Gardening

How to grow oregano - tips for growing oregano

How to Grow Oregano – Tips for Growing Oregano

No herb garden is complete without oregano, an aromatic mediterranean herb that happily grows along a path, in containers, or in the garden. Learn how to grow oregano, and this perennial herb will come back each spring.  Keep reading to learn how to grow oregano from seed, starts, and cuttings. I’ve also included tips for how […] Read more…

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How to grow Brussels Sprouts in Arizona

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts in Arizona

Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) prefer a long (100-150 days) cool growing season, which means growing them in warm places like Arizona can be a challenge. Be that as it may, if you learn how to grow Brussels sprouts in Arizona (and the weather cooperates), the flavor of fresh-picked Brussels sprouts can’t compare to anything […] Read more…

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How to grow pomegranates

How to Grow Pomegranates

I’ve partnered with Kellogg Garden to bring you this post about how to grow pomegranates. In this post, I answer common questions about how to grow pomegranates successfully, including how to plant and care for pomegranates, how to eat pomegranates, and questions about typical problems with pomegranates such as dried out or rotten fruit, and […] Read more…

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How to Grow Hollyhocks: Hollyhock Growing Guide

How to Grow Hollyhocks: Hollyhock Growing Guide

Learn how to grow hollyhocks, and enjoy a cottage-garden favorite that has been around for a century. Hollyhock’s flowers begin blooming from the bottom of the stalk and move up to the top, producing a long display of color and almost endless supply of blossoms. Learn how to grow hollyhocks and you will often have […] Read more…

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How to grow sage - tips for growing sage

How to Grow Sage – Tips for Growing Sage

Learn how to grow sage, and enjoy sage’s gray-green foliage in flower beds, containers, and the garden. A popular herb in desert areas such as the low desert of Arizona, sage is tolerant of hot weather, poor soil, and drought conditions. This quick-growing perennial herb’s flowers also attract pollinators and beneficial insects. This article includes […] Read more…

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How to Save Seeds #seedsaving

How to Save Seeds

Learning how to save seeds gives you a nearly-continuous supply of seeds that are adapted to your area at little or no cost.  When a plant produces seeds, that normally completes the life cycle of the plant. Harvesting and saving seeds from your plants is a simple process, a great way to save money and […] Read more…

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Raised bed garden design tips

Raised Bed Garden Design Tips

Raised-bed gardens are a popular option for starting a garden. Correct raised-bed garden design helps maximize the productivity of the available space. A well-designed raised-bed garden also adds beauty to your yard. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Gardening with raised beds has several advantages:  The soil mix you fill […] Read more…

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How to grow basil - tips for growing basil

How to Grow Basil – Tips for Growing Basil

This article shares everything you need to know about how to grow basil. It includes how to grow basil from seed, plus tips for pruning, harvesting, and using basil. I’ve also included tips for growing basil in containers, growing basil indoors, and how to grow basil in Arizona. One of the most popular herbs to […] Read more…

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How to grow Malabar spinach

How to Grow Malabar Spinach

Looking for a summer spinach alternative? Learn how to grow Malabar spinach – a fast-growing, heat-loving, beautiful vine with large, glossy, succulent-like leaves.  Unlike traditional spinach that grows through the cooler months of the year, Malabar spinach is planted in the spring and harvested through the fall. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure […] Read more…

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