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Arugula Plant: Care and Growing Guide

Arugula Plant: Care and Growing Guide

Botanical Name Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa Common Name Arugula, rocket, roquette Plant Type Annual vegetable Mature Size 12 inches tall and wide Sun Exposure Full sun Soil Type Humus-rich, well-drained Soil pH 6.0 to 7.0 Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer Flower Color Yellow, white Hardiness Zones Annual plant; grows in zones 3 to 11 Native Area Mediterranean  Toxicity Non-toxic …

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Tips for Composting Weeds

Tips for Composting Weeds

Compost is a great way to recycle organic material in your garden. All those spent flower blossoms, fall leaves, dead plants, grass clippings—even non-meat kitchen scraps—can be transformed into a great soil amendment and nutritious mulch, simply by throwing them into a heap and allowing the refuse to decompose naturally. Composting Issues Done correctly, composting …

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6 Possible Reasons Why Your Azaleas Are Not Blooming

6 Possible Reasons Why Your Azaleas Are Not Blooming

“Why aren’t my azaleas blooming?” Homeowners complain about this frequently. We can all relate to their frustration, if not with this particular type of shrub, then with another. For example, some gardeners wait many years for the fascinating purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria) to bloom and fulfill its intriguing promise. Reasons Why an Azalea Might …

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