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DIY Neem Oil Recipes for Plants

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Neem oil is a dual-purposed supplement for your plants: a pesticide and fungicide. Neem oil naturally has insecticidal properties and works on pests like tomato hornworms, corn earworms, aphids, whiteflies, and other common pests. It also helps you control fungi, including powdery mildew and fungal diseases, that grow on your plant foliage. For those of …

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The Best Indoor Planters in 2021

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Indoor gardening has been gaining popularity on social media with plant lovers across the country, sharing pictures of their green-inspired home décor and impressive indoor plants. While some gardeners have the time and space for large, elaborate indoor garden spaces, others work with limited space. Don’t let your small living space stop you from embracing …

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The Best Indoor Garden Starter Kit in 2021

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When it comes to gardening, the hardest part is often getting started. Besides the planning and designing phase, getting the actual plants started and growing can be tricky. Particularly if you have cold winters that encroach into prime seed starting weather. That’s where an indoor garden starter kit comes in. Whether you’re planning on using …

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How To Start an Indoor Garden for Beginners

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Gardening is a peaceful and productive hobby on top of being an important skill. It can teach you patience and consistency while giving beautiful and sometimes delicious final results. However, not everyone has the space or resources to plant a massive outdoor garden. It often discourages people from getting into gardening or even getting started …

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Best Vegetables and Herbs to Grow This Winter

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As the seasons change, we think about what’s next for the garden. I find myself at a loss in the winter months, trying to decide what to grow in the colder season. Living in Illinois, I’m primarily restricted to indoor gardening for any winter harvest, but many winter vegetables thrive when planted in autumn and …

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DIY Vertical Garden with Pallets Designs and Ideas

Pallet Garden Planted

Vertical gardening is an amazing way to grow practically anything (well, besides shrubs and trees!) with very little cost sunk into it. Using pallets to build a vertical garden costs even less money and often takes less time. If you’ve got pallets at your disposal and limited space, these vertical gardens with pallets designs and ideas could …

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8 Types of Garden Pests Most Common in the Fall

What happens when pests are left alone in the fall? Unfortunately, those pests will prepare for winter and re-emerge in your garden next spring. Don’t mistake them for beneficial insects, as these destructive pests can seriously damage your outdoor and indoor plants. To end your growing season on a high and have a good start …

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