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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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Vegetables

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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Vegetables

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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Vegetables

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.