Vegetables

Tips And Tricks For Growing Tomatoes: How To Get A High Yield Harvest!

Tips And Tricks For Growing Tomatoes: How To Get A High Yield Harvest!

Whether you have green fingers or you’re just getting started out in the world of growing your vegetables – tomatoes are one of the most popular and simplest types of crops to grow. The only problem? Despite the fact that tomatoes are one of the most popular types of crops to grow, they also happen…

Onions: Why They’re Stems, Not Roots

Onions are the second most popular type of vegetable in the world. Its ability to change from eye-wateringly intense when raw to mild and sweet when cooked makes it an invaluable ingredient in most kitchens. Because of its unique appearance, classifying this versatile and delicious plant as a root or stem vegetable category can be…

Can a Light Bulb Help Plants Grow? (Houseplants & Vegetables)

If you’re starting to get into growing plants inside of your house, you may be wondering whether you can just grab a light bulb from the drawer, stick it over your plants, and be done. For normal indoor plants (e.g. plants like those that come from Exotic Angel), a LED, Incandescent, or CFL bulb should…

Is Rice a Vegetable, Grain, or Seed?

Depending on the culture you come from, rice may be a very large and important part of your diet. However, many still disagree on classifying rice as a vegetable, grain, or seed. Fortunately, there’s an answer to this question based on how the food is classified both botanically and by the USDA. Based on current…

Is Broccoli Man-Made? Fact or Fiction

Broccoli has won the title of America’s favorite vegetable for 2021. This odd green has delighted and plagued the plates of adults and children alike for years. So, where did it come from, and is it here to stay? Broccoli was initially man-made in controlled conditions through selective breeding. It can be grown from seeds,…

Is an Onion a Fruit or Vegetable?

Not so long ago, the hot question in the produce world was: Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables? Now, that debate has been solved (fruit), so we turn our attention to another item hanging out in the same section of the grocery store: the onion.  An onion is a vegetable. More specifically, onions are root vegetables,…

Is Broccoli a Fruit or a Vegetable?

One of the most loved edible plants is broccoli. Broccolis are packed with vitamin C, fiber, iron, and many other essential nutrients — no wonder they always end up in health menus. While broccolis are popular, not everyone eats them or knows much about them, even whether or not they’re a fruit or vegetable. Broccoli…

Are Potato Leaves Poisonous?

If you’re like me, and you hate throwing out something that could be useful for food, you may have find yourself staring at your potato shoots and wondering if they’re safe to eat. Sadly, it’s best to compost them or throw them out. Potato leaves are poisonous if consumed. In fact, they contain a glycoalkoid…

6 Ways to Identify & Fix Dry Garden Soil

Few things are worse for a gardener than watering your plants regularly and still seeing them wilt and dry up. If your garden’s soil is drying out too quickly, or if you are watering your garden regularly and your plants still look parched, the most important thing you can do is add organic matter in…

15 Small Tomato Varieties for Container Gardening

If you’re looking to grow tomatoes but don’t have much space, you need a type of tomato that stays small enough that you can grow it on your patio, apartment balcony, or inside under a grow light. Unfortunately, most tomatoes get way too big to be grown anywhere with space limitations. That’s where this list…

11 Small Cucumber Varieties for Tiny Gardens or Indoor Growing

Cucumbers are an excellent plant to grow, and there are tons of varieties that will suit whatever you’re looking for. Unfortunately, in certain areas, pests and other local conditions can make it possible to grow cucumbers outdoors. When this happens, you need a small variety of cucumber that can be grown indoors or on a…

12 Excellent Dwarf Pepper Varieties That Will Grow on Your Patio

Are you looking for a way to spice up your garden this season, but don’t have a lot of room? Dwarf peppers might be the solution, whether you’re growing them in the garden or on the patio. These varieties include mini-bells, little elf hot peppers, and even purple flash peppers. Each has its own unique…

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Ditch the Produce Aisle: 21 Vegetables That Grow Well in Small Gardens

When it comes to gardening, one of the most important things you can do is to create a diverse garden that provides a variety of different foods you can eat. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to large plots of land and abundant space. If you’re in this category, here are a few vegetables that grow…