Reasons to Start Growing Your Own Vegetables in 2024

Growing your own vegetables has become very popular nowadays. You may have considered the idea but decided it’s too much of a hassle, and buying them from the grocery store is a better option. Well, not really…  Using your backyard to grow your own vegetable garden doesn’t only give you fresh veggies that are packed … Read more

Growing Peppers Anywhere – 2024 Guide

Nematode resistance genes open opportunities for farmers “When I start a breeding program, and I’m looking for new traits, the first things I look at are old varieties,” said Richard Fery, a plant geneticist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Charleston, S.C. Ferry has been working with peppers and cowpeas for 40 years. The … Read more

Guide to Planting and Harvesting Peppers


Peppers rank among the top 10 most popular vegetables in the United States. “Peppers fall somewhere between seventh and 10th on the list,” said Michael Orzole, Ph.D., professor emeritus of vegetable crops, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) Americans consume an average of 10.6 pounds of fresh … Read more