How to Grow Celebrity Tomatoes

celebrity tomato

Tomatoes are grown by more people worldwide than any other vegetable. For forty years, Celebrity tomatoes were the standard that all other tomato varieties were measured against. While some recent hybrids have surpassed it, this is still a great tomato to grow. This guide will tell you everything you need to know to decide if … Read more

How to Grow Tomatoes – The Ultimate Guide

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Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are grown by more gardeners than any other fruit. Tomatoes are native to Central and South America. They were domesticated in Mexico and there are many wild varieties still in existence. I have grown tomatoes for many years and these are the things you need to know to get your own tasty tomatoes. … Read more

The Best Fertilizer for Bermuda Grass in 2024

best fertilizer for bermuda grass

Bermuda grass is native to Africa. It is grown across the southern United States as a lawn grass and on stadium lawns and golf courses. Bermuda grass requires fertilization several times a year to look its best. Here are the best fertilizers for your Bermuda grass. Best Bermuda Grass Fertilizers  Different fertilizers meet different needs. … Read more

How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Common Tomato Diseases – The Ultimate Guide

Common tomato diseases

Tomatoes taste better right out of the garden.  Unfortunately, a lot can grow wrong from seed to mouth.  Here is a guide to the most common tomato diseases to help you have a wonderful harvest. I’ve written an in-depth guide on how to grow tomatoes that you might want to check out! Caused by Fungal … Read more

Can You Use Sevin on Tomato Plants? (with How to Use)

Can You Use Sevin on Tomato Plants?

Tomatoes are delicious. Unfortunately, many pests like to eat tomato plants and tomatoes. These pests can make it hard to get vine-ripened tomatoes from your plants. To get rid of these pests, you may wonder, “Can you use Sevin on Tomato Plants?”  Sevin® is a pesticide with the active ingredient carbaryl. Bayer produces several forms … Read more

Growing Tomatoes in Pots – How to Grow Tomatoes in Pots?

How to grow tomatoes in pots?

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables people grow. They are the most popular vegetable in the United States. You can grow tomatoes even if you do not have a yard to plant them in. Tomato plants grow well in containers.  Best Tomatoes To Grow In Pots Tomatoes come in two varieties. Indeterminate tomato … Read more

Cucumber Plant Light Requirements – Sunlight and Artificial Lights

Cucumber Light Requirements

Cucumbers are a popular vegetable to grow. Sometimes it is hard to know how much sun a cucumber plant needs.   How Much Light Do Cucumber Plants Need? The amount of light differs inside and outside.  Outside – Cucumber Sun Requirements Cucumbers need at least six hours of sun and will grow much better with … Read more

How Many Cucumbers Per Plant? – Depending on the Varieties

how many cucumbers per plant?

Cucumbers are very tasty and nutritious. Many people grow them in their garden or in containers. You may wonder how many plants you will need to plant to have enough cucumbers.  How Many Cucumbers Does One Plant Produce? Each cucumber vine is a little different, but the average slicing cucumber has ten to fifteen cucumbers … Read more

Watering Cucumber Plants – How to Water a Cucumber Plant?

watering cucumber plant

Cucumber plants are very thirsty plants. Therefore, proper watering is crucial to getting lots of tasty cucumbers.  How Often Do I Water Cucumber Plants? Cucumber plants growing in the ground should be watered once or twice a week. Cucumber plants in containers should be watered several times a week to keep the soil evenly moist. … Read more

Cucumber Plant Spacing – How Far Apart to Plant Cucumbers?

cucumber plant spacing

Cucumbers are a popular vegetable to grow. Start your cucumbers off right by spacing the vines far enough apart. How far apart to plant cucumbers? If you choose not to use a trellis, it’s recommended to plant your cucumber vines three feet apart. For bush-type vines, leave three feet between rows, while for vining cucumbers, … Read more

Overwatered Tomato Plant – What Happens and How to Fix It?

overwatered tomato plant

Tomatoes are grown by more people than any other vegetable. Millions of people put months of effort into growing juicy, flavorful tomatoes. Sometimes people love their tomato plants so much they kill them with kindness.  Can You Overwater a Tomato Plant?  Yes, you can definitely overwater a tomato plant. Tomato plants should be watered every … Read more

