About Home for the Harvest

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Home for the Harvest is about way more than keeping your plants alive for more than a week.

…But don’t worry, we definitely do that, too.

About Home for the Harvest

Welcome to Home for the Harvest, where gardening isn’t just a hobby; it’s a lifestyle full of laughter, growth, and, of course, pun-derful moments. We aim to bring you a unique blend of well-researched gardening wisdom sprinkled with a healthy dose of humor.

Here’s what you’ll dig up here:

  • Lots of laughs: First up, we’re all about keeping things light-hearted. Our garden-themed jokes and memes are sure to plant a smile on your face.
  • Practical tips: Whether you’re sprucing up your indoor jungle or tending to your backyard Eden, we’ve got the dirt on how to make your plants thrive.
  • Community: Join our community of fellow plant lovers. We hang out in the comment section, on YouTube, on Facebook, and on Pinterest. Share your successes, post your blooming beauties, and, definitely any epic gardening fails. We’re here to support each other, learn, and grow together.

Our philosophy

We’re kind of opinionated around here.

We have fun, try new things, take shortcuts, and celebrate mistakes. And our gardens love it!

1. Behind every great gardener is a pile of dead plants

Yup. It’s true.

And behind every garden is someone who had a vision and took a chance.

Dying cactus - admiring rare exotic plants when i can't even keep a cactus alive.

We help you learn to grow plants one step at a time. Whether its planting carrot seeds or rooting houseplant cuttings, there’s always something left to learn.

Gardening isn’t about having a “green thumb”. There’s lots of research about how to grow things and we bring it to you.

2. Unlock the thrill (and sometimes surprise) of growing things

We love watching plants grow. They’re fascinating! Not everything works out, but there’s nothing like the thrill of picking a strawberry you grew.

Straight home or to the garden center

FYI – We’re not feeding an entire village here. This is not a survival gardening website and we would be woefully unprepared homesteaders.

We just like plants….man.

As we learn, we love to share too. And we’ll grow one plant at a time.

3. Don’t follow stupid rules

Wondering if something will work? Try it! We love doing experiments and learning what works in our own gardens rather than what we “should do”.

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Why Home for the Harvest?

Because we believe that gardening enriches the soul, cleanses the mind, and should always include a good laugh. Whether you’re here to find practical advice or just to brighten your day, we’ve got something for everyone.

Gardening is not just about growing plants; it’s about growing happiness. So, grab your trowel, a cup of tea, and let’s make the world a greener, happier place—one pun at a time.

Are you ready to join our community of joyful gardeners? Let’s turn those thumbs green and our faces into grins. Welcome to Home for the Harvest—where every day is a good day to plant something new.

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Home for the Harvest was founded in 2015 by Mary Jane Duford. For information about the main contributors to Home for the Harvest, please visit our team page.

Mary jane duford - author at home for the harvest