Mandy L Smith

Mandy L Smith is a Master Gardener Coordinator. She is an full time Educator at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. Also, Mandy leads state Master Gardener Home Garden News Committee.

Recent Posts From Mandy L Smith

20 Companion Plants To Grow With Peppers

Companion planting is a gardening technique where specific plants are grown together to benefit each other in various ways. When it comes to growing peppers, choosing the right companion plants can make a significant difference in their growth and ov...

20 Best Low Light Indoor Plants For Your Home

If your indoor plants struggle in dimly lit corners, it's time to explore the best low-light indoor plants that thrive in even the darkest spaces. Low-light indoor plants offer vibrant foliage and delicate blooms. They not only brighten up your home ...

20 Best Potato Companion Plants For A Thriving Garden

Are you looking to maximize your potato harvest and create a thriving potato garden? Choosing the right companion plants can greatly enhance the growth and yield of your potatoes. By strategically planting certain vegetables and herbs alongside your...

How To Grow Potatoes

Potatoes are root vegetables that will provide you with a high yield as long as you provide them with the right growing environment and conditions. Their starchy nature and delectable taste make everyone fall into it. One of the integral staples for ...

How To Store Potatoes With Simple Tricks

The potato is a versatile vegetable. From french fries to baked potatoes, there are many ways to enjoy this starchy vegetable. Potatoes naturally have a long shelf life as compared to most vegetables. However, it is important to shed some concer...

Essential Tips For Spider Plant Care

Spider plants are beloved houseplants known for their graceful arching leaves and air-purifying qualities. Their elegant leaves not only beautify any space but also contribute to a healthier indoor atmosphere. Spider plant creates an indoor oasis tha...

Snake Plant Care and Growing Guide

Taking care of a snake plant is easier than you might think. These hardy, low-light indoor plants are great for beginners and seasoned gardeners alike. In this guide, we'll discuss tips on caring for snake plants. From light and watering needs to pes...

How To Propagate Roses In Simple Steps

Propagating roses might sound fancy, but it's simply a way to grow new rose plants from existing ones. If you have a beautiful rose bush and want more, you can propagate this plant by cutting off a small part. Here's a simple guide in 12 steps on how...

How To Grow Garlic

Garlic is a plant with a bulb that is part of the onion family, and people grow it for cooking and medicine. Known for its pungent flavor, garlic is essential in various cuisines worldwide. It comes in different varieties, with softneck and hardneck ...

Monstera Plant Care And Growing Guide

Taking care of a Monstera plant can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. These beautiful, leafy plants are known for their unique appearance and are fairly easy to care for. Whether you're a new plant parent or looking to improve your Monste...