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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

Gardening Basics

Using Epsom Salt in the Garden I

There are more and more gardeners who opt to try green gardening or green living in general. The popularity of organic gardening is increasing. The more popular organic gardening gets, the more popular Epsom salt is. Epsom salt is a…

Urban Garden
Vegetables

The Most Nutritious Vegetables You Can Grow

Many people love vegetable gardening but they have only a limited space to dedicate to their vegetables. In a situation like this, it’s important to know how to choose wisely which vegetables you want to row. The choice will depend…

Beets
Vegetables

The Best Vegetables to Start from Seed

There’s nothing better than growing your own plants, especially if those are edible ones such as fruits and vegetables. There are many easy vegetables to grow so even beginners can enjoy them. However, growing vegetables from seed is a bit…

Sugar Snap Peas
Vegetables

The Easiest Vegetables and Herbs for Beginners

Beginner gardeners who wish to grow their own vegetables should always choose easy plants to grow. These easy veggies are a great way to familiarize yourself with gardening while providing some fresh food for your family at the same time….

Cauliflower
Vegetables

Shade-Loving Vegetables

Most vegetables require a lot of sun to thrive, which can be a problem if you have a lot of shade in your garden. People without sunny places to grow their plants often assume they can’t grow vegetables successfully, but…

Radishes
Vegetables

How to Harvest Vegetables

Harvesting vegetables is exciting because this is when your hard work in the garden truly pays out. You get all those tasty vegetables you can use in your kitchen. However, to make the most of it, you need to know…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Make a Bulb Sandwich

It’s always useful to get the most of your planting area and to maximize the available space. It often means you have to think about the planting methods and a way to plant as many plants as possible on the…

Flowers & Blooms

The Importance of Lime

Many gardeners wish to use lime to enhance their garden soil, but are unsure on how to do it. There is also a common misconception about what lime actually does and whether it’s a soil amendment or soil conditioner. Some…

Fresh Tomatoes
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…

Arugula
Vegetables

How to Grow Arugula

Arugula is a plant popular in Europe and it’s getting more and more popular in the US. It has a characteristic peppery, mustardly taste people either love or hate. In case you and you family love arugula, the good news…

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