What is the Best Soaker Hose of 2019?

soaker hose in the garden

The Swan Products Sprinkler Soaker Hose is the best soaker hose you can buy for the value it provides. Once the weather starts warming up, plants need all of the water they can get. While sprinklers and complex irrigation systems are often the go-to for gardeners, I prefer something a bit gentler. The best soaker … Read more

How to Grow Nutritious Mushrooms in Your Home Garden

different types of mushrooms

They taste great. Whether it’s in a soup, a stir-fry, or a salad, mushrooms are a wonderful addition. You get the flavor and texture that only a mushroom can give. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could grow some in your own garden? Maybe you’ve already tried without success? Don’t worry. This post will help … Read more

How to Grow Delicious Blueberries That Make You Happy

harvesting blueberries

I have such a soft spot in my heart for blueberries. Some of my most cherished childhood memories involved spending lazy summers picking these sweet fruits with the family. Then, I watched those tiny blue morsels turn into delicious treats. When I started a family of my own, I knew that I wanted to recreate … Read more

How to Grow Beautiful Succulents That Enhance Your Garden


You’ve seen them take center stage in everything from garden plots to floral arrangements. Now, you want some for yourself. The rising popularity of succulents has led to them popping up in nearly every store. Before you toss these resilient plants into your grocery cart, see if you’re up for the challenge. These hardy desert … Read more

How to Grow Juicy Strawberries That Will Blow Your Mind

strawberries in the garden

The first time I grew strawberries, I just dove right in and set out a bunch of plants. I kept them mulched, weeded, fertilized and watered. I started to get worried around the middle of summer when I didn’t see any blossoms. After researching a bit, like I should have done before planting, I learned … Read more

How to dry and preserve herbs from your garden

drying herbs

It’s great to have a herb garden. Not only does it provide tasty herbs to add to all kinds of recipes, but the pollinators love it, and it’s such a pretty addition to the backyard. There’s just one problem. Most herbs do best when regularly trimmed back, and one can only use so many fresh … Read more