Big Tomato Plants, But No Tomatoes?If your tomato plants are growing quite large, but not bearing fruit there are a number of things you can check for to potentially still produce a harvest. This is a page about big tomato plants, but no tomatoes.
Cucumbers Turning Yellow?This is a page about cucumbers turning yellow. There are several reasons your cucumbers are turning yellow.
Growing AloeThis is a page about growing aloe. Not only is aloe a neat looking plant, it has medicinal uses too. It is easy to grow aloe at home and have access to its soothing qualities the next time you get sunburned.
Cantaloupes and Watermelon Stopped GrowingSeveral conditions can halt the growth of melons, including temperatures that are too cool, and either too much or too little water. So if your cantaloupes or watermelons stop growing check to see if any of these conditions apply.
Tomato Plants Not Producing FruitThere are lots of leaves, but no tomatoes. Why are my tomato plants growing, but not producing fruit? This page offers solutions and advice about why your tomato plants not producing fruit.
Tomato Plants Not BloomingThis is a page about tomato plants not blooming. It can be mystifying that your tomato plants seem so healthy but are not blooming.
Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cabbage Not Forming Heads?There are actually quite a few reasons that these veggies don't form heads. Prominent among them is that temperature and water requirements are not being met. This is a page about broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage not forming heads.
Growing GourdsThis page is about growing gourds. Though not very good to eat, gourds are easy to grow and useful in many other ways.
Growing Morning Glory from CuttingsThis page is about growing morning glory from cuttings. This hardy plant can give you a burst of color as a cut flower or in containers.
Growing ParsnipsThis is a page about growing parsnips. This biennial root is usually grown as a annual. They are best harvested in the fall or early winter, as their flavor improves with exposure to near freezing temperatures.
Zucchini Plant Not Growing FruitThis is a page about a zucchini plant not growing fruit. Your zucchini plant is growing very well and even flowering, but not setting fruit.
Growing Pineapples in PotsThis is a page about growing pineapples in pots. The top of a pineapple can become a potted plant, and if you have two you may grow your own pineapple.
Growing Concord Grapes?This is a page about growing Concord grapes. The much loved Concord grape, found in gardens across the country, is a descendant of a wild native grape from New England.
Do chickens eat raspberries?Will chickens eat raspberries? I'm putting up a coop, with a yard for them, but should I keep them away from the berries?
Supporting Tomato PlantsThis is a page about supporting tomato plants. Tomato plants generally need to be trellised or supported in some way.
Using Green TomatoesDon't throw away those green tomatoes at the end of the growing season. This is a page about using green tomatoes.
Growing a Butterfly BushThis page is about growing a butterfly bush. These vigorous plants give you beautiful, late summer and fall flowers.
Growing Hens and ChicksThis page is about growing hens and chicks. These semi succulents grow best in poor soil conditions, and are especially suitable for the rock garden.
Growing a Sweetgum TreeThis page is about growing a sweetgum tree. A member of the witch hazel family with distinctive prickly seed pods that are native to the eastern north american woodlands.
Growing CeleryMany of us love crunchy celery stalks plain or with peanut butter. They are also an important ingredient in many recipes. Have you thought of growing your own celery?
Prickly Spines on Cucumbers?I'm growing 2 kinds of cucumbers, one is a pickling type (can't remember the exact name), the other is called "straight eight". They both have prickly spines on them, what is causing this?
Growing Honeydew MelonsThis is a page about growing honeydew melons. Growing your own honeydew melons can be very rewarding, especially as it is often difficult to find a really sweet one at the market.
Growing an Avocado Tree in Arkansas?I'm growing the avocado tree inside my home in Arkansas. When it is matured and I plant it outside, will it go dormant during the cold months and return in the spring or will it die off?
Growing HostasThis page is about growing hostas. As foliage plants, hostas offer an unmatched range of patterns, colors, and sizes of plants.
Growing ParsleyThis page is about growing parsley. A wonderful, useful biennial herb that is easy to grow in your garden.
Why Are My Cucumbers Bitter?This page concerns why are my cucumbers bitter? The growing conditions or vegetable variety may affect the flavor of a it.