Blossom End Rot In Tomatoes ( Causes, Treatment, and Prevention)

blossom end rot in tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most-grown vegetables in the United States. I have found that there are lots of things that can go wrong between planting your tomato plant and eating your tomatoes. This guide explains what blossom end rot is and how to prevent it. What Is Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes?  Blossom end … Read more

Cucumber Plant Stages – The Growing Stages of a Cucumber

Cucumber plant stages

Cucumbers are a popular warm-season vegetable to grow. Cucumber plants go through different stages when growing. Each stage needs slightly different amounts of water and fertilizer to grow optimally. This guide will discuss the stages of a cucumber plant and what care the plant needs at each stage.  Cucumber Plant Stages Here are the seven … Read more

Overwatered Cucumber Plant – What Happens and How to Fix It?

overwatered cucumber plant

Cucumbers are easy to grow. Sometimes, though, people give their cucumber plants so much love that they make them sick. This guide discusses what happens when a cucumber plant is overwatered.  Can You Overwater A Cucumber Plant? Yes, you can overwater a cucumber plant. Cucumbers need 1-2 inches of water a week. Providing more water … Read more

Why Do My Tomato Leaves Have White Spots?

White Spots on Tomato Leaves

Finding a problem with your tomatoes can be frustrating. Some problems are easy to solve, while others mean you need to destroy the plant. This guide will help you diagnose white spots on your tomato leaves.  Top 6 Reasons for White Spots on Tomato Leaves There are several problems that cause white spots on leaves. … Read more

Why Are My Tomato Seedlings Leggy?

leggy tomato seedlings

Tomato plants are fun and easy to grow. There are some things to be careful about when growing them. This guide talks about leggy tomatoes, how to avoid them, and how to deal with them.  Leggy Tomato Seedlings Versus Normal Tomato Seedlings Tomato seedlings should be short and stocky. Seedlings should have the diameter of … Read more

Why Are My Tomato Leaves Turning Brown? 

tomato leaves turning brown

Tomatoes are a popular vegetable to grow at home. Occasionally, tomato plants have problems. This guide will talk about what causes brown leaves on tomatoes, what to do about it, and how to prevent brown leaves.  Top 9 Reasons My Tomato Leaves Turning Brown There are many reasons the leaves on a tomato plant will … Read more

Why Are My Cucumbers Yellow? (Causes and Prevention)

why are my cucumbers yellow?

Cucumbers are a popular vegetable to grow. They taste great and are good for you. Every once in a while, however, cucumbers have problems while growing. This guide will explain why your cucumber is yellow and what to do about it.  Why Are My Cucumbers Yellow? Yellow cucumbers happen for five possible reasons. What Do … Read more

How Do I Get Rid Of Aphids On My Tomato Plants?

aphids on tomato plants

Lots of people grow tomatoes because homegrown tomatoes taste better than store-bought ones. Tomatoes are easy to grow in pots or in the ground but do have some pest problems. This guide will tell you all about aphids and how to get rid of them.  How Do I Get Rid Of Aphids On My Tomato … Read more

How Much Sun Do Tomatoes Need?

how much sun do tomatoes need?

The best tomatoes are homegrown. If you are considering growing your own tomatoes, you may wonder how much sunlight to give them. This guide explains how much sun tomato plants need.  How Much Sun Do Tomato Plants Need?  Tomatoes need to be planted in full sun. They need at least six hours of sunlight a … Read more

When and How to Harvest Turnips?

When to harvest turnips?

Turnips are one of the first cultivated crops in history. Turnips are easy to grow and a good part of a healthy diet. Here is when and how to harvest turnips.  Varieties of Turnips  Turnips can be grown for their greens, their roots, or both. Here are the most common varieties for each use.  For … Read more

When And How To Harvest Beets? ( With My Video)

when to harvest beets?

Beets grow well in the spring and fall. They are grown for both greens and roots. This guide will tell you when to harvest the greens and the roots for optimal flavor.  Types Of Beets  There are two general types of beets. Sugar beets are grown industrially to be used as cattle feed and processed … Read more

What is 15-0-15 Fertilizer Good For? – When and How to Apply It?  

15 0 15 fertilizer

Trying to decide on the best fertilizer for your plants can be confusing. This guide tells you all about 15-0-15 fertilizer.  What Is 15-0-15 Fertilizer?   15-0-15 fertilizer is fifteen percent nitrogen and fifteen percent potassium. It does not contain phosphorus. The numbers on the front of the fertilizer bag are explained in more detail in … Read more

Tomato Plant Spacing – How Far Apart to Plant Tomatoes?

