Category: Grow Your Own Food

All things about growing food in the garden including herbs, vegetables, fruits, farming, foraging and medicinal plants.

Why are my Squash Flowering but not Producing?

Do squash flowers need to be pollinated? Squash flowers do need to be pollinated in order to produce squash. Moreover, the flowers on your squash plant are a combination of male flowers and female squash flowers. So even if your squash are flowering, they may not produce a good harvest if your squash flower and… Read more »

Why Grow Borage in Your Garden

Why grow borage in your garden? We really can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t want to grow borage in your garden! Yes, borage may be a little bit prickly-fuzzy. But that’s easy to get past. That’s because easy-to-grow borage has so many wonderful qualities to offer! Top 10 reasons we grow borage: If… Read more »

How to Grow Container Cucumbers

Want to grow abundant container cucumbers? If you are on the hunt for container cucumbers, there are several great varieties to grow. But, choosing the right variety for your potted garden isn’t the only key to an abundant harvest of cukes. So we’ll get into some tips for growing a great cucumber container garden as… Read more »

Dealing with Powdery Mildew on Cucumbers & Squashes

Wondering if you have powdery mildew on squash and cucumbers? Wondering if those white spots on your squash, zucchini, melon or cucumber is powdery mildew? Before you freak out and decide your crop is a goner, take a look at these: This is NOT powdery mildew on squash and cucumbers. The following image is what… Read more »

Blossom End Rot & Poor Pollination Solutions

Is it blossom end rot rotting your crops? If you’re asking yourself “why are the bottoms of my tomatoes black”? Or if you’re wondering how you fix black bottoms on tomatoes, what’s causing your veggies to rot may be blossom end rot. And we’ll get into how you can fix black bottoms on tomatoes in this… Read more »