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How to Harvest Dill (Without Killing the Plant)

How to Harvest Dill (Without Killing the Plant)

You'll have fresh dill for all of your cooking needs with this guide on how to harvest dill without killing the plant! This article will show you everything you need to know about harvesting this delicious herb. In a nutshell, how you harvest your dill will depend on...

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Top 9 Cat Repellent Plants to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden

Top 9 Cat Repellent Plants to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden

Are cats destroying your garden? These cat repellent plants will help you to stop them! You will learn: Why you should plant cat repellent plants Top 9 plants that repel cats from your garden: Catnip Rosemary Lavender Lemon thyme Geranium Oregano Rue Coleus canina...

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10 Worst Garden Pests: How to Identify and Control Them

10 Worst Garden Pests: How to Identify and Control Them

The first step to control garden pests is to identify them. Once you know what they are, you can choose effective options to deter them from ruining your plants.  IN THIS POST What are garden pests? Top 10 garden damaging pests and ways to control them Aphids...

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Best Christmas Tree Types and Varieties for Happy Holidays

Best Christmas Tree Types and Varieties for Happy Holidays

Let's learn the different types and varieties of Christmas trees, so you can pick one that is perfect for you.A real evergreen Christmas tree will make a festive and fragrant addition to your home and create an enchanting holiday atmosphere.  But what Christmas tree...

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What Apples Are Sweet? (10 Sweet Apple Varieties)

What Apples Are Sweet? (10 Sweet Apple Varieties)

If you are a fan of the  melt-in-your mouth sweetest apples, then this article is for you.There are an astounding 7500 varieties of apples.  Yep, that many! They vary in color, texture and flavor!  Some of them are delightful! And some are just ... meh.:) If you have...

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Growing kale is super easy!

Growing kale is super easy!

Growing kale is easy and rewarding. Let’s learn how to do it!IN THIS POST: Why should you grow kale? Types of kale Best kale varieties Is kale perennial? When to plant kale How long does kale take to grow from seed? How much kale should you plant? Where does kale...

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Asian Trees: 9 Asian Fruit Trees for a Home Garden

Asian Trees: 9 Asian Fruit Trees for a Home Garden

Asian fruit trees are one of the most popular types of fruiting plants grown in home gardens, both because they bear delicious fruits and because their ornamental value is often great as well.If you're looking for some unusual Asian fruit to try out in your home...

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List of French Flowers You Can Grow in Your Garden

List of French Flowers You Can Grow in Your Garden

Interested in introducing some French flair to your garden? Here are 15 charming French flowers that will have you feeling like a true Parisian. *This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase any of the products I have recommended, I may receive a...

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How to Plant Iris Bulbs

How to Plant Iris Bulbs

Learn how to plant iris bulbs for a display that's simply Iris-istible! If you're planning to grow some bulbous plants in your garden, plant Iris bulbs. These spectacular flowers are named after the goddess of rainbows and are among the most vibrant garden perennials...

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What size grow bag for tomatoes should you get?

What size grow bag for tomatoes should you get?

If you have limited garden space, grow bags are a perfect solution for growing your tomato plants. But what size grow bag for tomatoes should you get?  In short, best grow bags for tomatoes should be at least 15 inch (38cm) in diameter and at least 12 inches (30 cm)...

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6 Succulents Toxic to Cats

6 Succulents Toxic to Cats

A list of 6 succulents toxic to cats. IN THIS POST: Are succulents toxic to cats? Succulents that are toxic to cats: Aloe vera Coral cactus (Euphorbia)   Jade plant Kalanchoes  Snake plant or Mother-in-law’s tongue  String of pearls What to do if...

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Container Flower Gardening (15 Useful Tips)

Container Flower Gardening (15 Useful Tips)

An attractive landscape with bright flowers doesn't require a massive front yard. With these tips on container flower gardening, you can add spark to the smallest spaces! Whether you have a green thumb or not, brightening up your porch or patio with a container flower...

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11 Resourceful Tips on Planning a Small Garden

11 Resourceful Tips on Planning a Small Garden

A list of 11 practical tips on planning a small garden that will make your limited outdoor space more comfortable, enjoyable, beautiful, and productive. While it’s true that planning a small garden can take a little more thought than a large yard, it’s satisfying and...

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8 Cat Safe Succulents

8 Cat Safe Succulents

A list of 8 cat safe succulent plants (for indoors and outdoors).  IN THIS POST: Are succulents bad for cats? 8 best non-toxic succulents safe for cats: Holiday cacti Burro's tail Ponytail palm Zebra Haworthia Echeveria Sempervivum Opuntia (Cactus pear) Pitaya (Dragon...

