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Logan Hailey

Logan Hailey is a passionate garden writer, nomad, and former ecological farmer. She has a BS in sustainable horticulture and has experience growing a variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Logan's has immense experience in both organic and non-organic gardening methods. She's been featured by MSN.com, Thrillist, and Apartment Therapy as well as many other major news outlets for her gardening expertise.

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Vegetables

11 Tips For Growing Garden Herbs Indoors

Have you decided to grow herbs indoors this season? Many garden herbs can be grown indoors successfully with a little bit of patience and care. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey shares her top tips for a thriving indoor herb garden!

Green thyme that is fresh and ready to be harvested growing in the garden.

Vegetables

How to Plant, Grow and Care For Thyme

Thinking about growing thyme in your garden this season? Thyme is a wonderful herb that has many different uses. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey takes you through everything you need to know about growing thyme in your herb garden, including maintenance and care.

Phenomenal Lavender Growing in Garden

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11 Reasons to Grow ‘Phenomenal’ Lavender This Season

Thinking about adding 'Phenomenal Lavender' to your list of garden herbs this season? This versatile cultivar offers many different benefits. In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey shares 11 different reasons you should add 'Phenomenal' lavender to your garden this year.

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Vegetables

How to Plant, Grow and Care For Cilantro

Thinking of growing cilantro in your garden this season? Cilantro is a popular garden herb with many different uses. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey walks through every step of growing and maintaining cilantro in your garden this season!

Lavender growing quickly in the garden with purple blooms

Plants

Lavender Growth Stages: How Fast Does Lavender Grow?

Not sure how long it will take for Lavender to grow in your garden? Lavender has many growth stages, from blooming to maturity. In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey walks through the growth rates and growth stages for lavender plants.

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15 Common Problems With Strawberry Plants

Are your garden grown strawberries experiencing problems this season? If you've noticed some issues, but aren't sure how to solve them, you've landed in the right place. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey looks at the most common problems plaguing strawberry plants and how to fix them!

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When Should You Plant Strawberries in Hardiness Zone 7?

Are you planting strawberries in your garden that happens to fall in USDA hardiness zone 7? If so, understanding the timing around when to plant is critical. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey examines all you need to know about planting strawberries in this hardiness zone.

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Cedar Mulch: Should You Be Using it in Your Garden?

Not sure if you should be using cedar mulch in your garden, or looking for an alternative? Mulch has many uses, but it can be confusing to figure out which type of mulch is best for your planting needs. In this article, gardening expert Logan Hailey shares her thoughts on gardening with cedar mulch, and if you should be using an alternative instead.

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7 Reasons Your Lavender is Wilting and Drooping

Are your lavender plants suddenly wilting, and starting to droop? These hardy herbaceous perennials can tolerate quite a bit of neglect, but they aren't invincible. In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey looks at the common reasons this may happen, and how to fix it!

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Vegetables

Winter Crops: 21 Veggies You Can Grow This Winter

Are you looking for some cold-weather crops you can add to your garden this season? There are a number of vegetables that are cold hardy and can actually be planted in the winter depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Logan Hailey examines her favorite winter-friendly crops for every climate!

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11 Tips For Protecting Your Plants This Winter

Looking to make sure your plants aren't frozen solid this winter? There are a few steps you can take to ensure your plants won't die when the winter frosts hit. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through her top tips for keeping your plants protected this winter!

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Fruit

How to Overwinter Strawberries in 6 Easy Steps

Are you trying to overwinter strawberries in your garden, but aren't quite sure where to start? In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through the entire process to overwinter strawberries to keep them alive and productive into next growing season.

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Perlite vs. Vermiculite: What’s The Difference?

Trying to decide between vermiculate and perlite for your garden? It can be difficult to figure out which of these soil additives is better for your garden needs. In this article, gardening expert and former organic gardener Logan Hailey examines the differences between them, and the best uses of both.

Vegetables

When Should You Plant Garlic in The Fall?

Are you confused about the perfect time to put your garlic bulbs down into the ground? The simple answer is, it depends on your hardiness zone. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through the ideal time to plant fall garlic based on each USDA hardiness zone.

A close up of english lavender next to french varieties. Both plants are in bloom, and have bright purple blooms.

Plants

English vs. French Lavender: What’s The Difference?

Are you trying to decide between French or English Lavender for your garden? Not sure what the difference is between them? In this article, organic gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey looks at the differences between them, and which climates they perform best in.

A close up of red peppers growing in the garden that are wilted and dying. The focus is on the red fruits of the plant, with struggling foliage behind it.

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15 Common Problems With Garden Grown Pepper Plants

Are you running into some challenges with your garden grown pepper plants this season? Peppers are pretty low maintenance once they start to mature, but there are a few problems you may run into while trying to grow them. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through the most common problems gardeners run into with pepper plants, and what to do about them.

Garden carrots that are clustered together and have too many roots. A major problem when grown in the garden.

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15 Common Problems With Garden Grown Carrots

Carrots can be a bit difficult to grow for both beginning gardeners and seasoned experts alike. There are many different problems they can succumb to, depending on your location and how they've been cared for. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey examines the most common problems with garden carrots and how to fix them!

A gardener has decided when to prune lavender, and is harvesting the plant and placing the harvest in an orange basket.

Plants

When Should You Harvest Lavender For The Best Results?

Do you have some lavender in your garden but aren't quite sure when to harvest it? Lavender can be a tricky herb to time perfectly when it comes to harvesting. In this article, organic gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer, Logan Hailey takes you through the perfect timeline to harvest your lavender this season.