Julie Bennett

Julie Bennett

Hand Pollinating For Seed Saving: Cucurbits

Cucurbits- Hand-Pollinating For Seed Saving

By hand pollinating your cucurbit flowers you can ensure the seeds you save from the resulting fruit will always be true to type. The Cucurbitaceae family, which consists of zucchini, pumpkin, cucumber, melons, gourds, luffa and marrows, is one of…

5 Reasons To Plant Hops At Home

5 Reasons To Plant Hops At Home

Think only craft beer enthusiasts have a reason to plant hops at home? Think again! Much more than an essential component of beer, hops (Humulus lupulus) is a pretty perennial plant with many uses. Hops are actually a bine, and not a vine, as they don’t…

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