Stunted Seedlings

Are your seedling stunted? The seed starting mix may be the culprit, as many seed starting mixes do not contain added nutrients that are essential to plant growth. Why? Have you ever started seeds in a plastic bag with a ball of moist cotton? They sprout! Seeds contain all of the nutrients...

Blossom Buddies

Many of the plants we eat from the garden produce flowers, but when is a flower good to keep and when is it best to snip?  Peppers and Tomatoes After pollination, the flower dies back and a tiny pepper or tomato begins  to form. Peppers and tomatoes are usually self-pollinating, not requiring...

About Peppers

This week’s lesson: Peppers! These vibrant veggies are related to tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and tomatillo, and come in a multitude of varieties, but there are two basic types: sweet, and hot. Sweet peppers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Most start out green and then turn...

How to Use Soap to K...

Soap sprays are considered contact pesticides, meaning they must come into contact with the pest you are trying to remove for them to work. They do not work as a deterrent or preventative for garden pests, and they do not work on all pests. Soap sprays work best on soft-bodied insects such as...