How to Grow Dill: Outside, Inside and in Containers

How to Grow Dill: 5 Tips for Growing Dill

Dill is one of my favorite herbs fresh from the garden. It’s so easy to snip a few leaves and add fresh dill flavor to dips, sauces, fish, and roasted vegetables. Dill is simple to grow and the flavor of fresh dill is reason enough to add this herb to your garden.  Learn how to […] Read more…

How to Grow Cilantro: Outside, Inside and in Containers

How to Grow Cilantro: 5 Tips for Growing Cilantro

Cilantro”s distinctive taste is a family favorite. Many Latin American and Asian foods would not taste the same without the citrusy-flavor of cilantro. Luckily it’s simple to learn how to grow cilantro in the garden.  Cilantro is a cool-season annual herb grown for its leaves and seeds (coriander). Learn how to grow cilantro outside, inside, and […] Read more…

How to grow corn: 10 Tips for growing corn

How to Grow Corn: 10 Tips for Growing Corn

Corn picked and eaten fresh is about as good as it gets in gardening. Some people even put the pot of water on to boil before picking their corn so they can eat it right away. The reward of fresh-grown corn awaits those who are willing to put in the extra work that growing a […] Read more…

How to Grow Turnips - 5 Tips for Growing Turnips

How to Grow Turnips: 5 Tips for Growing Turnips

Turnips are one of those vegetables I’d never tried until I started gardening. Freshly-harvested turnips and greens are sweet, tender, and delicious. Learn how to grow turnips, and add this cool-weather root vegetable (and its greens) to your table.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 5 Tips for How to […] Read more…

Organic Pest Control That Really Works

Organic Pest Control That Really Works

You may be reading this post because you are looking for a quick fix to a pest problem you are facing in the garden. There are organic pest control solutions that really work (I list them below). It is important to understand the importance of healthy soil and plants as it relates to common pests […] Read more…

10 Easy to grow vegetables and herbs

Gardening for Beginners: 10 Easy to Grow Vegetables and Herbs

New to gardening? Start here, with these 10 easy to grow vegetables and herbs.  Getting started gardening may seem overwhelming. There is a lot to learn, but one of the best ways to learn is by experience. Your confidence and knowledge will grow right along with your garden as you learn, plant, and harvest these […] Read more…

Best Recipes for Anna Apples

Best Recipes for Anna Apples

In this post, I share the best recipes for Anna apples. Anna apple trees are a remarkable fruit tree. They need only 200 chill hours and thrive in mild-winter climates like the low desert of Arizona. If you are growing an Anna apple tree and are wondering the best ways to use the apples, you’ve […] Read more…

Best Organic Garden Fertilizer

Best Organic Garden Fertilizer

Feed the soil that feeds your plants. Learn how to make the best organic garden fertilizer with a few simple ingredients, and understand when to apply it for healthy soil and plants.  The organic fertilizer mix recommended by garden guru Edward C. Smith (recipe below) is often thought of as the best organic garden fertilizer. It […] Read more…

How to Grow Watermelon: 7 Tips for Growing Watermelon

Learn how to grow watermelon and add this favorite summertime treat to your garden. Homegrown watermelon picked at the peak of sweetness tastes so much better than one bought at the store.   Watermelon needs plenty of space and at least 80 days of warm temperatures to grow well. If you have both, learn how to […] Read more…