• Beginner Gardening

    No-Till Gardening: Secrets to a Healthier, Low-Maintenance Garden

    You might’ve heard about no-till gardening, but the name can definitely be misleading. Is there absolutely no tilling in this type of gardening method? What is this method all about and what are its principles in comparison to tilling? No-till gardening offers a simpler and more sustainable approach that benefits both you and the environment. By leaving the soil undisturbed, you promote natural processes that enhance soil health and reduce weed growth. This method focuses on layering organic materials like compost, leaves, or mulch directly on the surface of your garden bed. This not only saves you from the back-breaking…

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    Tomatoes Not Turning Red? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Are you frustrated with your tomato plants not turning red? There are several factors that can contribute to this problem, but luckily, there are also several solutions. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why your tomatoes may not be ripening and provide tips for getting them to turn red. This post is all about tomatoes not turning red. One of the most common reasons for tomatoes not turning red is temperature. If the temperature is too hot or too cold, the tomatoes may not ripen properly. Ideally, the temperature range for ripening green tomatoes is between 68…

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    Common Herbs You Need in Your Garden

    Herbs are inherent to cuisines around the world, providing distinctive flavors, aromas, and colors to a variety of dishes. The use of herbs spans from the burst of freshness that cilantro brings to a taco to the deep, earthy essence of rosemary in roasted meats. These plants hold historic significance with many used for medicinal purposes long before they made their way into the kitchen. Understanding the different types of herbs, their uses, and how they can enhance your cooking can transform ordinary meals into extraordinary experiences. Herb gardening is another aspect that has gained popularity, as it allows you…

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    Find out Just How Many Cucumbers Per Square Foot

    When planning a vegetable garden, understanding how many cucumbers you can grow per square foot is essential for maximizing space and yield. Cucumbers are a popular choice for both veteran and novice gardeners due to their relatively easy cultivation and the refreshing taste they bring to salads and pickles. To achieve a good yield, it’s crucial to consider the space each plant requires. Overcrowding can lead to poor air circulation and increased susceptibility to diseases, while too much space can result in a less efficient use of your gardening area. The last thing you want to see is diseases like…

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    When to Apply Fertilizer to the Vegetable Garden

    Knowing when to fertilize your vegetable garden is crucial for optimal plant growth and yield. Applying fertilizer at the right time can be the difference between a good harvest and a disappointing one. To ensure your vegetables receive the nutrients they need, it’s best to understand the specific requirements of your plants and soil. The ideal time to fertilize often aligns with key stages in plant development, beginning with soil preparation before planting. This post is all about when to apply fertilizer to the vegetable garden. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links,…

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    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…