This beginner’s guide to botanical names shares the basics for gardeners wanting to get comfortable using the scientific names for plants. Once you understand the conventions for how the names are … [Read more...]
Tips for growing plants indoors including houseplants, vegetables, herbs, and seeds starting.
Some of the food crops we grow need pollination and others do not. Use this simple tip to remember which fruits and vegetables need help from insects like bees or the wind to produce a harvest. This … [Read more...]
This guide to growing and caring for String of Pearls (Semecio rowleyannus) is excerpted from the book, A Beginner’s Guide to Succulent Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Beautiful & … [Read more...]
This is my low-cost setup for indoor seed starting. I use items found in any department store, some of which you may already own. There is no need for expensive equipment to grow healthy starter … [Read more...]
If you want to be sure your seeds germinate successfully indoors, this checklist will help. These are all the little things that can help or hurt your seed sowing. It also provides a good overview of … [Read more...]
You can grow an avocado tree in your home as a houseplant, whether you started it from seed or a grafted plant. Find out what to expect and how to grow these tropical indoor plants. To … [Read more...]
Even if you don’t mind winter, as gardeners we can’t help but think ahead to those beautiful spring days when we can start getting our hands in the dirt again. I gathered these indoor projects to … [Read more...]