This site is made by casual gardeners, for casual gardeners.
We try to avoid complex terminology, specific planting procedures, and confusing “how-to” processes.
Our goal is to make it easy for the beginner or “normal” person to get into the hobby of growing their own plants by breaking everything down to plain English.
After all, what’s the fun of gardening if it feels like a math problem?
We have how-to plant guides, care guides, and other informational articles for all your basic-to-moderate planting needs. We write for the casual gardener trying to get into the hobby- without overwhelming them!
At least, that’s what we aim to do!
If you ever have any questions about caring for your plants, suggestions/feedback, or want to contribute an article, feel free to drop us a message!
From one typical gardener to another- reap the fruits of your harvest!
Vegetable plant guides
Check out our collection of guides for planting vegetables, care guides, and how-to guides. Everything you need to know getting the most out of your next harvest and maximize crop yield.
Learn how to pollinate your cucumber by hand! When bees don’t aren’t there to do the work, you can do it manually. Complete guide for beginners with step-by-step instructions.
Learn how to replant parsnips from scraps in your garden so you can enjoy them over and over.
Want to grow your parsnip in containers? Learn how to do it with this complete guide for beginners. Covers germination, watering, soil types, etc.
Learn how to regrow your carrots from tops or scraps at home with this complete guide. Never buy carrots again from the store.
Want to grow parsnip in your home garden? Learn how to choose the right soil, sunlight, harvesting, watering, and everything else you need to know in one simple guide.
Learn how to grow broccoli’s cousin, broccolini rabe! Covers everything you need to know about this crucifer to put it in your garden- soil, watering, harvesting, and more.
Want to grow your own sugar beets at home? Learn how to grow and care for them with this complete guide.
Want to grow your own buttercrunch lettuce at home? Learn everything you need to know about caring for buttercrunch, including soil, watering, plant food, and more. Complete guide!
Want to grow green onions from scratch? Learn how to do so with this complete guide. Never buy spring onions again from the grocery store when you can harvest your own.
See all of our vegetable care guides.
Fruit plant guides
Get the most yield from your fruits with our fruit plant care guides. Every fruit from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Reap the seeds of your labor!
Want to grow some dewberries? Check out this complete care guide for propagating, harvesting, and dewberry TLC.
Grow your own honeyberry with this complete care guide. Covers everything you need to know.
Learn how to grow gooseberry with this complete guide. Covers all the basics for beginners, including soil, pH, planting techniques, harvesting, recipes, etc.
Want to regrow pineapple you bought from the store? Here’s a complete guide that details all the different things you need to know- including growing in water!
Want to propagate your blueberry bushes to get more yield? Find out how to layer, grow from cuttings, or even start from seed!
Learn how to hand-pollinate tomatoes naturally with these DIY techniques. No need for birds or bees!
Thinking about planting some avocados in California? Here’s what you need to know.
See all of our fruit plant care guides.
Ornamental flower guides
Beautify your garden with flowers that span every visible color of the rainbow. Add a splash of color (or more) and get the garden of your dreams.
Learn how to grow Persian shield plants in your home or garden. Complete guide that covers everything you need to know.
Need to prepare your agapanthus for the winter? Learn how to overwinter it, whether you’re growing it outside or in pots.
Want to plant winterberry holly? Learn all the basics with this complete care guide. Covers winter care, planting, propagation, pollination, and more.
Planning to grow some grape hyacinths in your garden? Learn how to grow them from bulb or seed with this easy guide.
See all of our ornamental plant guides.
Perennial flower guides
These plants come back every year, but will wither during the winter. Learn how to get the most bloom from them throughout the year and protect them from the cold.
Learn how to grow stromanthe Triostar using this complete guide for beginners.
Learn how to overwinter Boston ferns to save them from the cold season. Beginner’s guide with everything you need to know to protect precious Boston ferns.
Learn how to easily overwinter your elephant ears by saving the bulbs with this complete guide.
Learn how to grow baneberry shrubs with this complete guide. Covers soil type, propagation, care, and everything you need to know in an easy-to-read format.
Learn how to grow some bergenia flowers in your garden with this complete guide. Tips, tricks, and care for getting the most “flower” out of your efforts!
Learn how to grow globe thistle with this complete care guide. Enjoy those beautiful blue globes towering over green leaves. Covers everything you need to know.
Learn how to grow tickseed in your garden with this complete care guide for beginners. Covers everything you need to know.
Learn about how to plant, grow, and care for creeping thyme with this complete guide. T. serpyllum is perfect for beginners and offers flowering coverage with little care.
Learn how to grow and care for Virginia bluebells with this easy care guide. Covers everything you need to know.
See all of our perennial plant guides.
Annual flower guides
These plants show off their gorgeous colors, flowers, and blooms all year long until the cold season approaches. Learn how to maximize their color and volume.
See all of our annual plant guides.
Succulent care guides
Drought-tolerant, colorful, and delightful patterns. Succulents make excellent indoor plants to brighten up any room. Learn how to care for the most popular succulents on the planet.
See all of our succulent plant guides.
Herb care guides
Perfect for plucking and seasoning your own recipes, herbal plants are easy-to-grow and offer a variety of unique flavors. Most can be grow inside the kitchen within a mason jar.
Learn how to regrow basil in the home kitchen. Guide covers everything from choosing a store-bought basil to container planting. Everything you need to know for beginners.
Learn how to grow anthurium with this complete guide. Covers everything you need to know.
Wondering how to grow sorrel in your garden or inside your house? Learn all the basics of sorrel care in this complete guide for beginners!
Learn how to grow catmint with this complete guide. Covers planting, soil type, propagation, best uses, and more.
Learn how to grow Mexican tarragon with this beginner’s guide. Covers everything you need to know to grow, care, and harvest false tarragon.
Want to grow some Cuban oregano indoors? Learn how to care for it in this complete care guide for beginners!
Learn how to grow and care for horehound. Complete care guide that covers everything you need to know.
See all of our herb plant guides.