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10 Worst Gardening Mistakes People Warned To Avoid Next Season

Growing your own food is trending for various reasons. It’s safe, fresher, better tasting, cheaper, therapeutic, and reduces waste. After someone asked a popular vegetable gardening online forum, “What was your worst gardening mistake this season?” These gardeners shared their mistakes to help others avoid making them.  1. Overcrowding When you look at the amount … Read more

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20 Types of Delicious Microgreens To Grow

Microgreens are easy to grow, care for, and eat! Microgreens’ popularity started in high-end chef cooking for fancy dining but has since grown into a commonplace flavor component in homes across the globe.  In addition, several different microgreens can be quickly grown and harvested. Typically between a couple of days and a few weeks. Growing … Read more

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Beginner’s Guide to Composting

Composting—the act of recycling organic matter, from food to lawn clippings—keeps biodegradable materials out of the waste stream while adding beneficial nutrients to the soil. Food, which occupies the largest space-by-volume in landfills, can break down in your backyard to help plants grow, increase moisture retention in the ground, and lower our carbon footprint by … Read more

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5 Must-Have Cauliflower Companion Plants For Best Harvest

Today, cauliflower is becoming more trendy, and it’s common to see it used in pizza crust, rice, bread, and crackers. It’s an excellent cool-season vegetable crop that’s adaptable to both partial shade and full sun. Cauliflower also comes in colors other than white and can be used for adding color to your garden and plate. … Read more

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13 Best Border Plants For Edging

Border plants are a great way to complete a garden’s design, whether edging a walkway or finishing a flower bed. We’ll share 13 beautiful border plants that need little care but are still low-maintenance. The plants can significantly enhance any outdoor area. In addition, some come with additional benefits that will increase the value of … Read more

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Burning Leaves: Experts Warn Against & Offer Suggestions

It’s time to finish cleaning up the fall leaves before we get into the depths of winter. But don’t make the mistake of using the old-fashioned method of burning leaves.  Many states and cities have laws against leaf burning, although some don’t. And homeowners don’t realize the negative impacts it has.  We reached out to … Read more

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8 Watermelon Growth Stages: Seed to Plate + Growing Tips

Humans have cultivated watermelon plants for thousands of years. Originally native to southwest Arica, watermelons now grow in hot climates worldwide.  Want to continue this juicy history by planting a patch of your own? Keep reading. In this article, we’ll explain the watermelon growth stages in detail. Then we’ll offer some tips to ensure you … Read more

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Companion Planting Like a Pro: Surprisingly Easy & Effective

First, let’s answer the question, “what is companion planting?“. It’s the practice of growing various plants together so each plant may benefit from the other. This practice can offer shade, retain moisture, enrich the soil with nutrients, protect against pests and disease, or lure beneficial insects and pollinators. It can also include: Identifying plants that … Read more