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Black Strawberries: Real or Fake? [Solved]

Most people would choose red or pink if asked to associate strawberries with a color. The association between strawberries and the color red is so strong that food manufacturers started coloring their raspberry-flavored products blue to avoid confusion. However, strawberries come in several colorful varieties besides red. In fact, you may have seen shiny, jet-black … Read more

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“Best” Perennial Plants That Repel Mosquitoes ~ Shade & Sun

Let’s face it. Mosquitoes are the most annoying flying pests! There is nothing worse than trying to garden or enjoy some relaxing time in the backyard when the little buggers are buzzing around your ears. Chemical laden sprays and mosquito netting are no fun either. Plants can help. It won’t be an invisible forcefield where … Read more

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A Simple Secret For Lush Lavender Blooms Revealed

Blurring the boundary between herb and flower, lavender plants offer an abundance of uses. Beautiful, aromatic, soothing… we all want more of this flower in our gardens.  One TikTok gardener shared his secret for an abundant harvest. And guess what? It’s simpler than you would think. The Secret? Properly Pruning Lavender. Here’S How It’s one … Read more

Grow Free Fruit: Using Kitchen Scraps for Homegrown Fruit Trees

Have you ever wondered if you could grow your favorite fruits at home for free? Well, it turns out you can!

With just a few simple steps shown in a popular video that got, plus a sprinkle of patience, you can transform kitchen scraps into thriving fruit plants.

Let’s dive into the exciting world of growing avocados, mangos, cherries, dragon fruits, and pomegranates from scratch!

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Super-Simple Tomato Pruning Tips to Skyrocket Your Harvest

Whether you categorize them as a fruit or a vegetable, tomatoes are a garden staple that are most delicious when plucked fresh from the vine.  These vibrant red globes require relatively low maintenance and thrive in pots, making them an ideal choice for gardeners with limited space. So, what’s the key to a plentiful harvest … Read more