spinach growing in a square foot garden

How to Grow Tons of Fresh Spinach [Even If You Don’t Have Much Space]

Thanks to the popularity of square foot gardening, the idea of growing food in a small and efficient space has taken hold. And spinach is one of the best vegetables to get you started with square foot gardening. Spinach is an easy-to-grow salad green that produces large yields of vitamin-rich,…
may gardening

May Gardening: What to Do This Month + Free Checklist!

May is the month when spring finally arrives! Soon the warm days will outnumber the cool ones. You’ll be able to get outdoors more often to get gardening chores done. Here’s a list of things you might need to do in May.
seed starting equipment and supplies on a table

Best Seed Starting Setup: Simple DIY Guide Makes it Easy!

Every year I get the same questions from gardeners who want to start plants from seed – What’s the best soil to use? What are the best containers for starting seed indoors? What are the best grow lights? And I’m not surprised… If you’ve never started seeds indoors before or…
woman planting roses in a may garden

What to Plant in May: Best Vegetables + Flowers to Grow Now

It’s time to get serious about planting! This is the month when heat-loving veggies like tomatoes and peppers can go into the ground unprotected. Cool-season annual flowers can be planted early in the month, but wait until after your last frost to plant tender annuals. Keep reading to get the full list of…
lettuce under a grow light

Easy Seed Starting Shelves DIY: Make a Grow Light Stand Fast

You want to start plants from seed, and you want it to be easy. So, you get out some pots, fill them with potting soil, pop your seeds in, and water them. As you place the pots next to your sunniest window, you nod your head and think, “that was…
a suculent plant in a pot sitting on a desk next to a stack of books

11 Best Succulent Books Will Help You Grow Healthy Plants

We’ve all done it. You spot a cute succulent at the store. And think to yourself “I have the perfect spot for this at home!” So, you reach down, pick it up, and put it in your cart.  But after you get it home you wonder things like: How much water does it…
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