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How to Grow Ginger: 8 Tips for Growing Ginger

How to Grow Ginger: 8 Tips for Growing Ginger

As a low desert gardener, it’s exciting to learn how to grow a crop that I already use, is good for you, and grows well in warm climates. Ginger definitely qualifies on all three accounts. Learning how to grow ginger is easy, and growing it is even simpler (especially if you live in a warm […] Read more…

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How to Grow Leeks: 8 Tips for Growing Leeks

How to Grow Leeks: 8 Tips for Growing Leeks

Leeks look like an overgrown green onion with a long white body and thick overlapping leaves. Learn how to grow leeks, an easy-to-grow relative of the onion that has a milder taste and is grown for the thick white edible stalk.  Leeks can grow up to 3 feet tall. Leeks are a frost-tolerant vegetable that […] Read more…

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How to Grow Toothache Plant: 5 Tips for Growing Spilanthes

How to Grow Toothache Plant: 5 Tips for Growing Spilanthes

Would you like to grow something unique? Learn how to grow toothache plant. Spilanthes is a heat-loving flower commonly called “toothache plant” due to the numbing sensation experienced after eating the leaves or flowers.   Toothache plant contains a natural analgesic within its spicy and slightly bitter-tasting leaves and blooms. Learn how to grow toothache plant with these […] Read more…

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How to grow arugula

How to Grow Arugula: 5 Tips for Growing Arugula

Learning how to grow arugula is simple – it doesn’t require much room and grows well in almost any container. Arugula is a fast-growing, cool-season green known for its peppery flavor. The tender leaves are delicious added to salad or piled on top of pizza. Keep reading for the planting dates for how to grow arugula in […] Read more…

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How to Grow, Harvest, and use Lemongrass

How to Grow, Harvest, Divide, and Use Lemongrass

Lemongrass may be difficult to find in the produce aisle but it is simple to grow in your garden. Lemongrass is a heat-loving herb that grows year-round in tropical climates, and is hardy in USDA zones 10 and 11.  Learn how to grow, harvest, divide, and use lemongrass with these 6 tips. Disclaimer: this post […] Read more…

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How to Grow Cucamelons

How to Grow Cucamelons: 6 Tips for Growing Cucamelons

Wondering how to grow cucamelons? You’ve come to the right place. Cucamelons may look like a mouse-sized watermelon, but they taste like a cucumber with a citrus kick. Called “sandía de raton” (or “watermelon for a mouse”) in Mexico, cucamelons are also called Mexican Sour Gherkin and Mouse Melon.  No matter what you call them, […] Read more…

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How to Grow Lettuce

How to Grow Lettuce: 6 Tips for Growing Lettuce

Wondering how to grow lettuce? You’ve come to the right place. Having fresh lettuce in your garden is so convenient, and you won’t wonder if it’s been recalled due to contamination.  Learning how to grow lettuce is simple – it doesn’t require much room and grows well in almost any container. Learn how to grow […] Read more…

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How to Grow Chamomile: 5 Tips for Growing Chamomile

Chamomile’s daisy-like flowers are a beautiful and practical addition to your garden. Roman and German chamomile are two common types of this popular herb. Learn differences between the two types and how to grow chamomile with these 5 tips.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 5 Tips for How to […] Read more…

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How to Grow Violas: 5 Tips for Growing Violas

How to Grow Violas: 5 Tips for Growing Violas

One of my earliest gardening memories is planting violas with my grandma in her flower garden in early spring. The name viola is a common name for the flower family “Violaceae”, which includes Johnny jump-up, pansies, violas, violets, and many others.  These cheerful, edible, cool-season flowers are easy to grow and a delight in the garden. […] Read more…

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