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5 Bugs You Want to See on Your Strawberry Plants

Fruiting plants in the garden like strawberries will naturally attract pests. Some pests want to get to your strawberries before you do, and they could wreak havoc if not controlled. However, completely wiping out any and all bugs from your strawberries plants can be equally detrimental. There are a number of bugs that will not …

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13 Common Onion Growing Problems (and How to Solve Them)

Onions are one of the first plants that many gardeners plant in their home vegetable gardens.  They can grow in just about any environment, they naturally repel bugs and other pests, and it’s possible to harvest just about every part of the plant. There are several problems that onions can have, however.  Fortunately, most issues …

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How Far Apart Should You Plant Your Garlic Bulbs?

With the planting season well underway, you may be wondering how far apart to space different plants. For some plants, the spacing might not matter as much. For example, tomato plants tend to thrive even when planted in close proximity to each other. When it comes to certain plants though, such as garlic, spacing may …

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How to Prevent Bugs from Killing your Lettuce Plants

During summertime, we might be tempted to sow our lettuce seedlings. Pesky bugs can make it difficult to keep your lettuce plants healthy and thriving. All lettuce varieties are easily grown, but most kinds are vulnerable to these insects, which harm the lettuce and can either destroy it fully or do damage that we can’t …

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Onion Spacing: How Far Apart Should You Plant Onion Bulbs?

If you’re a brand new gardener, you may be tearing up over the complicated process of deciding how close together or far apart to space your onions. Or you may be slicing onions to get yourself hyped for planting them–we won’t judge. Onions are a great crop for many different reasons. First of all, they …

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10 Ways to Get a Much Bigger Strawberry Harvest (Tips for Bigger, Better, and More Strawberries Per Plant)

A well-tended strawberry patch is more than a source of fresh strawberries – it’s a source of joy. Seeing your strawberries grow nice and big can give you a sense of achievement and pride, but this only happens when you’ve done a good job taking care of your plants. It’s definitely possible to grow big …

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How to Grow Garlic Indoors (Careful Step-by-Step Detailed Instructions)

Growing your own garlic can be a rewarding experience. Harvesting your own tasty, fresh garlic is a great feeling. If you have never grown garlic, it might seem like a daunting task to get started, but it is actually easy and fun! Here are the steps to begin growing garlic indoors: Start with organic and/or …

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How to Prevent Bugs From Killing Your Growing Onions (All Options)?

I learned from grubbing in my parents’ vegetable garden when I was a kid that bugs are the scourge of the world. You have mosquitoes that target people. You have termites that target your house. In gardens, it’s mites, slugs, nematodes, and dozens more, plus animals. I also learned that gardens are a full-time job. …

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How to Grow Strawberries from Seeds (Step-by-Step Detail)

The most common way to grow strawberries is from the root, or what is called bareroot. This makes it easier to get your fruit faster. However, gardening strawberries from seeds is also very common, as many gardeners enjoy being solely responsible for watching fruit appear after planting a mere seed in soil one day. When …

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How to Fix Woody Basil Stems (and Prevent It as Well)?

Basil is a lovely annual herb that can be used in a variety of ways. It’s also simple to cultivate and may be extremely prolific given the right growing circumstances. Basil plants, on the other hand, are susceptible to a variety of problems, one of which is the development of woody stems. The good news …

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How to Grow Strawberries Indoors (Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions)?

Growing strawberries indoors can be one of the biggest joys of your gardening life. There is nothing more rewarding than putting in a little bit of work and seeing the actual fruits of your labors. When you are starting to grow strawberries from seedlings, you will learn that the fruit of this project is not …

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How to Grow Onions in a Raised Bed (Step-by-Step Instructions)?

To plant your own onions is liberating, especially since it’s such an easy seed or vegetable to propagate. Use onion seeds, onion sets, or the ends of old onions to replant more fresh onions. I do this with my green onions all the time. You can double the yield on a single onion every single …

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How to Tell if Your Lettuce Plants are Overwatered

Lettuce is a fast-growing, and relatively simple crop to grow, which is why so many gardeners enjoy including it in their gardens. Lettuce comes in hundreds of different varieties with varying color and flavor profiles, making growing lettuce an adventure every time. While lettuce plants can vary, their needs are rather consistent across all types. …

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How to Grow Garlic in a Raised Bed (Step-by-Step Instructions)

Growing a bountiful harvest of fresh garlic needs very little work or space in the garden. When planted straight in the soil, garlic cloves immediately sprout and develop into full-grown plants. Even though the plants are more often cultivated as annuals, they are, in fact, perennials in the United States. Garlic is seldom affected by …

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15 Ways to Get a Much Bigger Onion Harvest (Simple Tricks)

Onions come in many sizes, from tiny wild varieties to the massive sweet onions found in supermarkets. With the proper garden techniques, you can improve the yield and size of your harvest. Keep in mind different factors so you can plan ahead better when you’re planting your garden. This includes the time you have available, …

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How to Grow Onions Indoors (Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions)

When you want to start growing vegetables indoors, onions are a natural and fun first choice. You may have even already grown onions in your home without even realizing it. Onions are easy to grow and an exciting addition to any meal when you know you grew them with your own hands. Onions are larger …

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