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ABOUT ME

Hi to everyone.
My name is Karen Travis!

I’m a gardening enthusiast with over 25 years of experience. When not working, I love digging in my garden. I grow everything I can from veggies to plants. I hope you enjoy my blog and that my blog inspires you to garden.

INSPIRATION

Gardening Basics

Don’t let strange
plants and bad soil
intimidate you.
Enjoy gardening success
in every season.

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Inspiration

Growing Herbs Indoors
Indoor Gardening

Plants You Can Grow Indoors

Growing things and taking care of plants is very fulfilling. It’s even better if you grow something you can actually eat. Growing plants yourself is a great thing because you can watch things grow from nothing into rich or ready…

Herbs

Basil Keeps You Healthy II

Here are some additional health benefits of basil you sure want to know about: Powerful Remedy against Stings and Bites Basil is a very powerful remedy against numerous types of stings and bites. It has strong anti-bacterial properties so it…

Pest Control

Controlling Cabbage Worms: No Insecticides!

Cabbage worms are common pests that attack many vegetables. Cabbage and kale are particularly susceptible to these pests, but some other vegetables can also be a target of these insects. Keep in mind that cabbage worms have a great appetite….

Homegrown Herbs
Herbs

20 Great Ways to Use Homegrown Herbs

Herbs are very useful plants you can use in many different ways. Another great thing is that they are typically pretty easy to grow. Herbs don’t require much work nor experience, and most of the time, they don’t even require…

Make Leaf Mold
DIY

How to Make and Use Leaf Mold

Leaf mold is excellent compost made by letting only leaves break down over time. It is very easy to make so all gardeners and plant growers can make a good supply of leaf mold they can use in their gardens…

MacroPerejil
Vegetables

Low Blood Pressure Foods I

High blood pressure is one of the most common problems of today. Just like air pressure or water pressure, it is defined as a pressure inside a container. In this case, the container are your arteries. As such, blood pressure…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Water Orchids with Ice Cubes

Phalaenopsis orchids are popular house plants known for their beautiful flowers. They are among the easiest orchids to grow indoors. However, there is a common problem many plant growers face: overwatering. Overwatering is a problem for many plants and orchids…

Pachira Aquatica
Plant Care

Pachira Aquatica Care

Pachira aquatica, better known as the Money Tree plant, is a gorgeous tree you can grow outdoors or in your home. In order to make your plant thrive, it is important to provide it with appropriate care. It means ensuring…

Gardening Basics

Homemade Heating System for Seedlings

Consistent, even soil temperature is vital for the wellbeing of your seeds and seedlings. Good temperature is important for more reasons than simply getting a jumpstart on the season in the early spring. It can improve the condition of your…

Homemade Insecticides
Pest Control

How to Use Homemade Insecticides (Part 1)

It’s difficult to deal with plant pests: they are nasty and it’s often tedious to get rid of them. For these reasons, it’s important to have an effective insecticide ready as soon as you notice plant bugs and other pests…

Big Watermelon
Vegetables

How to Grow Watermelons, Part II

In part I, we discussed different watermelon varieties, optimal climate conditions, the origin of watermelons and how to start your watermelons properly. Here are more tips on how to grow watermelons properly and how to harvest them. Growing Watermelons on…

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