How To Grow Basil

Growing Basil is relatively easy as long as the growing environments has suitable light and temperature levels. Basil is grown for its fragrant tasty leaves that can be added raw to salads, sandwiches or used in cooked dishessuch as the ever popular pasta with tomato and basil sauce.   Preparation If growing Basil in pots…

How To Grow Swiss Chard In Your Garden

HOW TO GROW ORGANIC SWISS CHARD Swiss Chard is one of the prettiest plants to grow in your garden. The stalks come in vibrant shades of white, yellow, orange, pink, and red. The big green leaves tend to be dark, glossy, and ruffled. Swiss Chard is known as a great addition to Southern recipes, but it has…

How to Grow Green Beans

  Green beans have been cultivated in gardens for hundreds of years. There are hundreds of different varieties from bush to pole, from Heirloom to hybridized, and even colors ranging from dark green to purple. There are so many green beans to plant, so little time! Here is a little guide to show you how…

How To Grow Cilantro In A Pot

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is an herb with savory, deep green leaves that are harvested fresh and used to flavor a variety of Asian and Latin dishes. It is also known as coriander or Chinese parsley. Cilantro isn’t difficult to grow, the seeds can be planted directly in the soil as soon as all danger of…

How to Grow Blueberries

As most blueberry bushes can grow very large, the best option for a patio or other urban garden is to plant a dwarf variety. Blueberry bushes begin producing after about three years, so you’ll have berries in a more timely manner if you buy a plant that is a couple years old as opposed to…

Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla)

Aloe polyphylla is a stemless aloe and grows its leaves in a very distinctive spiral shape. The plants do not seem to sucker or produce off-shoots, but from the germination of their seeds they can form small, dense clumps. The fat, wide, serrated, gray-green leaves have sharp, dark leaf-tips. This aloe flowers at the beginning…

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are grown from plants, not seeds or bulbs. You can purchase sweet potato plants at a garden center or online. You can also grow your own plants. How To Grow Sweet Potato Plants Get a firm healthy sweet potato If the sweet potato is starting to sprout, you have a head start. Assume…

How to Grow Summer Squash

  Summer squash, a category that includes Zucchini and Yellow Squash, is easy to grow unless your summers are very cold and rainy. Starting squash seeds indoors is an option. You want to begin them 3-4 weeks before the final frost of the season. If you do opt to start them indoors, plant them in…

6 ways to grow more tomatoes in containers

Tomatoes are the perfect crop for small spaces: rewarding, productive and delicious. Few people know more about growing tomatoes in containers than Nick Chenhall, tomato enthusiast and the man behind the excellent  Tomato Growing website. In the video below, Nick shares his six top tips to get a big crop of tasty tomatoes. Watch the video…

How To Grow Broccoli In Your Garden

Broccoli is a staple for many families that want to eat healthy. It isn’t exactly cheap though! Growing broccoli in your garden just might be the answer. Broccoli is a cool season vegetable that can be planted in early May in Zones 4-6 and in September and February in Zones 7-10 (check to see your…