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How to grow kohlrabi - tips for growing kohlrabi

How to Grow Kohlrabi – 5 Tips for Growing Kohlrabi

Never heard of kohlrabi? You’re not alone. Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea, Gongylodes group) is a relatively unknown and odd-looking bulbous vegetable in the brassica family.  Learn how to grow kohlrabi, and you won’t be sorry. The enlarged stem of kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked, and tastes a little like broccoli stems but with a […] Read more…

How to grow oregano - tips for growing oregano

How to Grow Oregano – Tips for Growing Oregano

No herb garden is complete without oregano, an aromatic mediterranean herb that happily grows along a path, in containers, or in the garden. Learn how to grow oregano, and this perennial herb will come back each spring.  Keep reading to learn how to grow oregano from seed, starts, and cuttings. I’ve also included tips for how […] Read more…

VERTICAL GARDENING IDEAS: HOW TO ADD VERTICAL SPACE TO YOUR GARDEN

Vertical Gardening Ideas: 10 Ways to Add Vertical Space to Your Garden

10 Ideas for Vertical Gardening Looking for vertical gardening ideas? You’ve come to the right place. There are as many ways to add vertical space to your garden as there are reasons to do it.  Some reasons I love to grow vertically include: Adding vertical gardening space gives you extra room when space is limited. […] Read more…

How to grow Brussels Sprouts in Arizona

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts in Arizona

Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) prefer a long (100-150 days) cool growing season, which means growing them in warm places like Arizona can be a challenge. Be that as it may, if you learn how to grow Brussels sprouts in Arizona (and the weather cooperates), the flavor of fresh-picked Brussels sprouts can’t compare to anything […] Read more…

How to grow pomegranates

How to Grow Pomegranates

I’ve partnered with Kellogg Garden to bring you this post about how to grow pomegranates. In this post, I answer common questions about how to grow pomegranates successfully, including how to plant and care for pomegranates, how to eat pomegranates, and questions about typical problems with pomegranates such as dried out or rotten fruit, and […] Read more…

How to grow sage - tips for growing sage

How to Grow Sage – Tips for Growing Sage

Learn how to grow sage, and enjoy sage’s gray-green foliage in flower beds, containers, and the garden. A popular herb in desert areas such as the low desert of Arizona, sage is tolerant of hot weather, poor soil, and drought conditions. This quick-growing perennial herb’s flowers also attract pollinators and beneficial insects. This article includes […] Read more…

How to Save Seeds #seedsaving

How to Save Seeds

Learning how to save seeds gives you a nearly-continuous supply of seeds that are adapted to your area at little or no cost.  When a plant produces seeds, that normally completes the life cycle of the plant. Harvesting and saving seeds from your plants is a simple process, a great way to save money and […] Read more…

Raised bed garden design tips

Raised Bed Garden Design Tips

Raised-bed gardens are a popular option for starting a garden. Correct raised-bed garden design helps maximize the productivity of the available space. A well-designed raised-bed garden also adds beauty to your yard. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Gardening with raised beds has several advantages:  The soil mix you fill […] Read more…

The best way to water raised bed gardens #gardening #watering #driplineirrigation

Best Way to Water Raised-Bed Gardens

Understand and follow correct watering principles, and find the best way to water raised-bed gardens to have a productive and healthy garden. The best way to water a raised-bed garden will provide consistent and even watering, be easy to use and maintain, and ideally be simple to install as well. Raised-bed gardens are a productive […] Read more…

Inspiring Gardener: Vera Greutink, author of Edible Paradise

“My hope is that wherever you find yourself on your gardening journey, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran, this book will provide you with inspiration and practical steps that will not only make your gardening life easier and more enjoyable, but will also improve the soil you are tending and contribute […] Read more…

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