How to grow luffa

Growing Luffa in the Garden

“I thought luffa was a sea sponge?!?!”  You’re not alone,  I did too, until I saw luffa (loofah) growing in the demonstration garden for the University of Arizona Master Gardeners.  Learn how to grow luffa also known as loofah,  a delicious vegetable to eat (when picked very young) or you can choose to let it grow […] Read more…

How to Thin Fruit Trees and Why You Should #fruittrees#howtogarden#howtogrowfruittrees#gardening#peachtrees#peaches#garden#thinningfruit

How and Why to Thin Fruit Trees

Have you ever thought… “My peach tree only produces small hard fruit.”  Or… “My apple tree’s fruit tastes good, but all the fruit are so small!” Properly thinning your fruit trees can change the tree from one that’s nice to look at to one whose fruit you look forward to and enjoy! Most fruit trees set […] Read more…

What's wrong with my Cauliflower? #cauliflower #howtogrowcauliflower #gardening #howto

What’s Wrong With My Cauliflower?

What’s wrong with my cauliflower? The first time I grew cauliflower, it turned out perfectly. I thought… this is easy! I tried growing it again this year and I had plenty of volunteers for the “what’s wrong with my cauliflower?” pictures.  Cauliflower is a cool weather crop in the Brassica family (which includes cabbage, kale, […] Read more…

How to successfully grow cauliflower

How to Successfully Grow Cauliflower

Cauliflower is trickier to grow than its relatives because it doesn’t like it too hot… or too cold. Learn how to successfully grow cauliflower and enjoy harvesting this delicious and versatile vegetable.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. How to Successfully Grow Cauliflower Bolting and Buttoning Cauliflower To grow cauliflower […] Read more…

5 Best Recipes for Cauliflower

5 Best Recipes for Cauliflower

Cauliflower is delicious fresh from the garden with hummus or dip, or try it steamed with a little salt. Here are my picks for the 5 best recipes for cauliflower. Cauliflower‘s popularity is skyrocketing, and there are plenty of reasons why. Full of nutrients and flavor, it is one of the most versatile vegetables around.  […] Read more…

Questions to ask when planting citrus #whichtypeofcitrus

Planting Citrus: 4 Questions to Ask

The sweet-smelling blossoms, year-round greenery and tasty fruit of citrus trees are easy to love. If you live in an area warm enough to plant citrus (normally USDA Zones 8-11), the hard part is deciding which citrus tree to plant. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 1. Do I want […] Read more…

7 best recipes for swiss chard

7 Best Recipes for Swiss Chard

You’ve grown it…now what to do with it? Here are 7 of my favorite recipes for swiss chard. Swiss chard is power packed with nutrients and easy to grow. It belongs in every garden. Learn how to grow Swiss chard and how to incorporate it into your diet with the best recipes for Swiss chard. […] Read more…

Garden Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta

Garden Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta

Garden Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta When I have garden-fresh Roma tomatoes and basil, this is our one of our favorite ways to eat them. Dinner comes together quickly and you can’t beat the flavor of home-grown tomatoes and basil!  3-4 T. extra virgin olive oil (divided) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 white onion, diced […] Read more…

Six Things to Know Before You Plant Asparagus

Learn More About Growing Asparagus

Learn how to grow asparagus and you can harvest and enjoy it for many years. Unlike most vegetables, asparagus is a perennial, (meaning it lives for more than two seasons). Asparagus stalks increase in circumference and number over time — it definitely gets better with age. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for […] Read more…

The one thing you must do when you plant a tree

Labeling Trees: The Last Step in Planting

Once you’ve planted it, don’t forget to label your tree. You planted the right tree in the right location, well done! Don’t forget to label your tree, it’s the last (but often overlooked) step when you plant a tree. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links See my disclosure policy for more information. Why should I label my […] Read more…