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Logan Hailey

Logan Hailey is a passionate garden writer and former ecological farmer. She has a BS in sustainable horticulture and has 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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Fruits

9 Common Dragon Fruit-Growing Problems

Dragon fruit is a fascinating tropical cactus with delectably sweet fruits, but these plants can face some growing problems that cause major disappointment in the garden. Garden expert Logan Hailey explains the most common issues that growers face with this edible cactus and how to prevent them.

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Gardening Tips

Don’t Make These 7 Watering Mistakes in Your Garden

Whether you’re overwatering or underwatering, irrigation is one of the most common mistakes among gardeners. Finding the perfect moisture balance is not always easy, especially with so many different plants in your garden. In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey helps you avoid the biggest irrigation mistakes.

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Gardening Tips

13 Garden Tasks to do in July

Long, vibrant days yield flourishing plant growth. Though seeding and early harvests are out of the way, there are some important garden tasks to keep up with this July. In this article, garden expert Logan Hailey shares the most important maintenance practices for midsummer gardens.

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Vegetables

How to Grow Peppers in Raised Beds for an Abundant Harvest

Rainbows of peppers could be just months away if you plant them in raised beds in late spring. This warm-weather crop thrives with well-drained soil, full sun, and some secret maintenance tips that will multiply your harvests. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains how to grow abundant peppers in a raised garden bed.

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Vegetables

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Vine Ripen Your Tomatoes

Everyone thinks that tomatoes must be vine-ripened to taste the best, but plucking them before peak redness can actually yield better quality fruits. Garden expert Logan Hailey explains why you shouldn’t vine-ripen your tomatoes and how to find the “sweet spot” for harvest timing.

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Edible

9 Tips for Growing Loads of Potatoes in Raised Beds

This staple crop has far more to offer than plain old grocery store spuds. You can grow a tremendous diversity and massive quantity of potatoes in your raised beds as long as you remember these nine tips from garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey.

The Cucamelon plant, known for its vine-like growth and small, grape-sized fruits resembling miniature watermelons, is noted as a plant that would not be grown again due to its prolific spread and minimal culinary appeal.

Gardening Tips

21 Plants We Wouldn’t Grow Again

You only have so much space in your garden, and some plants just aren’t worth growing. Whether they’re too big, too messy, or outright invasive, garden expert Logan Hailey explains why she wouldn’t grow these 21 plants again.

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Vegetables

10 Best Tomatoes to Grow in Hanging Baskets

Add an edible twist to your hanging planters with a cascade of sweet snacks that can hang right outside of your doorstep. In the article, garden expert Logan Hailey details the best tomato varieties to grow in hanging baskets.