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15 Trailing Succulents for Planting in Hanging Baskets
Nowadays, planting trailing succulents in hanging baskets is becoming the norm. This is quite expected as the low maintenance nature of these plants makes them highly desirable houseplants. Not forgetting the beautiful dimensions, they add to spaces inside your home, which is simply amazing. Additionally, taking care of succulents is economical and easy which is an added advantage to beginners and those discovering their love for hanging baskets...
the best geranium care and growing tips for beginners to grow in pots
Geranium Care: How to Grow and Care for Geraniums in Pots
Geranium care is central to having the best flowering and most vigorous geranium plants. Like all plants, geraniums (Pelargonium xhortorum) have their share of growing problems. They range from seedlings damping off to tall and spindly-looking plants. Luckily, we as gardeners cause most of these problems and therefore, can easily fix them. We just need to know the best practices involved when growing and caring for geraniums. especially if you are growing geraniums in pots.
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13+ Best Companion Plants for Cucumbers
When choosing companion plants for cucumbers, select those that may attract beneficial insects to your cucumbers, or that which may improve the health or flavor of your cucumbers. Additionally, go for companion plants that may trap or repel undesirable insects without interfering with the growth of your cucumbers. Good companion plants for your cucumbers not only help you make the most out of the available space but, also helps to provide beneficial nutrients for your cucumbers.
how to grow an endless supply of basil on autopilott in your garden
How to Grow an Endless Supply of Basil on Autopilot
Basil is arguably one of the most popular herbs. Similarly, growing basil is easy and productive, especially the common or sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum). This member of the mint family is grown for its sweetly scented leaves used either fresh or dried that compliment a variety of foods. But is it possible to grow this tasty microgreen totally on autopilot? The short answer, yes it’s possible! Find out how. #howtogrowbasil #basilplant #plantingherbs #basilcare #growingbasil
the best vegetables to grow in containers for container garden plus bonsai tips and instructions
12 Best Vegetables for Container Gardening Plus Bonus Tips
For most gardeners, growing vegetables in containers is a necessity. Urban gardening often means growing on rooftops, balconies, alleyways, sidewalks or whatever little space the gardener has available. Gardeners with physical disabilities find that growing vegetables in containers makes them far easier to reach and tend. Unsuitable soil conditions such as sand, stone, and clay makes growing vegetables especially challenging. And even in urban areas, gardeners often find container.....
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Proven Tips for Growing Habanero Peppers in Containers
When it comes to growing plants in containers, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about drainage problems, functional containers, and potting soil for one lifetime. If you’re looking for some proven tips that you can use to successfully grow habaneros or any other plant in containers, then you’ll love this article. It’s simply written with zero fluff: But first, let’s look at the benefits of growing habaneros in containers
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9 Epic Wax Begonia Care Tips
When it comes to wax begonia care, one question keeps popping up. Do they like sun or shade? Well, I’ve done some research on this and as it turns out wax begonia requires more sun than shade. However, this may vary depending on specific variety types. For example, bronze-colored leaves begonia are the most sun-tolerant of all. While tuberous begonias prefer more shade and less heat, so you’ll often see them on display in late summer.
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19 Fresh Microgreens to Grow Indoors Throughout the Year
Whether you're looking to add diversity to your diet and profitability to your microgreens business or simply to give them a try, here are the best microgreens to grow indoors and get off to a successful start. This list contains baby greens that are delicious and nutritious. As a bonus, children like growing microgreens because they provide quick rewards. You can start with specific microgreens, a pre-packaged seed mix, or choose a Mesclun mix.
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How to Grow Thyme from Seed Step by Step
96% of gardeners never #GrowThyme from seed. Instead, they use cuttings, layers or divisions to plant this versatile herb. There is a good reason for that: For starters, it’s hard to grow thyme from seeds because of slow, uneven germination. And sprouting feels like it takes forever. It’s easier to buy the plants or take some cuttings from a friend. However, sometimes planting this herb from seed has its own benefits. First, apart from the patience required from your side, the best way to
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11 Tips for Planting Poppies from Seed in Pots
Contrary to popular perception, planting poppies in gardens isn’t illegal in most countries. However, it’s illegal to extract opium from the poppies especially some specific species. For example, while it’s legal to grow Opium poppies (Papaver somniferum) in the United States for garden and seed production purposes; it is illegal to manufacture opium from the species. In this article, I’ll share some actionable tips to keep in mind before planting poppies from seed in pots.
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List of the Most Fragrant Flowers to Grow
If you’re looking to stimulate not only your visual sense but your olfactory sense as well, then you’ll find this list of thirteen most fragrant flowers quite epic. While you’re free to plant them anywhere around your house or even in containers, I strongly recommend you plant them near your dining area. You’ll thank me later: In today’s post, you’re going to read what I consider to be some of the most fragrant flowers, their suitable growing zones, fragrance intensity...
a potted plant with the title tips to grow and care for parlor palm plants
Parlor Palm Care – How to Grow & Maintain Chamaedorea elegans
This is a comprehensive step-by-step guide on parlor palm care. I will dive into some nuggets of information that will come in handy in growing parlor palm to a magnificent 4 feet tall, especially when grown indoors. You will get invaluable guidelines on how to water, fertilize and solve any growing problems which may arise during your growing. These steps will help you to finally enjoy a beautiful plant that has curved green pinnate leaves with narrow leaflets.
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How to Grow & Care for Gardenias - Step by Step
The article you are about to read is all about how to grow gardenias and gardenia bush care. Gardenia bush is a woody perennial shrub that grows in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 through 11. This attractive evergreen small to medium shrub produces fragrant and beautiful creamy flowers from late spring to late autumn. It is a love to many gardeners with its flowers symbolizing gentleness, purity, secret love and, joy.
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Brown Spots on Fiddle Leaf Fig? Here’s How to Treat It
If you’re having brown spots on fiddle leaf fig, then you’ll love today’s article. These trees, also known as Ficus lyrata are tall broad-leaved large indoor plants that add a beautiful touch to any interior. When fully mature they can make a great focal point in a living room or office space. Given all these wonderful attributes, a dying or dead fiddle leaf can leave you a bit devastated. Those beautiful leaves start to turn brown and it’s a pitiful process to witness.
the best companion plants for tomatoes
List of the Best Companion Plants for Tomatoes
What are the best companion plants for tomatoes? Well, not all plants are created equal. While some provide synergy when you grow them together, some will antagonize your efforts. For instance, when you grow tomatoes with Kohlrabi they will stunt each other’s growth. Other antagonists include; potato, fennel, and cabbage. Having got that out of the way, several plants will improve the yield and quality of your home-grown tomatoes. In this article, I have listed thirteen of the very best...