Vegetables

How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

Wondering how to grow winter squash? You’ve come to the right place. Are you also wondering why it’s called “winter” squash when it grows throughout the summer? Winter squash, unlike summer squash, develops a thick rind that increases its storage life, with many types of winter squash storing well through the winter. Another distinguishing characteristic […] Read more…

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How to Grow Onions - 10 Tips for Growing Onions

How to Grow Onions – 10 Tips for Growing Onions

Although my blog is full of articles about “How to Grow” different types of fruits, flowers, herbs, and vegetables, I had not written a “How to Grow Onions” blog post . . . until now!  Over the past 10 years, I’ve had varying levels of success growing onions. Some would grow well, but an overwhelming […] Read more…

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Vertical Gardening: 10 Vegetables that Love to Climb

Vertical Gardening: 10 Vegetables that Love to Climb

Vertical vegetable gardening saves space, helps avoid pests and disease, makes harvesting easier, and adds beauty to your garden. But, which vegetables are best grown vertically? In this article, I share 10 vegetables that love to climb (in no particular order… a gardener can’t play favorites). Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for […] Read more…

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How to make sweet potato slips

A Fast and Easy Way to Make Sweet Potato Slips

Sweet potatoes aren’t grown from a seed – they are grown from slips. A slip is a rooted sprout from a mature sweet potato. You can order sweet potato slips online or you can grow your own. If you’re wondering how to grow sweet potato slips, you’ve come to the right place. Sweet potato slips ready to […] Read more…

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How to Grow Tomatillos: 7 Tips for Growing Tomatillos

Learn how to grow tomatillos and add them to your list of what to grow in your garden this year. Tomatillos are simple to grow with a tart distinctive flavor that is delicious in salsa and sauces. Tomatillos thrive in warm weather and are often heavy producers. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure […] Read more…

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10 Vegetables that Love Hot Summers - and How to Grow Them

10 Vegetables that Love Hot Summers – And How to Grow Them

Wondering which vegetables can take the heat during an Arizona summer? Keep reading for 10 vegetables that love hot summers – and how to grow them. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 10 Vegetables that Love Hot Summers – and How to Grow Them The key to successful gardening during […] Read more…

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How to Grow Eggplant: 8 Tips for Growing Eggplant

Gardeners in warm regions rejoice! Although fussy to grow in cooler areas, eggplant thrives in warm weather. Learn how to grow eggplant, and add this beautiful fruit (yes, eggplant is a fruit) to your garden and table. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. How to grow eggplant: 8 tips for […] Read more…

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Vegetable Planting Guide: A Visual Planting Guide for Low Desert Vegetables

Arizona Vegetable Planting Guide: A Visual Guide for Low Desert Vegetables

Arizona Vegetable Planting Guide: A Visual Guide for Low Desert Vegetables Growing a vegetable garden in Arizona is both rewarding and challenging. This Arizona Vegetable Planting Guide provides planting dates and crucial information for growing over 50 different vegetables in the low desert of Arizona. Growing seasons in Arizona are short, and timing is critical when planting. […] 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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