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…

Pepper Varieties - Types of Peppers

Types of Peppers – Pepper Varieties

15 Pepper Varieties to Grow at Home Peppers come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, and range from sweet to fiery hot. Learn about the different types of peppers, and then plant a few varieties to spice up your garden. In this article, I share 15 pepper varieties to grow in your garden.  I’ve partnered […] Read more…

How to grow basil - tips for growing basil

How to Grow Basil – Tips for Growing Basil

This article shares everything you need to know about how to grow basil. It includes how to grow basil from seed, plus tips for pruning, harvesting, and using basil. I’ve also included tips for growing basil in containers, growing basil indoors, and how to grow basil in Arizona. One of the most popular herbs to […] Read more…

How to grow Malabar spinach

How to Grow Malabar Spinach

Looking for a summer spinach alternative? Learn how to grow Malabar spinach – a fast-growing, heat-loving, beautiful vine with large, glossy, succulent-like leaves.  Unlike traditional spinach that grows through the cooler months of the year, Malabar spinach is planted in the spring and harvested through the fall. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure […] Read more…

How to create shade in the garden / Add shade to a hot summer garden

How to Create Shade in the Garden

If you garden in climates where the summer sun is intense, it’s best to provide afternoon shade for many vegetables in the garden. Adding shade to your garden is like putting “sun screen” on your plants. Wondering how to create shade in the garden? Here are my favorite ways to add shade and help your […] Read more…

Summer squash varieties - 8 types to grow and enjoy

Summer Squash Varieties – 8 Best Types to Grow

If you’re wondering which type of summer squash variety to plant, you’ve come to the right place. With so many different summer squash varieties, taking a minute to learn about the differences in flavor and texture, and the best way to use them, will help you choose the best type for your needs. Better yet, grow […] Read more…

How to Plant Pots - Tips for Container Gardening

How to Plant Pots – Tips for Container Gardening

This post on how to plant pots – tips for container gardening is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. Planting flowers in pots on the patio, porch, or by your front door is a simple way to add beauty and color to the space. Best of all, you get to play in the dirt – […] Read more…