Gardening

Best Organic Garden Fertilizer

Best Organic Garden Fertilizer

Feed the soil that feeds your plants. Learn how to make the best organic garden fertilizer with a few simple ingredients, and understand when to apply it for healthy soil and plants.  The organic fertilizer mix recommended by garden guru Edward C. Smith (recipe below) is often thought of as the best organic garden fertilizer. It […] Read more…

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How to Grow Watermelon: 7 Tips for Growing Watermelon

Learn how to grow watermelon and add this favorite summertime treat to your garden. Homegrown watermelon picked at the peak of sweetness tastes so much better than one bought at the store.   Watermelon needs plenty of space and at least 80 days of warm temperatures to grow well. If you have both, learn how to […] Read more…

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How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Learn how to grow sweet peas with these 5 tips, and add beautiful and sweet smelling blooms to your garden. I first saw sweet peas at The Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, and I was blown away by their beauty. But, it wasn’t until I grew my own that I was blown away by something else […] Read more…

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How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

Wondering how to grow winter squash? You’ve come to the right place. Are you also wondering why it’s called “winter” squash when it grows throughout the summer? Winter squash, unlike summer squash, develops a thick rind that increases its storage life, with many types of winter squash storing well through the winter. Another distinguishing characteristic […] Read more…

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How to Grow Onions - 10 Tips for Growing Onions

How to Grow Onions – 10 Tips for Growing Onions

Although my blog is full of articles about “How to Grow” different types of fruits, flowers, herbs, and vegetables, I had not written a “How to Grow Onions” blog post . . . until now!  Over the past 10 years, I’ve had varying levels of success growing onions. Some would grow well, but an overwhelming […] Read more…

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How to Grow Rosemary: 5 Tips for Growing Rosemary

How to Grow Rosemary: 5 Tips for Growing Rosemary

Add rosemary to your herb garden, kitchen garden, or rock garden. Rosemary is simple to grow, beautiful, and a flavorful addition in the kitchen. This hardy herb tolerates drought and tough conditions too. Read this article for information on how to grow rosemary, and tips for harvesting and using rosemary. There are plenty of tips […] Read more…

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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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