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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 Vegetables

Growing Tomatoes Upside Down

There are many ways to grow tomatoes. Sometimes, a chosen method will depend on your climate and other similar factors, and sometimes will depend on your own preferences. One of the more original ways to grow tomatoes is to use…

Growing Vegetables

Essential Tomato Growing Tips

All tomato growers aspire to have beautiful, tasty tomatoes. The best tomato fruit depends on the variety used, but it usually means reddest, juiciest and super-tasty fruit. Most of the time, you simply can’t find that kind of tomatoes in…

Growing Vegetables

Tomato Planting and Growing Tips

Tomatoes are the most popular garden vegetables and many people want to grow them in their gardens. This tasty vegetable can be used in many different ways and in many meals, so it’s not surprising that it’s very popular. You…

Growing Vegetables

Homemade Cages for Tomatoes

Tomatoes are among the most popular plants with home gardeners. They are easy to grow and they produce tasty fruit many people love to eat. There are many different ways to grow tomatoes, and every gardener has a different system….

Growing Vegetables

DOs and DON’Ts of Tomato Growing

There are numerous gardening tips and tricks you can use to improve the quality of your vegetables and other plants. Since tomatoes are among the most popular plants to grow and probably the most popular vegetable grown in the gardens,…

Growing Vegetables

Common Tomato Problems I

Nothing feels better than picking a juicy, fresh tomato straight from your garden. It shows your dedication and all the energy you’ve put into your tomato garden is finally paying off! This is why vegetable gardening is so rewarding: you…

Growing Vegetables

Common Tomato Problems II

Some tomato problems are caused by pests and diseases rather than weather or soil conditions. In order to grow tomatoes successfully, it’s important to know what the common pests and diseases are and how to successfully prevent them in your…

Growing Vegetables

How to Prevent Tomato Blossom Drop  

Blossom drop is a common problem with tomatoes. Many gardeners face this issue in their garden. Since tomatoes are among the most popular gardening plants, there are many people affected by this issue. The main problem with blossom drop is…

Growing Vegetables

How to Keep Birds Away from Tomatoes

Tomatoes are among the most popular vegetables to grow, so they can be found in almost every garden. Many people choose to grow tomatoes because they are fresh, tasty and very healthy. Generally speaking, it’s not difficult to grow tomatoes….

Growing Vegetables

The Beauty of Heirloom Tomatoes

Many gardeners are intrigued by heirloom tomato plants and wish to grow them. There are many reasons why you might want to consider growing heirloom tomatoes. They come in many unusual shapes and many different colors. Not to mention many…

Flowers and Plants

Common Problems with Jade Plants

Jade plants are beautiful and you can grow them in your home. However, these plants often develop certain problems. Pests are one of them, but there’s more. In order to make your jade plant as beautiful as it can be…

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