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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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Seeds

How to Winter Sow Seeds in a Milk Jug

Get a head start on your spring garden without an elaborate indoor seed-starting setup. Former organic farmer and garden expert Logan Hailey explains how you can reuse milk jugs as mini-greenhouses for starting seeds outdoors.

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Seeds

19 Best Seeds To Start Indoors in Winter

If you’re eager to start planting seeds, these 19 plants are perfect for an indoor start! In this guide, former organic farmer and gardening expert Logan Hailey offers the best tips for properly timing your winter seed-sowing efforts.

A close-up of Jimmy Nardello Peppers featuring long, tapered red fruits shining under light. Surrounding them, the verdant green leaves frame the peppers beautifully. Below, lush green plants display delicate white flowers adorned with captivating purple markings.

Vegetables

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Jimmy Nardello Peppers

If you’re bored with bell peppers, these sweet curled red peppers are perfect for brightening up garden-fresh recipes. They may look like cayennes, but they don’t have any spice. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the details of growing the best pepper she’s ever tasted.

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Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Goatsbeard

If you need a showy background plant with feathery floral plumes, goatsbeard is the perfect low-maintenance native perennial. In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into all the details you need for planting and tending this easygoing, bushy species.

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Gardening Inspiration

25 Beautiful Plants for A Firewise Landscape

As wildfire seasons get longer and more intense, you need landscaping plants that retain moisture and reduce burnable fuel near your home. Former organic farmer and horticulture expert Logan Hailey digs into 27 gorgeous firewise plants for a variety of climates, aesthetics, and uses.

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Gardening Inspiration

Compost 101: How to Start Composting for Beginners

With so many bins, methods, and theories, composting can seem like complex mysticism. What do you add, what shouldn’t you add, and how do you make your compost like that rich, quality stuff you can buy at the garden store? Former organic farmer Logan Hailey demystifies the composting process using reliable science and layman’s terms.