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25 Annual Flowers That Bloom From Spring to Fall Reliably

For a lot of us with green thumbs, the space we cultivate at home is a source of joy and relaxation, and with the time and effort we put into gardens, we like to see a return for our efforts with an abundance of healthy plants. Unfortunately, some flowers in particular are quite stubborn and …

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Read This Before Cutting Your Hydrangeas: Must-Know Info

There are few flowering shrubs that can compete with the qualities of hydrangeas. With gorgeous blossoms, appealing foliage, and a traditional English cottage look, they are a welcome addition to most flower gardens. They will also tolerate a variety of different moisture levels and soils, and they tend to be resistant to disease and pest …

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Orchid Light Requirements: How To Provide Ideal Lighting

Orchids are known for their unique light requirements. To complicate things further, not all orchid varieties and cultivars require the same amount of light. Some thrive on low light while other varieties won’t ever flower if the light is not strong, direct, and bright enough. How much light do orchids need? Whether orchids are growing …

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Collecting Wood From Fallen Trees: When It Is Not Legal

With the increasing fuel prices and winters getting colder, it’s understandable that you want to get your firewood anywhere you can find it, but there are legal implications to collecting fallen logs and branches from trees that don’t belong to you. Is it legal to take fallen trees? If you don’t own the tree or …

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26 Flowers That Don’t Attract Bees: Grow a Bee-Free Garden

For most of us, bees in the garden mean a robust and flourishing ecosystem where enough diversity exists to attract these pollinators. Bees are essential to most gardens, especially those that contain any sort of fruiting tree, any vegetable that produces flowers to yield, or flowers that you desire to self-seed. However, for some people, …

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Tomato Plants Turning Purple: 8 Reasons Why and What To Do

Indigo Rose is a variety of tomatoes with purple foliage and fruits, but most tomato varieties have green leaves of different shades and red ripe fruits. They would not turn purple under normal circumstances. So when the leaves of the tomato plants turn purple at some stage of their development, you have every reason to …

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When To Transplant Lettuce Seedlings: Checklist & Full Guide

Lettuce is a delicious veggie with varieties that grow all year round, but like many other veggies, the seeds should be started indoors. This is true of head lettuce especially since it has a low germination success rate. Once the seeds have sprouted, you should plan for the delicate process of transplanting the seedlings.  When …

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Spinosad: Finally! A Safe Insecticide for Organic Growers

Are you looking for a natural form of pest control that really works? If so, let us introduce you to spinosad, a safe insecticide for organic growers! What is spinosad? Spinosad is an all-natural substance that consists of soil bacterium that is deadly to bugs. The formula contains spinosyn A and spinosyn D, organic chemicals …

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Is Spinosad Insecticide Safe? Pros & Cons and How To Use It

Most gardeners and farmers consider insecticides a necessity even if they’re not particularly fond of using them — and for good reason. Insecticides can be quite toxic for humans and animals alike and most often would end up in our food, but one natural insecticide stands out among the group. That insecticide is spinosad. How …

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Mulberry Jam Recipes: 3 Simple, Delicious Variations

Mulberries are one of those severely underrated fruits that people just don’t know enough about. These deeply flavorsome, fruity, and sweet berries start to ripen at the height of summer, and we just can’t get enough of them. The only drawback to these berries is their shelf life or lack thereof. When they’re ripe, they …

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