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11 Ways to Germinate and Sprout Seeds Faster

Every year when it’s planting season, I find myself rushed to get those seeds going. Sometimes, it’s because I’m a little late to get things planted, other times, I’m just impatient and want those flowers now! So, I’ve wondered, how to germinate seeds quickly? After a bit of research and experimentation, I’ve found these 11 …

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The Best Heat Mat to Grow Your Plants Faster

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While we were all taught that plants only need soil, water, and sunlight to grow strong, our science classes neglected to mention that the plant growth process has some cheat codes — like a specially designed heat mat. Plant heat mats are incredibly helpful in seed germination and plant propagation, especially during the colder months …

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9 Crazy-Expensive Plants & Flowers: #5 Cost More Than Your House!

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Ready to spend some green on some greenery? Then you’ll love this list of the most expensive house plants from around the world! Rare house plants, house plants that were specially bred, house plants that are unimaginably beautiful, and house plants that are just dumb expensive. You won’t believe how much they cost! How Expensive Are We Talking? …

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Begonia Guide: How to Care for Your Indoor & Outdoor Begonias

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Begonias are beloved by plant enthusiasts and beginner indoor gardeners alike for their wide pattern and leaf variety, exuberant blooms, easy propagation, low level of care, and gorgeous red under-foliage. There is a begonia appropriate for every level of green thumb and every space, indoor or out. We’ve rounded up the best info and care …

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The Best Watering Cans to Keep All Your Plants Happy

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Every gardener knows that good watering can mean the difference between flourishing and floundering plants. Having the right watering can for your plant’s situation, whether they are indoor plants, outdoor plants, or even hanging plants, is imperative for their well-being. This comprehensive guide includes in-depth reviews on the best watering cans of 2021, that will …

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The Best Plant Propagation Station for Your Home

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Plant propagation is one of the best things about growing gardens, indoor and outdoor since it helps save a lot of time and money spent on cultivating a healthy plant. Not only is it practical, but it’s also a great way of adding life into your home when you use the right station. Keep reading …

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12 Fast Growing Seeds That Germinate Quickly

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When I worked in the Chicago Public School system as a recess coach, I often saw the classes out planting their own vegetables and herbs. Unfortunately, some of the plants the teachers chose were seeds that are slow to germinate. It was then that I realized that if you’re introducing your kids or a classroom …

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11 Homemade Seed and Plant Starter Pots

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Since living in small spaces with balconies and patios as my only outdoor zones for growing my garden, my container gardening game has gotten interesting (and actually a lot more fun!). But one of those things that have been challenging has been starting the plants. I have an indoor greenhouse, but I’m limited on space …

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