How Much Water Does Basil Need?

A close-up of basil leaves with water drops

With its countless uses in cooking, health and wellness and its nutritional value, basil has become a very popular herb for many home gardeners to grow each year. But while basil can be fairly simple to grow, improper or insufficient watering can easily cripple your basil plants and ruin any chance of a successful harvest. … Read more

White Spots on Tomato Leaves

Powdery mildew on a tomato leaf. White plaque on leaves. Close up.

Tomatoes are a classic backyard-garden vegetable that many gardeners grow every year. Harvesting a fresh, plump, bright red tomato right off the plant can be both highly satisfying as well as rewarding. However, if white spots begin to appear on the leaves of your tomato plant, the leaves as well as the tomatoes themselves could … Read more

How Many Butternut Squash per Plant?

Butternut Squash Plant

With its long shelf life, sweet tasting flesh, and beautiful orange color, butternut squash is arguably one of the best winter squashes to choose from. Because of all its great qualities, many choose to grow it in their garden every year. However, many gardeners have difficulty determining just how many butternut squash they can expect … Read more

How Much Do Pumpkins Weigh?

Orange Pumpkins

Pumpkins play a big part in western customs and culture. From the jack-o’-lanterns of Halloween to the pies of Thanksgiving, pumpkins are being used in creative ways to celebrate festivities throughout the year. But just how much do pumpkins really weigh? I decided to find out. So how much do pumpkins weigh? When fully mature, … Read more