Kathy

  • Is Vegetable Gardening Good For Beginners?

    Is Vegetable Gardening Good For Beginners?

    When it comes to whether or not vegetable gardening are good for beginners, it comes down to the work you’re willing to put in, and what sorts of rewards you’re looking for from that work.

  • How To Start An Indoor Vegetable Garden: The Complete Guide

    How To Start An Indoor Vegetable Garden: The Complete Guide

    Thankfully, growing a few small vegetables in your home or other living space is not difficult. However, you do have some important things to think about before starting. But with some careful planning, the process will be easy and successful.

  • How To Start Your Vegetable Garden: The Complete Guide

    How To Start Your Vegetable Garden: The Complete Guide

    Growing vegetables isn’t all that difficult, either. Yes, there are “ideal” conditions for reaping the highest yields, but most vegetables are pretty forgiving.  Even if everything isn’t perfect, your plants will likely produce something. That said, here are the steps to start your own vegetable garden.

  • When And How To Use Landscape Fabric (Or Not)

    When And How To Use Landscape Fabric (Or Not)

    Manufacturers market landscape fabric (or weed barrier) as a long-term solution to reduce or prevent weed growth in your garden. Who wouldn’t want that? Unfortunately, for those of us who have installed landscape fabric before, we soon come to regret it. It doesn’t perform well long-term, and it usually ends up causing more problems than…

  • All The Pros And Cons Of Landscape Fabric

    All The Pros And Cons Of Landscape Fabric

    Manufacturers market landscape fabric (or weed barrier) as a great solution to reduce or even prevent weed growth in your garden in the long term. And who wouldn’t love to avoid pulling weeds? Unfortunately, if you haven’t had the “pleasure” of using landscape fabric before, you won’t know the regret that comes with it.

  • What Is Landscape Fabric (And Should You Use It?)

    What Is Landscape Fabric (And Should You Use It?)

    As a professional garden consultant, I have had many clients ask me about landscape fabric. In short, it’s a material manufacturers allege prevents weeds in your garden. And what gardener doesn’t want that?  Unfortunately, landscape fabric doesn’t live up to those expectations. In fact, it creates more problems than it solves in the long run.

  • Missouri Plant Hardiness Zones Map And Guide

    Missouri Plant Hardiness Zones Map And Guide

    USDA hardiness zones are based on average low winter temperatures recorded for each region over time. Knowing this information is a useful starting point for a successful garden.