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My blog features articles written on topics such as vegetable gardening, seed starting, gardening tips, cooking tips and so much more. I enjoy teaching what I have learned in my many years of gardening.

A Recipe for Fermented Hot Sauce

A Recipe for Fermented Hot Sauce

Do you grow hot peppers in your garden? If you do grow them, how would you use them? There are so many exciting ways to use hot peppers, from adding them directly to recipes, making hot pepper jelly, stuffing them, making hot sauce and more!  In this post, I share my...

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Flower of the Day – Toothache Plant

Flower of the Day – Toothache Plant

Each year I aim to grow something new, be it vegetable, fruit or flower. This year, I grew the toothache plant. Also known as Electric Daisy (Acmella oleracea), toothache plant is a member of the Daisy family (Asteraceae).   Toothache plant first caught my attention...

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5 Steps to Your Best Salad Harvest

5 Steps to Your Best Salad Harvest

There's nothing easier and more fun than growing your own salad mix!  Grow salads outside your back door, in a planter, raised bed, pot or directly in the ground. Whichever way you grow them, harvest as you need thereby allowing for a continuous supply of fresh salad...

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Stepping onto a stage and being able to engage and educate people on the benefits of gardening at home is and has always been a very rewarding experience for me.

It is one of the things I enjoy the most and feel extremely grateful to have the opportunity to do.

Gardening Resources

My gardening resources provide you with the tools you need to help make your garden succeed.

Seed Starting Calculator

My Seed Starting Calculator, available in Microsoft Office Excel format, takes the guesswork out of figuring out the appropriate dates to start your seeds. Simplify your seed starting schedule today and purchase this wonderful tool.


Outdoor Planting Calculator

My Outdoor Planting Calculator in Microsoft Office Excel format simplifies your outdoor planting schedule, helping you to find the best dates for planting seedlings or seeds directly in the garden.



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