Even if you don't eat okra, consider growing the plant just for the blooms.
Celebrate the grand garden season finale. Here are some faster, space-saving methods to harvest and store garden produce at its best.
Look for these new perennials: hardy hibiscus with giant 8" flowers and summer-long blooms. Bring exotic pinks, dark red, lavender and rose colors to containers, foundations and small space gardens.
Keep sidewalks and driveways weed-free all summer. Try these simple and safe remedies as weed and grass killers.
Never boil another egg. Learn how to peel eggs perfectly every time. Use eggs as a protien source to complete lighter seasonal meals.
This article will guide you through the five worst tomato problems and how to prevent them.
How to select the best plants for the hottest weather. These portable plants attract birds and butterflies. When planting for summer color, consider the view from inside your house.
Time to build a 4' x 4' concrete block raised bed. Make this a fall project. Add leaves and grassy material throughout the cool seasons. Get a jump on spring with your new raised bed.
Grow all the vegetables and herbs needed for the best fresh and canned spaghetti sauce. Know where your food comes from and what's really in it. Start with this pasta sauce.
Soilless Potting Soil. Is it better than garden soil? What you need to know whether mixing your own potting soil or buying bagged.
Are you ready? It's time! In the coldest and ugliest of winter, when you are desperate to see Something - Anything grow, start big juicy tomatoes from seed. Here's how.
Tarragon is fragrant, tasty and good for you. Make gourmet herb vinegar for pennies with just two ingredients. Recipes for French Tarragon Chicken, sleep inducing tea and home grown Herbes Fines.
Eating black eyed peas is a fun family tradition in the South now. But once eating cow peas, Southern peas or black eyed peas was a matter of survival.
Sow onion seed in flats six weeks before the last frost date in your area. All alliums are heavy feeders and require plenty of water. Get new tips for scallions, leeks, chives, onions and shallots
A few extra steps in the fall will put you weeks ahead in the spring. Try these simple low cost or no cost suggestions. That will mean less work and more vegetables for you.
Easy and Elegant. Easy enough to throw together for tonight's meal or, elegant enough for company brunch. Red & golden heirloom tomatoes will make this recipe your specialty.
At Last! Pet friendly pest control. Stop tomato stealing squirrels. Keep rabbits from eating all the tender green bean seedlings.
Plant in the fall. Add a fresh layer of compost as garlic starts growing quickly in the spring. Garlic is ready for harvest by midsummer. Gentle harvesting will extend the garlic's longevity.
Proper staking or support is required for big, beautiful tomatoes. Here's my review of the best supports for every type of tomato vine.
Make it a habit to label plants. We show you how and where to find attractive labels. Arrange seed in the order in which it will be planted.
Pinching will not make plants healthier or more flavorful. It will encourage a fuller, bushier plant with more flowers and leaves.
White flies will seriously damage a plant and cold weather solves the problem. Several organic controls are listed.
Pure and perfect white spring flowering trees, shrubs, perennials.
What to grow first. Cool season suggestions for the earliest garden. Raised beds and container gardens mean a 1 or 2 week head start. Grow mixed spring greens, wilted lettuce or baby spinach salads.
"Harden off" tomato plants to prevent transplant shock and sunburn.
Plant the potted seedlings right into the garden for healthier transplants. Turn toilet paper rolls into seed starting pots. Jump start seedlings with ready made compostable containers.
From fighting cancer to fighting wrinkles, anthocyanins are regarded as one of the best reasons to eat deep colored fruits and vegetables. More than a novelty, blue foods are healthier and beautiful.
A guide to potato leaf and regular leaf tomato plants. Choose angora or rugose leaf tomatoes.
What does VFTNA, F1, determinate mean on the tomato tag? It's easy to understand. Here's how to read the label on a tomato.
Be a gourmet gardener and grow several basil varieties. Begin with seeds, starter plants or cuttings. These beautiful plants grow well in gardens, containers and hanging baskets and window boxes.