How far apart to plant tomatoes?

Tomatoes are a very popular vegetable to grow. Home-grown tomatoes taste much better than store-bought tomatoes. If you are going to grow tomatoes, you need to start off right by spacing the plants properly.  Why Is Spacing Important?  If you space your tomatoes properly, it will give each tomato plant the resources to grow large … Read more

Best Apple Tree Fertilizers – Top 5 Best Fertilizers for Apple Trees

best apple tree fertilizer

Apples need to be fertilized several times during the year. Depending on your soil, you may need to add micronutrients, too. This guide will tell you how to fertilize your apple trees and the best fertilizers to use.  Here are my picks for the best apple fertilizer.  Why Fertilize Apples? Apples are heavy feeders. I … Read more

What is 10-20-10 Fertilizer Good For? – When and How to Apply It?

10 20 10 fertilizer

The wrong fertilizer can cause as many problems as not fertilizing at all. With thousands of fertilizers available, choosing the right one fosyour plants can be confusing. This guide will explain when and how to use 10-20-10.  What Is 10-20-10 Fertilizer? 10-20-10 fertilizer has ten percent nitrogen, twenty percent phosphorous, and ten percent potassium. The … Read more

Best Pumpkin and Squash Fertilizer – 9 Best Fertilizers for Pumpkins and Squash

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Pumpkins mean fall in North America. I plant my pumpkin vines in the summer, so the pumpkins are ready for Halloween. Like many vegetables, pumpkins are considered heavy feeders. I can tell you from experience that without enough fertilizer, your pumpkin vines won’t produce nice pumpkins. You may wonder, “What is the best pumpkin fertilizer?”  … Read more

5 Best Cucumber Fertilizers in 2024

best cucumber fertilizer

Cucumbers are good for you and easy to grow. Every vegetable garden should have a cucumber vine or two. If you are growing cucumbers in your garden, you may wonder, What is the best cucumber fertilizer? I have found cucumber fertilizers change depending on soil type and the growing stage the cucumber is in. Finding … Read more

Best Potato Fertilizer – The 7 Best Fertilizers for Potatoes

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Potatoes originated in Central and South America in the Andes. They come in a variety of colors and sizes. Potatoes are easily grown in the home garden from pieces of seed potatoes. If you are considering growing potatoes, you may be wondering, “What is the best fertilizer for potatoes?”  With so many fertilizers out there, … Read more

What is 5-10-10 Fertilizer Used For?- When and How to Use It?

5 10 10 fertilizer

Picking a fertilizer for your plants can be confusing. Different fertilizers work best in different situations. This guide will tell you when a 5-10-10 fertilizer is appropriate. What Is 5-10-10 Fertilizer?   5-10-10 fertilizer has five percent nitrogen, ten percent phosphorous, and ten percent potassium. The numbers on the front of the fertilizer bag are explained … Read more

What is 34-0-0 Fertilizer Good For? – Ultimate Guide for 34-0-0 Fertilizer

34-0-0 fertilizer

Fertilizer needs change over a plant’s life. When do you need a big burst of nitrogen, and when do you need a more balanced fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium? This guide will help you know when to use 34-0-0, also called ammonium nitrate.  What Is 34-0-0 Fertilizer?   34-0-0 is thirty-four percent nitrogen in the … Read more

What is 20-20-20 Fertilizer Used For? – When and How to Use It?

20-20-20 fertilizer

Choosing a fertilizer doesn’t have to be difficult. This guide will explain everything you need to know about 20-20-20 fertilizer so you can decide if it is the right fertilizer for your plants.  What Is 20-20-20 Fertilizer?    Triple 20 fertilizer has twenty percent nitrogen, twenty percent phosphorous, and twenty percent potassium. The numbers on the … Read more

What is 16-4-8 Fertilizer Good For? – When and How to Apply It?

16-4-8 fertilizer

Need help figuring out what fertilizer is best for your plants? This guide will explain what 16-4-8 fertilizer is, what to use it on, and how to use it.  What Is 16-4-8 Fertilizer?   A 16-4-8 fertilizer has sixteen percent nitrogen, four percent phosphorous, and eight percent potassium. The numbers on the front of the fertilizer … Read more

What is 13-13-13 Fertilizer Good For? – When and How to Use It? 

