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Borage – A Popular And Beautiful Potherb

Borage In Early Summer

Borage is an annual herb with coarse hairy leaves and stems. It grows between 2 to 3 feet tall and often spreads as wide. Borage (Borago officinalis) is also known as “starflower” and is sometimes called “bee bread”. That’s because of the sky-blue star shaped flowers and because borage is a bee magnet. The honey…

Garlic Scapes – Use This Simple Trick For Bigger Garlic

Garlic Plants With Scapes

A garlic scape is the immature flower of a garlic plant. All varieties of garlic will produce a scape, but only the hard neck Rocambole type of garlic will produce a scape that curls. The curl of the stem is the reason Rocambole garlic is sometimes called “Serpent Garlic“. Yesterday I cut the scapes off…

Is It Really Safe To Grow Fruits & Vegetables In Tires?

Watermelon Being Grown In A Tire

Well That All Depends Upon Who You Talk ToMy husband Rick loves watermelon! So every year we grow a couple of watermelon plants in one of our two our vegetable gardens.  The soil in our gardens is perfect for melons, and summer rainfall is usually more than adequate.   By September if we’ve had a…

Aphids – What They Are & Ways To Control Them

Aphids On Roses

I noticed the other day that my rose bushes have aphids. WHAT’S AN APHID? Aphids, sometimes called plant lice, are very small sap sucking insects. There are many different species of aphids and they come in different sizes. Aphids may be green, red, brown, black and sometimes a fuzzy white or gray. All aphids no…