Roma tomatoes are a variety of plum tomatoes. They are egg or pear-shaped red tomatoes, although there are also golden Roma tomato varieties.
Roma tomatoes are open-pollinated tomatoes but are generally not considered heirloom tomatoes. Roma tomatoes grow 3-5 feet (0.90 - 1.50 m) tall and produce large crops.
Updated: February 8, 2023.
Among the wide varieties of fruits that dogs can eat is one of the most favorite fruits of humans - strawberries.
Thanks to strawberries' beneficial nutritional properties, dogs not only can eat strawberries, but the strawberries offer many health benefits.
But, when giving strawberries to the dogs, some care is required.
Published: February 6, 2023.
Marionberries can be grown in pots and containers easily, but managing their long canes can be challenging.
Nonetheless, if You wish to grow Marionberries in a pot or container in your own garden, give them a try. They are easy to grow, have a long harvesting season, and fruits are sweeter and less tart than the fruits of classic blackberries.
Published: February 1, 2023.
Avocado is a very popular superfruit rich in many nutrients, especially healthy fats, with some vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants also being present. The human body can benefit from eating avocado in moderation frequently, but what about hamsters?
Hamsters are omnivores and eat a rather varied diet in the wild, and although they have delicate digestive systems, they can digest a wide range of foods. But, can they eat avocados?
Published: January 27, 2023.
Chokeberry (Aronia) is a very resilient plant, growing on different terrains, tolerating different soil types, temperatures, moisture, hardiness zones, etc.
Growing chokeberry (Aronia) in containers and pots has many benefits for backyard gardeners, but also for people who want to grow chokeberry (Aronia) on balconies, terraces, etc.
Published: January 24, 2023.
Acerola cherry, also known as Barbados cherry or West Indian cherry, is a tropical fruit tree that prefers light, sandy soils that drain well.
However, many gardeners wonder if acerola cherry can be grown in heavy clay or similar soils. The answer is generally yes, but only if the soil is amended or the gardener should grow acerola cherries in a shallow garden bed.
Published: January 21, 2023.
Avocado oil is a popular ingredient in many cooking and beauty products, but like any oil, it can go bad over time.
Understanding the shelf life and proper storage of avocado oil can help ensure that it stays fresh and safe to use.
Published: January 18, 2023.
Growing eggplants with other plants can enhance their growth and deter pests, but not all plants are the same.
Eggplant companion plants range from herbs and flowers to other vegetables, improving the health of eggplants and, in the end, the harvest. Also, some plants don't go well with eggplants, and those plants should not be grown together.
Published: January 17, 2023.
Bakers and cooks now have a variety of options when it comes to oils, and you can choose based on nutritional profiles as well as flavor. Or maybe you have run out of vegetable oil, and all you have is avocado oil left–can you use avocado oil for baking?
Yes, avocado oil is a great alternative to other oils in baked goods such as cakes and breads. It can be substituted 1:1 with the most common oils, such as canola oil, vegetable oil, or olive oil. Avocado oil makes moist and fluffy baked goods, has a mild flavor, and is a healthy fat.
Published: January 16, 2023.
Maintaining a grass lawn can be filled with unexpected difficulties, from weed control to length maintenance, watering, and more. One common grass issue that lawn owners deal with is yellowing, which may occur in select areas or affect the whole lawn. But why does grass turn yellow, and how can you identify the cause(s)?
Grass often turns yellow due to environmental conditions, such as too much or not enough water, the spread of fungal diseases, and backyard runoff from pet excrement. Sometimes, the problem boils down to a combination of more than one of these factors.
Published: January 13, 2023.
Eggplants are often used as a side dish for meals with fish or meat, but also with eggs, cheese, and similar.
Eggplants can be grilled on a non-stick grilling pan very quickly, and as such, they can enrich many meals, especially with the addition of some garlic and bacon, but also parmesan, olives, onions, etc.
Published: January 12, 2023.
Clay is far from being an ideal growing medium for tomatoes and many other plants.
When wet, the clay becomes heavy, sticky, and lumpy, and it is practically impossible to work with. When it dries out, it cracks and becomes very hard, making it again almost impossible to work with.
But, with a few tricks, tomatoes and many other plants can be successfully grown even in clay soil.
Published: January 11, 2023.