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How To Properly Prune Your Cherry Tree

Unrecognizable woman pruning a cherry blossom tree during the spring time

Cherry trees are a beautiful addition to any landscape, but they do require some TLC to stay healthy and looking their best. Pruning your cherry tree is an important part of maintaining a healthy tree. Proper pruning will encourage new growth, help the tree to produce more fruit, and keep the tree strong and disease-resistant. …

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7 Common Apple Tree Diseases

bad organic apples growing on a tree, diseased with scabies and worm holes

While growing and caring for your apple trees is an exciting and rewarding experience, there is always the looming fear of disease. Apple tree diseases are common, and there are numerous different types, but they shouldn’t stop you from harvesting and enjoying the fruits of your labor. Of all the different types of infections and bacteria, seven …

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

Picking wild mushrooms in autumn forest. Mushrooming and finding the gourmet mushrooms

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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What’s The Best Time of Day to Harvest Your Vegetables?

A man farmer and a child are holding a harvest of vegetables in their hands. Selective focus. nature.

Most gardeners know that there’s a right time and a wrong time to harvest their vegetables. But, what about the best time of day? Believe it or not, harvesting your vegetables at the correct time during the day can make a big difference in terms of taste and quality! So, what’s the best time to …

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How To Stop Cats From Eating Your Plants

A domestic white and black cat sits by the window next to a green plant in a white pot. The cat is sniffing a flower.

Cats are curious by nature so it’s not a surprise that your cat wants to eat all your house plants! Unfortunately, this is an annoying and possibly dangerous habit for your cat. Many common house plants are poisonous to your feline friend so it is important to know how to stop your cats from eating …

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5 Composting Mistakes You May Be Making

hands holding compost above the composter with organic waste

Is composting something you want to do but haven’t gotten around to yet? Or, have you already started but aren’t seeing the results you expected? You’re not alone! Besides putting the wrong things into your compost bins, there are a few other typical mistakes people tend to make when composting, which can slow down or …

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