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Growing Herbs Indoors Made Easy

Growing Herbs Indoors Made Easy

I see lots of people in gardening groups just itching to plant even though it's still cold outside where they live. Houseplants are great but some of us are looking for more. However,  I found a way to add to my indoor gardening and have delicious herbs to use in my cooking.

Read on to find out how to grow herbs (and other plants) indoors quickly and easily.

Posted in beginner gardener, herb, herb gardening, herbs, indoor gardening, indoor plants, low maintenance gardening, vegetable gardening for beginners

Spring Gardening Questions and Answers

Spring Gardening Questions and Answers

Spring is getting closer and closer so the amount of questions popping up in on-line gardening groups is increasing. I love participating in these groups, trying to answer questions and/or give advice.

There are a few questions that keep coming up over and over and at least one that I never thought about. 

Read on for the questions and my answers!

Posted in beginner gardener, container gardening, flower gardening, gardening tips, herb gardening, low maintenance gardening, spring gardening, vegetable gardening for beginners

Veggie Garden Roundup

Veggie Garden Roundup

For those of you who have been following me this year, you know this year was my first real attempt at vegetable garden. If you missed that post, you can review it here.

I decided to start small with a raised bed. And I tried to choose plants that were pretty easy to grow and did not take up a lot of space. I planted 3 different types of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, jalapeño peppers, green peppers and cilantro.

Read on to find out which varieties I planted, how they faired at the end of the season and what I'm going to do differently next year.

Posted in beginner gardener, gardening tips, vegetable gardening, vegetable gardening for beginners, vegetables

Getting Started with Growing Vegetables - A Beginner’s Guide

Getting Started with Growing Vegetables - A Beginner’s Guide

Although I’ve been gardening for almost 40 years, I’ve never really been a vegetable gardener. I played with a few tomato plants in pots on my deck but never anything more serious than that. Maybe it’s because I spent my teenage years helping my parents in the huge vegetable garden they planted every year. I personally would have preferred to use that field to house a horse, but that’s a whole other story!

But this year, I decided to give vegetable gardening a try.  It’s been a really fun journey despite the heat this summer offered and in this article I’m going to share the steps I took.

If you’ve never grown vegetables before, read on. I hope I can inspire you to give vegetable gardening a try!

Posted in beginner gardener, gardening tips, low maintenance gardening, vegetable gardening, vegetable gardening for beginners