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The Best Soil For Your Vegetable Garden

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You know that vegetables are good for you, but do you know what is good for your vegetables? The right growing conditions are essential to whether plants grow from a hopeful little seed into a delicious, nutritious crop. While not everyone has the optimal ground conditions needed for vegetable sowing, here are eight great suggestions for …

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8 Plants That Enrich Your Garden Soil

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Healthy soil leads to healthy plants, and for convenience’s sake, people often pump their garden soil with chemicals and fertilizers that promise to deliver quick results. Those solutions fall short because synthetic and inorganic chemicals and fertilizers aren’t eco-friendly and deplete your soil’s organic matter over time. If your garden soil needs a boost, and …

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The Best Potting Compost For Your Plants

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Compost is an organically rich material with a good texture that can lighten heavy clay soil and give substance to slippery sandy soil. Any soil texture, including garden soil, will benefit from compost because it’s a mix of many ingredients, all working together to create a harmonious environment for your plants to thrive. So, apart from picking …

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Grow These 17 Perennial Herbs in Your Garden

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Perennials are plants that bloom for one season and if grown under favorable conditions, they can live a long time. Their lifespan usually ranges between three to five years and they can be divided into three major categories; herbaceous, evergreen, and woody. Herbaceous perennials die every year, but their roots and other parts of the …

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Best Online Places to Buy Seeds For Your Garden

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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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