All About Dibbers: How to Choose One & How to Use It

All About Dibbers: How to Choose One & How to Use It

If you’re new to gardening, you’ve probably seen a dibber in YouTube videos or various resources online. This simple hand tool is essentially a stick used to poke holes when transplanting seedling plugs outside, or when sowing bigger seeds or smaller bulbs. While sowing seeds doesn’t necessarily need a dibber, creating the perfect-sized hole for…

Flea Beetles – How Do You Keep Them Off Your Plants?

Flea Beetles – How Do You Keep Them Off Your Plants?

There’s nothing more disheartening than starting your first spring vegetables – salad greens and all kinds of seedlings – and seeing them thrive, only to find them riddled with hundreds of tiny holes, seemingly overnight. Flea beetles are one of the most aggressive and persistent pests that we have to deal with in our home…

Dealing With Small Potatoes? Here’s How to Get Bigger Tubers

Dealing With Small Potatoes? Here’s How to Get Bigger Tubers

Growing big potatoes has become much harder in recent years as erratic shorter growing seasons caused by climate change has massively impacted their growing windows, but freak events like the recent giant potato news in New Zealand have given gardeners reason to be hopeful. If you’re wondering why your homegrown potatoes are smaller than you…

How to Prune Cherry Tomatoes? Ultimate Pruning Guide

How to Prune Cherry Tomatoes? Ultimate Pruning Guide

To prune or not to prune? This is the question many gardeners ask themselves when it comes to cherry tomatoes. Some don’t touch them at all, others prune them diligently, and there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Cherry tomatoes are a different kind of beast – and they really do grow into beasts – so I personally prefer pruning just to keep them under control.