Posts by Ramon Gonzalez

Ramon, better known in gardening circles as MrBrownThumb, is a garden blogging pioneer and author of the popular MrBrownThumb garden blog. He’s a garden speaker, workshop facilitator, community builder, garden educator, and seed saver. He’s written for print publications like the Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Gardening Magazine, and websites such as TreeHugger and Mother Nature Network.

The Foolproof Guide to Growing Carrots

Carrot Harvest

Dreaming of growing delicious carrots for roasting, soups, and salads? It's easier than you might think to grow a good bounty of carrots you will actually be happy to pull out of the soil. See our guide to growing carrots for tips to ensure success every time.

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Grow Perfect Peonies

pink peony

Get essential tips for growing perfect peonies, from how to plant and transport to preventing disease.

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What’s the Best Mulch for My Garden?

Freshly mulched garden

Got mulch? You should! It is the easiest way to cut down the amount of weeds that grow in your garden, and the best way to lessen how much water you use in your landscape. Discover the different types of mulch available and decide which is the best mulch for your garden here.

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20 Easy Vegetables to Grow From Seed

Veggie garden

Want to start a garden, but didn't start seeds indoors this spring? You can still start a garden today by direct sowing seeds. Here are 20 of the easiest vegetable seeds you can direct sow right in your garden right now.

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Gardener’s To-Do List for June? Check!

Pink Zinnia

Much of the heavy lifting has already been done this season, so gardening in June is slightly less intense than previous months. However, here are 5 chores you won't want to slack on.

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