How to grow Okra - 7 tips for delicious okra

How to Grow Okra

If you learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare okra correctly, it is a delicious, healthy addition to your diet and a beautiful addition to the garden.  Okra is a tall warm-season annual that can be grown for its beautiful flowers alone. Afterward, the flowers develop into a vegetable known for its fiber, folate, and […] Read more…

How to grow Okra - 7 tips for delicious okra

7 Best Recipes for Okra

You’ve grown it…now what to do with it? Here are 7 of my favorite recipes for okra. Wondering what to do with all the okra from your garden? I’ve compiled a list of the best recipes for okra.  Martha Rose Shulman’s Roasted Okra – I cook it a little bit longer than the recipe states. The thyme […] Read more…

Creative Container Gardening Ideas

Garden Outside the Box – Creative Container Gardening Ideas

Sometimes you need to garden ‘outside the box’ and find creative container gardening ideas to utilize the space you have more efficiently.  Container gardening is also a great way to repurpose antique and vintage elements. In this post, I share some creative container gardening ideas I’ve used in my garden.  I’ve partnered with Kellogg Garden […] Read more…

Arizona garden in May

Arizona Garden in May

Low Desert Arizona Garden in May What grows in low desert Arizona gardens in May? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona. Although the temperatures are beginning to climb, May in the Arizona garden is one of the most beautiful and productive times of year. The heat brings […] Read more…

Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

If you’re wondering what the best soil for raised bed vegetable gardening is, that’s an easy answer – “Mel’s mix”. I didn’t come up with this mix, we can thank Mel Bartholomew, the author of Square Foot Gardening, for simplifying the best soil to use for raised bed vegetable gardening.  After reading Square Foot Gardening […] Read more…

How to Grow Strawberries #strawberries #arizonagardening #howtogrowstrawberries

How to Grow Strawberries

Learn how to grow your own strawberries and pick them at the peak of ripeness and flavor right out of the garden. Grocery store strawberries can’t compare in taste and sweetness – the sugar in strawberries begins turning to starch after picking. Find a sunny spot in your garden and learn how to grow your […] Read more…

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

Learn how to grow potatoes in containers; no tilling required. Although potatoes grow best in places with cool summer days and nights (think Idaho), if you choose the correct variety and plant them at the correct time, it’s possible and relatively simple to grow potatoes in warmer climates like Arizona.  Whether you like them baked, […] Read more…

Review of Gardener's vertex lifetime tomato cage #tomatocage #vertextomatocage

Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages

Review of Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages In this post, I review Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages. Keep reading to see what I think of this new product from Gardener’s Supply.   Disclaimer: This is my honest review of products provided to me. See my disclosure policy for more information. Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages can be placed […] Read more…

How to grow wildflowers in Arizona

How to Grow Wildflowers

Feeling inspired by all of the wildflowers of ‘superbloom’ 2019? Learn how to grow wildflowers that come back year after year in your own yard, and you won’t have to travel far to see a show put on by mother nature. I’ve partnered with Kellogg Garden to bring you this post about how to grow wildflowers.   How […] Read more…

Arizona Garden in April #arizonagardening #arizonagarden #aprilinthegarden

Arizona Garden in April

Low Desert Arizona Garden in April The sunny warm days and cool nights of April are just about perfect for the garden and the gardener. However, this is not the time to procrastinate – warmer temperatures are coming and it’s important to prepare the low desert Arizona garden in April for the hot summer ahead.  […] Read more…

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