Every gardener has challenges that they need to overcome in order to be successful. Some areas get hot quickly and can limit what can be grown. Other areas are more ideal for nearly year-round gardening, however, they may encounter more pests or diseases. Then there are places where the growing season is not only short but also includes a cool climate. I fall into the latter category. Though it can be a struggle to achieve a successful garden, these 6 tips for cold climate gardening will help those in cooler climates to reach their gardening potential. When I first started gardening here, I honestly wasn’tRead More →

As gardening seasons approaches, it’s important to know what tools are required for the task. Luckily, gardening doesn’t require too much and few tools are very expensive. Years of gardening have taught me what you do and don’t need for gardening. These tools work for small gardens to large ones. Whether you are a beginner gardener or a master gardener, these are the 8 gardening tools you need The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Trowel Of all of theRead More →

With the arrival of spring, gardening season is just around the corner. Depending on where you live, the start of the growing season varies quite a bit. For the most part, a lot of people are heading into the gardening season in the next few weeks. As the temperatures rise and the snow melts away, it is time to do some garden planning. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner gardener, these tips can help you reach your full gardening potential. What to grow The first question you need to ask yourself is what do you want to grow? Are you aiming toRead More →

Can you believe it’s just 15 days until Christmas? I hope you have started your shopping. For those who haven’t, perhaps I can help out a bit. We all have people in our lives that can be hard to buy for. Perhaps if your uncle who owns two of everything already, or your neighbor who has eclectic tastes. I can’t guarantee that I can help with them, but I can help with what to get for the gardeners in your life with this gift guide for gardeners. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one ofRead More →

Fall is here and the gardening season has come to an end. Every year, I look forward to the garden. The excitement of selecting what we will grow, planting those seeds and nurturing the plants to the best of our ability. Wondering just what kind of a year it will be. Will it be overly wet, dry, warm or cool? All of those factors play a roll in the garden. However, the thing I look forward to the most is the harvest. Now that all the hard work is over, I thought it would be fun to take a moment and look back on thisRead More →

How to grow and store potatoes

Gardening is a great activity for everyone. Although not everyone is born with a green thumb, which a little knowledge, anyone can become a gardener. Once you know the basics, it’s time to start working on growing something. Every type of plant has different requirements. Some need constant attention, while others do well with little to no help. Knowing exactly what each plant requires will make growing them a success. Potatoes are on the lower end of the maintenance spectrum. Today I will be sharing how to grow and store potatoes. How to plant potatoes The first step is deciding which variety of potato to grow.Read More →

Not everyone is born with a green thumb. However, with a little bit of knowledge and a bunch of persistence, anyone can learn to be a gardener. Whether you live in cooler Northern climates or warmer Southern ones, these tips for beginner gardeners are sure to help out. Once you have these things under your belt, you are ready to grab a trowel, dig in the dirt and get growing. Many of these tips are geared towards growing a vegetable garden, however, nearly all of them can apply to flower gardens as well. Now, let’s get started! Tips for beginner gardeners Know your grow zoneRead More →

Can you believe that it’s June already? The month certainly snuck up on me. It felt as though it was still weeks away, and then suddenly here it was! After having a fantastic May, I am really looking forward to June. June will be fairly busy. I need to make sure that I stay on track and motivated. Thus I am sharing my goals for the month of June. Gardening Goals For me, June is the beginning of the gardening season. It’s quite late compared to many people. However, I know that planting any earlier will mean that I will lose plants to cold and frost. IRead More →