Beetroot Storage Ideas

Did you just bring in your latest harvest of beetroots and greens? You might be wondering how to store them for the winter. Short term storage is far easier than long term, and won’t take too much effort or time on your part. Long term storage opens more options up to you, but is also … Read more

How to Grow Watermelons

There can be fewer more powerful tastes of summer than the crisp, sweet, cool flesh of a watermelon. For many of us in cooler climates (like me in the UK) they conjure up images of hot, Mediterranean areas; Spain, perhaps, or Greece. Surely, nobody could grow watermelons in more temperate conditions? As it turn out, … Read more

How To Grow White Currants

Sweeter than their more famous family members of red currants, white currants are rarely found in local nurseries. For this reason, you’re going to want to grow your own to fully experience their exquisite berries. The berries are white to cream in color and some will appear to be nearly yellow when they’re fully ripened. … Read more

How to Grow Mushrooms

Mushrooms are among the fastest-growing breeds of plants. They are much faster at maturing that most common fruits and vegetables. The best part about growing mushrooms is that they don’t eat up space in your garden! When done right, these fungi can look beautiful and taste amazing too. If you have never grown mushrooms before, … Read more

Best Herbs for Shade

While most herbs require some sunlight, these herbs actually thrive in the shade. This is great for anyone who has areas in their garden that have shade because they’re barren. If you’re tired of looking at the boring, bare, shady corner, you’ll love the herbs on this list that can take that boring corner into … Read more

Growing Onions from Seed

Onions are a must have in many kitchens. They’re easy to grow from seed and many gardeners start them indoors before the last frost in order to have a jump start on the gardening season. Onion seeds do very well in any seed starting mix. Fresh Seeds Always start with fresh seeds. You can keep … Read more

Growing Leeks from Seed

There are two traditional ways to grow leeks. The first of these is growing leeks from seed; the second is to buy “starts” which are essentially leek seedlings. Growing leeks from seed is just as effective as the other method, and can work out a lot more cost-effective. The one downside is you’ll want to … Read more

How to Grow Celeriac

Celeriac, also called root celery or knob celery, is very similar to celery, however, it’s much easier to grow. Renowned for the crisp celery flavor of the root, you can enjoy this vegetable cooked or raw. Although most North American’s have never heard of it, it’s long been a staple in European cooking and gardens. … Read more

How to Grow Artichokes

The artichoke plant can quickly spread up to six feet across. It will make a bold statement in any garden. The silvery green foliage is attractive and it grows fairly easily in a variety of climates. Many people are fearful of growing the artichoke however, it’s not that difficult and there are a few different … Read more