Gardening can be frustrating!
Between watering, weeding, and fighting the bugs, it sometimes feels like a losing battle.
If you want to grow your own food but find that your time and effort aren’t really rewarded, then chances are you’re making a few simple mistakes that are causing your plants not to produce.
But there’s so much to learn when you’re just starting out that it’s easy to get overwhelmed and just give up.
✔️How do you know what to plant and when?
✔️How often do they need to be watered? Fertilized?
✔️What do you do about weeds and bugs in an organic garden?
These are all the questions I had when I was just starting to garden. And after years of experience, I knew I could help others who had the same problems.
That’s why I started the blog at You Should Grow.
Hey! I’m Laura and I’m so excited that you stopped by!
I’ve always been interested in gardening, but I wasn’t always very good at it! My first adventures in growing plants were often failures. I didn’t know anything about gardening, and I usually chose the wrong plants for the wrong places.
Over the last decade, gardening has become such an important part of my life that I left my career in veterinary medicine to work full time on this blog and growing tomatoes. Learn more about that transition here.
My journey to a simpler life started simply by growing some herbs and tomatoes, but you may find your passion is for growing flowers, succulents, or landscape plants.
Whether it’s growing flowers, succulents, or vegetables, you should grow whatever inspires you.
Our passion is for tomatoes, and if you love the sweet satisfaction of summer’s homegrown tomatoes, I suggest you read these important tomato facts.
Check out our cheeky garden shirts.
I like to design fun shirts for my Amazon account. It’s a great place for me to satisfy my creative side (and pretend I’m funny.)
See the latest posts on the blog.
Creating new content is one of my favorite things to do! Between garden chores and family life, you’ll usually find me on the computer working on new posts for the blog.
I post a new article at least once every week, so there’s always something new to read.
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And if you love posting pics of what you’re growing, we should connect on Instagram!
I believe the love of gardening is within all of us. You just need to experience it.
Ready to get started growing?
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More about Laura
Gardening has led to a ton of major changes in my life.
At one point, I dreamed of having a big house in a fancy neighborhood. But I believe there’s a reason I never felt settled in that environment.
As it turns out, my happy place is somewhere much more simple. A place where nothing stays clean and shiny for long, and I’m often found with dirt under my nails and mud on my shoes.
Life is truly better at the farm.
Not long ago, I was able to identify some food intolerances that were making me miserable, but having to buy all the whole food ingredients that keep my belly happy gets expensive.
On our homestead, we have the ability to grow our own food and cook wholesome meals from scratch with no unnatural ingredients. We’ve also added 9 chickens to our farm who give us tons of fresh eggs and organic fertilizer for our veggie garden.
If you have questions about one of my products, this website, or any of the articles on the blog, you can reach out to me at Laura @ youshouldgrow.com. I’m happy to help you in whatever way I can.