How To Make Tabasco Sauce


There are many hot sauces on the market but not many that are more well-known than Tabasco. With a unique tangy flavor, it has become a fan favorite over the years. As a pepper grower I get a lot of people asking me about how to make Tabasco sauce. The recipe we’ll be discussing here[…]

Free Milkweed Seeds


Are you interested in helping save the Monarch Butterfly population? By planting species that provide a food source for both the adult Monarchs and their caterpillars you can do your part. In an effort to help you along the Live Monarch Foundation will give you free milkweed seeds if you simply send them a self-addressed[…]

Best pH Meter for Hydroponics


When mixing hydroponic nutrients, you’re most likely going to need to adjust the pH of your solution. So, the question of the day is… what is the best pH meter for hydroponics? Below you’ll read about our personal experiences with the budget type of pH meters and why we opted to splurge on a better-quality[…]

Types of Hydroponic Systems


Hydroponics can be as simple as suspending a plant in a nutrient solution or a complex system with timers and pumps. Here we’ll discuss the most common types of hydroponic systems noting which ones are better suitable for outdoor use and whether they are ideal for open air setup or in a greenhouse (sheltered). Keep[…]

Raised Garden Bed Soil


Qualities of Raised Garden Bed Soil Proper Drainage One of the most important considerations for vegetable soil in a raised garden bed is going to be proper drainage. Without proper drainage you will encounter problems with root rot, tomatoes splitting, pepper plants suffering, dampening off and a whole host of potential issues. Components such as[…]