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What’s The Best Time of Day To Fertilize Your Plants?

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Do you have a green thumb? Do you love spending time outdoors gardening? If so, then you know that proper plant care is key to having a thriving garden. And something us gardeners always have is fertilizer. But, did you know that the time of day you fertilize your plants can make a big difference …

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Mushroom Compost: What Is It and How To Use It?

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When people hear mushroom compost, they automatically think it contains many mushrooms but, this is far from the truth! In fact, this type of compost contains no amount of mushrooms. It’s actually a mixed type of soil that can be composed of straw, rye, wheat, and horse manure. Although the mixture does not contain mushrooms, …

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5 Reasons To Use Newspaper in Your Garden Today

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The newspaper has numerous benefits for your garden, acting as mulch and fertilizer, which keeps weeds at bay and your plants growing healthy and strong. And whether you’re tired of weeding the flower bed or throwing out old newspapers, it’s the perfect way to care for your garden and the planet. To get you on …

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How To Use Vegetable Peels as Fertilizer

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If you’re looking for a way to fertilize your plants that is both effective and environmentally friendly, then using vegetable peels as fertilizer is a great option! Vegetable peels are packed with nutrients that plants need to thrive, and they can easily be composted or added directly to the soil. Here’s everything you need to …

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The Best Soil Amendments and Nutrients

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You may think of your soil as either sandy, silty, or clay-like. However, these descriptions don’t even cover the complex ecosystem found within productive soil. It is a combination of minerals, nutrients, organic material, microbes, and organisms that team up to grow prosperous plants. Great soil is defined by two qualities: fertility and texture. Fertility depends …

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How To Make Your Own Garden Fertilizer For Free

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If your garden looks like it needs your personal touch, DIY fertilizer is the way to go. For a beautiful and lush garden, well-fertilized soil is very important. Since gardens need to be fertilized every season, it can become financially cumbersome to get the exact amount and type of fertilizer your garden needs to survive. …

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When To Apply Fertilizer To Vegetable Gardens

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Fertilizing your garden can be a tricky process, and a mistake can be very punishing, sometimes even fatal, to your plants. One of the most common mistakes people make is fertilizing at the wrong time. When to apply fertilizer to vegetable gardens is a very important aspect of caring for them. Learn the basics of …

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