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.


In Search of Marshall Strawberry Plants

by jpc8015 4 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 9 months 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...

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Aerogarden reviews?

by lilinjun 12 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...

Minnesota will pay residents to make their lawns bee-friendly

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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 4 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...

Pest control

by emeldag 4 months ago

a red bug has eaten the leaves of my earth cherry plants in my garden. Can anyone suggest how to control them? thanks

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

by gutreactions 1 year 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...

Can I bury my kitchen waste in the garden rather than composting in a bin?

by janniecooks 9 years ago

It's difficult to keep the compost pile wet enough to produce good hot compost - the heat and the sun in Florida dries it out too quickly. And the raised beds provide too much square footage to pl...

Cinnamon Basil

by small h 7 months ago

I received a free seed packet of this herb in my Baker Creek order, and it's grown like something out of Sleeper. According to the interwebs, it's also called either Thai basil or Mexican basil (?)...

Cherokee Nation Seed Bank online distribution begins Feb. 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

“The native plants are just as much, or even a little bit more so, a part of Cherokee culture than are the crops. The native plants are harder to produce as we have to try and replicate an environm...

Sweet or Mild Specialty Peppers

by dfrostnh 9 months ago

Seed catalog fever has struck again. I grew over 30 varieties of peppers a few years ago and discovered some were too hot (Lemon Drop) and some had a fruity flavor I didn't enjoy (Caribbean Season...

Best plum tomato seeds for NC climate (zone 7b)

by loves2cook82 9 months ago

Every spring I visit my local farmers market and buy a variety of heirloom tomato plants for my garden: German Johnson, Pink Girl, Cherokee Purple... This year I'd like to add a plum tomato to the...

How to Tell When Lemons are Ready to Pick

by Buckeye_Local 8 years ago

This is my first time for growning citrus here in Arizoina. My lemons are now turning from green to yellow, how do I know when they are ripe for picking? Is there an easy way to tell?

Just found some very old Miracle Gro. Any good?

c oliver
by c oliver 10 years ago

We're in the process of renting out one of our homes and in packing things up I've come across four unopened bags of Miracle Gro, the water soluble powder stuff. I don't use that anymore but was c...

Peeling garlic a week before planting

by Shrinkrap 3 years ago

I have the good fortune of being in Florence right now,and see the most amazing looking "Aglio Rosso" garlic at the market. I want to bring some home to grow, but you can only bring peeled cloves...

DIY greenhouse

by Dorothee5 1 year ago

Hello everyone. I have got a big garden, but I wanted to create a place in it where I can grow some plants like vegetables and fruits. However, prices of greenhouses are really high for me, so I th...

How to eradicate tiny black bugs on my potted cucumbers

by small h 4 years ago

They are poppy-seed-size, round, and immobile. My research indicates that they might be flea beetles, but they don't jump or even crawl. They are on the undersides of the leaves, and to a lesser ex...

Wildflowers to eat?

by Dorothee5 1 year ago

When I was surfing the Internet I came across a unusual topic about cooking. It was about preparing dishes with use of wild flowers from our gardens that many people think as weeds. Of course, not ...

Pickle recipes?

by rbrbr 1 year ago

Anyone have an amazing pickle recipe? Specifically looking for something that tastes like any of Grillo's flavors. TIA!

Can anyone help identify these squash?

by Kikitoo 1 year ago

They are the size of a spaghetti squash (most of them anyway) and delicious, mild, spaghetti squash like on the inside as well. It was a volunteer in my garden. The warty skin is only on some of th...