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How to Properly Wash Your Home Grown Fruits and Vegetables

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Cleaning produce is a life skill that’ll save you from consuming contaminated fruits or veggies! Some can cause various health problems and illness if contaminated and not washed. Even if you haven’t used chemical pesticides to grow your crops, eating produce without cleaning them increases your risk of contracting something terrible! Before you bite into …

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3 Houseplants That Don’t Need Drainage Holes

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Most plants need drainage to thrive. Containers with holes are sieves for excess water and they also help prevent root rot, fungus, and bacterial growth. Even though it seems plants can’t live without proper drainage, there are unique houseplants that don’t need drainage holes. These varieties either come from very wet or very dry environments. …

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How to Grow Lemongrass in Pots

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Lemongrass is a culinary herb used in numerous dishes that releases an aromatic fragrance when you crush it. This adored lemon-scented herb is known for its medicinal qualities and pleasant taste. Enjoy lemongrass by adding it to your soup recipes, stir-fry, marinades, and sauces, or steep the leaves to make herbal tea or homemade broth. Lemongrass …

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6 Most Nutritious Vegetables To Grow in Your Home Garden

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Vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients, including calcium, potassium, vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants. Moreover, when you create your own vegetable garden, you are more likely to consume the homegrown crop and benefit from its essential nutrients. Growing vegetables at home also allow you to enjoy better flavors and fresher produce than anything you can …

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How to Start Your Own Garden

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Gardening is a great way to reconnect with nature, grow your own food, and positively contribute to your physical and mental well-being. There’s nothing more satisfying than watching your plants grow and yield beautiful flowers, tasty fruits, or crunchy veggies. So how should you go about starting your garden? What are the most important things …

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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer

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Cutting the flowers from your own garden is a satisfying way to bring the vibrant colors and refreshing scents from the outdoors into your home. Ensuring your flowers are taken care of properly after they’ve been cut is crucial to keep them looking lively.  Typically, flowers will last about one week in a vase full …

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