These easy to grow trees are a great addition to your warmer climate garden (typically zones 8+, but some varieties can survive zones 6+). If you live in a cooler climate, fig trees also maintain well in containers for an indoor/outdoor tree! This blog post talks about how you can grow your own figs with our free From Seed to Spoon Mobile App.
Chamomile is not only a beautiful addition to your garden with its ‘daisy-like’ white and yellow flowers, but is great for its usefulness as a companion plant. Chamomile helps to repel pests from neighboring plants because of its strong smell. This blog post talks about how you can plant and grow your own chamomile with our free mobile app! How to Grow: Chamomile can be planted by seed indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring […]
Sage is unique because of its history as a medicinal herb. It has been used as an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic in the past. In addition to these health benefits, it will add a bounty of flavor to your dishes and lots of style to your garden.
Pears are incredible both by themselves and also in our favorite juices! Our kids will just eat an entire pear like an apple! There are many varieties of pears and they have different temperaments for your climate. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own pears with our free From Seed to Spoon 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!
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!
Lacewings are great helpers for your garden. They are light green with long skinny antennae and almost transparent wings. Lacewings love to eat insects and can eat over 200 aphids in a week! They also can prey on other soft-bodied insects such as mites, thrips, whiteflies, and small caterpillars.
Minute pirate bugs love to eat various pests such as aphids, spider mites, thrips, caterpillars, and their eggs.
Summer savory is a tasty herb that is a great addition to the garden and works great as a companion plant for your vegetables
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.