Gardening

How to Compost: 10 Simple Steps for Composting Success

How to Compost: 10 Simple Steps

The satisfaction you feel as you turn yard and kitchen waste into organic fertilizer that nourishes the soil, as well as your vegetables, plants, and flowers, is the reward for putting in the effort to learn how to compost.  However, the thought of learning how to compost can be intimidating. The first time I started composting, I […] Read more…

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Seed Starting Indoors

A Simple Way to Start Seeds Indoors

I partnered with Gurney’s Seed and Nursery Co. to bring you this blog post about a simple way to start seeds indoors. Starting vegetables from seed has several advantages:  With the large selection of seeds available online, you have more variety in what you can plant.  Starting your own seeds means less risk of introducing […] Read more…

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Spring Gardening in Arizona

Spring Gardening in Arizona

A crucial element of successful spring gardening in Arizona is transitioning from your winter garden to a spring garden. Transform your cool-loving winter garden beds into a haven for warm-season vegetables with these 10 steps for a successful spring garden in Arizona.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 10 Steps […] Read more…

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Best Way to Label Garden Plants

The Best Way to Label Garden Plants

Looking for the best way to label garden plants in your garden? Throughout the years I’ve used many different garden markers and plant labels.  I finally settled on a way to label garden plants that is easy to see, lasts all season (even in the Arizona summer sun), and can be reused season after season.  […] Read more…

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How to grow spinach: tips for growing spinach #spinach #howtogrow

How to Grow Spinach: 7 Tips for Growing Spinach

Spinach (Spinacea oleracia) is healthy and delicious fresh from the garden or in your favorite recipe. Cool weather and plenty of water help spinach grow well. Considered by many a “superfood”, spinach is full of iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Learn how to grow spinach and add this nutritious cool-season crop to your […] Read more…

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How to Grow Cabbage: 10 Tips for Growing Cabbage #gardentips #gardening #howtogrowcabbage #cabbage

How to Grow Cabbage: 10 Tips for Growing Cabbage

Cabbage can be grown almost anywhere and has long been valued for its storage life and hardiness. That being said, cabbage can be tricky to grow for the beginning gardener. These 10 tips for how to grow cabbage will have you on your way to cabbage-growing success. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for […] Read more…

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10 Gifts Every Gardener Will Love 2019

10 Gifts Every Gardener Will Love

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 10 Gifts Every Gardener Will Love I’m sharing 10 gifts every gardener will love and use. Here are my picks for the perfect presents for the plant lover on your holiday list.  Gifts for Gardeners: Mason bee planter A planter with a mason bee […] Read more…

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How to grow a vegetable garden in Arizona #arizonagardening #arizonagarden #desertgardening #hotweathergarden #howtogarden

Vegetable Gardening in Arizona

Vegetable gardening in Arizona can be challenging. Principles that work in other areas, timing guidelines on seed packets, and general zone requirements often don’t apply to gardening in the low desert of Arizona.  Growing a successful vegetable garden in Arizona is certainly possible. However, it is important to understand that Arizona has a unique climate […] Read more…

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Plant Spacing in Square-Foot Gardens

Plant Spacing in Square Foot Gardens

The first gardening class I attended was about square foot gardening. I soaked it all in, and then bought Mel Bartholomew’s “Square Foot Gardening” book. One of the concepts I loved was the simplicity of plant spacing in square foot gardens.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. How do you space […] Read more…

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How to Grow Hollyhocks: Hollyhock Growing Guide

How to Grow Hollyhocks: Hollyhock Growing Guide

Learn how to grow hollyhocks, and enjoy a cottage-garden favorite that has been around for a century. Hollyhock’s flowers begin blooming from the bottom of the stalk and move up to the top, producing a long display of color and almost endless supply of blossoms. Learn how to grow hollyhocks and you will often have […] Read more…

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