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5 Houseplants You Can Neglect in The Winter

cup of coffee and houseplants on windowsill in sunlight in winter

Houseplants are a great way to brighten up your home and improve your air quality, but many people mistakenly believe they need to be kept in perfect condition year-round.  In reality, there are a few houseplants that you can ignore in the winter without too much trouble. So, if you’re looking for a easy way to spruce …

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6 Best Plants For A Hydroponic Garden

picking up fresh vegetable from the garden

Hydroponic gardening is one of the best ways to grow your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs indoors. Essentially, you grow the plants directly in nutrient-rich water, similar to propagation, and the entire setup is soil-free. Plus, it’s easy to DIY your own hydroponic garden using items you likely already have at home. If you’ve recently …

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7 Houseplants That Repel Common Pests

Fresh green herbs, rosemary and basil, in blue pots placed on a window frame.

Houseplants are more than just home decor: they’re a hobby, they bring the freshness of the outdoors inside, and they are even said to improve the air quality. In fact, many houseplants can even repel common pests. Whether you’re fed up with houseflies, mosquitos, or fruit flies, you can rid your home of unwanted guests …

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5 Common Mistakes That Will Kill Your Snake Plant

Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii - Variegated Snake Plant in the pot

The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is favored for its succulent green leaves and low-maintenance nature. While the snake plant once fell under the genus Sansevieria, it has since been reclassified as a Dracaena. There are over 70 species to choose from, but they generally have a similar spiky appearance, come with green leaves, and require similar care. …

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How to Use Planters Without Drainage Holes

Potted green plants on window

Every houseplant owner knows the struggle: there are plenty of planters on the market, but they don’t always have the drainage holes plants need to survive. If you’ve chosen to home your houseplants in an aesthetic pot that lacks proper drainage, you already know they usually don’t make it out alive. If they do, the …

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How to Build a Hydroponic Garden

Vegetables hydroponics

Hydroponic gardening is the perfect solution if you want to continue growing herbs and veggies throughout the winter. As an added benefit, the entire contraption is soil-free. Instead, you’ll grow plants directly in water, similar to propagation. You will also add a nutrient solution, which acts as fertilizer, to help the plants grow and thrive. …

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