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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.

A large white Labrador sits on a raised bed in a garden with growing tomato bushes next to a white basket filled with freshly picked tomatoes.

Vegetables

Are Tomato Plants Toxic To Dogs and Cats?

Keeping your pets safe from garden dangers is a top priority. If you’re afraid of your dog or cat munching on tomato plants, here is the science on whether or not tomatoes are toxic to animals, plus tips for keeping pets away from your tomato patch.

The Dragon Fruit plant features sprawling, green, fleshy stems with pronounced ridges and striking, bright pink fruits adorned with green scales.

Fruits

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Growing Dragon Fruit

Dreaming of fresh tropical dragon fruit? With cuttings and a proper trellis, you can harvest ultra-sweet fruits from this captivating cactus right from your backyard. Garden expert Logan Hailey explains the nuances of growing dragon fruit for beginners.

Close-up of a cherry tomato plant - one of the sweetest tomatoes, which features slender, slightly hairy stems, lush green leaves with serrated edges, and clusters of small, round, vibrant red and green fruits.

Vegetables

13 Tips for the Sweetest, Most Flavorful Tomatoes

Grow the most decadently flavorful and sweet tomatoes by choosing the right varieties, planting in full sun, watering consistently, and ripening fruits on the vine. In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey shares 13 industry secrets for growing ultra-sweet tomatoes.

strawberries hanging baskets with ripe bright red berries hang in a row in a greenhouse.

Fruits

How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets

Imagine walking out to your porch and grabbing a handful of sweet, fresh berries as they overflow from a dangling basket. Strawberries are perfect for hanging baskets, and former organic farmer Logan Hailey has all the info you need to enjoy abundant yields in a small space.

Close-up of a man's hand holding a giant, ripe, ribbed tomato with shiny bright red skin, growing among green foliage.

Vegetables

5 Tips for Growing Really Big Tomatoes

If you’ve been disappointed by tiny or low-yielding tomatoes, you may be growing the wrong variety, neglecting moisture needs, or planting in the wrong place. Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey offers 5 quick tips for bigger, juicier tomatoes that yield in abundance.

A close-up of a cluster of fresh ripe organic red strawberry fruits, nestled together, glistening with dew, promising sweet juiciness with every bite.

Fruits

How Much Water do Strawberries Need?

Strawberries are fairly thirsty plants with shallow roots, so you must water regularly to ensure an abundance of juicy, sweet berries. But how much water do these fruits need, and how do you avoid overwatering? Former organic strawberry farmer Logan Hailey has the answers.