Gardening For Beginners

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When to Harvest Potatoes from Your Garden (plus, how to dig up potatoes!)
Determining when to harvest potatoes can seem intimidating because they are underground. No need to worry. I’ll guide you through everything you need to know about harvesting potatoes. You’ll learn how to tell when to gather them, how to dig up potatoes, and what you should do before storing to ensure they last the longest. Follow these simple instructions, and you’ll have a bountiful potato harvest that will last well into the winter. Great guide for gardening beginners!
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How to Clean a Fish Pond (detailed step-by-step instructions!)
Cleaning fish ponds isn’t the greatest job, but it's necessary for the health of your fish and ecosystem. Proper maintenance is the key to keeping it clean. Learn why your pond is green or brown and what equipment you need for cleaning. You'll also learn how to clean a pond with fish in it. Then, you learn step-by-step how to clean your pond and proper maintenance. If you follow these fish pond cleaning and maintenance tips designed for beginners, you’ll be able to enjoy yours again in no time!
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17 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables for Your Garden (great for beginners!)
For the best success, it’s a good idea for beginners to start with easy vegetables to grow in a vegetable garden. If you’re excited to try it for the first time, then this post is for you. This list of easy-to-grow vegetables will have you harvesting your own food in no time! This list of easy-to-grow vegetables is designed for beginners. These are low-maintenance and prolific plants that will give first-time gardeners the best chance of success.
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Free Printable Harvest Tracking Sheet and Detailed Guide (plus, benefits of tracking!)
Tracking your harvests is a great way to see how well your garden performs each year. I’ll show you how to keep track of your vegetable harvests step-by-step. Plus, I’ll give you a free printable garden harvest tracking sheet that will make it super easy for you to record everything. Discover all the benefits of tracking your vegetable garden harvest and see how much you save when comparing it to you local grocery store. Great for beginner gardeners and pros alike!
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Growing Onions for Beginners (complete plant care guide!)
The good news is that there are several ways to grow onions, and it’s actually pretty simple! Even a beginner can grow onions with the advice I’ve shared here. In this guide, you’ll find everything you need, from how and where to grow them, to caring for your onions all the way through the season. From light, water, fertilizer and soil to how to harvest onions and so much more, it's all here in this growing onions guide!
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How to Grow Green Beans (complete plant care guide for beginners!)
Tender, fresh green beans are a pleasure to grow once you get the hang of how to care for them. Even a beginner gardener can learn how to grow their own green beans. In this guide, I’ve shared all of the information you need to know to start growing green beans at home. Find out the best time of year and location to plant, and all the essential care tips for sunlight, soil, water, fertilizer, troubleshooting problems, and much more.
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Quick Start Guide to Winter Sowing (plus, how to winter sow your seeds!)
In this quick-start guide, I cover everything from the benefits of winter sowing and when to begin, all the way through to maintenance and transplanting into your garden. Plus I’ll give you detailed step-by-step instructions to show you exactly how to winter sow your seeds. Winter sowing seeds is budget-friendly because you don't need expensive equipment. A great guide designed for beginners!
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How and When to Plant Spring Bulbs for Early Season Flowers
Planting bulbs for spring flowers is easy and doesn’t take much effort. But, it’s important to get the timing right to have a garden full of cheerful blooms come spring. I'll show you all you need to know about planting spring bulbs, so you will be rewarded with a burst of color every year. Learn where and when to plant bulbs, what equipment you need, and my easy 9-step method to successfully plant each bulb.
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How to Care for a Black Pagoda Lipstick Plant (the complete growing guide!)
Black Pagoda lipstick plants are beautiful and surprisingly easy to care for. In this complete plant care guide, learn all you need to know in order to have the best success. You’ll understand how much light, water, and fertilizer it needs, plus how to propagate, prune, and so much more. Whether you are growing your pagoda lipstick plant outside or indoors as a potted houseplant, this complete growing guide is all you need to keep your plant thriving for years to come! Great for beginners!
