Edible

Learn all about edible gardening to improve your health, save on groceries, and reconnect with nature. Our detailed guides show you how to grow food!

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Edible

Should You Refrigerate Tomatoes?

There’s a lot of debate about whether or not you should refrigerate tomatoes. Will it reduce their flavor? Will it lengthen their storage time? Will it halt ripening? In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains when tomato refrigeration is beneficial and when it is not.

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Fruits

How to Propagate Dragon Fruit in 12 Steps

Growing a tropical fruiting cactus is easier than you think! If you can take herb cuttings, then you can propagate dragon fruit. Garden expert Logan Hailey explains the most important steps for beginning (or expanding) your dragon fruit garden.

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Vegetables

How to Prune Squash Plants for Bigger, Better Yields

Many vining plants benefit from pruning, and squash is no exception! If you want to maximize your yields, consider pruning these rambling vines for increased pollination, airflow, and squash production. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains how to prune the simple way.

The bunches of green bananas hanging from a banana tree in the garden are tightly clustered together, with each curved fruit arranged in neat, spiraled rows, suspended beneath broad, arching green leaves.

Fruits

9 Best Banana Trees for Home Gardens

Whether you love to eat bananas or just adore the look of tropical plants, a banana tree or two would make an excellent addition to your home garden. Some produce grocery-store-tier fruit and others are just ornamental, but each one can add something special to your space. Most are perennial in warm zones, but gardeners in cooler zones can grow them outside part-time, too. Plant biologist Emily Estep will walk you through the best banana trees for home gardens to help you get started.

A close-up of store-bought white shimeji mushrooms, featuring delicate clustered caps, arranged in a glass bowl set on a rustic brown wooden table.

Edible

Can You Propagate Store-Bought Mushrooms?

If you love both mushrooms and growing your own food, you may have wondered whether or not you can propagate store-bought mushrooms at home. In fact, it turns out that you can. Plant biologist Emily Estep will explain how mushrooms propagate and how you can mimic the process, ultimately harvesting your own fresh stock for little to no cost.

Green celery plants stretch towards the sky; their stalks swaying gently in the warm sunlight.

Vegetables

5 Tips For Growing Celery in Raised Beds

Celery is an easy vegetable with the right care. It has more needs than your typical plant, but the rewards of a crunchy home-grown crop are worth it. These five tips from veggie gardener Jerad Bryant will have you harvesting bunches of celery in no time from your raised beds.

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Edible

13 Best Mushrooms You Can Grow At Home

Growing delicious, healthy mushrooms at home is easy, with more guides, kits, and information online each day. But with so many options, from colorful oysters to toothy lion’s mane, how do you know which to choose? Amateur mycologist Emily Estep names and explains 13 different mushrooms you can grow at home to help you make a shroomy selection.

A lush orchard featuring Dwarf Cavendish banana trees with broad green leaves.

Fruits

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for ‘Dwarf Cavendish’ Banana Trees

Would you like to grow your own delicious, healthy bananas at home? ‘Dwarf Cavendish’ banana trees are fairly easy to grow, especially if you live in a warm climate, and they can produce harvestable bananas each year. If you’re not sure how to care for a tropical banana species, no worries. Plant biologist Emily Estep will walk you through everything you need to know.

The eggplant plant is one of the vegetables that can be planted in July, features broad, slightly fuzzy green leaves and produces glossy, purple, oval-shaped fruits.

Vegetables

23 Vegetables and Companion Plants You Can Plant in July

Spring is not the only time to plant a garden! Early summer plantings are key to abundant fall harvests. The crops you plant in July can yield throughout late summer and autumn. In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains the best vegetables to plant this month!

Clusters of peppers in varying shades of red and green, hang from a plant adorned with lush green leaves.

Vegetables

Don’t Make These 7 Pepper-Growing Mistakes This Year

Peppers are a favorite summer crop because of their deliciousness, easy care, and forgiving nature. Meeting a few of their key cultural requirements means peppers are happy to perform amid the summer heat. Join gardening expert Katherine Rowe in avoiding common pepper-growing mistakes for this year's best yield.

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Vegetables

How Much Sun Do Cucumbers Need?

If you want to enjoy crunchy, homegrown cucumbers this summer, make sure to provide your plants with enough sun! Join farmer Briana Yablonski to learn how much sun cucumbers need to thrive.