Shannon McKee

Shannon McKee lives in Ohio and has been a freelance writer for several years now, including on her blog, whyiwah.blogspot.com. Nicknamed by loved ones a garden hoarder over the past few years, she grows a wide variety of plants in her urban garden.

Articles by Shannon McKee


Top 5 Apps for Gardening and Hydroponics Top 5 Apps for Gardening and Hydroponics Top 5 Apps for Gardening and Hydroponics Top 5 Apps for Gardening and Hydroponics


We love our gardens, but also have a lot of other things going on and don’t always have time to meticulously tend them. No problem. Shannon...

The Kratky Method is a Simple and Fun Way to Grow The Kratky Method is a Simple and Fun Way to Grow The Kratky Method is a Simple and Fun Way to Grow The Kratky Method is a Simple and Fun Way to Grow


The Kratky Method is a way of hydroponically growing your plants in a container without needing electricity, air stones, pumps, or anything...

How to Keep Pests from Staying Warm in Your Indoor Garden During Winter How to Keep Pests from Staying Warm in Your Indoor Garden During Winter How to Keep Pests from Staying Warm in Your Indoor Garden During Winter How to Keep Pests from Staying Warm in Your Indoor Garden During Winter


Pests don’t disappear during winter; they just try and come inside. Here’s a few tips on how to keep them out

10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop


Finding ways to save money can help you keep doing what you love longer, and may even help you to expand your efforts. Here are some...

Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots


Growing plants hydroponically is different from growing plants in the dirt, and one thing that some growers don’t think about is how to get...

How to Revive Your Dying Plants in 5 Easy Steps How to Revive Your Dying Plants in 5 Easy Steps How to Revive Your Dying Plants in 5 Easy Steps How to Revive Your Dying Plants in 5 Easy Steps


As long as there is still a hint of green that is not able to be broken off of your struggling houseplant, you will most likely be able to...

Your Indoor Garden Stinks. Now What? Your Indoor Garden Stinks. Now What? Your Indoor Garden Stinks. Now What? Your Indoor Garden Stinks. Now What?


So, you started growing plants indoors and now the place is starting to smell pretty strongly. Is there anything you can do? Yes! There are...

Gardening Up High: A Guide to Rooftop Growing Gardening Up High: A Guide to Rooftop Growing Gardening Up High: A Guide to Rooftop Growing Gardening Up High: A Guide to Rooftop Growing


Urban farming is increasing in popularity as people become more concerned with where their food comes from and how they can have a positive...

Accessible Gardening for All Accessible Gardening for All Accessible Gardening for All Accessible Gardening for All


The joy of gardening should be shared by all. Here are a few ways to make the hobby as accessible as possible

Feelin’ Fresh with Fans Feelin’ Fresh with Fans Feelin’ Fresh with Fans Feelin’ Fresh with Fans


Regardless of what the weather is doing outside, having a few fans running in your growroom will go a long way in keeping your plants happy

Plant Your Own Herb Garden Plant Your Own Herb Garden Plant Your Own Herb Garden Plant Your Own Herb Garden


Fresh herbs provide an extra burst of flavor in your culinary creations, and many herb plants are easy to grow and can be moved inside when...

What are Self-Watering Planters and Containers? What are Self-Watering Planters and Containers? What are Self-Watering Planters and Containers? What are Self-Watering Planters and Containers?


Self-watering planters and containers are convenient and practical, but are they a cure-all for gardeners looking to save on

Adventures In Vertical Gardening Adventures In Vertical Gardening Adventures In Vertical Gardening Adventures In Vertical Gardening


If you can’t grow across due to a lack of space, try growing up. Vertical gardens are easy to set up and maintain just by applying the...

Going Greener: Five Ways to Reduce your Growroom’s Environmental Impact Going Greener: Five Ways to Reduce your Growroom’s Environmental Impact Going Greener: Five Ways to Reduce your Growroom’s Environmental Impact Going Greener: Five Ways to Reduce your Growroom’s Environmental Impact


While growing your own food does wonders for the environment, hydroponic systems still use a lot of energy. Luckily, there are at least...

Safety First! Tips & Tricks For Safer Growing Safety First! Tips & Tricks For Safer Growing Safety First! Tips & Tricks For Safer Growing Safety First! Tips & Tricks For Safer Growing


A grower who is forced to sit on the sidelines because of an injury is also likely to suffer from poor yields. Don’t let this happen to...

Managing Molds & Mildews Managing Molds & Mildews Managing Molds & Mildews Managing Molds & Mildews


Noticing some furry, fuzzy materials growing on your plants or the soil below your

What to Do at the End of the Season What to Do at the End of the Season What to Do at the End of the Season What to Do at the End of the Season
Planning a Container Garden Planning a Container Garden Planning a Container Garden Planning a Container Garden


A container garden can be placed just about anywhere and can grow just about anything you have an interest in growing. Better yet, it takes...

8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore


Understanding the small role each micronutrient plays in the garden will help prevent gardeners from overlooking their importance

Disposing of Growroom Waste Disposing of Growroom Waste Disposing of Growroom Waste Disposing of Growroom Waste


Responsibly disposing of growroom waste isn’t always easy, especially with regulatory discrepancies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction....

Growing 101: Plant Biology Basics Growing 101: Plant Biology Basics Growing 101: Plant Biology Basics Growing 101: Plant Biology Basics


From the roots, leaves and stems to the flowers, a special knowledge of how plants work will help you achieve maximum yields from healthy...

What’s Old Is New: Heirloom Vegetables What’s Old Is New: Heirloom Vegetables What’s Old Is New: Heirloom Vegetables What’s Old Is New: Heirloom Vegetables


Heirloom vegetable varieties are those that have been treasured throughout the ages simply because they were at one time considered high...

Harvest Hoedown Harvest Hoedown Harvest Hoedown Harvest Hoedown


The best part about growing your own fruits and veggies is the part where you get to eat all of the food you labored to grow. Shannon McKee...

Moving On, Moving Out: Taking the Indoor Garden Outdoors Moving On, Moving Out: Taking the Indoor Garden Outdoors Moving On, Moving Out: Taking the Indoor Garden Outdoors Moving On, Moving Out: Taking the Indoor Garden Outdoors


Moving your indoor crops outdoors can be a daunting but worthwhile task. Here are some things to consider before you get started

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