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Summer squash varieties - 8 types to grow and enjoy

Summer Squash Varieties – 8 Best Types to Grow

If you’re wondering which type of summer squash variety to plant, you’ve come to the right place. With so many different summer squash varieties, taking a minute to learn about the differences in flavor and texture, and the best way to use them, will help you choose the best type for your needs. Better yet, grow […] Read more…

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How to Plant Pots - Tips for Container Gardening

How to Plant Pots – Tips for Container Gardening

This post on how to plant pots – tips for container gardening is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. Planting flowers in pots on the patio, porch, or by your front door is a simple way to add beauty and color to the space. Best of all, you get to play in the dirt – […] Read more…

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How to grow Okra - 7 tips for delicious okra

How to Grow Okra

If you learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare okra correctly, it is a delicious, healthy addition to your diet and a beautiful addition to the garden.  Okra is a tall warm-season annual that can be grown for its beautiful flowers alone. Afterward, the flowers develop into a vegetable known for its fiber, folate, and […] Read more…

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Arizona garden in May

Arizona Garden in May

Low Desert Arizona Garden in May What grows in low desert Arizona gardens in May? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona. Although the temperatures are beginning to climb, May in the Arizona garden is one of the most beautiful and productive times of year. The heat brings […] Read more…

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Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

If you’re wondering what the best soil for raised bed vegetable gardening is, that’s an easy answer – “Mel’s mix”. I didn’t come up with this mix, we can thank Mel Bartholomew, the author of Square Foot Gardening, for simplifying the best soil to use for raised bed vegetable gardening.  After reading Square Foot Gardening […] Read more…

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How to Grow Strawberries #strawberries #arizonagardening #howtogrowstrawberries

How to Grow Strawberries

Learn how to grow your own strawberries and pick them at the peak of ripeness and flavor right out of the garden. Grocery store strawberries can’t compare in taste and sweetness – the sugar in strawberries begins turning to starch after picking. Find a sunny spot in your garden and learn how to grow your […] Read more…

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How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

Learn how to grow potatoes in containers; no tilling required. Although potatoes grow best in places with cool summer days and nights (think Idaho), if you choose the correct variety and plant them at the correct time, it’s possible and relatively simple to grow potatoes in warmer climates like Arizona.  Whether you like them baked, […] Read more…

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Review of Gardener's vertex lifetime tomato cage #tomatocage #vertextomatocage

Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages

Review of Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages In this post, I review Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages. Keep reading to see what I think of this new product from Gardener’s Supply.   Disclaimer: This is my honest review of products provided to me. See my disclosure policy for more information. Gardener’s Vertex Lifetime Tomato Cages can be placed […] Read more…

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Arizona Garden in April #arizonagardening #arizonagarden #aprilinthegarden

Arizona Garden in April

Low Desert Arizona Garden in April The sunny warm days and cool nights of April are just about perfect for the garden and the gardener. However, this is not the time to procrastinate – warmer temperatures are coming and it’s important to prepare the low desert Arizona garden in April for the hot summer ahead.  […] Read more…

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How to Grow Sweet Potatoes #sweetpotatoes #gardening #garden #arizonagarden #gardeninginarizona #desertgarden

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Learning how to grow sweet potatoes is surprisingly easy – just a few plants provide a plentiful harvest. Sweet potatoes need a long warm growing season, are heat tolerant and drought resistant, and have very few pests or diseases.  All of this makes them perfect for growing in the low desert of Arizona (yay!) Here are […] Read more…

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