Steph Coelho

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Steph Coelho

Title: Contributing Writer 

Steph Coelho is a freelance writer and editor whose favorite place in her home is the kitchen. She started out as a BobVila.com contributor in April 2019 and has been writing about lifestyle topics since 2017. She has an eye for design but has a particular soft spot for midcentury details. 

Expertise and Experience

Steph has been gardening for over 10 years and previously worked on educational garden-related programming for nonprofits and community centers. During the pandemic, she took up an indoor gardening hobby and now grows her favorite herbs and greens right inside her kitchen. 

In addition to writing for BobVila.com, she also has bylines with Hunker, Healthline, Greatist, WaPo, Insider, and more. She is also an experienced product tester and reviewer, specializing in kitchen goods, garden items, and smart tech.

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MAY 26, 2022 | THURSDAY
3 Reasons You Should Always Plant Marigolds in Your Garden

Annual flowers are sometimes more trouble than they're worth. Since the plants are going to die at the end of the season, is there really a point in bothering?The answer is: Yes, especial...

FEBRUARY 14, 2022 | MONDAY
3 Mistakes to Avoid When Seed Shopping This Year

It's the most wonderful time of the year! For gardeners, that is. The seed catalogs have been arriving for weeks now, and it's prime time to sit down and plan the gardening season. When y...

JANUARY 10, 2022 | MONDAY
This Is the Best Time to Plant Tomatoes

Q: The home I recently moved into has plenty of outdoor space for growing tomatoes—my favorite ingredient to cook with—but I have little gardening experience. To give myself the greatest ...

DECEMBER 16, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

Inside, the temperature is warm, and there’s virtually no risk of frost. Still, although growing indoors typically presents perfect year-round “weather,” gardeners still need to keep on t...

DECEMBER 14, 2021 | TUESDAY
How to Grow Rosemary Indoors

There’s no need to be a pro gardener to enjoy the benefits of fresh herbs. Anyone can learn how to grow rosemary and other herbs and edibles indoors. Pick off the needle-like sprigs anyti...

DECEMBER 10, 2021 | FRIDAY
12 Gardening and DIY Camps and Workshops for Adults

Taking up a new hobby like gardening or woodworking ought to be an exciting challenge, but it can be tough to know where to start. Hence the growing popularity of classes and workshops th...

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
12 Bathroom Remodel Ideas On a Budget

Redoing a kitchen is a costly project, but the bathroom comes in a close second. On average, it'll set you back about $24,000 for a midrange bathroom remodel, according to Remodeling's 20...

OCTOBER 26, 2021 | TUESDAY
19 Shed Plans Perfect for Big or Small Backyards

Building a backyard shed is a way to add an extra room for hobbies or increase a property’s storage capacity for tools, seasonal items, or gardening supplies—especially when there’s no ga...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 | MONDAY
10 Cool Products from Gardener's Supply Company to Buy for Your Favorite Green Thumb

Shop Online and Save Time for GardeningGardening is a time-consuming hobby. Don’t waste this precious commodity by driving around looking for supplies. Instead, head online to Gardener’s ...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 | MONDAY
12 Types of Squash All Home Gardeners Should Know

Gardeners know that you always either have too much squash or not enough. There’s simply no in-between. And having too much squash on your hands is always a good thing. This versatile edi...