GROWING BELL PEPPERS

GROWING BELL PEPPERS

Bell Peppers are popular vegetables because there are so many varieties available from sweet to very hot. Bell peppers are tropical plants grown as warm-season annuals here. Peppers are relatively easy to grow and harvest. They are often harvested in the immature green stage for use in salsas, salads, for stuffing, roasting, and for added…

GROWING STRAWBERRIES

GROWING STRAWBERRIES

The strawberry is the most popular small fruit grown in the home garden. Growing strawberries is relatively easy, and they produce large quantities of good-quality fruit without requiring extra equipment. Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) is an herbaceous perennial. New leaves, shoots, and runners emerge from the crown and root structure each year. Strawberries can be grown…

GROWING TOMATOES

GROWING TOMATOES

Tomato is one of the most popular crops among home gardeners. A perennial plant originated in western South America. A not only are tomatoes delicious and versatile. Tomatoes are also relatively easy to grow and return high value for the space they occupy. Store-bought tomato can not compare with the flavor of a vine-ripened tomato…