Do Pepper Plants Need Support? Why Your Plants May be Falling Over

Do Pepper Plants Need Support? Why Your Plants May be Falling Over

While it’s always exciting to see our pepper plants growing to be big, bush, and beautiful, sometimes they need a little help to support this growth and keep from falling over. This is where support methods come in.  The best way to support your pepper plants is by staking them, putting cages around them, or…

Fertilizing Pepper Plants: Everything You Need to Know

Fertilizing Pepper Plants: Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to understanding fertilizer, it can sometimes be difficult to grasp all of the complex nutrients, dilutions, and ratios needed to grow healthy pepper plants. We’re gardeners after all, not chemists. But don’t worry! Let this article be a starting point for understanding the ins and outs of fertilizer. I’ll go over everything…

Can You Bury Tomato Stems? Yes, and Here’s Why You Should

Can You Bury Tomato Stems? Yes, and Here’s Why You Should

I’m sure by now, most of us have heard about the wonders of burying your tomato stems deeply in the ground. But, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been curious if all that talk is true. Well, let me set the record straight for you.  Yes, tomato stems can and should be planted deeply…

Can You Bury Pepper Stems Deep? Here’s What You Need to Know

Can You Bury Pepper Stems Deep? Here’s What You Need to Know

Transplanting anything into the garden after being started inside can be a bit nerve-racking for even the most seasoned gardener. Every plant needs something a little different to get acclimated and thrive outside and peppers are no exception to that.  And, when it comes to transplanting anything in the nightshade family, you’re probably wondering if…

A Guide to Topping Tomato Plants: How, When, and Why?

A Guide to Topping Tomato Plants: How, When, and Why?

Topping tomato plants is an essential part of the gardening calendar, and it’s not a one-off! From early summer, right through to harvest, topping tomatoes keeps your plants in check, and helps to produce more reliable harvests. But! There are some really big mistakes you can make, so let’s take a look at exactly what…