By Ralph E. Mitchell
While a name like bitter melon may make you think twice about eating this fruit, this Asian crop is very popular across the world and even here in the United States. Not to be confused with its small, weedy, toxic-seeded ... READ MORE
A: Several beetles (some spotted or striped) have been known to cause damage to the cucurbit plant family, which includes melons, squashes and cucumbers. The larvae of these beetles feed on roots of the plants as soon as they start to grow by ... READ MORE
A: This is a fairly uncommon occurrence on newer hybrid varieties. However, many of us have been experimenting with older, heirloom species which has resulted in me getting this question twice this week.
Bitterness is due to the formation ... READ MORE