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Propagating Begonia Cuttings in Water or Soil (complete plant propagation guide!)
Propagating begonias is fun, simple, and rewarding, allowing you to expand your collection without the expense of buying new plants. There are three ways you can propagate begonias – you can divide them, grow them from seeds, or take cuttings. Rooting the stems is the easiest option and works well for all begonia varieties, so that’s the method I’ll explain in more detail. Great guide for beginner gardeners!
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Growing Okra (complete plant care guide!)
Growing okra at home is a great way to add a low maintenance, unique vegetable to your vegetable garden. But the first step in learning how to grow okra successfully is understanding what it needs to thrive. In this complete plant care guide, you’ll find all the details you need, including water, light, soil, and fertilizer requirements, plus extra tips on pests, pruning, harvesting, and more.
Pruning hydrangeas improves their shape, encourages new flowers, and increases the size of the blooms. Removing damaged, dead, or diseased branches keeps them healthy, prevents them from getting tangled, and encourages new blooms to form. By following my tips, you’ll learn how to prune hydrangeas the right way and keep your plants looking healthy and beautiful for years to come. Check out this step-by-step guide to pruning your hydrangea plants, designed for gardening beginners and pros alike. Roses, When To Prune Hydrangeas, Pruning Hydrangeas, Planting Hydrangeas, Gardening Tips, Bigleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea Care, Hydrangea Varieties
Pruning Hydrangeas (complete guide!)
Pruning hydrangeas improves their shape, encourages new flowers, and increases the size of the blooms. Removing damaged, dead, or diseased branches keeps them healthy, prevents them from getting tangled, and encourages new blooms to form. By following my tips, you’ll learn how to prune hydrangeas the right way and keep your plants looking healthy and beautiful for years to come. Check out this step-by-step guide to pruning your hydrangea plants, designed for gardening beginners and pros alike.
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23 Easy-to-Grow Vegetable Seeds (great for beginners!)
Some vegetables are actually much harder to grow from seeds than others are. If you’re interested in trying to grow your own food from seed for the first time, then begin with a few of these easy vegetable seeds, and go from there. Here is my list of the easiest vegetables to grow from seed to get you started. Check out this vegetable seed starting guide designed for beginner gardeners.
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Complete Pencil Cactus Plant Care Guide (including pruning and propagation tips!)
Pencil cactus plants look like they would be fussy, but they’re actually very easy to grow and care for. Their unique appearance makes them a fun and interesting addition to any plant collection, indoors or out. This guide is designed to help you do just that. I’ve included everything from the sun, water, fertilizer, and temperature requirements to how to manage pests, diseases, pruning, and more. Learn how to propagate pencil cactus plants, too! Enjoy your cactus plant as a houseplant, too!
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How to Grow Cucamelons
Growing cucamelons is easy, even if you’re a total gardening beginner. They produce loads of adorable little mouse melons per plant, and the vines are easy to train for vertical gardening. you’ll learn all you need to know about how to grow cucamelons the right way to get the biggest, healthiest harvests. We’ll discuss fertilizing, location, sunlight, temperature, watering, soil requirements, and much more.
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How and When to Plant Garlic
Once you learn how to plant garlic and when to plant garlic, you’ll find that it’s super easy! I’ll show you exactly how to plant garlic and when to plant garlic, depending on your climate, in this detailed garlic guide. If you follow these step-by-step instructions, you'll end up with bigger bulbs when it comes time to harvest your garlic - even if you're a beginner gardener!
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How to Design a Perennial Garden (easy tips for beginner gardeners!)
Perennials Made Easy! Does your perennial garden look amazing for a few weeks every summer, but it’s dull and boring the rest of the year because nothing else ever flowers? The best thing to do when you’re working on building a perennial garden with non-stop color is to first focus on the foliage, and not the flowers. Follow my tips to create an ever blooming perennial flower garden and you'll be happy year-round. #gardendesign #growingperennials
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How to Propagate String of Hearts Plant (from cuttings or division)
String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii), also known as “rosary vine” or “chain of hearts”, can be propagated several ways. Propagating string of hearts can be done so many different ways, it’s easy for even the most inexperienced gardeners. I’ll explained all the propagation methods you can try, and walk you through exactly how to tackle each one.
