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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

Homegrown Tomatoes
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…

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…

Vegetables

How to Plant in the Fall

The fall is actually a great time to plant certain plants. It’s important to know that fall is preferred because the weather is cooler so your plants won’t burn. However, in order to make the most out of your planting…

Fruits

Great Ways to Use Over-Ripe Bananas

Bananas are healthy and tasty fruits many people consume on a daily basis. Some even like to grow their own bananas in their gardens, provided that the climate and other conditions are favorable. Bananas can be used in many different…

Flowers & Blooms

What Causes Brown Tips on Leaves?

It’s not unusual for houseplants to develop brown tips on the leaves. There are several reasons why plants develop brown tips. What is important to know is that you can stop it and cure your plants once you understand what’s…

Gardening Basics

Hydroponic Gardening Basics

Apart from the usual vegetable gardening method which involves digging, tilling, planting, fertilizing and watering your plants everyday, there is another method to plant vegetables called hydroponic gardening.

Flowers & Blooms

Caring for Dieffenbachia Plants

Dieffenbachia plants are beautiful and many home gardeners choose them for their homes. These plants are often grown because of their unique, striking foliage. If you wish to grow these plants for the first time, here’s a good news: it’s…

Winter Squash
Vegetables

Top Vegetables for Busy People

Many people want to grow their own food in the garden, but don’t have enough time to dedicate to planting and growing their own vegetables. Indeed, gardening can be very time-consuming and it often requires a lot of maintenance and…

Planted Onions
Vegetables

How to Start Onions from Seed II

Once you have started your onions from seeds and once you have your transplants strong and healthy, it’s time to move your onion plants to the garden. If your climate conditions allow, you may choose to put the transplants in…

Onion Seedlings
Vegetables

How to Start Onions from Seed I

For many people, the easiest way to start your onion growing career is to start from sets. These sets are small, immature onion bulbs you can plant easily. They are ideal for beginners because they are very easy to care…

Kale
Vegetables

How to Grow Kale I

Kale is known as a “super food” because of its numerous health properties. It contains a lot of nutrients and it’s one of the healthiest vegetables out there. Kale contains fiber, calcium, lots of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. It’s a…

Big Kale
Vegetables

Growing and Using Kale

Kale is a popular leafy green full of beneficial elements. Kale is very healthy – in fact, it’s one of the healthiest vegetables you will ever find. It’s therefore beneficial to include it in your diet. It’s even better if…

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