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6 Tips For Watering Plants Growing in Containers

watering container plant

Have you ever wondered if your plants are receiving enough water or what factors can influence how much water your plants are actually getting? For those eager to get started with growing plants in containers these 6 tips can set you on your way to nurturing a healthy plant. 1. Pick your pot It’s important …

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The Best Soil Amendments and Nutrients

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You may think of your soil as either sandy, silty, or clay-like. However, these descriptions don’t even cover the complex ecosystem found within productive soil. It is a combination of minerals, nutrients, organic material, microbes, and organisms that team up to grow prosperous plants. Great soil is defined by two qualities: fertility and texture. Fertility depends …

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How To Propagate Plants by Rooting Stem Cuttings

water propagation for indoor plants

Propagating houseplants is a great way to expand your collection without spending any money. It also allows you to share your beautiful plants with friends and family members. There are many different ways to propagate houseplants, but the most common method is taking stem cuttings.  Propagating by stem cuttings is relatively easy and only requires a …

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Choose These Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants

garden with native plants and flowers

Although each of Mother Nature’s plants is incredible, they all have their appropriate place on Earth. Invasive plants, for instance, are great in the wild, but when they start growing in your backyard, they can pose a problem. Invasive plants in the wild help feed the wild, but in your backyard, they can quickly displace …

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What Is The 1/3 Rule for Pruning Shrubs?

gardener pruning evergreen shrub

Pruning is the process of selectively removing parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or leaves for the purpose of maintaining its shape or preventing the spread of disease. Shrubs are often pruned for many reasons. To remove diseased, dying, or broken branches. Maybe to thin out the plant in question. You can even …

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Best Online Places to Buy Seeds For Your Garden

Planting seeds

With the popularity growth of online shopping, it comes as no shock that amateur and master gardeners alike have started to turn this way for their seasonal seed purchases. However, unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a one-stop shop for all of your seed needs, and for each different type, you have to turn to …

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How To Fix Compacted Soil In Your Garden

gardener digging up compacted soil

Compacted soil is the bane of many gardener’s existences. It’s impossible to dig into, water and nutrients won’t penetrate, and therefore, nothing grows. Compacted soil is usually an indicator of high clay content in your soil. Soil with a high clay content is ideal for use as a building material but not so great when …

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