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Complete Snake Plant Care Guide (great for beginners!)
Snake plants are low maintenance and great for beginners. In this snake plant care guide you’ll learn how to provide the best soil, water, and light to keep them thriving. I’ll also give you tips for repotting, propagating, and troubleshooting any problems you might have. Includes the best soil for snake plants, pest control, and repotting guide. How to propagate and prune your snake plants!
What’s the difference between annuals and perennials? That is a common question that new gardeners have. I’ll clear up the confusion between annuals vs perennials, and also give you the definition of a few other confusing terms you might see when shopping for plants. Learn about biennials, hardy perennials and what are hardy annual plants. Great informative guide for DIY gardening and gardening beginners! Replant, Flowers, Annual, Diy Garden
Annuals vs Perennials: What's the Difference
What’s the difference between annuals and perennials? That is a common question that new gardeners have. I’ll clear up the confusion between annuals vs perennials, and also give you the definition of a few other confusing terms you might see when shopping for plants. Learn about biennials, hardy perennials and what are hardy annual plants. Great informative guide for DIY gardening and gardening beginners!
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Easy Annual Flower Bed Designs for Beginners
Annual garden design is nothing to be afraid of, and doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating! In this post. I will walk you through how to plan it step-by-step, and show you just how easy it is to create stunning annual flower beds every year! If you are not a landscaping or professional garden designer, you will love this DIY flower bed design guide. So simple, eas to follow and great for garden beginners!
With this list of the best vegetable garden fertilizers, you'll be able to grow lush plants, and harvest plentiful fruits and vegetables. My goal with this handy fertilizer guide is to answer those questions and help new gardeners choose the best organic and natural plant food for your veggetable garden. Choose from natural, organic fertilizer options that will take care of your veggies throughout the season. #gardeningforbeginners Natural Food, Plant Food, Natural Plant Food, Fertilizer, Organic Soil
Guide to the Best Fertilizers for Vegetable Gardens
With this list of the best vegetable garden fertilizers, you'll be able to grow lush plants, and harvest plentiful fruits and vegetables. My goal with this handy fertilizer guide is to answer those questions and help new gardeners choose the best organic and natural plant food for your veggetable garden. Choose from natural, organic fertilizer options that will take care of your veggies throughout the season. #gardeningforbeginners
Growing chamomile isn’t as difficult as you may think, and they require minimal care. In this post I’ll show you everything you need to know in order to have the best success. It’s perfect for beginners, who want to learn how to grow something easy and beautiful. Learn how to provide the best soil, sun, and water, plus how to prune and harvest the flowers to maximize its full potential. #herbgardening #chamomileplantcare Chamomile Growing, Small White Flowers, Chamomile Flowers, Wonderful Flowers, Chamomiles, Chamomile Plant
How to Grow Chamomile (Complete Care Guide!)
Growing chamomile isn’t as difficult as you may think, and they require minimal care. In this post I’ll show you everything you need to know in order to have the best success. It’s perfect for beginners, who want to learn how to grow something easy and beautiful. Learn how to provide the best soil, sun, and water, plus how to prune and harvest the flowers to maximize its full potential. #herbgardening #chamomileplantcare
Growing oregano is easier than most people think, and require very little care. I’ll show you everything you need to know in order to have your biggest and best crop of oregano yet! Learn soil, sun, water, and fertilizer requirements, tips on harvesting, pest control, and much more. Learn when and where to plant oregano, how to prune oregano and how to propagate oregano easily from seed, cuttings, or root division. Great for gardening beginners and pros. #herbgardening #oreganoplantcare
How to Grow Oregano at Home (the complete oregano plant care guide!)
