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Do You Really Need a Compost Starter? What To Use & When

Psst! Hey, do you want to know a secret? Yes? Okay, look for a pen and paper, and then grab a seat. You seriously do not want to miss or forget anything that we’re about to share.  Are you ready? Well then, let’s get to it! So, we’ve just realized that most gardeners aren’t aware …

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Composting Cardboard: Best Types To Use & Tips for Success

Cardboard – chances are, it can be found just about everywhere in your home. From egg cartons to Amazon Prime delivery boxes, you likely have more cardboard than you know what to do with.  Can cardboard be composted? Cardboard is a great source of carbon for compost, and most types can be composted, especially if …

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Maggots in Compost: Identification, Prevention & Solutions

Are there maggots in your compost bin? Chances are, that’s not the first thing you want to see when you pop the lid back first thing in the morning. Though they’re undeniably disgusting, the good news is that it’s easy to get rid of maggots once they’ve invaded your compost – and to prevent them …

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Cold Composting Basics: Process, Methods, Tips & More

The one question that we’re often asked all the time is, ‘Why’s composting important?’ And the answer is pretty simple. We compost so that we can enrich the soil that’s primarily used in planting, and help it retain adequate moisture.  Quite frankly, the benefits are endless. We could also talk about how it eliminates the …

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Banana Peel Fertilizer: Best Kept Secret or Waste Of Time?

Banana peel fertilizer is a DIY-style garden hack that has seen a rise in popularity on social media. The idea is that when you soak banana peels in water, the nutrients from the peels concentrate in the water, making a rich fertilizer tea. But, does banana peel fertilizer actually work? In short, the answer is …

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Compost Problems: Guide To Dealing With / Avoiding Issues

Creating compost at home is something we should all be doing. Composting avoids the issues associated with food waste and gives you a very useful material to maintain fertility in your garden. If you are new to composting, it may seem complicated. But in reality, dealing with and avoiding compost problems could not be easier.  …

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Chinese Perfume Plant – Care, Transplanting, Propagating (aka Aglaia Odorata)

You may have heard of the Aglaia Odorata referred to by one of its more commonly-used names: the Chinese Perfume Plant. Its moniker refers to the plant’s sweet smell, and in fact, its dried flowers can be used in perfumes. Although the Aglaia Odorata is native to Southeast Asia, you can grow your own Chinese …

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Haworthia Cooperi 101 – Care, Transplanting, Propagating

The Haworthia Cooperi is such an attractive plant because it comes in so many shapes and sizes.  You can have two Haworthias in your home, and many of your visitors won’t even realize that they are the same species of plant. There’s so much variation within the species. Originating in South Africa, the Haworthia Cooperi …

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Care Guide: Trachyandra Tortilis Succulent Plant 101

Succulents are some of the most beautiful plants on the earth. The Trachyandra Tortilis is rare, unique, and graceful. It is native to Madagascar and South Africa. Its longevity is the most distinctive feature of the Trachyandra Tortilis. Trachyandra Tortilis is often displayed in homes, offices, and succulent collections.  This is a complete care guide …

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Care Guide: Rare and Beautiful Crassula Umbella “Wine Cup” Plant

The Crassula Umbella plant is as stunning as it is alluring.  The unique plant shape will impress and pique the curiosity of your guests. You’ll want to keep them as healthy as possible so they’ll be vibrant and flourish as a centerpiece.  Taking care of them is simple. With this guide, you will learn everything …

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