Arugula, or rocket, is a fast growing salad green that packs a wallop of flavor. Here are some tips for getting your arugula plants growing and harvesting them throughout the spring and fall.
Everyone wishes they had more space in the vegetable garden. Intensive gardening by intercropping sounds like a lot of work, but it actually let's you make efficient use of space, with no extra effort.
Looking for something fresh from the garden, first thing in the spring? Try growing Mache, or corn salad, one of the earliest spring vegetables. Easy to grow and a welcome fresh taste.
The USDA has released their new Plant Hardiness Zone Maps. Using 30 years of data, the new maps better reflect regional differences and are much easier to read. See what's changed.
Gerber daisies are often thought of as cut flowers, but they can easily be grown at home, either in the garden, in containers or even as houseplants. Here are some tips.
Dahlia plants are not difficult to grow, but they are not hardy in most gardens. Get to know them with an overview of dahlia plants and their growing conditions.
There are so many dahlias, a method for classifying them was needed. They are grouped by form, size and color and it can get confusing.
Digging, dividing and storing dahlia tubers each years will keep you in an endless supply. Follow these basic steps.
Peach trees need to be pruned every year, to keep them in shape and fruiting. Here are answers to when and how to prune peach trees, as well as some tips for their care.
Ephemeral implies brief and that's just what these charming spring blooming flowers are. They grow, they bloom, they disappear - until next year.
Seed potato is a confusing term. Potatoes do set seed, but we don't grow them from seed. Here's how to make sense of seed potatoes and how to prepare them for planting
If you don't cut back your ornamental grasses in the fall, they can provide winter interest well into the spring. But eventually you will have to cut back those ornamental grasses and it can be a messy proposition. Here's a quick and easy way to cut back your ornamental grasses without having them spill all over the garden.
Soilborne diseases affect all types of plants and can be a real problem in the vegetable garden. Here's what to look out for.
One of the most common rose diseases, black spot, is very time consuming to deal with. Here's some advice for avoiding black spot and what to do if your roses get it.
For those of us who find it a challenge to keep a garden journal up to date, the GardenScribe Plant Organizer is a quick way to create order out of a pile of plant tags.
Euphorbia is a large genus of plants, many of which are succulents and very drought resistant. Tips for growing Euphorbia plants.
Watermelon plants like a long, warm growing season. Choose a variety that will have enough time to ripen in your garden and follow these tips to get them started right.
Early blight is a very common fungal disease that can affect all parts of the tomato plants. Here are photos and tips to help you identify early blight on your plants.
Plants with taproots are great at handling long dry periods, but they also have their drawbacks. Learn what a taproot is and how to deal with plants that have them.
Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, are members of the sunflower family, grown for their edible tubers. Sunchokes grow just about anywhere. Tips for growing and cooking Jerusalem artichokes.
Ice plants can form a bright carpet of flowers and bloom throughout the summer. Tips for growing these drought tolerant, succulent plants.
Aeoniums are intriguing succulents. They grow in rosettes of various colors, with leaves so waxy they look almost artificial. More on Aeoniums.
Seed saving is the only way to make sure you have seeds of your favorite plants to grow each year. Tomato seeds need special handling to ensure good germination. Here's how to begin saving tomato seeds.
The rosettes of Echeveria make fascinating container plants. They aren't hardy in cold climates, but don't let that stop you from growing them. Tips for growing succulent Echeveria.
Crassula plants are a large group of succulent plants that include Jade plants and many intriguing and oddly shaped specimens. Tips for growing crassula plants, indoors and out.