Homemade Calcium for Tomato Plants – DIY  Solutions

Calcium is one of the crucial minerals for tomato plants. It plays a key role in improving fruit quality. In most cases, plants obtain calcium from the soil but experts recommend spraying tomato plants with a calcium solution two to three times a week, beginning when the first blooms appear.  Adequate calcium helps prevent several…

Facts about Tomato Hornworms and How to Control Them in Your Garden

Facts about Tomato Hornworms and How to Control Them in Your Garden

Tomato hornworms are very large caterpillars, measuring up to 4 inches long. They are the most destructive pests of tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and eggplants. Hornworms eat leaves, stems and sometimes chew holes in fruits. The damage is completely defoliating and often easy to notice. Despite their large size, tomato hornworms are not easy to spot….

How to Save Overwatered Tomato Plants in Your Garden

How to Save Overwatered Tomato Plants in Your Garden

Tomato plants appreciate consistently moist soils, but not waterlogged. When soil holds more water than roots can take up, plants wilt, similar to when the soil gets excessively dry. So, watering tomato plants is such a delicate balance. Both overwatering and underwatering lead to serious root issues and even death of the plant.  Too much…

How to Keep Squirrels from Eating Pumpkins – 5 Effective Ways

How to Keep Squirrels from Eating Pumpkins – 5 Effective Ways

Squirrels are known to eat pumpkins in farms or yards. The fruit becomes a regular treat to rodents during the fall when most plants are bowing out. Knowing that winter is around the corner, squirrels can ravage your pumpkins to store enough fat and energy for the harsh season. Various animals also enjoy eating pumpkins,…

How to Keep Uncarved Pumpkins from Rotting – Ultimate Guide

How to Keep Uncarved Pumpkins from Rotting – Ultimate Guide

The shelf life of uncarved pumpkins can vary depending on the pumpkin’s variety, harvest time, storage conditions, and overall handling. On average, uncarved whole pumpkins can last between 8 to 12 weeks or even longer under the right storage conditions. To make your pumpkin last longer, store it in a cool dry place. The area…