Gardening

5 Best Gardening Books #gardening #books #gardenbooks

5 Best Gardening Books

Gardening books combine two of the worlds best things – books and gardening!   With so many gardening books, it’s hard to find the best ones. This post lists my 5 favorite gardening books. (These are the books I would want if I was stranded on a desert island and had to learn to garden.) To […] Read more…

Is your garden short on garden space and lacking vintage flair? Give ladders in the garden a try. I love repurposing vintage items, and space in the garden is often limited. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for both problems…Ladders! Ladders in the garden are an easy way to add architectural interest and vertical space to your garden.

Ladders in the Garden

Is your garden short on garden space and lacking vintage flair? Give ladders in the garden a try. I love repurposing vintage items, and space in the garden is often limited. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for both problems…ladders! Ladders in the garden are an easy way to add architectural interest and vertical space to […] Read more…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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What's wrong with my Cauliflower? #cauliflower #howtogrowcauliflower #gardening #howto

What’s Wrong With My Cauliflower?

What’s wrong with my cauliflower? The first time I grew cauliflower, it turned out perfectly. I thought… this is easy! I tried growing it again this year and I had plenty of volunteers for the “what’s wrong with my cauliflower?” pictures.  Cauliflower is a cool weather crop in the Brassica family (which includes cabbage, kale, […] Read more…

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How to successfully grow cauliflower

How to Successfully Grow Cauliflower

Cauliflower is trickier to grow than its relatives because it doesn’t like it too hot… or too cold. Learn how to successfully grow cauliflower and enjoy harvesting this delicious and versatile vegetable.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. How to Successfully Grow Cauliflower Bolting and Buttoning Cauliflower To grow cauliflower […] Read more…

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Questions to ask when planting citrus #whichtypeofcitrus

Planting Citrus: 4 Questions to Ask

The sweet-smelling blossoms, year-round greenery and tasty fruit of citrus trees are easy to love. If you live in an area warm enough to plant citrus (normally USDA Zones 8-11), the hard part is deciding which citrus tree to plant. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 1. Do I want […] Read more…

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How to Grow Broccoli- Five Tips for Growing broccoli- #broccoli #gardening #howtogrow

Five Tips For Growing Broccoli

Broccoli has been called one of “the world’s healthiest foods” (whfoods.org). Low in calories and high in vitamins, the list of reasons to eat broccoli is long. President Thomas Jefferson loved broccoli, and planted imported seeds from Italy at his Monticello estate. If you’d like to join Thomas Jefferson, here are a few tips for […] Read more…

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