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5 Benefits of Having a Fiddle Leaf Fig in Your Home

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Indoor plants have become increasingly popular in recent years. They add a touch of greenery to the home, offering a range of benefits that make them a worthwhile investment. One of the plants that gained particular attention in recent years is the fiddle leaf fig. Learn how this plant can improve your physical and mental …

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What Potting Soil Is Best for Indoor Plants?

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Indoor plants have unique growing requirements that differ from outdoor plants, and selecting the right potting soil is crucial for their success. Most houseplants thrive in moist, well-draining, and moisture-retentive potting soils that allow their roots to access air and absorb moisture and nutrients from the soil, but how do you pick the best one? …

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6 Balcony Vegetable Garden Ideas

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If you’re an urban dweller with limited outdoor space but want to grow your vegetables, you might wonder if it’s possible. The good news is that balcony vegetable gardening is a great way to have fresh, organic produce at your fingertips without needing a large outdoor garden. Discover six balcony vegetable garden ideas that are …

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7 Tips For Growing Sweet Potatoes in Containers

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When in doubt, turn to sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are popular in many people’s home gardens since they are immensely well-liked by both kids and adults. They are loaded with minerals, vitamins, and fiber, and taste delectable whether you boil, bake, or fry them.  The warmth-loving root vegetables also fare incredibly well in containers. As …

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5 Reasons to Use Diatomaceous Earth in Your Lawn and Garden

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When it comes to creating and maintaining a thriving lawn and garden, starting from the ground up is key. That’s why more and more people are turning to diatomaceous earth (DE) as an all-natural way to protect against pests. DE gives gardens that lush look that everyone dreams about. Whether you’re a beginner or an …

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3 Common Basil Growing Problems

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Basil is a versatile herb that grows vibrant green with aromatic leaves. It’s often added to savory kitchen dishes to boost flavor and in addition, it’s easy to grow. These qualities make it a popular home garden staple. However, just like any plant, basil can experience challenges while it grows. Continue reading to learn about …

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7 Common Problems With Your Easter Cactus

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The Easter cactus (Schlumbergera/Hatiora gaertneri), which comes from the rainforests of southeastern Brazil, is a beautiful succulent. Although sometimes mistaken for Christmas cacti, Easter cacti bloom during spring — buds will form between February and March, and flowers will appear between March and May. This plant has arched stems with flat segments, soft brown stubble …

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6 Tips For Caring For Your Easter Cactus

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The Easter cactus (Schlumbergera gaertneri) is the spring-blooming member of the cactus family, relative to the perhaps more familiar Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) and Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata). Instead of blooming in response to the shorter days and cooler temperatures like the Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti, the Easter cactus blooms with the warming weather and …

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