Growing Tips & Techniques


How To Grow Mushrooms: A Complete Guide

How To Grow Mushrooms: A Complete Guide
Mushrooms have a long history of being associated with a wide range of connotations, including those of both friend and foe. The grocery store is a great place for us to obtain mushrooms that are both safe to eat and delicious, but this wasn't always the case. It is no wonder why any home gardener would add mushrooms to their knowledge base. Read more

How To Grow Onions: Planting, Growing, & Care

How To Grow Onions: Planting, Growing, & Care
Growing onions is much simpler than one might expect. They are harvested beginning in the middle of summer and continuing into the fall after being planted early in the spring. Find out how to plant, nurture, and eventually harvest onions. It should come as no surprise that someone who maintains a home garden would have an interest in cultivating this crop. Read more

How To Grow Basil At Home: Planting, Care, & Harvesting

How To Grow Basil At Home: Planting, Care, & Harvesting
Basil's history dates back 5,000 years, resulting in 150 different cultivars with unique flavors. Sweet basil is common in Italian cuisine while Thai basil, lemon basil, and holy basil are popular in Asian cuisine. Most believe basil originated in India or Asia and came to the Mediterranean via historic spice routes. This herb is easy to grow making it a staple for any home gardener. Read more

How To Grow Brussel Sprouts - Info, Guide, & Plant Care

How To Grow Brussel Sprouts - Info, Guide, & Plant Care
Brussels sprouts may very well have origins in Rome, but then they also gained popularity in 16th-century Belgium. Brussels sprouts were named there. French settlers introduced Brussels sprouts into Louisiana circa 1800; commercial production began in 1925. As the frozen food industry grew in the 1940s, Brussels sprout production relocated to California's central coast. Read more

How To Grow Cilantro - Tips & Techniques

How To Grow Cilantro - Tips & Techniques
The wispy green herb known as coriander, which dates back to the sixth millennium, is considered to be one of the earliest domesticated plants. Both cilantro as well as the dried coriander seed are widely used in seasoning and have long been prized for their therapeutic capabilities. They are both loved all throughout the world. There is no wonder why you would want to make this staple in your home garden. Read more

How To Grow Cucumbers - Planting, Care, & Harvesting

How To Grow Cucumbers - Planting, Care, & Harvesting
Cucumbers were first widely accepted by both the upper and lower classes in the Roman Empire. Cucumbers have enjoyed enduring popularity in Italy for many years due to their simplicity of cultivation and large range of kinds and flavors. Cucumbers were commonly employed as a source of different therapeutic treatments in addition to being consumed. Read more

How To Grow Strawberries - A Complete Guide

How To Grow Strawberries - A Complete Guide
Strawberry plants must be effectively grown in order to produce fruit, whether you begin with seeds or plants. Selecting your strawberry variety, selecting your planting site, making a decision on a planting system, trying to prepare your selected planting location, sowing the strawberry plants, creating an optimal atmosphere, trying to care for the growing strawberries, harvesting crops, redeveloping the berry beds, and conserving the strawberry plants during the dormant months are all factors and developmental problems for growing strawberries. Read more

How To Grow Watermelon - Growing Conditions & Tips

How To Grow Watermelon - Growing Conditions & Tips
Watermelon, which is appropriately named, is 92 % and was first used as a water supply by the ancients. In southern Africa, where the hardy, drought-tolerant predecessor of watermelon thrived, the fruit has a 5000-year history. Although we are unsure of the actual name of this plant, we do know that native people in the Kalahari Desert area valued it for its capacity to hold water. Read more

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes: A Complete Guide

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes: A Complete Guide
Sweet potatoes are a staple to the American Thanksgiving traditional, but are continually growing in popularity from use in salads to being served as French fries. If you are a home gardener, it should be noted that they are incredibly easy to add to your list of produce. Read more

How To Grow Your Own Dragon Fruit: A Complete Guide

How To Grow Your Own Dragon Fruit: A Complete Guide
These fast-growing perennial plants will not only produce spherical, spiky, and nutritious fruit, but they will also provide visual value to your garden landscape. Dragon fruit trees give fruit in seven to eight years when grown from seeds, and one to three years when grown from cuttings. Everything you need to know about how to grow dragon fruit in your garden is right here. Read more
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