How to Grow Carrots: What You Need to Know

Carrots are an early spring or fall plant that grows well in many gardens. I started growing carrots a few years ago, and my first attempts were dismal. I had no idea how to grow carrots, so I had to do my research. Growing root vegetables is difficult even for experienced gardeners. It can beRead 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

15 Things You Should Never Compost

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. In your compost, you want to put brown and greenRead 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

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

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

Step-by-Step Guide: Freeze Fresh Cabbage Heads

For a long time, I avoided growing cabbage because I felt like I couldn’t use it fast enough. We love stuffed cabbage rolls and cabbage roll soup, but we can’t eat a whole garden of cabbage in a few weeks! Sauerkraut isn’t a family favorite. Then, one day I learned that you can freeze freshRead more

How to Harvest a Cabbage Head in 30 Seconds

Cabbage isn’t a vegetable I always loved. When my parents made cabbage rolls, I gagged, internally and externally. Throughout most of my childhood, I turned my nose up to every cabbage dish that graced our kitchen table. As I grew older, cabbage didn’t seem so bad as it was when I was younger. Now, IRead more