Growing oregano is easier than most people think, and require very little care. I’ll show you everything you need to know in order to have your biggest and best crop of oregano yet! Learn soil, sun, water, and fertilizer requirements, tips on harvesting, pest control, and much more. Learn when and where to plant oregano, how to prune oregano and how to propagate oregano easily from seed, cuttings, or root division. Great for gardening beginners and pros. #herbgardening #oreganoplantcare
Growing peppers is easy, and doesn’t require much work. Whether you put them in pots or in your garden, pepper plant care is the same. Follow these easy tips for how to grow peppers, and you’ll have your biggest and best harvest ever! This detailed pepper plant care guide will give you all the information you need to be successful. You’ll learn everything from planting through harvesting. #vegetablegardening #gardeningtips Veggies, Types Of Peppers, Growing Peppers
How to Grow Peppers: The Ultimate Guide
Growing peppers is easy, and doesn’t require much work. Whether you put them in pots or in your garden, pepper plant care is the same. Follow these easy tips for how to grow peppers, and you’ll have your biggest and best harvest ever! This detailed pepper plant care guide will give you all the information you need to be successful. You’ll learn everything from planting through harvesting. #vegetablegardening #gardeningtips
Hardening off seedlings is a critical step of successfully growing seeds indoors, and it’s one that many new gardeners miss. In this post, I’ll explain what it means and why it’s important. I’ll also tell you when to put seedlings outside, and show you exactly how to harden off seedlings, step-by-step. #seedlingcare #Whentotransplantseedlings Step, Hardened, Thrive
How to Harden Off Seedlings Before Transplanting Outside (A Step-by-Step Guide)
Hardening off seedlings is a critical step of successfully growing seeds indoors, and it’s one that many new gardeners miss. In this post, I’ll explain what it means and why it’s important. I’ll also tell you when to put seedlings outside, and show you exactly how to harden off seedlings, step-by-step. #seedlingcare #Whentotransplantseedlings
How to Clean Terracotta Pots (clean clay pots in 3 easy steps!)
Terracotta plant pots are notorious for getting a crusty white residue on them over time. It looks bad but don’t worry, cleaning clay pots is quick and easy. In this post, I’ll show you exactly how to clean terracotta pots in 3 simple steps! Using dirty pots over and over again can be very unhealthy for your plants. #terracottapotsgarden #DIYterracottapots
How and When to Transplant Seedlings into Your Garden (everything you need to know!)
Transplanting seedlings into the garden is exciting. But in order for them to survive the transition, you have to do it the right way, and at the right time. So in this post, I’ll show you exactly when and how to transplant your seedlings. This DIY seedling guide is great for beginners! #seedlingshardeningoff #growingseedlings
Step-by-Step Guide: Pruning Lavender (FAQs, Tips and Techniques)
How to prune lavender! Pruning lavender is not hard, but it’s important to know what you’re doing before you start in order to avoid over pruning. In this post, I will tell you when to cut back lavender plants, give you tons of tips, and show you exactly how to trim lavender step-by-step. Learn how and when to prune lavender plants for best results.
Perennial herbs are easy to grow in pots and containers, or in your garden. This list of perennial herbs includes popular plants like lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, chives, oregano, and many more! You can use them for making teas, or cooking any of your favorite recipes. Learn which are hardy enough to survive the winter, and get ideas for what to plant in your growing zone. Many of these herbs are medicinal, drought tolerant, flower, and some are even good for shade. #herbgardening #gardening Growing Herbs, Best Perennials, Hosta Gardens, Herbs Indoors, Lavender Garden
15 Best Perennial Herbs To Grow In Your Garden
Perennial herbs are easy to grow in pots and containers, or in your garden. This list of perennial herbs includes popular plants like lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, chives, oregano, and many more! You can use them for making teas, or cooking any of your favorite recipes. Learn which are hardy enough to survive the winter, and get ideas for what to plant in your growing zone. Many of these herbs are medicinal, drought tolerant, flower, and some are even good for shade. #herbgardening #gardening