Garden Solutions

5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden

5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden #gardening #squarefootgarden #gardentips

Ten years ago I bought my first gardening book, “All New Square Foot Gardening”, by Mel Bartholomew. I read it cover to cover, and then read it again. This book made gardening easy to understand, with clear steps to get started and be successful. I followed Mel’s advice, and ten years later I still believe […]

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Add Vertical Space in the Garden

The Easiest Way to Add Vertical Space in the Garden #verticalgardening #gardenhack #gardening

Add Vertical Space to Your Garden in 15 Seconds! One of my favorite ways, and one of the most versatile, quick and inexpensive ways, to easily add vertical space in the garden is using ladder mesh blocks. Plants love growing vertically up the repurposed trellis, and it’s easy to install anywhere in the garden.  What […]

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Ladders in the Garden

Is your garden short on garden space and lacking vintage flair? Give ladders in the garden a try. I love repurposing vintage items, and space in the garden is often limited. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for both problems…ladders! Ladders in the garden are an easy way to add architectural interest and vertical space to […]

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Summer Gardening in Arizona

Summer Gardening in Arizona,Ultimate Guide for a Summer Garden in Arizona #summergarden #arizona #gardening #desertgardening

The challenge with gardening in Arizona comes when temperatures soar in the hot, dry months of the summer. It is possible to have a productive garden in the summer heat. Here are the essentials to know for summer gardening in Arizona. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Plant […]

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How and Why to Thin Fruit Trees

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

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 […]

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What’s Wrong With My Cauliflower?

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

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 collards, kale, kohlrabi, broccoli and Brussels sprouts). […]

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