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Merideth Cohrs

Merideth is an organic gardener, suburban homesteader, and writer. Her love for gardening developed a little later in life when she helped her mom build an organic hobby farm in central Texas. Despite the crazy heat and fire ants, she was hooked! Merideth now lives in northern Virginia with her family and dog, and when not in her backyard garden, can often be found getting happily lost hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Growing Tomatos From Seed

Vegetables

How to Grow Tomatoes From Seed in 7 Simple Steps

Growing tomatoes from seed can be more of a challenge than if you buy starts from a local nursery or farm. It takes a bit longer, and quite a bit can go wrong if you do things incorrectly. In this article, gardening expert and homesteader Merideth Corhs walks through each step you'll need to follow in order to successfully grow tomatoes from seed.

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Is Epsom Salt Good or Bad For Tomato Plants?

Trying to figure out if you should put some epsom salt on your tomatoes in your garden this season, but aren't sure if epsom salt is good or bad for tomatoes? In this article, suburban homesteader and gardening expert Merideth Cohrs examines the contreversial topic of putting epsom salt on tomatoes in your garden.

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9 Tips For Preventing Squash Vine Borers This Season

Trying to figure out how to keep squash vine borers away from your garden squash this season? These pests wreak havoc on zucchini, and other types of squash every year. In this article, suburban homesteader and gardening expert Merideth Cohrs provides some of her top tips for keeping your squash safe from this common garden pest.

zucchini growing tips

Vegetables

17 Tips For Growing Great Zucchini in Your Garden

Looking to grow some great garden zucchini this season? Growing a healthy zucchini harvest is more of an art form than science. These fast growers are a garden favorite, but it's always important to maximize your yields, and there are several ways to do just that. In this article, homesteader and gardening expert Merideth Cohrs provides her top tips for growing great garden zucchini this season!

Nasturtiums in Vegetable Garden

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10 Reasons To Grow Nasturtiums With Vegetables

Are you considering growing nasturtiums with your vegetables this season, but aren't sure if you should? Not only can you grow them together, but there's actually benefits to doing so! In this article, suburban homesteader and gardening expert Merideth Cohrs walks through 11 reasons to plant vegetables and nasturtiums together this season.

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Are Coffee Grounds Good or Bad For Tomato Plants?

Trying to figure out if you should put some coffee grounds on your tomatoes in your garden this season, but aren't sure if coffee grounds are good or bad for tomatoes? In this article, suburban homesteader and gardening expert Merideth Cohrs examines if coffee grounds are safe for tomatoes, or if there are other alternatives.

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21 Tomato Pests: How to Identify and Prevent Them

Thinking of planting some tomatoes this season, but want to make sure you keep the bugs away when you start planting? Tomatoes have a whole host of different pests that can come after their juicy red fruits, so pest prevention is arguably more important than treatment. In this article, gardening and homestead expert Merideth Cohrs takes a look at the most common tomato pests and how to prevent them.

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Vegetables

27 Different Vegetables You Can Grow in the Shade

Thinking of adding some vegetables to your garden where there's some shade? There are actually many different types of vegetables that can grow quite well in partial sun, or even full shade. In this article, gardening expert and suburban homesteader Merideth Corhs looks at her favorite vegetables that you can grow in the shade!

Impatiens Growing in Garden

Flowers

How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Impatiens in Your Garden

If you’re thinking of planting flowers in your garden this year, impatiens plants are a great addition! Impatiens are one of the most popular annual flowers due to their brightly colored blooms, low maintenance, and ability to thrive in shady areas. In this article, gardening expert and suburban homesteader, Merideth Cohrs, walks you through every step needed to successfully plant, grow, and care for impatiens.

Impatiens Sun or Shade

Flowers

Do Impatiens Prefer Full Sun or Partial Shade?

Are you thinking of planting impatiens in your garden this year but aren’t sure if they prefer full sun or partial shade? Is growing them in full shade an option? While it is 100% variety specific, the general answer to these questions is yes! In this article, gardening expert and suburban homesteader, Merideth Cohrs, walks you through whether impatiens need full sun, partial shade, or even full shade to thrive.