Persephone Days: How to Calculate Your Fall Garden

Persephone Days: How to Calculate Your Fall Garden

Vegetables struggle to grow in the winter for two reasons. The first you might guess, and that is the cold weather. Many plants don’t do well in cold temperatures. The second factor is shorter days with less sunlight. Knowing your Persephone Days allows you to calculate the right days to plant your fall garden. WhatRead more

7 Helpful Tips for Growing Zucchini Plants

7 Helpful Tips for Growing Zucchini Plants

Growing zucchini is popular because zucchinis are one of the easiest plants to grow in your garden. Most gardeners can plant a few zucchini seedlings and watch the plants grow rapidly without any issues. I love zucchinis. Aside from tomatoes, zucchinis are the one vegetable that screams summer to me. I love dicing up zucchiniRead more

The Crazy Truth about Indeterminate and Determinate Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the quintessential garden plant in the summer. In the heat of the summer, your garden beds burst with colors from your tomato plants. As you prepare for your garden, you might notice the words determinate and indeterminate on your seed packages. At first, I wondered what those words meant too. After all, ifRead more

Here are The Best Perennial Veggies and Herbs for Your Garden

  Do you want to expand your garden without needing to put even more work into it each year? Planting a new garden every year is daunting. It takes weeks of preparing and planting to make your dreams come true. Perennial plants can change that. Perennial vegetables and herbs are planted once and harvested yearRead more

6 Common Seed Starting Mistakes

Starting seeds is one of my favorite times during the year. It means winter is finally coming to an end and the start of my favorite season – gardening season – is upon us. However, seed starting can be tricky for newbies. It can be tricky for me at times as well! I’ve had manyRead more

Why You Should Plant Heirloom Seeds

Seed buying and gardening planning time are upon us. The two popular choices for seeds are either heirloom or hybrid. I prefer heirloom seeds, for several reasons. Many home gardeners aren’t sure what to pick. Hybrid and GMO seeds work for many people. I know dozens of people who use these varieties for their smallRead more

7 Veggies Beginning Gardeners Should Grow

When you first start gardening, you might wonder what vegetables are the easiest to grow. My first year, I assumed everything was easy. Soon, I realized that I was wrong. Many plants have different requirements that I wasn’t ready or prepared to give to them. In fact, I had no idea plants could require anythingRead more

6 Reasons Your Tomatoes Aren’t Ripening

Tomatoes are my arch nemesis. I work hard each year to plant enough tomato plants to provide the right amount of tomatoes I need for canning. Without fail, something goes wrong. Sometimes, my tomatoes don’t turn red. One day, blight infected my tomatoes. It’s always something. For me, I like to find the answer toRead more

Canning Green Beans: Raw Pack Method

We are in the middle of prime green bean season, where our plants are overflowing. Canning green beans allows you to put them up for casseroles and easy side dishes later in the year. Canning green beans is different than canning jams and jellies. You will need a pressure canner; a water bath canner cannotRead more