• 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…

  • Beginner Gardening - Organic Gardening

    Tomato Plant Spacing: How Far Apart to Plant Tomatoes

    Growing tomatoes is one of the most rewarding activities for homesteaders and gardeners, with their bright colors and delicious flavor adding an extra dose of creativity to any summer menu. When planting your tomato plants, it’s crucial to the health of the plants to have the correct spacing in between each one. By planting them too close together, you can run into a whole host of issues, like not getting enough sunlight or air circulation – leading to stunted growth and disease!  Don’t worry: learning how far apart to plant tomatoes is easier than you think! In this blog post…

  • Beginner Gardening

    A Beginner’s Guide to Zone 10 Planting Schedule

    This is a guide for beginners who want to grow their own food according to the zone 10 planting schedule. Learn about what plants will thrive, the best planting schedule, and how to maintain your garden throughout the year!   ***Note: Please continue to check back on this post periodically as there will be future updates coming.   An Overall Recap: Knowing Your Planting Zone is Essential Planting zones are an essential tool for any plant lover, as they allow gardeners to decide which plant varieties can successfully survive and thrive in their climate. They help you determine when your…

  • Beginner Gardening

    How Often to Water Seedlings: A Beginner’s Guide

    Watering seedlings is a necessary step in the gardening process, but how often to water seedlings can vary depending on a number of factors. Are you starting your own seedlings indoors or did you buy them from a nursery? If you’re planting them outdoors, how long will they be in direct sunlight? And how do you know when to water seedlings – should they be watered right after planting or can it wait until the soil is dry to the touch? In this blog post, I’ll answer all those questions and more! This blog post is about how often to…