Gardening

Garden Makeover: Before, During & After

Garden Makeover: Before, During and After

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…

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How to create shade in the garden

How to Create Shade in the Garden

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…

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7 Things Organic Gardeners Do Differently

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

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…

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Grow bag gardening

Gardening in Grow Bags: 5 Tips for Success

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…

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10 Biggest Citrus Growing Mistakes

10 Biggest Citrus Growing Mistakes

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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Garden Planning in 5 Simple Steps

Garden Planning in 5 Simple Steps

Garden planning helps you make the most of the available space and sunlight in your garden. Each new season in the garden can seem overwhelming. Knowing what to plant, when to plant, and where to plant is a juggling act for even experienced gardeners. Taking the time to make a plan will help you be […] Read more…

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How to grow ranunculus

How to Grow Ranunculus: 5 Tips for Growing Ranunculus

When I first saw the gorgeous blooms on ranunculus flowers, I didn’t think it was possible to grow them here in the low desert of Arizona. I’m glad I was wrong. Learning how to grow ranunculus is easier than you think. The stunning rose-like blooms with tissue-thin petals almost don’t look real. Ranunculus blooms come […] Read more…

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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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