5 Tips for growing Armenian Cucumbers in the Garden. With the high temperatures of summer, most cucumbers are a fond memory except for Armenian cucumbers (which are still going strong).#gardening #armeniancucumbers #howtogarden #cucumbers #howtogrow #heatlovingveggies #growinginthegarden

Growing Armenian Cucumbers

Growing Armenian cucumbers is a great way to ensure a steady supply of cucumbers in the heat of the summer. This is great news for us desert dwellers who want cucumbers all summer long. First cultivated in Armenia in the 15th century, Armenian cucumbers (also called yard-long cucumbers) are actually not cucumbers at all – they are […] Read more…

Ultimate guide to summer gardening in Arizona

Summer Gardening in Arizona

The challenge with vegetable gardening in the low desert of Arizona comes when temperatures soar in the hot, dry months of the summer. It is possible to have a productive vegetable garden in hot climates like Arizona during the summer heat. Here are the essentials to know for summer gardening in Arizona and other hot […] Read more…

5 Ways to Prevent Pests Organically #organicgarden#gardenorganically#preventpests#gardening#gardenpests#howtogarden#howto#gardening#companionplanting#pestprevention

Prevent Garden Pests Organically

Don’t spray harmful chemicals in your garden, learn methods to prevent pests and diseases before they become a problem. Providing fresh organic produce for your family is the reward for educating yourself about ways to prevent garden pests and diseases organically. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links See my disclosure policy for more information.  5 Ways to Prevent […] Read more…

5 Tips for Growing Summer Squash #summersquash #gardening#summergarden#howtogarden#howtogrowsquash#growingsquash#growingsummersquash

5 Tips for Growing Summer Squash

Summer squash is easy to grow and prolific. A couple of plants provide plenty for a family to eat all summer long. Learn how to grow summer squash and provide your friends and neighbors with fresh produce too! Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Squash are separated into two main […] Read more…

How to grow luffa

Growing Luffa in the Garden

“I thought luffa was a sea sponge?!?!”  You’re not alone,  I did too, until I saw luffa (loofah) growing in the demonstration garden for the University of Arizona Master Gardeners. Luffa is a delicious vegetable to eat (when picked very young) or you can choose to let it grow and develop into a useful sponge.  I […] Read more…

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

How and Why to Thin Fruit Trees

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 […] Read more…

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