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5 Rarest Houseplants You Didn’t Know You Needed

5 Rarest Houseplants You Didn’t Know You Needed

5 of the most colorful, uniquely shaped, mind-boggling and rarest houseplants you won’t believe actually exist. Even better, they can be brought into your home for year-round growth. 5 rarest houseplants: Living Stones / Lithops Pitcher Plant / Nepenthes Frizzle...

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Types of money plants (all you need to know)

Types of money plants (all you need to know)

Learn about different types of money plants that will beautify your house, improve air quality, and ... attract good money luck 😊! You will learn: Which plant is the money plant? Let's clear up any confusion What are “money plants”? Types of money plants:  Money tree...

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10 Indoor Plants that Grow Fast

10 Indoor Plants that Grow Fast

A list of fast growing indoor plants for your home or apartment that add beauty but not work.  Need some indoor plants that grow fast to fill up empty space in your house and bring vibrancy and life to your living quarters? Here, we'll present you with a choice of 10...

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Planting Fruit Trees in Fall

Planting Fruit Trees in Fall

Should we be planting fruit trees in fall? Yes, we should!  Planting fruit trees guarantees that you will have a bountiful fruit harvest for years to come. Many of us are accustomed to planting our vegetable gardens in the spring and harvesting late in the summer and...

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Do Cranberries Grow in Water?

Do Cranberries Grow in Water?

Find out how cranberries are grown and harvested along with some other cool cranberry facts.  - Do cranberries grow in water?  - No, they don’t.  - So, how do cranberries grow?  Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) grow in wetlands on low-running vines in dry beds...

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How to Grow Cranberries at Home

How to Grow Cranberries at Home

Let’s learn how to grow cranberries at home. It's simple and fun!Each holiday season you are rushing to the groceries to get fresh cranberries for that special cranberry sauce and sometimes wonder: “Wouldn't it be fun to harvest your own cranberries? How to grow...

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What Are Herbs?

What Are Herbs?

What are herbs, exactly? Are herbs spices? Are herbs vegetables? What are the benefits of growing your own herbs? Get all confusing questions about herbs answered.Let’s dispel confusion around the definition of herb. As you know, herbs can be used  to flavor food  to...

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Why garden? (12 Benefits of Gardening backed by Science)

Why garden? (12 Benefits of Gardening backed by Science)

Let's explore the benefits of gardening (based on scientific research) and learn why gardening is good for you.     “A garden is the purest of human pleasures, it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man...” Francis Bacon said in his “Of gardens” essay in the...

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How to Grow Calendula

How to Grow Calendula

The easiest way to grow calendula is by sowing it in open ground. Alternatively, you can start it from seeds indoors and replant, which will allow you to enjoy cheery blooms earlier in the season.   Calendula at glance Latin name - Calendula Officialis Annual...

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A container garden for small spaces: all you need to know

A container garden for small spaces: all you need to know

If limited space is the problem that keeps you from gardening - create yourself a container garden. Choose right spot, get right pot (and plants🙂) and you are well on your way! A very tiny garden🙂  in a fence bucket pot. Starting up a garden can be a real challenge to...

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A kitchen garden (potager) – great idea for small spaces

A kitchen garden (potager) – great idea for small spaces

A kitchen garden (potager) offers both convenience and beauty in a compact space.You will learn: What is a kitchen garden? Where can you grow a potager? How is kitchen garden different from traditional garden? Main characteristics of kitchen garden How to plant your...

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How to Keep Bugs from Eating Plants

How to Keep Bugs from Eating Plants

Curious about how to keep bugs from eating plants? Learn 15 simple, cost effective, easy, do-it-yourself  ways to get rid of insect pests naturally.As a gardener you often  wonder if you planted a garden to feed yourself and your family or to provide food for garden...

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How to Make Soil Fertile Naturally

How to Make Soil Fertile Naturally

Learn how to make soil fertile naturally by using kitchen scraps (no compost heap needed). A lot of gardeners wonder how to improve soil quality naturally. There are a lot of known time consuming methods to improve garden soil quality:  growing cover crop, crop...

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Best Garden Quotes (60 quotes)

Best Garden Quotes (60 quotes)

Garden quotes to inspire, to motivate, to reflect upon in your garden of life.You like garden quotes, don’t you? Those little jewels of well expressed wisdom inspire us to thrive and become better gardeners. I love them too. I have been gathering gardening quotes for...

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How to Grow Sorrel

How to Grow Sorrel

Start to grow an edible sorrel variety in your garden to enjoy supply of tangy flavorful leaves for years to come!Sorrel at glance Latin name - Rumex  Perennial Easy to grow  Likes sun to partial shade  Propagation -  by seeds and plant division Days to maturity when...

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