Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Q:  I have been reading about the benefits of eating sweet potatoes and I think I would like to grow it here.  What do you recommend?

sweet potato

A: The sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas, originated in tropical America and ranked second only to the Irish potato as an important vegetable until World War II. The sweet potato is a good source of sugars, carbohydrates, calcium, iron,… Read More

Q:  My summer squash is producing loads of fruit.  The problem is they only get the size of my first pinky finger joint and then they fall off.  What is wrong?

squash

A:  I suspect your squash is not getting pollinated.  Squash, in addition to all the cucurbits like watermelon and cucumbers, have male and female flowers.  In order for the female to produce completely mature fruit; her flower must… Read More