• Organic Gardening

    Start with These Top 10 Easy Vegetables to Grow

    The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening and What You should Plant When Starting Your Garden for Easy Success and Wins Introduction When I was little and we were still living in an apartment, my dad started growing tomatoes in big ceramic pots that lined our balcony. From what I can remember, there must have been at least 4 to 6 containers with tomato plants. Those plants produced beautiful tomatoes for us to enjoy on summer days, whether in a salad; a tomato and onion dish that my mom marinated in olive oil, herbs, and balsamic vinegar (one of my favorites when…

  • Beginner Gardening

    How to Determine Your Area’s Frost Dates

    Learn about your zone’s frost dates and planning your growing season Beginner’s Guide to Gardening Introduction I’m determined to create a series of posts for the beginner gardener. Whether you’re brand new and just starting out, have been gardening for a little while already, or even if you’ve been gardening for quite some time but want to see what others are up to, this is for you.  The thought of planting your garden can be very exciting! But before running outside and planting, it helps to do a bit of planning. In my blog post, ‘How to Plan Your Vegetable Garden:…

  • Organic Gardening

    My Tomato Plant Leaves Look Gray/Purple: What is the cause?

    Identifying issues with your plants can be quite disconcerting and you may not immediately know the reason why your tomato plant’s leaves are changing color. It is important to troubleshoot the problem quickly. This post may contain affiliate links, please see our privacy policy for details. Introduction While gardening, things may not always go as planned. One minute your tomato plant is looking green and beautiful, but a couple of days later, you may notice a purplish/grey tinge to the leaves. Before we look at ways to remedy the purple leaves, we must first examine why the leaves are turning purple in…

  • Organic Gardening

    How to Plan Your Vegetable Garden: Top 5 Important Things to Know

    So you’re starting a vegetable garden. Now what? Some links are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no extra cost to you.  If you haven’t had a chance to read ‘How to Start a Vegetable Garden‘, you may want to read it before proceeding with this post. I reviewed some important elements to consider to find the ideal spot for your garden. 1. Before You Start Planting: Plant Hardiness Zone It is essential to first determine what planting zone you reside in. A planting zone is a standard used by gardeners and growers to determine the…