Get advice on growing herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, beans, peppers, and anything else you want in your vegetable garden. Plus advice on pests like snails, beetles, and ants.


My bay leaf tree is turning brown. What should I do?

Dave MP
by Dave MP 7 years ago

Some of the leaves on my bay leaf tree are turning brown, and I'm not sure what the best plan of action should be. It's potted, and lives on my porch in San Francisco year round. The rainy season j...

My Garden 2020

by JMF 1 month ago

I moved recently from lower Westchester County NY to the Southern Catskill Mountains NY. I have been container gardening, very successfully the past ten years. Growing 20-35 plants most years. Bu...

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Seed Saving Is Crucial

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . The hope is that as more seeds go open-source it will help lead to a boom in the biodiversity of seeds again and leave future generations with more varieties of plants and food to enjoy (an...

Save a Seed by Carli Piccirillo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

From Food for Thought Ojai: " . . . Piccirillo’s passion for seeds resulted in a beautiful book she authored for elementary-school students explaining the how and why of seed saving, accompanied b...

If you can feed yourself, you can free yourself

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

While some of y'all have been obsessing about the hoarding of TP, https://www.chowhound.com/post/panic-buying-begun-area-grocery-stores-area-crazy-empty-1089590, others have been buying out seeds ...

Getting our herb garden started: West/Conn 2018...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

We're ready! Our patio was renovated this past winter and we are anxious to get it growing again. We were able to save our chives and oregano which are coming back nicely in their original pots. We...

How to prevent Aerogarden algae?

by sweet100s 2 months ago

I want to get my Aerogarden going again, but really hated the algae that grew last summer. What can I do to prevent that? I believe I tried hydrogen peroxide...

Bodega Red Seed Potatoes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Gardening is not shut down during the time of Covid-19. https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/slow-food-presidia/bodega-red-potato/ "Thanks to the work of Slow Food Sonoma County North, Bode...

Sprouting seeds

by CharityBeginsAtHome 2 months ago

Does anyone know where to buy sprouting seeds in the GTA and/or in Ontario?

Passion flower/fruit

by ae31860 5 months ago

I am live in North Carolina, in the southeast of the foothills. I love passion fruit. However, getting it in the store is expensive and it is very hard to find. So, I began to wonder if I could gro...

Do I really need mycorrhizal fungi for planting bare root roses?

by momto4girls 3 months ago

The planting guide that came with my bare root roses recommends this. I need to plant the roses tomorrow morning. Currently soaking in a bucket. Does the fungi really make that big of a difference?

Aerogarden reviews?

by lilinjun 13 years ago

Has anyone purchased an Aerogarden and been completely happy with it? I'm looking to invest in one, but the $150 price tag and several reviews on Amazon's site are holding me back... (I searche...

Planting Spring Vegetables

by elizbanks 3 months ago

Anyone have recommendations for preparing a planter to grow organic lettuces kale herbs and beans.

Passion fruit vine - thumbs up or run away?

by edwardspk 9 years ago

I love the taste of passion fruit and am considering planting a vine at home. However, I hear they are agressive growers and can be invasive. Anyone with any experience? Am I looking at a good s...

Seeds for my garden in Texas?

by joseek 5 months ago

I'm looking for bunch of seeds for my garden in Texas.please help me found a farmer market .Thanks

In Search of Marshall Strawberry Plants

by jpc8015 12 months ago

The Marshall strawberry is the greatest strawberry to ever be cultivated. It thrives in the environment surrounding Puget Sound. Unfortunately is not a commercially viable fruit due to it's sugar c...

Florida - Personal Garden Bill Clears First Hurdle

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . 'I think when one thinks about the idea of a code-enforcement officer going onto a property that you own and requiring you — under threat of fine — to tear up a garden that you have prepare...

Minnesota will pay residents to make their lawns bee-friendly

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a series of budget bills that included the provision of $900,000 for helping homeowners populate their pristine lawns with bee-friendly plants, like nativ...

Best source for edible seedlings in LA area?

by Dylan 11 months ago

Hi everyone, I am new to edible aeroponic gardening and really enjoying it. Does anyone have a recommendation for a great source for seedlings (mainly edibles) in the LA area? I'm around Hollywoo...