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4 Ways Epsom Salt Benefits Your Peppers

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Epsom salt is a popular ingredient in many home and gardening remedies. It is a magnesium sulfate compound that provides several advantages for plants, including peppers. When added to soil, it can improve seed germination, plant growth, and pepper production, while boosting chlorophyll synthesis. It also acts as a deterrent to pests such as slugs …

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5 Best Companion Plants For Asparagus

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Asparagus is a popular vegetable among gardeners. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also nutritious and versatile in the kitchen. However, asparagus can be tricky to cultivate because it requires specific growing conditions. One way to ensure the success of an asparagus bed is to plant companion plants alongside it. Companion plants help improve soil …

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7 Best Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring

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Ahhh, spring. What a beautiful time of year! With the dreary chill of winter almost over and warmer days to look forward to, it’s an ideal time to start thinking about growing vegetables in your garden. Whether you’ve been gardening for years, or this is your very first attempt at planting something, choosing the right …

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5 Potato Varieties to Grow in Your Home Garden

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Potatoes are a staple food in many households, and people love them for their versatility in cooking and the numerous health benefits they provide. Growing potatoes in your home garden can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience because it allows you to have fresh and organic produce at your fingertips.  However, with a wide range …

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7 Garden Herbs to Plant in Spring

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After months of being indoors during the winter, it’s time to go out and start enjoying your backyard. It’s also time to get your garden in shape to make it look beautiful and produce fresh food. Once your garden is ready, there are plenty of plants you can grow. While certain plants will make your …

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7 Tips for Companion Planting in Your Home Garden

Companion planting of amethyst zinnia with sun gold cherry tomatoes are a perfect combination. Zinnias deter cucumber beetles and tomato worms. They attract predatory wasps and hover flies.

Gardening is a great way to add color and vibrancy to your home, indoors or out. But the joy of gardening doesn’t have to stop with simply planting your favorite flowers and fruits. Companion planting maximizes the health of your garden while also allowing you to get creative! Companion planting is a practice that involves pairing …

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5 Most Nutritious Fruits To Grow in Your Home Garden

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Brighten the garden with a rainbow of fruits that offer many health benefits! Fruits are a highly nutritious and delicious part of an ideal daily diet. Regardless of the size, these juicy, vibrant treats are brimming with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. These incredible nutrients keep your internal system in top shape, boosting overall health …

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How to Properly Wash Your Home Grown Fruits and Vegetables

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Cleaning produce is a life skill that’ll save you from consuming contaminated fruits or veggies! Some can cause various health problems and illness if contaminated and not washed. Even if you haven’t used chemical pesticides to grow your crops, eating produce without cleaning them increases your risk of contracting something terrible! Before you bite into …

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3 Tips for Making Your Garden Kale Taste Better

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Spicing up your garden with fresh, organic kale is a great way to make your harvest healthy and delicious. Kale is an incredibly versatile green and you can use it in many recipes. But did you know there are some extra tips and tricks for making it taste even better? Whether you prefer the lacy-leaved …

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11 Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Pots

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Do you want to enjoy the freshest cucumbers, but don’t have a large garden? Grow them in pots! The convenience and flexibility of container gardening make it perfect for adding freshness to a porch, balcony, or even windowsill. Whether your goal is nutrition with minimum fuss or simply pride of labor, growing veggies can be …

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