Growing Peppers

Peppers are considered a warm season vegetable. There are many varieties of peppers ranging from sweet to hot. One of the oldest and popular garden varieties is the sweet, thick-walled bell pepper ‘California Wonder’.  …

Houseplants spring cleaning

Houseplants spring cleaning Now that spring has sprung, its time to take a good look at some of your houseplants that have endured the long cold winter. Most houseplants are tropical and require high humidity…

Forcing flowering branches

After a long cold winter you just can’t wait to see some signs of spring. Bring spring indoors by forcing some spring-flowering branches into bloom. Spring-flowering trees and shrubs such as crabapples, forsythia, lilac, magnolia, pussy willows,…

Starting Seeds

Why start seeds indoors     -Starting seeds indoors will extend the growing season in cooler climates. Some plants for example tomatoes, eggplant, basil and parsley require a longer growing season and need a head start. -Small…