Gardening 2 - Backyard Boss

The Best Seed Starter Kits to Kickstart Your Garden

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Gardening is a tricky thing. It’s not just about dropping a seed into the ground, watering it, and watching it grow—it also takes planning, tools, and dedication. One of the trickiest things about gardening is timing, and bad timing only leads to wasted seeds. To lessen the risk, germination seed kits have become a saving …

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Best Weeding Tools: 5 Ways to Help Eradicate Unwanted Vegetation

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It never fails. You spend hours laying out your garden beds, choosing the perfect plants, spend months starting seeds, lovingly water, and watch for growth… and then it happens. Something that is definitely NOT your plant is growing – and growing rapidly at that. Weeds. They plague the most loved and cared for lawns and gardens …

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The Best Watering Cans to Keep All Your Plants Happy

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Every gardener knows that good watering can mean the difference between flourishing and floundering plants. Having the right watering can for your plant’s situation, whether they are indoor plants, outdoor plants, or even hanging plants, is imperative for their well-being. This comprehensive guide includes in-depth reviews on the best watering cans of 2021, that will …

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All About Lettuce: Varieties and Interesting Facts

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Lettuce has been cultivated for thousands of years as supplemental food stuff and has become a staple in most cultures as the perfect leafy green to serve alongside favorite main dishes. Although you may have heard from time to time it truly has no nutritional value, you can most definitely ignore this advice as all …

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All About Potatoes: Fun Facts for All Ages

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Potatoes often become part of a ‘that vegetable’ controversy every few decades due to fads in diets and a general misunderstanding of what a potato provides. Although a starchy root veggie that is carbohydrate-based, it is packed full of nutrients and serves as a dependable, and important food crop across many continents, especially Europe (Ireland, …

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How to Get Rid of Army Worms: Life Cycle, Harm, and Control

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If you’ve ever watched your entire lawn get demolished by armyworms, patch by patch, then you’ll know why these pests get their name. They attack without notice from one area to the next and damage plants very quickly. Armyworms feed primarily on fescue, bermudagrass, and ryegrass and eat vegetables such as onions, beans, pepper, and …

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