How to grow Okra - 7 tips for delicious okra

7 Best Recipes for Okra

You’ve grown it…now what to do with it? Here are 7 of my favorite recipes for okra. Wondering what to do with all the okra from your garden? I’ve compiled a list of the best recipes for okra.  Martha Rose Shulman’s Roasted Okra – I cook it a little bit longer than the recipe states. The thyme […] Read more…

Creative Container Gardening Ideas

Garden Outside the Box – Creative Container Gardening Ideas

Sometimes you need to garden ‘outside the box’ and find creative container gardening ideas to utilize the space you have more efficiently.  Container gardening is also a great way to repurpose antique and vintage elements. In this post, I share some creative container gardening ideas I’ve used in my garden.  I’ve partnered with Kellogg Garden […] Read more…

Arizona garden in May

Arizona Garden in May

Arizona Garden in May What grows in Arizona gardens in May? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona. Although the temperatures are beginning to climb, May in the Arizona garden is one of the most beautiful and productive times of year. The heat brings with it important garden tasks […] Read more…

Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

If you’re wondering what the best soil for raised bed vegetable gardening is, that’s an easy answer – “Mel’s mix”. I didn’t come up with this mix, we can thank Mel Bartholomew, the author of Square Foot Gardening, for simplifying the best soil to use for raised bed vegetable gardening.  After reading Square Foot Gardening […] Read more…

How to Grow Strawberries #strawberries #arizonagardening #howtogrowstrawberries

How to Grow Strawberries

Learn how to grow your own strawberries and pick them at the peak of ripeness and flavor right out of the garden. Grocery store strawberries can’t compare in taste and sweetness – the sugar in strawberries begins turning to starch after picking. Find a sunny spot in your garden and learn how to grow your […] Read more…

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

Learn how to grow potatoes in containers; no tilling required. Although potatoes grow best in places with cool summer days and nights (think Idaho), if you choose the correct variety and plant them at the correct time, it’s possible and relatively simple to grow potatoes in warmer climates like Arizona.  Whether you like them baked, […] Read more…