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How to Compost: 10 Simple Steps for Composting Success

How to Compost: 10 Simple Steps

The satisfaction you feel as you turn yard and kitchen waste into organic fertilizer that nourishes the soil, as well as your vegetables, plants, and flowers, is the reward for putting in the effort to learn how to compost.  However, the thought of learning how to compost can be intimidating. The first time I started composting, I […] Read more…

How to make sweet potato slips

A Fast and Easy Way to Make Sweet Potato Slips

Sweet potatoes aren’t grown from a seed – they are grown from slips. A slip is a rooted sprout from a mature sweet potato. You can order sweet potato slips online or you can grow your own. If you’re wondering how to grow sweet potato slips, you’ve come to the right place. Sweet potato slips ready to […] Read more…

How to Grow Tomatillos: 7 Tips for Growing Tomatillos

Learn how to grow tomatillos and add them to your list of what to grow in your garden this year. Tomatillos are simple to grow with a tart distinctive flavor that is delicious in salsa and sauces. Tomatillos thrive in warm weather and are often heavy producers. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure […] Read more…

Seed Starting Indoors

A Simple Way to Start Seeds Indoors

I partnered with Gurney’s Seed and Nursery Co. to bring you this blog post about a simple way to start seeds indoors. Starting vegetables from seed has several advantages:  With the large selection of seeds available online, you have more variety in what you can plant.  Starting your own seeds means less risk of introducing […] Read more…

Spring Gardening in Arizona

Spring Gardening in Arizona

A crucial element of successful spring gardening in Arizona is transitioning from your winter garden to a spring garden. Transform your cool-loving winter garden beds into a haven for warm-season vegetables with these 10 steps for a successful spring garden in Arizona.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 10 Steps […] Read more…

10 Vegetables that Love Hot Summers - and How to Grow Them

10 Vegetables that Love Hot Summers – And How to Grow Them

Wondering which vegetables can take the heat during an Arizona summer? Keep reading for 10 vegetables that love hot summers – and how to grow them. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 10 Vegetables that Love Hot Summers – and How to Grow Them The key to successful gardening during […] Read more…

How to Grow Eggplant: 8 Tips for Growing Eggplant

Gardeners in warm regions rejoice! Although fussy to grow in cooler areas, eggplant thrives in warm weather. Learn how to grow eggplant, and add this beautiful fruit (yes, eggplant is a fruit) to your garden and table. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. How to grow eggplant: 8 tips for […] Read more…

Best Way to Label Garden Plants

The Best Way to Label Garden Plants

Looking for the best way to label garden plants in your garden? Throughout the years I’ve used many different garden markers and plant labels.  I finally settled on a way to label garden plants that is easy to see, lasts all season (even in the Arizona summer sun), and can be reused season after season.  […] Read more…

How to grow citrus in Arizona #arizonacitrus #citrus

How to Grow Citrus in Arizona

One of the benefits of living in the low desert of Arizona and other warm areas of the United States (such as Florida, California, and Texas) is the ability to grow citrus outdoors year-round. Learn how to grow citrus in Arizona and add a tree to your landscape.  The proper selection, planting, and care of […] Read more…

Vegetable Planting Guide: A Visual Planting Guide for Low Desert Vegetables

Arizona Vegetable Planting Guide: A Visual Guide for Low Desert Vegetables

Arizona Vegetable Planting Guide: A Visual Guide for Low Desert Vegetables Growing a vegetable garden in Arizona is both rewarding and challenging. This Arizona Vegetable Planting Guide provides planting dates and crucial information for growing over 50 different vegetables in the low desert of Arizona. Growing seasons in Arizona are short, and timing is critical when planting. […] Read more…

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