Top 9 Best Fruit Trees for Zone 4 Gardens

Top 9 Best Fruit Trees for Zone 4 Gardens

Hey there, zone 4 warriors! You didn’t pick the easiest climate for a fruit tree garden but don’t despair – I have 9 of the best zone 4 fruit trees for you. Not only are they extremely cold-hardy, but they’re…

Why Are My Cucumbers White and Are They Safe to Eat?

Why Are My Cucumbers White and Are They Safe to Eat?

If you’re new to growing cucumbers, it can be a big worry when they don’t turn out as expected! You may be wondering: Why are my cucumbers white and are they still OK to eat? As with all homegrown vegetables,…

How to Pick the Perfect Ears of Corn From Your Garden

How to Pick the Perfect Ears of Corn From Your Garden

Picking ears of corn, whether in one’s garden or at the supermarket, can be more challenging than picking other vegetables or fruits. It’s easy to tell if bananas are ripe because of how they look and feel in one’s hands….

17 Best Cucumber Varieties That are Easiest to Grow

17 Best Cucumber Varieties That are Easiest to Grow

When it comes to yummy cucumbers, there are usually two different types: slicing, which are usually larger cucumbers up to 12 inches in length; and pickling, which are usually up to six inches in length. If you’re new to gardening…

The 12 Easiest and Healthiest Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden

The 12 Easiest and Healthiest Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden

Are homegrown veggies more nutritious? Yes! It comes down to one main reason: The second a vegetable is picked, the nutrient content begins to decrease. Commercially-grown vegetables can spend several weeks in shipping while they travel thousands of miles from…

How to Make a Wooden Decoy Bird to Protect Your Garden

How to Make a Wooden Decoy Bird to Protect Your Garden

When my husband started whittling away in his workshop for hours on end, I got a little worried. Surely there were more pressing things to be doing than carving wooden birds?  That was a couple of months ago, and now…

Why Your Cucumber Leaves Are Turning Yellow and How to Fix Them

Why Your Cucumber Leaves Are Turning Yellow and How to Fix Them

Homegrown cucumbers are amazing; growing cucumbers is a challenge. Most gardeners struggle with cucumber leaves turning yellow at some point. Figuring out why your cucumber leaves turned yellow isn’t easy, but if you can solve the mystery, you can often…