Planting a herb garden is one of the quickest and easiest ways to add vibrancy to your garden, and it will pull in the pollinators too. Herbs are easy to grow from grocery store herbs, cuttings or division, so you can start a thriving herb garden for practically nothing. … [Read more...] about Easy Herb Garden for Beginners
It might get too cold in Washington, D.C. for the cherry blossoms.But as March moves into April, expect the lovely and hardy daffodil to appear, bright yellow or white, peeking its trumpet head through the snow or cold to ring in the spring. Those dependable spring blooms all have a history. Someone planted them to perk up a corner in the garden or trim a fence. And they … [Read more...] about Time for those lovely daffodils!
It’s a common problem: squash, pumpkin or zucchini (courgette) plants look healthy, they may even be flowering, but they just won’t produce any fruits! There are a number of reasons this might happen, but fortunately the solutions are usually simple. In this video we’ll explore the reasons why your squashes may not be fruiting, and show you what you can do to get them on … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t My Squashes Fruiting?
Flavorsome crops are something we all aspire to – indeed it’s the main reason many of us grow our own fruits and vegetables. But did you realize that how you water has a direct impact on the final taste of your harvests? And that by tweaking your watering you can transform your produce from bland to delicious? … [Read more...] about How to Water for Better Tasting Crops
Tomatoes are usually reliable, heavy croppers, but occasionally it can seem like they just can’t be bothered! So what can you do about it? A lack of pollination, poor growing conditions or incorrect nutrition are all possible reasons why your tomatoes may be a little lazy about fruiting. In this short video we’ll show you some easy yet ingenious ways to persuade your … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Tomatoes Fruit?