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.
Read about how to grow San Marzano tomatoes in your garden. Complete care sheet for planting, growing, and caring for San Marzano tomatoes. Perfect for beginners.
Want to grow poblano peppers from seed in your garden? Get the complete care sheet with beginner-friendly tips to get the most yield possible!
Want to plant snow peas in containers? Learn everything you need to know in this beginner’s guide. Covers soil, propagation, care, and more for snow peas.
Learn how to grow mesclun at home in your garden so you can make your own spring salad mix with ease.
Learn how to grow jalapenos from store-bought peppers! Complete guide for beginners that covers everything you need to know for jalapeno care.
Learn how to grow eggplants from cuttings (scraps) using store bought eggplant. Complete guide for beginners.
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.
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!
Learn how to grow and care for cucamleons (sour gherkins). Complete care guide covering soil type, basic requirements, propagation, harvesting, and more.
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.
Want some easy plant cover? Grow some mondo grass! Learn how to care for this hardy, versatile, and easy to grow grass with care guide.
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 hollyhock with this detailed care sheet. Covers soil, ph, propagation, seed starting, and more.
Wanna grow butterwort? Get the complete care sheet to grow and care for Pinguicula with this beginner-friendly article. Covers everything you need to know in one place!
Learn how to grow Virginia creeper in your garden. This perennial vine plant can is known for its extraordinary ability to climb.
Ever drive on the sunny countryside roads of California and see those pretty yellow flowers in the fields? (Antelope Valley, anyone?) California poppy, the state flower of CA, is one of the few plants that can be adapted to nearly any garden even across the US. Those just may be California poppies! These perennial flowers …
Want an easy to grow bush? Learn how to grow and care for California coffeeberry with this care sheet. Covers the basics for proper care so your plant can produce those gorgeous berries.
Get educated about how to grow clematis in your garden with this in-depth care guide. Covers everything you need to know written in beginner-friendly steps.
Want to grow Serrano in the garden? Learn how to propagate, prune, harvest, and care for Serrano plants. Complete care sheet for Serrano peppers.
Learn how to grow spirea bushes in your garden with this complete guide. Covers everything you need to know including soil, propagation, and more.
Learn how to grow and care for pinstripe plants with this complete care guide for beginners.
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.
Learn how to grow jewelweed impatiens with this complete care sheet. Covers everything you need to know.
Learn how to grow false aralia with this complete beginner’s guide. Covers everything you need to know to grow it indoors.
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.
Grow goldenseal in your garden with this complete care guide for beginners. Covers soil, watering, sunlight, and more. Learn how to grow and care for goldenseal in your garden.
Want to grow chives in containers at home? Learn how to do it with this complete care sheet. Perfect for beginners!
Learn how to grow and care for Genovese basil with this complete care sheet for beginners. Covers propagation, planting, harvesting, and more!
Learn how to grow parsley from store bought cuttings. Complete guide for growing parsley indoors over water. Right in your kitchen!
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!
See all of our herb plant guides.