fast-growing, invasive vining ivy. It thrives and spreads in moist and shady areas. If you have plants nearby, removing it early is key, as it will choke out other plants. A creeping charlie plant will kill everything around it. It will block sunlight, overtake roots, and block water and nutrients to plants in the vicinity. It’s a … Read more

kaffir lime

Kaffir Lime – Grow Your Own for Leaves and Fruit

Kaffir lime and kaffir lime leaves are popular ingredients in Asian food and other cuisine. With unique health benefits and an excellent flavor profile, the fruit and leaves have many culinary uses.  You can grow kaffir lime trees indoors or outdoors if you live in a warm climate. Kaffir limes have bumpy green and yellow rinds. Their leaves are fragrant. They do not produce a lot of juice.  Here’s what to know about the kaffir … Read more

sycamore tree

Sycamore Tree – Features, Uses, Types and How to Grow

The sycamore tree is a shade tree. They can grow 70 – 100 feet and sometimes higher. Sycamores need lots of space to grow. You’ll often see them in parks and lining streets. They are fast-growing trees, growing over two feet per year. With a deep root system, they are very sturdy. Sycamore trees are deciduous and provide shade with their large canopies. Because of their size and aggressive roots, they grow well in areas … Read more

soybean plant

Soybean Plant Growing, Uses and Needs

Soybean plants grow soybeans, which are legumes. They are easy to grow in warm season months. The beans take approximately 80 days to harvest.  Soybeans are an annual crop, popular in the midwestern United States. Soybean Plant A soybean, despite the name, is not a bean at all and is classified as a legume. It’s scientific name is Glycine max. The soybean plant is native to East Asia. Soy is the same as soya. Soybeans … Read more

plumeria

Plumeria ~ A Beautiful Plant to Add in Your Garden

Commonly called Frangipani, plumeria is best known as the flowers in Hawaiian leis. Plumeria flowers are fragrant and waxy. They have long and leathery green leaves. You can grow them as small trees, shrubs, or houseplants. Growing in a container is ideal and makes it easy to move indoors in cold weather. For optimum flowering, they should have a full sun, all day. However, with a half-day of direct sun, they will still produce vibrant … Read more

winter vegetables

Winter Vegetables List to Plant for Year-Round Growing

Winter vegetables allow you to get the most out of your gardens year-round. As you begin to approach the time of year where your gardens change, you’ll need to find cold-hardy vegetables. There are plenty to grow and harvest. Knowing which grow in cold weather vegetables are in season will help ensure you buy fresh produce.  What Are Winter Vegetables? As their name suggests, winter vegetables are a collection of crops that grow in cold … Read more