Dorsett Apple Tree

Dorsett Apple Tree

If you enjoy the sweet, crisp taste of Golden Delicious apples then you’ll love having a Dorsett Apple tree. This incredible tree with the southern flair is hardy enough to grow anywhere from zones 5-9.

Yellow Delicious Apple

Yellow Delicious Apple

The large, golden fruit of the yellow delicious apple tree ripens late, developing a fine, sweet flavor. While they are best known as fresh eating apples, yellow delicious also work well for pies, applesauce and preserves.

Interesting Gardening Videos

Interesting Gardening Videos

Helpful tips from the following Interesting Gardening Videos are sure to help you in your home garden.  While there are many videos out there on this subject, we we are always updating our list.

How To Grow Cauliflower

How To Grow Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a cool-season crop and a descendant of the common cabbage. It is more difficult to grow cauliflower than its relatives because it does not tolerate the heat or cold as well.

How To Grow Gerbera Daisies

How To Grow Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies are commonly grown for their bright and cheerful daisy-like flowers. They come in various sizes and colors including pink, yellow, salmon, orange and white, with flower sizes anywhere from 2 to 5 inches across.

Climate Zones and Chill Hours

Climate Zones and Chill Hours

Understanding and knowing your Climate Zones and Chill Hours will prove beneficial for the best gardening experience. Plants perform best when planted in proper Climate Zones and Chill Hour locations …

How To Grow Citronella Mosquito Plant

How To Grow Citronella Mosquito Plant

A member of the geranium family, the citronella mosquito plant carries the fragrance of citronella in its foliage. When a leaf is crushed and rubbed on the skin, it helps to repel mosquitoes. (The plant itself does not automatically repel mosquitoes.)

Black Diamond Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond Crape Myrtle

Black Diamond Crape Myrtle is a stunning Crape Myrtle with striking black foliage and masses of vivid color blooms. As an Intermediate, Best Red™ will grow to a maximum height of approximately 10-feet to 12-feet tall and 8-feet wide…

How To Hand-Pollinate Plants

How To Hand-Pollinate Plants

Increase plant production in your garden by learning how to hand-pollinate plants.  Cucurbits (the family of plants including squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins, and cucumber) are notorious for having pollination problems.

How To Grow Hydrangeas

How To Grow Hydrangeas

Grow hydrangeas in rich, porous, somewhat moist soils. Hydrangeas prefer full sun in the morning, with some afternoon shade; however, many will grow and bloom in partial shade. Plant in spring or fall.

How To Grow Shasta Daisies

How To Grow Shasta Daisies

The cheerful shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy but has larger and more robust blooms. Here’s how to grow shasta daisies.

How To Grow Spearmint

How To Grow Spearmint

To grow spearmint, you will be growing a perennial in zones 3 to 11. Spearmint grows well in full sun to part shade and prefers moist fertile soil.  Spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart. Plant size: 24 inches tall.

How To Grow Curled Parsley

How To Grow Curled Parsley

Parsley can be planted as an edible edging around a garden bed or landscape. Set plants in full sun or partial shade, and rich, moist soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.7. Curled Parsley is a biennial known for its curled and frilly green leaves. Used as a garnish or seasoning.

How To Grow Rosemary

How To Grow Rosemary

Set out rosemary in spring, planting seedlings 2 to 3 feet apart; you can also plant in fall in zone 8 and south. Plants are slow growing at first, but pick up speed in their second year. While rosemary tolerates partial shade, it prefers full sun and light, well-drained soil with a pH between 6 and 7.

How To Grow Lavender

How To Grow Lavender

It is easy to grow lavender if you have the right growing conditions. Learn how to plant, grow and care for your lavender plants. There’s something totally charming about lavender …

Adding Mulch to your Garden

Adding Mulch to your Garden

The best time-saving measure a gardener can take is adding mulch. From vegetable gardens to flower beds, mulched gardens are healthier, have fewer weeds, and are more drought-resistant than unmulched gardens.

How To Grow Spinach

How To Grow Spinach

Grow Spinach to produce large yields of vitamin-rich, dark green leaves that are excellent for salads and for cooking. A cool-weather crop, the secret to success with this crop is to start sowing seeds as soon as possible in spring …

What are Garden Soil Amendments?

What are Garden Soil Amendments?

Garden soil amendments are materials which are worked into the soil to enhance the soil’s physical properties. Good soil is the foundation of every successful garden. Unfortunately few gardens come with soil that is ideal for growing plants.

Plant Propagation

Plant Propagation

Plant propagation is the process of creating new plants from a variety of sources: seeds, cuttings, bulbs and other plant parts. Plant propagation can also refer to the artificial or natural dispersal of plants.

How To  Grow German Chamomile

How To Grow German Chamomile

To grow German chamomile, you grow an erect annual, with small, daisy-like flowers, German chamomile is used to make chamomile tea and possesses a number of medicinal qualities.  

How To Grow Sweet Basil

How To Grow Sweet Basil

You can grow sweet basil in a vegetable garden, where it is handy for a big harvest to make pesto. This is sweet basil. Basil needs 6 to 8 hours of sun; in the South and Southwest, it benefits from afternoon shade. Set out plants at least 2 weeks after the last frost in spring.

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup

The following Homemade Tomato Soup recipe is the best! We grew tired of canned soups and product that we simply could not trust, so my wonderful wife came up with the following.

How To Grow Cilantro

How To Grow Cilantro

To grow Cilantro, you will need full sun or light shade in southern zones since it bolts quickly in hot weather. It grows best in a well-drained, moist soil.

How To Grow Carrots

How To Grow Carrots

To grow Carrots, start sowing carrots 3 weeks before the last expected frost; plant again every 2 to 3 weeks after that. Most cultivars take 70 to 80 days to mature, so sow your last planting 2 to 3 months before the first expected fall frost.

Companion Planting Chart

Companion Planting Chart

Do you practice companion planting in your garden? Learn what plants are best to grow together or plant next to each other, and which to plant far apart, including popular crops like tomatoes, basil, potatoes, beans, onions, and more.

How to Grow Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes

Wondering how to grow potatoes? Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest potatoes in your very own garden. The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes are far superior to those of store-bought potatoes.

Health Benefits of Potatoes

Health Benefits of Potatoes

Health benefits of potatoes are vast … imagine a diet without potatoes. Potato lovers, and those who don’t like them, will be equally delighted to know that potatoes have nutritional components that go far beyond carbohydrates and calories …

Why Does pH Matter?

Why Does pH Matter?

You may have even heard some people say that they don’t worry about testing the soil; that it is usually okay. That’s often true. But if the soil pH is not okay, how will you know? You then risk potential problems …

How to Grow Onions

How to Grow Onions

This post should answer many questions and demonstrate, how to grow onions. Onions are a popular vegetable with the home gardener because they have a wide variety of uses, are easy to grow, and require very little space.

Health Benefits of Onions

Health Benefits of Onions

Onions are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods. The numerous health benefits of onions makes onions an essential part of ones daily diet. Onions contain quercetin, which is a flavonoid that acts as an antioxidant, and …