Gardening

6 Ways to Identify & Fix Dry Garden Soil

Few things are worse for a gardener than watering your plants regularly and still seeing them wilt and dry up. If your garden’s soil is drying out too quickly, or if you are watering your garden regularly and your plants still look parched, the most important thing you can do is add organic matter in…

Is Rice a Vegetable, Grain, or Seed?

Depending on the culture you come from, rice may be a very large and important part of your diet. However, many still disagree on classifying rice as a vegetable, grain, or seed. Fortunately, there’s an answer to this question based on how the food is classified both botanically and by the USDA. Based on current…

7 Attractive Flowering Oregano Varieties

Oregano is an herb that has been used for thousands of years to flavor foods. It is a part of the mint family. While it’s a popular staple in many households, some may be surprised to learn that some oregano flowers into lovely, bright blooms.  7 of the most attractive flowering oregano varieties you can…

How Long Does it Take Pumpkins to Grow?

Pumpkins are great crops because they are versatile, nutritious, and delicious. They come in different varieties, shapes, sizes, and colors, and you can use them to make a wide range of dishes. Sometimes, questions of how long pumpkins take to grow do come up.  Pumpkins take between 90 and 120 days to grow after planting…

17 Healthy Green Fruit To Grow in Your Backyard

To get organic and fresh fruits, adding green fruit to your botanical repertoire is easy.  However, it can be tough to decide which fruits you should plant.  If you’re looking for green fruit to try, some of the best are white grapes, avocado, Pears, breadfruit, limes, cucumbers, gooseberries, and kiwi.  Some apples, guava, honeydew, and…

17 Vibrant Orange Lilies To Spice Up Your Garden

You have an orange theme in your garden, and you’re after flowering plants that’ll match the color palette. Or maybe you have a lily bed that lacks the vibrant, happy hues of orange. There are hundreds and thousands of lily varieties, and poring over catalogs or browsing gardening websites to find plants with orange flowers…

Why You Should Eat Pumpkin Leaves

If you want to choose a new and exciting green for your diet, you need only look out into your backyard garden. The humble pumpkin leaf can be delicious and nutritious! You should eat pumpkin leaves because they are full of helpful nutrients, can help with certain medical issues, and help cut down on food…

What To Do With Oregano Flowers?

Oregano is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. It produces small lip-shaped flowers 6 mm (0.24 in) long and is usually white to pale pink. If you have oregano flowers, there are several things you can use them for. You can use oregano flowers for cooking, although most people usually use…

Is an Onion a Fruit or Vegetable?

Not so long ago, the hot question in the produce world was: Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables? Now, that debate has been solved (fruit), so we turn our attention to another item hanging out in the same section of the grocery store: the onion.  An onion is a vegetable. More specifically, onions are root vegetables,…

Is Broccoli Man-Made? Fact or Fiction

Broccoli has won the title of America’s favorite vegetable for 2021. This odd green has delighted and plagued the plates of adults and children alike for years. So, where did it come from, and is it here to stay? Broccoli was initially man-made in controlled conditions through selective breeding. It can be grown from seeds,…