Harvesting HorseradishThis is a page about harvesting horseradish. Choosing the right time of year, when the soil is cool, and using the appropriate garden tools will give you your most flavorful harvest.
Troubleshooting Tomato ProblemsThis is a page about troubleshooting tomato problems. If your tomato harvest is disappointing due to disease, pests, or growing conditions there some easy solutions to your gardening issues.
Planting Sprouting PotatoesThis is a page about planting sprouting potatoes. If those potatoes that you forgot about have begun to sprout, try planting them. As long as there is no rot you should be able to harvest a nice crop.
Growing Woodland Ferns From SporesStarting your own ferns for a shady spot can be a challenge. This page is about growing woodland ferns from spores.
Growing an Easter Egg Plant?This is a page about growing an Easter egg plant. Solanum Melongena, commonly known as white eggplant, are a fun ornamental that looks similar to eggs.
Growing HopsThis is a page about growing hops. Hops prefer moist, nutrient-rich, well-drained soil and hot, dry growing conditions.
Growing Buttercup SquashThis is a page about growing buttercup squash. These delicious winter squash are easy to grow.
Blossom End Rot on VegetablesThere is nothing more frustrating than planting and caring for your garden all season only to have problems right before harvest. Here are some tips for dealing with blossom end rot on veggies like tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, or squash. This is a page about blossom end rot on vegetables.
Growing Jalapeno PeppersThe jalapeno pepper is a popular, mildly hot, chili pepper often used in Mexican cuisine. It is also a good choice for your home garden. This is a page about growing jalapeno peppers.
Growing an Avocado Plant from a CuttingThis page is about growing an avocado plant from a cutting. Many trees can be propagated from cuttings with the proper knowledge, timing and technique.
Growing Collard GreensThis page is about growing collard greens. This hearty, nutritious vegetable is a staple in the southern US, and has its best flavor after the first frost.
Growing Hot PeppersThis is a page about growing hot peppers. There are so many types of hot peppers available now, you may want to try growing your own in the garden.
Growing ApplesThis is a page about growing apples. It includes planting tips, harvesting advice, and soil recommendations for growing apples. There are also tips for caring for and pruning apple trees.
Growing Vegetables in a GreenhouseThis is a page about growing vegetables in a greenhouse. You can get a head start on your garden or grow vegetables year round in a greenhouse.
Growing Turnips?This is a page about growing turnips. Turnips are a great choice for the home garden as both the root and the leaves can be eaten.
Growing a Mango TreeThis is a page about growing mangoes. If you are in the right climate mangoes are easy to grow. Knowing the proper soil and environment these trees like, will make your mango growing successful.
Rhubarb Died Over the Winter?Why did most of my rhubarb plants die this winter?
Growing PineapplesThis is a page about growing pineapples. Pineapples are sweet, delicious, and easy to grow. Your climatic region will dictate some of the growing considerations, but you can still successfully grow and harvest this popular tropical fruit.
Growing Cherries (Cherry Trees)A cherry tree is a great addition to your yard. Fresh cherries make great snacks and can be frozen for use throughout the year. This is a page about growing cherry trees.
Growing CantaloupeThis is a page about growing cantaloupe. Cantaloupe can be expensive to buy at the store. Growing your own can help save you money.
Growing MushroomsGrowing your own mushrooms can provide a continual supply of these tasty fungi. You can choose from a number of varieties such as: portobello, shiitake or oyster mushrooms, to name a few.
Growing VanillaThis is a page about growing vanilla. Vanilla was first cultivated in Central America and is easily grown in warm humid conditions.
Growing Perennial VincaThis is a page about growing perennial vinca. Perennial vinca, also known as periwinkle, can make for a lovely lush ground cover.
Growing: Sweet CicelyOne of the first plants to arrive with spring growth, and the last to leave in the fall, Sweet Cicely is a wonderful addition to any flower garden.
Growing Purslane (Portulaca)This is a page about growing purslane (portulaca). Thriving in a hot, dry climate these edible plants, also called pigweed, are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Growing OkraThis is a page about growing okra. Okra is a great addition to many homemade dishes. Grow your own okra at home and you have it available to use, fresh as can be.
