Saturday, August 17, 2013

Growing Ancho Poblano Peppers in your garden

Ancho Poblano peppers are one of the best varieties of peppers you can grow in your home garden. They are a nice spicy and delicious variety of pepper you can grow. They are not too hot (Like Cayenne peppers) but not too sweet as well (like Bell peppers). They are almost the perfect combination of heat and sweetness.

Some stores sell Poblano peppers as "Pasilla Peppers" which is actually the  incorrect name. Pasilla is the dried variety of the Poblano Pepper.

The key to growing good sized Poblano Peppers is to give them a generous bath of Epsom Salt every 2 weeks or so. They will produce nice healthy peppers if done so. The Epsom Salt I use is this one: Epsom Salt for Garden.

Poblano Peppers grow great in the  ground as well as in containers. In the video above you can see growing Poblano Peppers in half Whiskey barrel containers. To organically control insects, I highly recommend buying a Yellow Sticky Trap. Happy gardening!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

How to check if watermelon is ready for harvest?

Watermelons are easy to grow in your home garden and taste great! One of the challenges which many gardeners find is to know when watermelons are ready for harvest. In today's video, we should you precisely when you can harvest your watermelons:

Sunday, August 4, 2013

How to grow Moringa Oleifera

In today's topic, we will discuss how to grow Moringa Oleifera from seed to tree! Before we begin, let's understand how important superfoods like Moringa Oleifera are to our environment. 

A superfood is a food which has a high concentration of nutrients which the human body needs. To give you an idea, you have something made from all-purpose flour, which has no nutritional value and in some time you are hungry. This is because your body craves the nutrients and will keep you hungry till all the vitamins and minerals it needs can be provided. Now you can have a bunch of apples and oranges, maybe a carrot and a potato and get those nutrients. Or you could eat a few superfoods. Moringa is one of them. It has a plethora of vitamins and minerals packed into its fruits. So in places where nutrition is scarce, superfoods hold a tremendous value.

You can start Moringa from seeds or cuttings. However seeds are your best bet because they are easy to work with and the results are more guaranteed.

Here is the video to grow Moringa from seed to tree in your back yard: