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The Best Fruit Picker Tools to Pick Your Trees and Bushes Clean

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Every job requires the right tool. When it comes to picking ripe fruit from the top of a tree, a fruit picker is exactly the tool you need. With plenty of options on the market, it’s a daunting task knowing which is truly the right one. If you’re new to harvesting fruit or are an …

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The Best Bat Guano Fertilizer for Your Garden

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Bat guano is one of the most potent components of several high-quality fertilizer mixes. Some folks, with a bit of experience, even use bat manure in its raw form with success as well. In this guide, we discuss what it is that makes the best bat guano fertilizer so great for your plants. We also …

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What Is an AeroGarden: Hydroponic Indoor Gardening Explained

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The AeroGarden is a lifesaver for anyone who wants to grow veggies indoors and needs a little help with caring properly for the plants. Timers, reminders, and so much more make this a great solution for indoor gardening in a small space. For Christmas, my mother-in-law purchased one for my husband and me to boost …

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All About Lettuce: Varieties and Interesting Facts

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Lettuce has been cultivated for thousands of years as supplemental food stuff and has become a staple in most cultures as the perfect leafy green to serve alongside favorite main dishes. Although you may have heard from time to time it truly has no nutritional value, you can most definitely ignore this advice as all …

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All About Strawberries: Your Favorite Red Fruit!

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Strawberries are one of the world’s most favorite fruits and have been cultivated for thousands of years for its sweet, juicy, and slightly tangy flavor. Hardy, easy, and inexpensive to grow, they contain an abundance of vitamin C and antioxidants to help keep you healthy! They also pair well with a wide variety of both …

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All About Potatoes: Fun Facts for All Ages

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Potatoes often become part of a ‘that vegetable’ controversy every few decades due to fads in diets and a general misunderstanding of what a potato provides. Although a starchy root veggie that is carbohydrate-based, it is packed full of nutrients and serves as a dependable, and important food crop across many continents, especially Europe (Ireland, …

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How to Use Grow Bags to Harvest Vegetables With Minimal Space

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Are you looking for an alternative to in-ground garden beds this growing season? Are you short on space for your favorite vegetable plants? Grow bags are a convenient way to plant tomatoes and more without a ton of garden space. With proper care and storage, you can reuse them each year for a customizable garden …

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