Tetragonia, better known as “New Zealand Spinach” is a great addition to a summer garden. When spinach and other greens are out of season, New Zealand spinach can step in and take its place in your garden and in your summer salads!
This plant is a fascinating addition to a garden because of its incredible sweetness. Our kids are always amazed by the taste of it and want to eat this sweet plant! Learn more below about how you can grow your own stevia using our free mobile app!
This unusual squash vine is so much fun to grow in the garden! What’s great is that you can eat these just like any squash or you can let them dry and turn them into sponges to use in your kitchen or bathroom! It’s so much fun to grow and it makes really great, unique gifts!
If you like mustard, you’ll love mustard greens! It’s also one of the most beneficial things you can add to your diet to prevent cancer. They’ll thrive in cool weather and add a flavorful, spicy kick to your diet. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own mustard greens with our free From Seed to Spoon Mobile App.
Lavender is a beautiful bush that can be planted either in a raised bed or around your beds as a shrub. Its distinctive aroma is very pleasing and will attract all sorts of pollinators to your garden! It’s a wonderful companion plant for repelling slugs/snails, moths (such as cabbage moths), and deer as well. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own lavender using our free mobile app!
Opossums (or possums) are nocturnal creatures that are generally good and beneficial to have in your garden! They help to get rid of ticks, cockroaches, snakes (even venomous ones), slugs/snails, rats, mice, and insects. Opossums will generally stay away from your garden as they prefer plants that are starting to rot, so they can actually a benefit in your garden by cleaning up the rotting fruit or vegetables! Many people get intimidated when they hiss, […]
Fireflies are not only fun to watch flash at nighttime but are great to have in your garden as they are predators to many pests that may plague your garden. They like to feed on other insect larvae, snails, and slugs.
Asparagus plants are quite the investment of time taking up to 3 years for a harvest. If you are planning on growing asparagus, make sure to plan ahead and set aside a section of your garden just for this.
Strawberries are one of our favorite things to grow! The sweetness and flavor in home-grown strawberries simply can’t be beaten! They’re easy to grow and will come back year after year and continue to spread. Strawberries are one of the few plants that we don’t even attempt to grow from seed. It takes up to three years for a plant to produce fruit, so it’s generally better to buy transplants from the nursery instead of starting from seed.
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.