10 Fabulous Types of Winter Squash to Grow (and Eat!)

10 Fabulous Types of Winter Squash to Grow (and Eat!)

Types of winter squash- did you know there are more 100 different types of winter squash? This staple food is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and can be used in many different recipes. Read about my top 10 favorite winter squash varieties and find a few...
The Best Squash Companion Plants for Your Backyard Garden

The Best Squash Companion Plants for Your Backyard Garden

In this article: Learn which are the best squash companion plants to plant with both winter and summer squash varieties for a better harvest and less pests! No matter if you are a new gardener or an experienced one, squash is a must have in your garden. Both summer...
How to Control Cucumber Beetles Organically

How to Control Cucumber Beetles Organically

Cucumber beetles may seem to be a small problem- after all they can’t fall a plant in hours like the squash bug can- but cucumber beetles can actually be bad news for your garden! Cucumber beetles are small yellow and black beetles that are either spotted or...
Growing Basil in Your Backyard Garden

Growing Basil in Your Backyard Garden

Basil is probably one of the most common herbs grow in backyard vegetable gardens. And for good reason! Growing basil has a ton of uses- from making amazing pesto to pairing well with tomatoes in both the garden and in dishes. Growing basil is super easy, and it keeps...
5 Easy, DIY Cucumber Trellis Ideas

5 Easy, DIY Cucumber Trellis Ideas

Cucumbers are one of my favorite crops to grow in my garden each year but if you aren’t careful your cucumber vines can get out of control very quickly. That’s where using a cucumber trellis comes in! Using a cucumber trellis can help improve your plants...
The Many Uses and Benefits of Oregano

The Many Uses and Benefits of Oregano

 What is Oregano? Oregano is an easy-to-grow herb with many health-promoting properties. It is an aromatic herb, belonging to the mint family. It prefers a warm, dry climate with plenty of sunlight.  It is a perennial herb that does well in containers- you can even...