Growing OrchidsOrchids have a reputation for being very difficult to grow. This is a page about growing orchids.
Growing KiwifruitThis is a page about growing kiwifruit. Kiwis grow on a vine and require trellising. If you live in a zone suitable for growing kiwifruit, you can enjoy the opportunity to have fresh kiwis in your own backyard.
Growing Peppers and Tomatoes TogetherThis page is about growing peppers and tomatoes together. These vegetables are delicious when cooked together, but the question is do they grow well together.
Growing CauliflowerThis page is about growing cauliflower. This vegetable is especially delicious when grown in your own garden.
Save Seeds For Your Own Veggie PlantsI save seed from peppers, cantaloupe, watermelon and the like. I dry them in paper towel then save them. When I am ready, I put them in a damp paper towel in a closed ziplock until they sprout. BAM, you have plants! Been doing it for years and it works every time. Great to do with kids also :)
Bamboo Sticks for Plant SupportYou can use bamboo sticks instead of a cage for tomatoes. It's a cheaper alternative and you can put the sticks anywhere, not just for tomatoes but for other plants, flowers, trees, etc. as well.
Growing Elephant EarsElephant ear tubers may need to be dug up each year to survive the winter season. They can be grown in a pot or directly in the soil when all danger of frost has passed.
Starting Tomatoes in a HothouseTomatoes need to be protected from frost and cool temperatures. A plastic tent can help keep them warm and give them a head start on the season. This is a page about making a little hothouse for starting tomatoes.
Starting Tomato Plants in Coffee CansGiving young tomato plants a start following this method is easy and allows you to move them into the garden with little stress. This is a page about starting tomatoes in coffee cans.
Growing Flower Bed Okra PlantsFlower Bed Okra is a strain of okra developed by a man in Texas, that grows like a shrub with many branches and gets over 5 feet tall. This seed variety doesn't appear to be mass produced.
Growing Tomato Plants from SeedTry growing tomato plants from seed rather than buying plants at your local big box store or nursery. There are so many more varieties available as seeds than you can buy as plants. Choose those that do well in your area and have a go planting seeds this season.
Homemade Upside Down Tomato PlanterTomatoes grow very successfully in upside down planters and they are convenient for a patio or deck. This page is about making a homemade upside down tomato planter.
Planning a Canning and Preserve GardenCanning your own fruits and vegetables is be rewarding and frugal. Plus, jars of summer produce make a wonderful present. This is a page about planning a canning and preserve garden.
Harvesting CherriesThis is a page about harvesting cherries. If you love cherries, why not try growing them. Here is a ton of information about everything from growing, pitting, and freezing cherries.
Growing Beets in Georgia?This is a page about growing beets in Georgia. Because beets are a cool weather crop it is best to plant the seeds in early spring or late summer to early fall in Georgia.
Growing Miniature VegetablesMost small vegetables are not really miniatures, and are grown like other vegetables, but possibly closer together. Of course there are also dwarf varieties that easily lend themselves to growing miniature veggies. This is a page about growing miniature vegetables.
Caring for a Succulent?This is a page about caring for a succulent. Succulents are typically very easy to grow. There are a few specific things to keep in mind to ensure their health. Do not over or underwater. For more succulent care tips check out this page. This is a page about caring for a succulent.
Creating a Bouquet of Edibles from Your GardenUse herbs, flowers, stalks, and leaves from your veggie garden to create a beautiful, edible bouquet. This is a page about creating a bouquet of edibles from your garden.
Tips for Tomato GrowersEven though the tomato is the most popular garden crop in the US, there are some important things to keep in mind to ensure the best crop possible. This page contains tips for tomato growers.
Preventative Medicine For Your Vegetable GardenIt is always preferable to prevent problems than to have to remedy them after they occur. This is also true of a vegetable garden. Proper care and maintenance, such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, and pest elimination can help keep your garden growing and producing well throughout the season. This is a page about preventative medicine for your vegetable garden.
