5 Mini melons for small gardens and containers

As it turns out, many gardeners don’t have room to spare for a single rambling vine of standard melon. This is sad because delicious and nutritious homegrown melons can be taken off the menus of these gardeners. Luckily bush-type mini melons are perfect choices that take up little space yet produce much like their full-sized …

Growing citrus in pots: 8 simple steps

Indoor citrus may be tough to grow, but when you do succeed with your indoor garden — even if it only produces flowers or foliage in the end–you will have a thriving plant that brings joy throughout its entire lifetime. 8 steps to growing citrus in pots Start with the right variety. The citrus varieties …

4 reasons to plant new-to-you edibles in your veggie garden

Every year, I have the same list of fruits, vegetables and herbs that are planted in my garden. However one thing I would recommend is to leave space for a couple new-to-you edibles every now and then . They don’t necessarily have to be something you haven’t tried before , but they should fit within …

Growing kiwi fruit: It’s easier than you think

Do you enjoy growing fruit? Perhaps you have a few blueberry bushes, strawberry plants, or apple trees and are looking to expand your garden’s offerings. Consider planting kiwi fruits in the ground!Kiwis might be one of the most underrated types of fruits out there-and they’re incredibly easy to grow. All it takes is some digging …

Growing berries in containers: How to grow a small-space fruit garden

Berry plants are great candidates for container gardening, especially if you pay careful attention to which varieties you choose to grow. For gardeners with limited space or who live in apartments and have some pots on balconies, porches or patios can make their lives easier as they will be able to move them around depending …

Pruning blueberries: Step-by-step instructions

For backyard blueberry growers, winter means it’s time to break out the pruning shears and folding saw. Pruning is a task best performed yearly, when plants are dormant. Closely tied to crop production, plant health, and fruit quality; too much or not enough can impact your blueberries performance For those growing their own fruits at …

Growing strawberries in pots and hanging baskets

I grow strawberries in pots and hanging baskets because it’s an easy way to enjoy super-sweet fruits all summer long. I keep a pot of strawberries on my sunny back deck as well as several baskets in my polytunnel so I can graze as putter around the garden, but why do that instead of plant …

Alpine strawberries: How to grow this delicious little fruit from seed or transplants

If I had to pick a favorite backyard fruit, it would be the alpine strawberry. But not just any alpine strawberry-the woodland kind! These sweet little gems are far more fragrant and luscious than their jumbo-sized commercially grown kin (Fragaria x ananassa). Alpine strawberries also called forest berries. Pop one in your mouth and you …

Growing watermelon in containers from seed to harvest

This article introduces the ins and outs of growing watermelon in containers. Yes, you can grow watermelon in pots! There are some important guidelines to follow if you’re going to try this yourself though:“Watermelons take up a lot of room.” Unless your garden is massive or it’s just one plant, I imagine that may be …