From Seed to Spoon Vegetable Garden Planner Mobile App

Check Out Our Growing Guides to Learn How to Grow Your Own Food!

Search our database of blog posts about growing food, gardening tips and tricks, pests, recipes & more!

Artichokes: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Artichokes are a perennial that does best in an environment with cool summer temperatures and mild winters, but can be grown in any environment. They not only provide artichokes, but also add beauty and color to your garden! They are commonly grown for ornamental purposes since their flowers add such beauty! Once they are established they will need very little care.

Avocado: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Avocado is a tasty and unique addition to any garden or indoor grow area! Although most avocado trees do best in moderate temperatures, there are some that can tolerate freezing temperatures. Avocado can be planted by seed or transplanted from a nursery. It’s more of a guaranteed method by taking a graft from a tree. A transplant could produce fruit within 2-3 years, whereas if you grow from seeds it can take 8 or more years.

Basil blog post
Basil: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Basil is one of our favorite herbs to cook with in the kitchen. It flourishes in warm weather and is one of the best things to plant alongside your tomatoes. Many people mix various types of basil in their gardens. It is also great for container gardening. Some of our favorite varieties are sweet, thai, lemon, cinnamon, and lettuce leaf.

Bee Balm blog post
Bee Balm: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Bee balm is in the same family as mint and is grown very similarly. It is not only easy to care for, but it grows and spreads by itself, coming back year after year. For this reason, it is best to keep them in their own containers so they do not take over other plants in the garden. Bee balm is known for its amazing scent and beautiful flowers! They are great at attracting beneficial critters to your garden including hummingbirds and butterflies!

Bell Peppers blog post
Bell Peppers: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Bell peppers produce a variety of different colors and look beautiful out in your garden! These sweet peppers grow really well in the summer and thrive in our hot conditions. They are relatively pest-free and can actually help keep pests off other plants, making them a valuable companion plant. It’s easy to grow your own bell peppers with our free mobile app! Learn more in the details below.

Blackberries: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Blackberry bushes are fairly easy to grow and are well worth the reward! Some blackberry bushes grow very tall and will require a trellis to help support the height. Blackberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however it usually takes 2 years for the plant to first produce berries. You can cut any canes that produce fruit at the base after the season is over since they won’t produce again.