12 Spring Gardening Tasks to Get Ready to Plant

Are your fingers itching to get into the dirt? Mine too, and I cannot wait to get started on my favorite spring gardening tasks. Before you can start to garden, you need to prepare with the right tasks. You can’t just plant everything without planning and preparing ahead of time. 12 Spring Gardening Tasks 1.Read more

9 Culinary Herbs Even Black Thumbs Can Grow

Easiest Culinary Herbs to Grow

Herbs make the world go around, especially the easiest culinary herbs to grow. Some of my earliest cooking memories revolve around herbs. I grew up in an Italian family, and cooking is the center of everything. From Sunday dinner to birthdays, food was the center of the show, but no one seemed to write downRead more

In 2019, I Learned 11 Vegetable Gardening Lessons

Garden Lessons

Each year, at the end of the gardening season, I look at my successes and failures. I look at the garden lessons that I learned, and this year is no different. My garden was better than ever, but I did find things this year that worked and things I need to change for 2020. GardeningRead more

10 Genius Ways to Use Fall Leaves in the Garden

Fall Leaves in the Garden

Fall is just around the corner, and with fall comes tons of leaves. Our backyard has several large, maple trees, and autumn brings heaps of leaves in our backyard. Besides jumping in them, I’ve found several ways to use fall leaves in the garden. Those leaves make a serious mess in my backyard and probablyRead more

Growing Green Beans: Your Ultimate Guide

Green beans are my favorite summer crop. I remember being young, and my parents had a huge garden with rows of beans. My mother would take me outside with her, and I picked beans alongside her for hours. Growing green beans came naturally to me as I became older. Now, I pick green beans alongRead more

Growing Peas: Everything You Need to Know

Growing Peas

Peas are one of the first plants that I add to our garden each year. Not only do they grow well in the fall, but growing peas in your fall garden also adds an extra round of harvest. Growing peas is so easy, making it an excellent choice for a child’s garden. My third child,Read more

Persephone Days: How to Calculate Your Fall Garden

Persephone Days - When to Plant 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

15 Things You Should Never Compost

Compost pile with safe items

Did you know there are things you should never compost? Composting reduces trash output and provides an excellent soil amendment for gardens. Compost adds nutrients back into your soil, but not everything belongs there. In fact, understanding what not to put in a compost ensures that the end product is safe for your garden use.Read 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