Sunflowers are simple to grow and a delicious snack too. Keep reading to learn how to grow edible sunflowers, when to harvest sunflowers for the plumpest kernels, and how to roast edible sunflowers.

How to Grow, Harvest, and Roast Edible Sunflower Seeds

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Sunflowers are simple to grow and the seeds are a delicious snack too. Keep reading to learn how to grow edible sunflower seeds, when to harvest sunflowers for the plumpest kernels, and how to roast edible sunflower seeds.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. How to Grow, Harvest, and Roast […] Read more…

How to Grow Strawflowers 5 Tips for Growing Strawflowers

How to Grow Strawflowers: 5 Tips for Growing Strawflowers

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Heat-loving and drought-tolerant, strawflowers grow well in areas with hot summers (cue my happy dance!) Brightly-colored concentric rings adorn these tall stemmed beauties. This Australian native is also called “Everlasting flower” or “paper flower”. Strawflowers are an excellent choice for a cutting garden and provide long lasting blooms in the garden as well. Learn how […] Read more…

The best way to water raised bed gardens #gardening #watering #driplineirrigation

Best Way to Water Raised-Bed Gardens

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Understand and follow correct watering principles, and find the best way to water raised-bed gardens to have a productive and healthy garden. The best way to water a raised-bed garden will provide consistent and even watering, be easy to use and maintain, and ideally be simple to install as well. Raised-bed gardens are a productive […] Read more…

Garden Hacks 9 Simple Pest Control Tips

Garden Hacks: 9 Simple Pest Control Tips

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Pests are a common nuisance when gardening, but damage from pests can destroy months of hard work. Pest prevention is the goal, but it is not always possible. Learning quick and efficient ways to deal with pests makes gardening simpler and a lot more fun. Do you have a pest problem in your garden? Don’t […] Read more…

Mulching Your Garden: What to Use and How to Use it

Mulching Your Garden: What to Use & How to Use it

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Mulch is your secret weapon in the garden. I talk about the need for mulching your garden in just about every blog post; mulching is that important. This post cover the benefits of mulch, what to use for mulch in different areas of your garden, and the best tips for how to use mulch in […] Read more…

Garden Makeover: Before, During & After

Garden Makeover: Before, During and After

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The raised beds we made when we first started a garden in 2009 are falling apart and it is time for a garden makeover. When we moved into this home over 12 years ago, one of the first things I did was start a garden. We finally had room and I’d always wanted a garden. […] Read more…

How to create shade in the garden

How to Create Shade in the Garden

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If you garden in climates where the summer sun is intense, it’s best to provide afternoon shade for many vegetables in the garden. Adding shade to your garden is like putting “sun screen” on your plants. Wondering how to create shade in the garden? Here are my favorite ways to add shade and help your […] Read more…

7 Things Organic Gardeners Do Differently

How to be an Organic Gardener: 7 Things Organic Gardeners Do Differently

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Including 30 Practical Suggestions for Implementing Organic Gardening Principles What exactly is organic gardening? How is it different from regular gardening? Why does it matter?  Organic gardening is more than just not using pesticides and other chemicals in your garden; it is a way of gardening that makes pesticide and chemical use not needed.  Disclaimer: […] Read more…

Grow bag gardening

Gardening in Grow Bags: 5 Tips for Success

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Gardening in grow bags is a simple way to begin gardening almost anywhere. Pick up a few bags, fill them with soil, and you’re ready to go.  It’s easy to see why grow bag gardening is becoming a popular option for new gardeners and gardeners who are looking to add more space to their gardens. […] Read more…

10 Biggest Citrus Growing Mistakes

10 Biggest Citrus Growing Mistakes

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Citrus is easy to grow in warm climates, but it is important to avoid a few key citrus growing mistakes many home citrus growers make. Learn from other’s mistakes and enjoy better tasting citrus fruit for years to come.   The information in this blog post about citrus growing mistakes is for citrus planted in the […] Read more…

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