• Beginner Gardening

    Understanding the Basics of Diagnosing Tomato Leaf Problems and Why It’s Important

    Learn how to start troubleshooting any type of tomato leaf issue you may see in the garden. This is the first post of the series that’s dedicated to identifying potential health problems to a very much prized backyard crop. Each post links back to its preceding post and its next post once published. At the end of the series, they’ll be compiled into an easy access categorical topic on the blog.  This post is all about diagnosing tomato leaf problems.  Introduction When people think about tomato plants, everyone always thinks about the fruit. Tomatoes, with their luscious fruit and vibrant…

  • Beginner Gardening

    No Dig Gardening for Beginners: Simple Steps to Get Started

    You may or may not have heard about no dig gardening. Contrary to what the name suggests, yes, there is some digging involved. It’s a method that doesn’t involve the traditional turning and tilling of the earth, thus preserving the complex ecosystem beneath our feet. The no dig method relies on adding layers of organic material directly on top of the soil, creating an environment conducive to plant growth and beneficial organisms. Hence the name no dig. However, you still have to dig holes in order to put plants in the ground. For beginners, no dig gardening is attractive because…

  • Beginner Gardening

    What You Need to Know About Growing Basil: Basil Growing Stages

    Basil, a versatile and aromatic herb, goes through several developmental stages. From the initial planting of seeds to the emergence of seedlings, each phase of growth requires specific care and conditions to ensure a healthy plant. Basil, just like most herbs, is very easy to take care of and one of the reasons why I always recommend having homegrown herbs. Basil’s ability to thrive in various environments makes it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. Throughout the growth cycle of basil—from germination to the flowering stage—attention to detail is necessary. Factors such as soil quality, light exposure,…

  • Beginner Gardening

    Popular Question: When to Harvest Tomatoes

    Harvesting tomatoes at the right time is important to enjoy the best flavor and quality from your homegrown produce. In this guide, we’ll explore the key factors to consider when deciding when to harvest tomatoes. Whether you’re a novice gardener or have been growing tomatoes for years, these tips will help you pick your tomatoes at the peak of perfection. This post is all about when to harvest tomatoes.  When to Harvest Tomatoes To get the juiciest, sweetest, best tasting tomatoes, there’s a specific point to harvest them. Picking them too early can cause them to be hard, not as…

  • Beginner Gardening - Organic Gardening

    Solve Tomato Plant Leaf Yellowing and Curling Issues Now!

    Do you have tomato plant leaves that are curling, yellowing, or have spots? If so, don’t worry—you’re not the only one and you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the causes of tomato plant leaf yellowing and curling and share the steps you’ll need to take in order to resolve the issue and get your tomatoes growing and thriving again.  Identifying the Causes of Tomato Plant Leaf Yellowing and Curling  Unfortunately, there can be mishaps in the garden and plants may show signs of illness. To save the plant, it’s critical to be able…

  • Beginner Gardening

    How to Pick Blueberries

    The Lazy Picker’s Guide to Blueberry Harvesting Picking blueberries is thankfully quite simple and congratulations on patiently waiting until your plant(s) have matured. In this blog post,  you’ll learn how to time your harvest, identify ripe berries, and use the right tools to make the most of your picking time. Plus, I’ll share some efficient techniques that will have you filling your basket with ease. With these lazy picker’s tips, you’ll be reaping the fruits of your labor in no time. This post is all about how to pick blueberries. When Are Blueberries in Season? We’ve become disconnected from our…