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How to Harvest and Collect Rainwater

Old wooden rain barrel with pink flowers growing next to it.

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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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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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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Schefflera Guide: How to Take Care of a Schefflera Plant

Variegated Schefflera standing on kitchen table.

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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