How to Harvest Marigold Seeds & Get Free Flowers

The days are starting to get cooler & shorter, which means that autumn is quickly approaching. My marigolds are growing stronger than ever right now, but by early November they’ll be kaput. ‘Tis the season to start harvesting seeds for next year. I’m planning on harvesting seeds from all of my annual flowers & veggies…

Planting Peas from Seed for Fall Harvests

It’s hard to believe that autumn is quickly approaching, especially when it is still so hot outside, but September is already here & cooler temperatures will be here too before we know it. My veggie plants are still growing strong for the most part, but it won’t be long before they kick the bucket. Enter…

How to Harvest Garlic for Delicious Feasts

That wonderfully delicious time of year is here again, garlic harvesting! Garlic is one of my absolute favorite plants to grow, however, it’s one of my least favorite plants to harvest. Growing garlic is as easy as can be (check out my garlic planting tutorial & my garlic growing tips), but harvesting it is a…

Planting Cucumber Seeds in 10 Minutes

I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try to grow cucumbers by seed this year during my gardening from seed quest of 2020. So far, I have seed started impatiens & gazania flowers indoors, as well as tomato seeds 3 different ways with varying results. I also planted peas & marigold seeds outside. I…

Spring Garden Clean-Up & Raised Bed Prep

Ah yes, spring, the gardening season that I both look forward to & secretly want to delay as much as I can. I really miss gardening during the winter, but I definitely never yearn for the big spring gardening clean up. I always end up dragging my feet every year & this year was no…

Tomato Wars: Tomato Seed Starting Indoors, Winter Sowing vs. Hydroponics

I don’t have a lot of experience starting from seed, so I decided a few months ago that this would be the perfect time to dive right in. Since then, I purchased a variety of seeds (I still have a few more on my wishlist) & started a tray of impatiens & gazanias indoors. Most…

Easy Guide on How to Start Seeds Indoors

*This article contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. As always, all opinions are my own.* Spring is almost here & seed starting season is in full swing. As I’ve stated in my other seed articles, I have never started vegetable or flower seeds indoors before. My house just doesn’t…

Beginner/Intermediate Gardeners: 3 Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

As a beginner to intermediate gardener, you know that the best way to get a head start on spring is by starting your garden during winter. As a home gardener with a few years of gardening experience under my belt, who is taking a social media class from Northwestern University through Coursera.com, I found two…

Beginner/Intermediate Gardeners: 3 Best Houseplant Tips

As a beginner to intermediate gardener, you know that sometimes houseplants can be tricky to get right. As a home gardener with a few years of gardening experience under my belt, who is taking a social media class from Northwestern University through Coursera.com, I found two articles that contain various tips that will ensure that…