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What Is an AeroGarden: Hydroponic Indoor Gardening Explained

An AeroGarden with six brand new pods and the LED lights turned to white, blue, and red.

The AeroGarden is a lifesaver for anyone who wants to grow veggies indoors and needs a little help with caring properly for the plants. Timers, reminders, and so much more make this a great solution for indoor gardening in a small space. For Christmas, my mother-in-law purchased one for my husband and me to boost …

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How to Use Grow Bags to Harvest Vegetables With Minimal Space

Organic lettuce growing in white grow bags.

Are you looking for an alternative to in-ground garden beds this growing season? Are you short on space for your favorite vegetable plants? Grow bags are a convenient way to plant tomatoes and more without a ton of garden space. With proper care and storage, you can reuse them each year for a customizable garden …

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Schefflera Guide: How to Take Care of a Schefflera Plant

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Schefflera plants are known for their gorgeous foliage, resilience, and easy care. It’s no wonder that they are one of the most popular house plant types out there. A lot of incredible house plant varieties fall under the “Schefflera” umbrella including, of course, umbrella trees, which have a stunning, tropical look and unusual leave shapes. …

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Snake Plant Guide: How to Care for a Sansevieria Houseplant

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Snake plants are beloved by plant enthusiasts and beginner indoor gardeners alike for their wide pattern and leaf variety, easy propagation, low level of care, and extreme air-cleaning abilities. And they look great in any space, too. We’ve rounded up the best info and care tips for all varieties of sansevieria, including light, water, and …

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Calathea Guide: How to Care for Your Calathea Plant

foliage of calathea house plant in pot indoors from above

The leaves of a calathea, with their intricate, bold patterns, are some of the most striking and beautiful in nature. And they’re more than just a pretty face; calatheas make absolutely wonderful house plants with their compact size, preference for indirect light, and indoor air purification… but they can be a little tricky to care …

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Pothos Guide: How to Care for a Devil’s Ivy Plant

pothos easy care houseplant in diy hanging planter

A plant nicknamed the “Devil’s Ivy” may not seem like a fun one to have around the house, but trust me: with heart-shaped leaves, gorgeous trailing vines, and a resilience that makes it one of the easiest house plants to grow indoors, you will absolutely love your pothos. We’ve pulled together all the best info …

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Guide: How to Care for a Ficus Lyrata Tree

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Fiddle leaf figs are gorgeous, striking additions to interior spaces, with large, glossy leaves and a towering presence, the latter being contingent on your ability to help your Ficus lyrata flourish. These pricey plants can be hard to care for if you don’t know what you are doing, but lucky for you, our comprehensive guide …

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How to Harvest and Collect Rainwater

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If you want to save money, save resources, and save the planet, you should try harvesting rainwater. It’s fairly simple to set up a system, especially when you have a comprehensive guide like this one to lead the way! This guide includes information on the benefits of rainwater collection, where collecting rainwater is legal, and …

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