Although corn isn’t the most practical thing for us to grow, it’s still one of our favorites because it’s such a fun thing to have in the backyard. Plus you can’t match the taste of freshly grown corn! It is important to have at least a few rows of corn so that they can pollinate each other.
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.
Broccoli is one of our favorite plants to grow in the spring and fall. Not only are the heads delicious, but the leaves add a wonderful dimension to stir fries and provide a lot of valuable nutrients. We like to plant broccoli densely directly by seed in the spring and fall then we thin them down as they grow until only the largest is left. We love to use the thinned down plants in stir-fries! […]
This video talks all about growing blackberries! 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.
French tarragon is a plant that cannot be grown from seeds, but only transplants or cuttings. Mexican tarragon (a great substitute!) can be grown from seed or be transplanted. This unique herb adds a wonderful taste to your dishes! This is a great plant to use as a companion to other plants as well since it helps to repel many insects.
Summer savory is a tasty herb that is a great addition to the garden and works great as a companion plant for your vegetables
Q: What do you do with pepper and tomato plants over the cool seasons? Do they survive the winter outside or do they come back in the spring?
Mint 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 mints in their own containers so they do not take over other plants in the garden. Mint has a plethora of flavors, and each of those flavors has its own plethora of uses. Popular varieties of mint include spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint.
Marjoram is a beautiful evergreen plant that is a great addition to your garden. It helps to attract bees, butterflies, and birds.
These cat-attracting plants are not only fun for your cats, but also can have many benefits. They can be used to make herbal tea or to simply flower in your garden to attract bees. Catnip is also a great plant to have around to use as companion plants to help deter bugs away from your vegetables.