Growing tomatoes is a rewarding, enjoyable way to spend the summer - until pests threaten to destroy your entire harvest, that is.
There are all kinds of critters that enjoy munching on ripe, juicy tomatoes just as much as you do. Fortunately, although these pests can be destructive, there are some easy ways you can eliminate them in the garden once and for all - and prevent them from coming back.
Here are the most common tomato plant pests, and the best tips on how to get rid of them.
Although succulents are fairly easy to grow, there are still several issues that occasionally bother succulent enthusiasts. These succulent issues are caused by inadequate care, pests, and diseases, but it’s usually quite tricky to identify the cause of the problem.
When you see your obviously unhealthy (or dying) succulent you probably ask yourself a bunch of questions. Did I overwater my succulent? Does it get enough sunlight? What’s wrong with my succulent?
In the text below, we will try to give you the answer to these and many other questions, and help you identify succulent problems depending on their look, but we will also try to give you a solution to these issues.
Here are the some of the common succulent issues and how to fix them.
Growing your own vegetables is one of the best ways to build healthy soil, feed your family, and get some exercise. Plus, growing fresh veggies is a ton of fun.
However, when you factor in all the work that it takes to grow a garden - from weeding to fertilizing, watering to pruning - it can be a lot of work. Add to that the fact that most vegetables also need to be replanted from seed or transplant every year, and the thought of growing your own vegetable garden is downright exhausting.
Luckily, there are several perennial vegetables you can plant to help cut down your labors. These vegetables come back year after year so you never have to worry about reseeding.
Vegetable gardening isn’t such a tough row to hoe once you understand that the nursery rhyme quote “some like it hot; some like it cold” applies to plants also. To take advantage of that fact, you will need to know the approximate dates of both your last spring frost and your first autumn frost. You can find that information by entering your zip code in an online frost dates calculator.
Like your skiing and snowboarding friends, hardy vegetables are invigorated by chilly temperatures and may become sulky and lackadaisical during the hottest summer months. Tender types, on the other hand, can be compared to your sun-loving pals who enjoy basking on the beach for hours. They want all the heat they can get and won’t tolerate freezing temperatures. Some of them also take a long time to grow up!
Besides several perennial vegetables known worldwide, such as artichoke, rhubarb, and asparagus, this group of edible plants is fairly unknown to gardeners. Fortunately, perennial veggies are becoming more popular and widely available. Anyone who’d like to have an abundant, unusual garden full of different flavors should definitely try growing perennial vegetables.
Summers are a gardener’s dream because the most beautiful Dahlias bloom during this time, so naturally summer months are the best time for gardening enthusiasts! It's all like a perfect dream, when the warm sun is shining down on your plants, helping them bloom into beautiful fruits and flowers.
However, soon the pleasant sunlight can become scorching and uninvited pests can take over your beloved plants that you nurtured like a baby. These issues can be easily combatted if you pay close attention and pick up on some common signs that your soil might be unhealthy or pest infected. We have some pro-gardening tips that will help you keep your garden flourishing all summer long.
When you’re trying to cultivate a healthy, thriving garden, it’s essential that you familiarize yourself with the best tips for starting seeds indoors.
Why should you bother starting seeds inside? For starters, there are some plants, like eggplants, peppers, and many herbs, that require a long growing season. In order to ensure the healthy growth of these plants, you’re going to need to start them inside long before the last expected frost date.
Starting your own seeds indoors is also a great way to save money. Think of it this way - a packet of 500 seeds generally costs just a few dollars, while transplants will cost you the same amount (for just a few plants!).