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5 Free Garden Planning Apps to Help You Start Yours

Looking to create a lush and bountiful garden this spring but not sure where to start? Planning your garden can take some hard work — from planting to tending to your plants to regular watering. But of course, it’s so worth it to be surrounded by fragrant flowers, ornamental plants, and the opportunity to grow …

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7 Unusual Vegetables To Try Growing in 2023

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Growing your own vegetables allows you to experiment with exotic varieties and explore unique textures you may not find in your local supermarket. You may even discover your penchant for these quirky vegetables and introduce your tastebuds to new, exciting flavors.  Thus, whether you have an adventurous streak or want to try growing something novel …

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7 Reasons Why Vinegar for Plants Is a Must

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Adding a natural element to your indoor or outdoor garden can be just the boost it needs, and one of the best options available is using vinegar for your plants. Bring a touch of serenity to your oasis with an innovative addition designed to banish some gardening frustrations! With gardening becoming more and more popular …

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The 6 Most Beautiful Flowers That Bloom In Winter

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With its shorter days and colder weather, many people see winter as a bleak time of year. But don’t let the frigid temperatures fool you – winter can be just as beautiful as any other season! Some of the most gorgeous flowers bloom in wintertime!  So, if you’re looking for a little natural beauty to …

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4 Ways Epsom Salt Benefits Your Peppers

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Epsom salt is a popular ingredient in many home and gardening remedies. It is a magnesium sulfate compound that provides several advantages for plants, including peppers. When added to soil, it can improve seed germination, plant growth, and pepper production, while boosting chlorophyll synthesis. It also acts as a deterrent to pests such as slugs …

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5 Best Companion Plants For Asparagus

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Asparagus is a popular vegetable among gardeners. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also nutritious and versatile in the kitchen. However, asparagus can be tricky to cultivate because it requires specific growing conditions. One way to ensure the success of an asparagus bed is to plant companion plants alongside it. Companion plants help improve soil …

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6 Perennial Flowers That Thrive in Shade

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Gardeners of all skill levels eventually find themselves looking for plants that fill the shady spaces of their gardens. While these areas can seem to pose some growing challenges, many perennial flowers fit this type of space beautifully! Do not let a lack of sunlight stop you from creating a stunning garden space! Defining Your …

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