How to Grow Leeks: 8 Tips for Growing Leeks

How to Grow Leeks: 8 Tips for Growing Leeks

Leeks look like an overgrown green onion with a long white body and thick overlapping leaves. Learn how to grow leeks, an easy-to-grow relative of the onion that has a milder taste and is grown for the thick white edible stalk.  Leeks can grow up to 3 feet tall. Leeks are a frost-tolerant vegetable that […] Read more…

How to Start Seeds Indoors: 10 Steps for Success

How to Start Seeds Indoors: 10 Steps for Success

Starting garden vegetables from seed has several advantages, but learning how to start seeds indoors can be overwhelming. I tried and failed several times trying to start seeds indoors. Each failure taught me something new. Learn from my mistakes and avoid making the same ones.  This article outlines the steps of how to start seeds indoors, […] Read more…

How to Grow Ground Cherries: 10 Tips for Growing Ground Cherries

How to Grow Ground Cherries: 10 Tips for Growing Ground Cherries

If you would like to add more fruit to your garden, learning how to grow ground cherries is a simple way to do it. Although most modern gardeners have never heard of them, ground cherries are a delicious husked fruit with a unique flavor similar to a cross between pineapple, strawberries, and citrus with a tropical […] Read more…

How to Grow Toothache Plant: 5 Tips for Growing Spilanthes

How to Grow Toothache Plant: 5 Tips for Growing Spilanthes

Would you like to grow something unique? Learn how to grow toothache plant. Spilanthes is a heat-loving flower commonly called “toothache plant” due to the numbing sensation experienced after eating the leaves or flowers.   Toothache plant contains a natural analgesic within its spicy and slightly bitter-tasting leaves and blooms. Learn how to grow toothache plant with these […] Read more…

How to grow arugula

How to Grow Arugula: 5 Tips for Growing Arugula

Learning how to grow arugula is simple – it doesn’t require much room and grows well in almost any container. Arugula is a fast-growing, cool-season green known for its peppery flavor. The tender leaves are delicious added to salad or piled on top of pizza. Keep reading for the planting dates for how to grow arugula in […] Read more…

Gardener's Gift Guide: Garden Favorites​

Gardener’s Gift Guide: Garden Favorites

Gardening doesn’t have to be complicated. I’ve come to rely on several basics in my garden. These are my garden favorites. My choices for this year’s gardener’s gift guide are the things I can’t do without in my garden.   Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Gardener’s Gift Guide: Garden Favorites Gardener’s […] Read more…

What to cover in a freeze

What to Cover in a Freeze: Frost Protection in the Garden

Living in a warm-winter climate means that you may try to push the boundaries of what can be grown throughout winter. Frost and cold weather can come on quickly, and knowing what to cover in a freeze can mean the difference between life and death for some of your plants. Be prepared by gathering needed […] Read more…

Arizona Fruit Planting Guide_ A Visual Planting Guide for Low Desert Fruit

Arizona Fruit Planting Guide: A Visual Guide for Low Desert Fruit

Arizona Fruit Planting Guide: A Visual Guide for Low Desert Fruit Many types of fruit and fruit trees are easy to grow and thrive year round in the low desert of Arizona. This Arizona Fruit Planting Guide provides planting dates and growing information for nearly 20 types of fruit in the low desert of Arizona. With […] Read more…

How to Grow, Harvest, and use Lemongrass

How to Grow, Harvest, Divide, and Use Lemongrass

Lemongrass may be difficult to find in the produce aisle but it is simple to grow in your garden. Lemongrass is a heat-loving herb that grows year-round in tropical climates, and is hardy in USDA zones 10 and 11.  Learn how to grow, harvest, divide, and use lemongrass with these 6 tips. Disclaimer: this post […] Read more…

How to Grow Cucamelons

How to Grow Cucamelons: 6 Tips for Growing Cucamelons

Wondering how to grow cucamelons? You’ve come to the right place. Cucamelons may look like a mouse-sized watermelon, but they taste like a cucumber with a citrus kick. Called “sandía de raton” (or “watermelon for a mouse”) in Mexico, cucamelons are also called Mexican Sour Gherkin and Mouse Melon.  No matter what you call them, […] Read more…