The 27 Best (and 15 Worst) Companion Plants for Brassicas (Printable Checklist)

Kendra Lynne holding a cabbage

Companion planting brassicas helps to save space, prevent disease and pests, and keep weeds at bay, while improving the taste and flavor of your crops. Generally considered cool weather crops, brassicas – such as cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, Swiss chard, turnips, and Brussels sprouts – serve as pretty easy going companions to most plants. … Read more

How to Grow Parsnips


Native to Europe and Asia, parsnips have been a dinnertime staple in North America since the early 1700s. These tasty root vegetables were used in ancient medicine to relieve toothaches and even achy feet! While parsnips may not be effective for those particular old household remedies, they offer a range of other health benefits and … Read more

Growing Spinach Step by Step

spinach plants in raised bed

I must say I never cared much for spinach. If it hadn’t been for my mother’s garden, and her amazing recipes, I may have missed out on this tasty vegetable. She said it was good for my brain, she also mentioned it’s good in terms of minerals and vitamins and she made sure I ate … Read more

How to Grow Cauliflower Step by Step

12 weeks old cauliflower seedlings growing in containers

Oh, cauliflower. Princess to my pea. You are so fussy. And yet, I just can’t quit you! Cauliflower is definitely a pros and cons kind of plant. I’ll get into these pros and cons in detail throughout this article, as well as provide tips for minimizing some of the “cons.” Even with all of the … Read more

Growing Leeks Step by Step

harvested leeks

Leeks add such incredible flavor to a dish, and they are quite fun to grow. There are only a few factors that complicate growing leeks, and they are really not that complicated. Leeks are reasonably easy to grow, as long as you pay attention to their time frame and keep up with them through the … Read more

Growing Cowpeas Step by Step

If you’ve never tried growing cowpeas, I’d definitely recommend that you give it a try! Here’s how my first experience growing them went, what I learned along the way, and why I’ve grown to love them in the garden!