Gardening

How to grow thyme - tips for growing thyme

How to Grow Thyme: 5 Tips for Growing Thyme

Thyme is my favorite herb. I love the flavor it adds to soups, roasts, potatoes, veggies, and just about any savory dish. Thyme grows well year-round in the low desert of Arizona. I often head out to the garden to harvest a handful of stems. Bees love thyme as well and are drawn to the […] Read more…

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10 Biggest Vegetable Gardening Mistakes

10 Biggest Vegetable Gardening Mistakes

Gardening for the last 12 years has taught me several lessons, many of which I learned the hard way.  In this post I share my picks for the 10 biggest vegetable gardening mistakes. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve made most of the mistakes on this list.   Learn from my vegetable gardening mistakes and […] Read more…

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How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies

How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies

Learn how to grow poppies, and add stunning blooms to your garden. Poppies are grown nearly all over the world, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures. Bees and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Poppies are a springtime staple in my garden in the low desert of Arizona. Although the blooms […] Read more…

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How to Grow Cantaloupe: 9 Tips for Growing Cantaloupe

How to Grow Cantaloupe: 9 Tips for Growing Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe thrives in warm weather and needs a long growing season; great news for desert dwellers. Learn how to grow cantaloupe, and add this tasty fruit to your garden and table. Once cantaloupe is picked, it continues to ripen but does not get any sweeter. When you grow your own cantaloupe you can pick it […] Read more…

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How to grow Zinnias - 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

How to grow Zinnias – 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

Learn how to grow low-maintenance zinnias and add a long-lasting pop of color to your garden during even the hottest months of the year. Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Zinnias make excellent cut flowers, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. […] Read more…

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How to make sweet potato slips

A Fast and Easy Way to Make Sweet Potato Slips

Sweet potatoes aren’t grown from a seed – they are grown from slips. A slip is a rooted sprout from a mature sweet potato. You can order sweet potato slips online or you can grow your own. If you’re wondering how to grow sweet potato slips, you’ve come to the right place. Sweet potato slips ready to […] Read more…

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Seed Starting Indoors

A Simple Way to Start Seeds Indoors

I partnered with Gurney’s Seed and Nursery Co. to bring you this blog post about a simple way to start seeds indoors. Starting vegetables from seed has several advantages:  With the large selection of seeds available online, you have more variety in what you can plant.  Starting your own seeds means less risk of introducing […] Read more…

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Spring Gardening in Arizona

Spring Gardening in Arizona

A crucial element of successful spring gardening in Arizona is transitioning from your winter garden to a spring garden. Transform your cool-loving winter garden beds into a haven for warm-season vegetables with these 10 steps for a successful spring garden in Arizona.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 10 Steps […] Read more…

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