Flori Meeks Hatchett

About Flori Meeks Hatchett

I'm a seasoned freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience crafting stories—from community news to nonfiction narratives. I believe gardening is an extremely rewarding pastime, and I am thrilled to be part of the Vego Garden writing community!

Latest from Flori Meeks Hatchett

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Protecting Your Garden from Extreme Weather
After weeks of nurturing delicate seedlings and seeing them begin to flourish, it can be heartbreaking to see your garden jeopardized by scorching heat waves, relentless rain — or no rain at all. While it’s impossible to protect plants from...
5 min read
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Selecting The Right Fertilizer for Your Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers
We often hear that one-size-fits-all approaches don’t work very well when it comes to education, healthcare, leadership, and any other number of important endeavors. Well, we have something to add to that list: fertilizing your garden.  The phosphorus-rich fertilizers that...
5 min read
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Growing Coneflowers (Echinacea)
They’re beautiful, fragrant, and easy to grow: What’s not to love about growing coneflowers?Also known as echinacea, coneflowers are a fantastic flower choice if you’re a gardening beginner, live in a warm climate, or if you find yourself irresistibly drawn...
4 min read
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Growing a Memorial Garden for Your Home
Talk with people who garden, and many of them will tell you they consider the time they spend outdoors digging in the earth, tending to new life — even plucking out weeds — as their form of therapy. There is...
3 min read
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Growing a Kitchen Garden
Imagine pulling together ingredients for a meal you’re about to prepare. You find meat in the refrigerator, rice in the pantry, and the herbs and vegetables you need just beyond your back door, ready for harvest. That’s how a kitchen...
5 min read
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How To Save & Store Seeds
For some who garden, the magic of seed saving is every bit as fulfilling as seeing their plants thrive and enjoying their harvests.  Saving seeds — the practice of collecting and storing seeds from your garden to grow in future...
4 min read
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Growing Strawberries in Pots & Planters
There's nothing quite like the experience of biting into sweet, juicy, freshly picked strawberries. And the good news is that you don't need a sprawling garden to enjoy them.  Strawberry plants do very well as container crops. Growing them takes...
4 min read
Garden Pest Protection: What are Crap Trops and How do they Help?
Garden Pest Protection: What are Crap Trops and How do they Help?
Ever heard of plants that sacrifice themselves to save your prized veggies? It's not science fiction; it's what happens when you employ a valuable gardening technique called trap cropping.
3 min read
How to Protects Your Garden During Hurricane Season
How to Protect Your Garden During Hurricane Season
With all of the tender loving care that goes into a garden, not to mention the hard work and financial investment, it’s heartbreaking to think about losing it all to a hurricane or tropical storm.
4 min read
Gardening Outside the Lines: The Chaos Method
Gardening Outside the Lines: The Chaos Method
This casual, unfussy approach to gardening calls for scattering seeds over soil and seeing what happens.
3 min read
Flori Meeks Hatchett

About Flori Meeks Hatchett

I'm a seasoned freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience crafting stories—from community news to nonfiction narratives. I believe gardening is an extremely rewarding pastime, and I am thrilled to be part of the Vego Garden writing community!