13-13-13 fertilizer

Picking a fertilizer can be complicated.  You have to consider what plants you are fertilizing, what growth stage the plants are in, and what kind of soil you have.  While trying to pick one fertilizer from the hundreds in the store, you may wonder, “What is 13-13-13 fertilizer?”   Need a hand figuring out what fertilizer … Read more

7 Best Tomato Fertilizers in 2024

best tomato fertilizer

Tomatoes are grown by more home growers than any other fruit or vegetable. I think homegrown tomatoes have a much better flavor than store-bought tomatoes. With so many people growing tomatoes, there are hundreds if not thousands of tomato fertilizers. You may be wondering, “What is the best tomato fertilizer?” Picking a tomato fertilizer doesn’t … Read more

Fertilizer Numbers: What Are They and How Do I Use Them to Grow Better Plants?

Fertilizer numbers

Most plants I grow need fertilizer. However, there are thousands of different fertilizers available, and finding the right one for my plants can be confusing. Reading the labels, I wondered, “What do these numbers on the fertilizer label mean?” Buying fertilizer is confusing enough when you are trying to find something to make your plants … Read more

Homemade Tomato Fertilizer – My Ingredients and Recipes for Every Growth Stage

homemade tomato fertilizer

Homegrown tomatoes taste much better than the bland store-bought version. I have found tomatoes are not hard to grow but do need lots of fertilizer to grow big, juicy tomatoes. You may wonder, “How do I make my own tomato fertilizer?”  There are lots of recipes for homemade tomato fertilizers on the internet. I have … Read more

Can You Plant Broccoli in a Square Foot Garden? (Everything You Need To Know) 

can you plant broccoli in square foot garden

Square-foot gardening is a method of growing a lot of food in a small area. Because so many plants are growing in a square foot garden, they require less maintenance to grow the same amount of food. You may wonder, “Can you plant broccoli in a square-foot garden?”  You may want to grow your own … Read more

Why Are My Cauliflowers Bolting? (Causes, Solution, & How to Prevent!) 

cauliflower bolting

Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea, Botrytis group) is a very popular vegetable to grow. However, it is somewhat temperamental and will bolt if conditions are not just right. Bolting means the flowers in the head begin to separate, and a flower stalk begins to grow.  Cauliflower just produces one head, so if it bolts, you have wasted … Read more

Why is My Broccoli Plant Wilting and Falling Over? (Causes, Solution, & How to Prevent!) 

Why is my broccoli plant wilting?

Broccoli tastes best when it is fresh from the garden. Growing your own is not hard, but sometimes diseases or pests can cause problems. One of these problems is wilting. You may wonder, “Why is my broccoli plant wilting and falling over?”  There are several different reasons broccoli wilts and falls over. This guide will … Read more

Why Does My Broccoli Have White Spots? (Causes, Solution, & How to Prevent!)

Why Does My Broccoli Have White Spots?

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) is a popular vegetable to grow in home gardens. Broccoli is vulnerable to fungal diseases that cause white spots on the leaves, stem, or head. You may be wondering how to identify white spots on broccoli.  White spots are generally treatable if you know what disease you are dealing with. … Read more

Is Broccoli Frost Tolerant? (Everything You Need To Know)

Is Broccoli Frost Tolerant?

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Botrytis) is considered a cool-season crop. In the spring, broccoli is frequently planted before the average date of the first frost, especially in climates with hot summers. In the fall, broccoli produces best when temperatures cool. You may wonder if broccoli is frost tolerant. Broccoli can tolerate periods of cold weather.  … Read more

Does Broccoli Die After Harvest? (Everything You  Need To Know)

does broccoli die after harvest?

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Botrytis) is a great-tasting vegetable. The part we eat is the tightly closed head of the broccoli’s flower cluster. Does the plant die after you harvest the center head? Many types of broccoli have more than one flower cluster. Here is what you need to know to make that happen. Does … Read more

Are Eggshells Good for Plants? ( Uses & Cautions)

Eggshells for plants

More people are composting their kitchen scraps than ever before. Eggshells are often added to compost piles or in the planting holes to increase calcium levels in the soil. Does this really work? Eggshells have many uses in the garden. Here is what you need to know to make the best use of them. Are … Read more