Barbados cherry have are sought after primarily because of their unusually high vitamin C content. Though not popular commercially, it is popular for home gardeners. Unlike other cherry tree varieties it will fruit in warm climates, most cherry trees need 100’s if not 1000 hours of cold to properly ripen. Continue reading Growing Barbados Cherries
The reason African violets are one of America’s favorite houseplants is because they are one of the least demanding plants in terms of care to grow and flower. Here are some tips for growing better violets. Continue reading African Violet Growing Tips
Let’s discuss organic food. Continue reading Is Organic Food Beneficial?
A library in Colorado is adding vegetable seeds to its collection of lending materials. I’m always saying how if more people gardened, the world would be a better place – we’d have more respect for the earth, we’d have more conversations with our neighbors, we’d all understand the value of hard work and the true cost of the food we purchase in grocery stores. Continue reading Seed Lending Library
Herbs are generally acknowledged to be some of the easiest to grow, most pest-resistant edibles on earth. At least, that’s what all the books said, and that had been my experience. Until last year. Continue reading Herbs and Asiatic Beetles
Here are some simple definitions of seed-related terms you often read about in association with seeds, particularly seeds for vegetables and herbs. Continue reading The Meaning of Heirloom, Hybrid and GMO
The misinformation about gardening on the internet appears to be getting worse.
That’s probably true of just about every subject, but I have recently come across some gardening tidbits that are beyond the pale. Continue reading Fighting Gardening Misinformation