I help gardeners grow
& beginners blossom.

No seed left behind,
no soil unturned.

Together we can have lots of fun growing
great gardens using simple practical tips.

– Brand Ambassador –

These tips will help you grow the “CLEANEST”, strongest and most productive vegetable patch ever.

X CLOSE

Growing Coffee From Seed

Growing Coffee From Seed

After my trip to Mexico I accidentally bring home a few seeds in my pocket. I plant them December 4, 2019 and they are just germinated on February 4, 2020. I can grow my own coffee in the house, wait for it to bloom and brew a few beans for friends!  In the jungle the organically-grown plants prefer shade so maybe they’ll work in a window in my home? I am newly home and enthusiastically excited about raising a crop of coffee in my northern windowsill.

read more
Are You Still Eating From Your Garden?

Are You Still Eating From Your Garden?

This month we held an apple champagne and pumpkin pie party but of course we lied. It wasn’t real Champagne.  By law, as Helpful Husband pointed out, Champagne has to come from a very narrow region of France. Our “champagne”  came from apples in our back yard. 

read more
Growing Cantaloupe on the Prairies and West Coast

Growing Cantaloupe on the Prairies and West Coast

“We were amazed at our success with melons and the unbelievably good taste and juice running down our arms as we ate!  I still dream about them!” In spring 2019 Margo asked about growing cantaloupe in her prairie garden near Calgary and she ended up trying all kinds and loving her results. Growing melons in cool areas of Canada is no easy task and gardeners know it is best to try the fastest growing types available. Here is a compilation of varieties to try in case you are thinking of growing Cantaloupes in 2020. (And if you are not thinking of growing them then why not?)

read more
Want To Grow More Food? Grow on a Trellis

Want To Grow More Food? Grow on a Trellis

With gardens getting smaller and food getting more costly, everyone wants to make room to grow more food in less space. Well guess what? If you have 50″ and a gap between your planting beds you can set up an arbour for under $100.00 in less than an hour.  Of course i wanted one in my own garden so we made an episode of Little Jobs in the Garden to show you how I did it .

read more
Blog Categories
Donna Balzer Blog Categories
follow me
Testimonials
No Guff Gardening Book

What Would Donna Do?

Get my growing and gardening tips and pointers throughout the season.

Blog | Speaking | Meet Donna | Appearances | Shop | Services | Contact | Privacy Policy | Media Kit

Branding + Web Design  & Development: Swag Design Factory | Illustrations Mariko Patterson | © Donna Balzer