Who doesn’t love fresh corn straight from the field? Well, you’re not the only one. Corn is a global staple on the dinner table this time of the year, but it’s also a favorite among many pests and critters. Join small-scale farming expert Jenna Rich as she explores common corn-growing problems and troubleshoots ways to avoid them.
It’s the time of year when you notice volunteer squash popping up in your garden or your compost pile. Before you cut it up and throw it on a kabob skewer, let’s discuss whether they are safe to eat. Join small-scale farming expert Jenna Rich as she investigates.
If you’re craving delectable purple heirloom tomatoes, former organic farmer Logan Hailey has all the tips you need for thriving ‘Cherokee Purple’ plants!
The milder days of September are the perfect time to sow fall and winter crops. If you want summer’s delicious harvests to continue into the cold months, check out what you can plant now to extend your season. Here are some of the seeds the Epic crew and friends are planting this September!
Tomatoes are among the most popular and exciting vegetables to grow in your garden, but what should you do when your plants are only producing flowers and no fruits? These juicy red (or orange, yellow, or purple) fruits require pollination from wind and bees, or in some cases, humans. If your tomato plants are dropping flowers or failing to produce fruit, you may need to hand-pollinate them to ensure you grow a harvestable yield.
Amid the summer heat, it’s hard to think about growing fall vegetables. But if you want a bountiful fall harvest, late summer is the time to start planning and planting! In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares 17 vegetables you can plant in late summer to enjoy this fall.
From coffee grounds to banana peels to tea bags, there are many strange gardening hacks circulating the internet. Purportedly, adding these household materials to your garden soil can improve plant growth. Many sources recommend adding eggshells to tomato plants for a fertilizer boost. Is this claim backed by science or is it an urban soil myth?
Do you enjoy eating soft, buttery pecan nuts? Perhaps you are looking for a large and attractive shade tree for your landscape. If you live in the eastern or central United States, pecan trees can serve both purposes. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will discuss the proper care and maintenance of these spectacular trees.