Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson is a budding gardener with previous experience working in the hydroponics industry. Her background includes daily reporting, technical writing, marketing and promotions. After spending years living along California’s northern coast, she made her way to Sacramento where she currently lives and breathes the yoga lifestyle.

Articles by Karen Wilkinson


From Processed Foods to Fresh Produce: Vanessa Shim From Processed Foods to Fresh Produce: Vanessa Shim From Processed Foods to Fresh Produce: Vanessa Shim From Processed Foods to Fresh Produce: Vanessa Shim


Three years ago, Vanessa Shim’s cupboards were filled with more processed foods than fresh produce. Today, she has turned her family’s diet...

10 Best Watering Practices 10 Best Watering Practices 10 Best Watering Practices 10 Best Watering Practices


Water provides the required hydrogen for plant growth and helps carry nutrients throughout the plant, but too much can prove deadly, and is...

How to Start Your First Windowsill Garden How to Start Your First Windowsill Garden How to Start Your First Windowsill Garden How to Start Your First Windowsill Garden


Windowsill gardening is also a great way to bring color and texture to a room.

The Right Temperature for Growing Clones The Right Temperature for Growing Clones The Right Temperature for Growing Clones The Right Temperature for Growing Clones


In order to be successful in cloning, temperature is of the utmost importance.

Combatting Critters: How to do Battle with Snails, Slugs and Caterpillars Combatting Critters: How to do Battle with Snails, Slugs and Caterpillars Combatting Critters: How to do Battle with Snails, Slugs and Caterpillars Combatting Critters: How to do Battle with Snails, Slugs and Caterpillars


Even though they’re slow, snails, slugs and caterpillars are sneaky little pests that can leave massive destruction in their wake.

Transplanting From Aeroponics Transplanting From Aeroponics Transplanting From Aeroponics Transplanting From Aeroponics


Transplanting plants from an aeroponics system into another growing medium can be risky business.

Cloning Your Plants Cloning Your Plants Cloning Your Plants Cloning Your Plants


Cloning is the best way to grow uniform, pest-free plants. There’s no wrong way to go about it, but some ways are certainly better than...

Natural Weed Control Natural Weed Control Natural Weed Control Natural Weed Control


Getting rid of weeds in the garden can be an arduous task for growers who want to try to stick with natural remedies. Karen Wilkinson has...

Stunning Succulents Stunning Succulents Stunning Succulents Stunning Succulents


Succulents are plants with thick, fleshy water storage organs that have adapted to survive arid, desert-like climates throughout the world.

Absentee Growing: How to Maximize a Garden's Growth from Out of Town Absentee Growing: How to Maximize a Garden's Growth from Out of Town Absentee Growing: How to Maximize a Garden's Growth from Out of Town Absentee Growing: How to Maximize a Garden's Growth from Out of Town


Feeling like you can never take a vacation now that you’re an indoor gardener? Guess again! Other than the initial installation and...

Greenhouse Growing 101 Greenhouse Growing 101 Greenhouse Growing 101 Greenhouse Growing 101


A greenhouse is the perfect place to germinate seeds and allows you to extend the natural growing season. So if you want to grow vegetables...

Moving on Over: Top Four Transplanting Mediums and Methods Moving on Over: Top Four Transplanting Mediums and Methods Moving on Over: Top Four Transplanting Mediums and Methods Moving on Over: Top Four Transplanting Mediums and Methods


It’s said that transplanting is one of the most stressful times of a plant’s life—for many, it can be a matter of life and death. And while...

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: How to Help Your Plants Deal With Summer Heat Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: How to Help Your Plants Deal With Summer Heat Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: How to Help Your Plants Deal With Summer Heat Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: How to Help Your Plants Deal With Summer Heat


Rising temperatures means peak growing season is finally here. However, heat can turn deadly for plants if we’re not careful. Here’s how to...

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