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Sarah Hyde

Sarah Hyde is a former organic farmer with over ten years experience growing vegetables, herbs, flowers in the high desert of Arizona (zone 7b). She has experience in drip irrigation, high tunnel crop management, and year-round harvesting. Now based in Minnesota (zone 4b), she loves harvesting purple carrots and green beans with her family in their garden.

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11 Reasons Your Peppers Aren’t Growing and How to Fix it

Are your peppers struggling to grow this season? If so, you've come to the right place! There are a number of different reasons why your peppers may have stunted growth. In this article, gardening expert and former farmer Sarah Hyde walks through the most common reasons your peppers may not be growing, and how to fix it!

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Vegetables

When is it Too Late to Hill Garden Potatoes?

If you are thinking of hilling potatoes this season but are wondering if you are too late in the season, you've come to the right place! In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde examines at what point in the season it's too late to hill potatoes, and when it's optimal t to do it!

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15 Fruit Trees That Can Grow in the Arizona Desert

Are you looking for some fruit trees to add to your Arizona garden space? Belive it or not, there are a number of different fruit trees that can withstand the desert heat. In this article, gardening expert and former Arizona organic farmer Sarah Hyde walks through her top fruit tree picks for Arizona garden spaces.

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Vegetables

Will Potatoes Grow Back Each Season or Need Replanted?

Thinking of adding some potatoes to your garden this season, but want to know if they will come back next year, or need to be replanted? In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde examines if garden grow potatoes will need to be replanted each season, or if they will come back next year if left unchecked.

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Vegetables

Can You Cross Pollinate Different Types of Cucumbers?

Are you concerned about cross pollinating different types of cucumbers in your garden this season? Maybe you are just curious if this is something that can even happen? In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde examines if cross pollinating cucumbers is something you need to be worried about.

Vegetables Growing in Warm Weather

Vegetables

23 Heat Resistant Summer Vegetables For Hot Climates

Looking for a heat resistant vegetable for your hot climate garden? The good news is, there's plenty of vegetables to pick from! Gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde has 10 years experience growing crops in the heat of the Arizona high desert summers. In this article, she shares her favorite heat resistant vegetables.

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How to Grow Sweet Potatoes in Containers in 8 Easy Steps

Are you thinking of growing sweet potatoes in pots or containers this season? If you are short on space, growing sweet potatoes in a container garden is entirely possible. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde takes you through 8 simple steps for growing fantastic sweet potatoes in containers!

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Ants on Cucumbers: Why it Happens & Prevention

Are there ants on your garden cucumbers? They could be enjoying your hard grown veggies for a number of different reasons. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde examines why ants can be attracted to cucumbers, what to do if you notice them, and how to prevent them from coming around your cucumbers in the first place!

Potatoes Grown in Container

Vegetables

How to Grow Potatoes in Pots or Containers in 9 Easy Steps

If you are trying to grow potatoes in containers or pots this year, there's a few very specific steps you'll want to follow. Growing potatoes in containers can be a bit tricky, but there's a few best practices you can implement to maximize your potato yields. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde shares 9 easy steps to grow potatoes in containers or pots this season!

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Vegetables

How to Grow Carrots in Pots or Containers in 9 Easy Steps

Are you thinking of adding some container grown carrots to your vegetable garden this season? Growing carrots in pots or containers is a bit easier than many people think! In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde shares 9 simple steps to grow carrots in pots or containers this season!

Arizona Fruits and Vegetables

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15 Vegetables That Can Grow in the Arizona Heat

If you live in Arizona, you know that growing anything in your garden can be a huge task, especially vegetables. But the good news is, there are several veggies that can thrive in the hot, sunny Arizona climate. In this article, gardening expert and former organic gardener Sarah Hyde walks through her favorite vegetables that you can grow in Arizona!

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15 Tips For Growing Carrots in Hot and Arid Desert Climates

Do you live in a hot and arid desert climate? If so, growing vegetables of any type can be a challenge! But having the right information before you attempt it can drastically help along the way. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde gives you her top tips for growing carrots in desert climates!

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Vegetables

13 Tips For Growing Tomatoes in Hot, Dry Desert Climates

Garden grown tomatoes are a favorite amongst many hobby gardeners. But what if you live in a hot and arid desert climate? Can tomatoes be grown in the desert? In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde gives her top tips based on her first hand experience growing tomates in the desert!

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21 Fast Growing Vegetables For Impatient Gardeners

Gardening expert Sarah Hyde will walk you through factors to consider with days to maturity, what to look for when buying transplants to save time, and share 21 quick crops to try if you are an impatient gardener! All of the crops listed here should mature in less than 60 days under optimal growing conditions.

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21 Cabbage Companion Plants You Can Grow With Cabbage

Companion planting can be an art form, specifically if you have limited gardening space. Cabbage is a shade friendly veggie that can grow well with a number of different vegetables. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde examines her favorite companion plants for cabbage in your garden.

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Vegetables

13 Tips For Growing Tomatoes in Pots or Containers

Growing tomatoes in pots or containers can be great for gardeners that lack the space of a full vegetable garden. Tomatoes can be picky plants to grow, so it's important to make sure meet all their needs. In this article, gardening expert Sarah Hyde provides her top tips for growing tomatoes in pots or containers this season.

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Vegetables

15 Garden Herbs That You Can Grow in The Shade

Have a few shady spots in your yard or patio garden that needs some perking up? Want to maximize your square-foot space under the tall tomatoes but it is somewhat shaded? Discover new herbal flavors that take your cooking to the next level, grown right outside your kitchen window. Gardening expert Sarah Hyde offers 15 herbs that can grow well in part shade.