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How to Grow Mushrooms at Home: A Guide for Home Gardeners

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Mushrooms are a great source of nutrients and they are consumed in many different ways, be it as a pizza topping or grilled outdoors with just a pinch of mozzarella melting in the caps over the fire. Mushrooms have a high content of fibers, are rich in antioxidants, contain copper and potassium, and have plenty …

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The Fastest Growing Vegetables to Plant in Your Backyard

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Growing your own vegetables is an admirable effort. Leaving aside the health factor (a.k.a. the fact that you have full control over the organic growth of your own vegetables), vegetable growth is a chance to know more about the food you eat, to educate yourself on what’s good for your organism, and it’s a good …

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How to Prune Camellia Trees: An Ultimate Guide

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Camellias are notoriously hardy plants that are relatively easy to take care of. They just need biannual fertilization, frequent watering, and annual pruning. People often cut out pruning from their camellia care plan, not deeming it “necessary.” Which is technically fair. If you want to grow camellias, you don’t have to prune them. However, if …

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Sasanqua Camellia Trees: The Ultimate Backyard Gardener’s Guide

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Camellias are not a shrub to shrug at. They produce absolutely gorgeous flowers that pop with color in front of their dark, glossy foliage. How incredible camellias are is not up for debate: these long-blooming flowers provide beauty and elegance to every landscape they adorn. What is up for debate is which camellia species, of the hundreds to …

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