Growing Kiwi on a Trellis?Kiwi vines require sturdy support to carry the weight of their developing fruit. This is a page about growing kiwi on a trellis.
Growing Food from WasteThe tops and root ends of many fresh vegetables can be sprouted in your kitchen, giving you fresh greens and leaves to use in cooking. This is a page about growing food from waste.
How to Harvest PumpkinsIf you have grown some pumpkins it will be great to harvest them in the the fall. Here is how to harvest pumpkins.
How Many Cantaloupes Grow from a Plant?The number of melons produced by a cantaloup vine will depend on growing conditions and the variety planted, as well as, a bit of gardener intervention. This is a page about, "How many cantaloupes grow from a plant?".
Giving Succulents as GiftsSucculents are easy to propagate and equally easy to grow. This makes them a good and often inexpensive choice for gift giving. This is a page about giving succulents as gifts.
Haworthia Not Blooming?This succulent, native to South Africa, is often sold as a houseplant. They produce multiple small flowers on a relatively tall stem. This is a page about haworthia not blooming.
Growing PopcornImportant factors to keep in mind before planting your own popcorn include a longer germination time and slower seedling growth rate. Given the proper growing conditions it is a fun addition to the home garden. This is a page about growing popcorn.
Blossoms Falling Off Tomato Plants?If your tomato plant is not setting fruit and the blossoms are falling off, there are several possible causes you will need to investigate, including temperature, pests, and soil deficiencies. This is a page about blossoms falling off tomato plants.
6 Ways to Get Big Yields From a Small GardenA small garden space does not mean you can't have a nice yield if you employ a few techniques to intensify your gardening. This is a page about six ways to get big yields from a small garden.
Growing GoldenrodThis is a page about growing goldenrod. This hardy perennial can be grown by division or seed and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Growing CarawayThis page is about growing caraway. A hardy biennial that is generally known for its culinary uses.
Growing Vanilla Beans in IndiaThis is a page about growing vanilla beans in India. Like other members of the orchid family, vanilla grows best in partial shade in a temperate climate with high amounts of moisture and humidity.
Growing AngelicaThis is a page about growing angelica. Commonly know as Queen Anne's Lace, this herb likes a partially shady spot. Angelica has culinary and medicinal uses.
Growing Cosmos (Mexican Aster)This is a page about growing cosmos (Mexican aster). Plant in the full sun when all danger of frost is past. It blooms mid summer until fall, with a variety of daisy-like colored flowers.
Growing LungwortThis is a page about growing lungwort. Lungwort grows to 8 to 10 inches and is one of the best ways to bring low-maintenance color to the shadier parts of your garden.
Growing AstilbeThis is a page about growing astilbe. To give you plants a good start make sure they have plenty of water and some compost. Purchase a nursery raised pot with numerous plants and divide them up when you plant them.
Growing ChilesChilies can be easy to grow and they are a delicious addition to almost any meal. This is a page about how to grow chillies.
Harvesting Green BeansThis is a page about harvesting green beans. After the hours spent planting and tending your garden, it is exciting to begin the harvest.
Growing Pea ShootsThis is a page about growing pea shoots. Pea shoots make for a tasty salad topping and the best part is that they are easy to grow yourself.
Growing Tomatoes From SlicesThis is a page about growing tomatoes from slices. Try this quick and easy way to plant tomato seeds from your store bought produce.
Building a Potato CageThis is a page about building a potato cage. A popular way to grow potatoes is to use a cage type structure for planting your crop.
Hydroponic GardeningThis gardening method conserves water resources, does not disrupt top soil or deplete soil nutrients. It requires fewer pesticides than ordinary gardening. This is a page about hydroponic gardening.
Growing Grapefruit from SeedThis is a page about growing grapefruit from seed. The seeds from this citrus fruit, unless they are hybrid, may germinate to produce a grapefruit house plant and eventually a tree.
Growing Sweet Potato Squash (Delicata...This is a page about growing sweet potato squash (delicata squash). This easy to grow heirloom squash has a flavor much like a sweet potato.
