Can You Plant Blueberries With Blackberries?

blueberries and blackberies

Thinking of planting blueberries next to your blackberry plants this season? These two plants do share similar growing conditions, but does that make them good garden companions? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss looks at if these two plants should be planted next to each other or if there are better options in your garden.

How to Plant, Grow and Care For Rambutan Trees

rambutan tree

If you live in the US or Europe, you might be wondering what on earth a rambutan tree is. It’s a heat-loving tropical plant that needs to grow in USDA hardiness zone 10 or higher, so many of you may only be able to buy them online or in specialty farmers’ markets. They’re related to … Read more

When Should You Plant Blackberries This Season?

Blackberries after Planting in Garden

Are you unsure when you should plant your blackberries in the ground? These popular shrubs are a fruiting favorite for a reason, but planting too early or too late in the season can cause problems. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares her advice for when to put blackberries in the ground this season.

Ground Cherry Plant: How To Grow Cape Gooseberries

ground cherry plant

They’re on the ground, but they’re not cherries! This unique fruit is in the nightshade family, offering a little sweetness and umami flavor. Some varieties are sweeter than others, and the “Aunt Molly’s” cultivar is reminiscent of a pineapple, so you’ll definitely want to try out more than one ground cherry plant to see if … Read more

How to Prune Overgrown Fruit Trees in 7 Easy Steps

how to prune overgrown fruit trees

Do your overgrown fruit trees need a prune? Depending on the type of tree, all it takes is a few simple steps to get your tree properly pruned. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares the simple steps you can take to trim an overgrown fruit tree in your yard or garden.

Why Isn’t My Tomato Plant Flowering This Season?

Tomato plant with yellow flowers blooming in the garden

If your tomato plants aren’t flowering, there are a number of reasons this can happen. Luckily, several of those reasons are fairly easy to fix. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey shares her top tips for tomatoes that don’t seem to want to flower.