The 6 Lemon Growth Stages

Lemon growing stages

Lemons are only hardy in USDA zones 8-11, so most parts of the country can’t grow them outside. There is a long tradition of growing lemon trees indoors, however, so don’t despair if you live in a cold area. Most people grow ‘Ponderosa’ or ‘Meyer’ lemons indoors. I will use Meyer lemons for this guide.  … Read more

The 6 Cantaloupe Growing Stages

Cantaloupe Growing Stages

Cantaloupe grows on sprawling vines that take up a lot of space in the garden. What does the plant go through between planting and harvest? Here is the answer.  Important Cantaloupe Facts Scientific Name  Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis  Type of plant  annual  Part Eaten  fruit  Days to Harvest  70-100 days  Season Grown  Warm season  Cooked or … Read more

The 7 Strawberry Growth Stages

Strawberry growing stages

Strawberries are not only delicious, but they are also good for you. If you want more berries in your diet, this guide will show you the stages of growth of the strawberry plant.  Important Strawberry Facts Scientific Name  Fragaria × ananassa  Type of plant  perennial  Part Eaten  berry  Days to Harvest  175 days from germination  … Read more

Blueberry Growing Stages

Blueberries growing stages

Blueberry bushes produce delicious fruit that birds, animals, and people love. The blueberry bush can live up to 50 years if taken care of, so plant one where it can stay for that long. Here is what you need to know about blueberry growth stages.  Important Blueberry Facts Scientific Name  Vaccinium (the second word varies … Read more

The 6 Growing Stages of Banana Tree

Banana tree growing stages

Banana plants are tropical plants from Asia. They are now grown in tropical areas all over the world. In colder areas, bananas can be grown indoors. Important Banana Facts Scientific Name  Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana  Type of plant  Perennial  Part Eaten  fruit  Days to Harvest  10-20 months  Season Grown  All seasons  Cooked or raw  both  Optimal … Read more

Companion Plants For Cantaloupe – The 15 Best and 5 Worst Plants

Cantaloupe companion plants

Cantaloupes suffer from a lot of insect pests. The right companion plants can help that problem as well as others when planted around cantaloupe.  Why Does Cantaloupe Need Companion Plants? Here are the ways companion plants help cantaloupe.  Repel Insects Plants such as the Alliums and aromatic herbs repel insect pests with their scent. They … Read more

The 5 Best Lemon Tree Fertilizers in 2024

best fertilizer for lemon trees

Lemon trees are fun to grow. Even if you live in a climate that is too cold to grow lemon trees outdoors, you can grow one indoors. This guide will tell you about the best fertilizers for your lemon trees.  Why Fertilize Lemon Trees? Lemon trees are heavy feeders in the landscape and in pots. … Read more

The Best Fertilizer For Strawberries in 2024 

best fertilizer for strawberries

Strawberries are easy to grow and nutritious. They have lots of vitamin C. Strawberries do require supplemental fertilizer, however. This guide will tell you all about fertilizing your strawberries.  Why Fertilize Strawberries? While strawberry plants will grow without fertilizer, they have very small berries, and they do not produce many of them. If you want … Read more

The Best Fertilizer for Blueberries in 2024

best fertilizer for blueberries

Blueberries are a delicious and nutritious food. Taking care of your blueberry bush requires fertilizing it. Here is the best way to keep your blueberry bush healthy and productive.  Why Fertilize Blueberries? Blueberries are heavy feeders year after year. Soil becomes depleted of nutrients faster than they are replaced. If you do not fertilize your … 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