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6 Reasons To Use Epsom Salt in Your Houseplants Today

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Houseplants are a great addition to any home. Not only do they bring the outdoors in, but they can also help improve and purify the air. But sometimes, they may need a little boost. If you are a passionate houseplant enthusiast looking to get the most out of your plants, then Epsom salt could be …

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How To Prune Your Houseplants

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Houseplants are an excellent way to beautify indoor spaces and bring a little bit of nature indoors. To keep your houseplants looking their best, it’s beneficial to prune them every so often. However, you should always check the care instructions for your specific plant before making any cuts, as different plants have varying needs. Keep reading to …

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How to Germinate Seeds in Paper Towels

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With the start of the growing season quickly approaching, you might wonder if there’s any truth about speeding up seed germination using paper towels. In other words, there’s more to planning a garden than tossing a few seeds in the ground and hoping they’ll grow — Starting your own seedlings is incredibly satisfying. Knowing how …

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How to Move Your Container Plant Into a Larger Container

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Are you an avid plant enthusiast but always horrified at the idea of moving plants to a larger container? Well, not anymore. It is true that the lack of knowledge about the process can lead to you making major mistakes. An incorrect methodology hinders the healthy growth of your plant and makes matters worse. Read …

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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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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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