How to Grow Broccoli

Five Tips For Growing Broccoli

Broccoli is a cool-weather, frost-hardy member of the brassica family grown for its edible flower buds and stalks. Although broccoli is packed with vitamins and minerals (vitamin A, potassium, folic acid, iron, & calcium to name a few), my family loves the taste and enjoys eating broccoli all season long. Learning how to grow broccoli […] Read more…

How to Grow Alyssum: 5 Tips for Growing Alyssum

How to Grow Alyssum: 5 Tips for Growing Alyssum

One of the most enduring garden annuals is sweet alyssum. This old-fashioned favorite is gaining new popularity as gardeners realize the benefits of this important companion plant. Learn how to grow alyssum with these 5 tips, and add beauty and attract pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See […] Read more…

How to Grow Garlic

How to Grow Garlic: 10 Tips for Growing Garlic

Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow, and learning how to grow garlic is simple. Even better, once you’ve grown it, you can regrow garlic year after year from your own bulbs.  Keep reading for tips for how to grow garlic in any climate, including hot climates like the low desert of Arizona. Disclaimer: […] Read more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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