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

How to Grow Yacon in Cold Climates

Yacon is one of the lesser-known vegetable plants that can be sucessfully grown in the UK. Sometimes known as the Peruvian Ground Apple, the tubers taste rather fruity, with hints of apple and pear, but possessing a satisfying crunch similar to that of water chestnuts. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and so offer … Read more

How to Grow Jostaberries

If you’re looking to grow something a little unusual then you might just have found it in the jostaberry. Jostaberries are produced by crossing three different plants with one another; the blackcurrant, the black gooseberry and the European gooseberry. This unusual heritage makes for a thoroughly unique plant, which brings together the best of all … Read more