• Organic Gardening

    Start with These Top 10 Easy to Grow Vegetables

    For anyone just starting out with gardening, you may be wondering which plants are easy to grow vegetables. This post is to help you have quick wins in the garden. 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…

  • Beginner Gardening

    How to Determine Your Area’s Frost Dates According to USDA Frost Dates

    Learn about your zone’s frost dates and planning your growing season by using the USDA Frost Dates as a guide. 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…

  • Organic Gardening

    Why Are My Tomato Leaves Turning Purple? What You Need to Know About Tomato Plant Health

    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…