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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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Square Foot Gardening
Vegetables

Best Gardening Vegetables

One of the best things about vegetable gardening is to make a salad or another meal from your freshly-harvested vegetable you have pulled from the garden 5 minutes earlier. This is what makes gardening so much fun and rewarding. Freshly-picked…

Small Tomatoes
Vegetables

How to Deep Water Tomatoes

Watering plants is sometimes challenging, especially if your plants need to be deep watered. This is why many people opt for using drip irrigation to let the water soak in slowly. The problem is that while drip watering is a…

Cucumber
Vegetables

Planting and Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are tasty and you can use them in many different ways: to make salads or sandwiches, juices or even cucumber water. It’s not surprising many people want to grow cucumbers in their gardens or even their homes. The good…

Flowers & Blooms

Making Bark Potting Mix for Orchids

In order to grow your Phalaenopsis orchid properly, you need to provide it with a good medium. Many orchid nurseries choose what is sometimes called “solite” This is LECA- Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate. It looks like a volcanic rock and…

Butternut Squashes
Vegetables

Harvesting, Curing and Storing Squash

Here are some tips for harvesting, handling, curing and storing squash so you can use them properly. Harvesting It’s best not to harvest squash until the vines die down or the stems are too dry or dead to be able…

Butternut Squash
Vegetables

Growing Squash in Your Garden

Squash is a very versatile plant with many popular varieties. It has a lot to offer: small types you can grow in the kitchen, vining varieties, summer and winter varieties, and more. These plants are not difficult to grow but…

Unripe Tomatoes
Vegetables

The Best Vegetables for Your Garden

It is sometimes tricky to find the best vegetables to grow in your garden. That’s particularly true if you are not familiar with climate and temperature zones. In the US, there is a special Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones…

Potatoes in Straw
Vegetables

Growing Potatoes in Straw

Those who wish to grow potatoes in their garden have a new, original way of planting. This method is very effective and brings excellent results. Next time you want to plant potatoes, instead of doing it in the traditional way,…

Artichoke
Vegetables

5 Excellent Gourmet Vegetables

There are many vegetables you can grow in your garden, but some require much care and effort. There are also vegetables that are very easy to grow, so they are ideal for beginner gardeners who want to grow their first…

Lettuce Indoors
Indoor Gardening

Growing Vegetables Indoors

Those who wish to grow vegetables indoors have a wide range of options. It’s even possible to grow some varieties in small pots and containers. All you need to do is to give them proper care throughout the whole year….

Green Tomatoes
Vegetables

Tomato Gardening Tips

In this tomato gardening tips, let us fulfill the dreams of all tomato gardeners by coming up with the 10 Tomato Gardening Tips that every tomato gardeners should know. Well, what is the dream of every tomato gardeners? All we…

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