Growing Locust Trees?This is a page about growing locust trees. Called acacia in England, the most common locust are the black and honey. These fast growing trees are important plant for bee keepers.
Growing Perennial VinesThis is a page about growing perennial vines. Many beautiful flowers grow seasonally on vines that can climb walls, cover arbors, and create a sense of privacy and shade.
Planting a Second Season CropThis is a page about planting a second season crop. Depending on where you live, you may be able to plant a second garden crop of cool season or quick growing veggies.
Growing Salix Nishiki Willow?This is a page about growing salix nishiki willow. A Japanese variegated ornamental commonly called a dapple willow, is a very attractive shrub.
Irrigation for SaplingsThis is a page about irrigation for saplings. New trees need constant moisture to make sure the roots become well established so the tree can thrive.
Growing BromeliadsThis is a page about growing bromeliads. This family of tropical plants includes the pineapple. Some members are known as air plants because they soak up moisture from the air.
Now Is the Time for a Victory GardenWith all the extra time spent at home and uncertainty with COVID-19, now is the perfect time to be planting a victory garden.
Grow Your Own Tomato PlantsLast spring was the first time we ever tried growing our own tomato plants. We had a big plastic tank that didn't work well for what we got it for. My husband removed the plastic and used the frame to make a greenhouse.
Harvesting CherriesOur Stella cherry tree is loaded this year. We purchased it as a seedling in 2003, on sale at a grocery store for about $5. Most years, we get some cherries but this is a bumper crop, even the birds can't keep up. The heat wave of last weekend has quickly ripened the fruit and they need to be picked NOW!
Growing LeeksThese sweet and mild flavored cousins of the onion are easy to grow in your garden. This is a page about growing leeks.
Make a Little Hothouse for Early TomatoesI'm sharing this tip now so if you like, you will have time to make a little hot house for your tomato plant. It can help to produce tomatoes a month early.
How to Grow Giant PumpkinsThis is a page about growing giant pumpkins. Growing giant pumpkins is fun for young and old alike.
How to Grow ChilliesChillies, chiles or hot peppers, these spicy fruits are important in cooking across the globe. Learn how to grow them in this short video.
Braiding GarlicHere's a great video with instructions for making a garden braid.
Stackable Potato TowerGrown your own potatoes at home with this stackable tower. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Growing an Avocado SeedGrowing an avocado plant from the pit is a great project for kids to do. It is so easy.
Concord Grapes Small and Not Flavorful?I planted 3 year old seeded Concord grapes about 5-6 years ago. I have never gotten a good harvest yet. I have plenty of grapes on the vines, but for the last three years the grapes have all been small and fairly flavorless. I do get a lot of vine growth during the summer. I live in Idaho and most my neighbor's grapes are great. I want to use my grapes for juicing. What am I doing wrong?
Growing Pineapple in Containers?I have been trying to grow pineapple by planting a pineapple crown. My leaves remain reddish in color even though after 3 years of waiting I got small blue flowers, but the fruit doesn't seem to be growing. Is this a sign of some deficiency? Should I apply compost?
Tomato Plants Grow Tall But Don't Produce Much Fruit?My tomato plants always get extremely tall. Sometimes over 8 or 9 feet. I don't get a lot of tomatoes. What can I do to increase my yield of tomatoes and keep my plants at a manageable height?
Growing Microgreens?My question is whether I can incorporate dryer lint into shredded paper pulp to create mats for growing microgreens or sprouting. I am going to try this soon, just wondered if anyone had tried it before.
No Flowers on My Hydroponic Tomato Plants?I'm growing tomatoes in an hydroponic Aerogarden in my house. I have great plants, but no flowers. I've checked with the company and still I have no flowers after doing everything they recommended. Can anybody help?
Growing and Harvesting Loose Leaf Lettuce?I planted some leaf lettuce in my garden and it is doing pretty good. My question is how do I harvest the lettuce and what can I use to take away some of the bitter taste? I've tried it straight from the garden and it tastes kind of bitter. I would like to try to make a salad from it, but don't quite know how to harvest the leaves and how to take the bitter taste out of it.