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5 Clever Tricks to Protect Plants from Frost

As gardeners, we know what needs to be done when the weather gets cooler. Thus, it is that time of the year when we need to protect our plants from frost. Especially because frost can be deadly and because freezing temperatures cripple the crops we have been working really hard on. Of course, there is no rush to just go …

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5 Handy Tricks to Make Fresh-Cut Flowers Last Longer

There is nothing more wonderful than receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers. However, the next part is not so much wonderful, though. You know what I mean, the part when you have to clean out the moldy, smelly vase a week later. That’s right, the flowers don’t last that long and the vase gets musty. Thus, if you want your …

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How to Make Leaf Mold to Enhance Soil Structure

You must look in your garden and see those fallen autumn leaves. You might also think they are such a nuisance and want to get rid of them immediately. However, I would suggest you don’t do it. Instead, think of them as an investment because they can be a free amendment for your garden soil. That’s right, you can turn …

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DIY Fungicide Spray To Prevent Peach Leaf Curl

One of the most common diseases of peach and nectarine cultivars is peach leaf curl. This is a fungal disease that will affect the aspect of these fruit trees, starting from blossoms and fruit going further to leaves. Thus, it is very important to treat it right away, to get the most nutritious peaches. So, keep on reading and check …

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How to Prevent & Treat Iron Chlorosis in Trees & Shrubs

As gardeners, we know that iron chlorosis is a yellowing of plant leaves. But it is as important to understand why this is happening. Thus, this yellowing is caused by iron deficiency, an issue that is more present usually in high pH soils. However, we also need to rule out other causes, to make sure we have the right treatment. …

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Boron Uses To Get Fertile Soil For Nutritious Veggies

There is nothing like a nutrient-rich soil, and an active, intelligent part of it is getting a fertile soil patch of garden. For me, this would be the highest gardening achievement. Thus, getting a fertile soil so I can grow nutritious veggies. Fortunately, even you can transform your poor soil and improve it into a suitable soil for gardening. However, …

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Effective Tips & Tricks to Protect Your Orchids From Mealybugs

Does your orchid have tiny, white, hairy bugs? Did you try washing them off with soap and water with no results? What is this bug called? How can you get rid of it? Well, the insects on your orchids are mealybugs. You are right to be concerned about them! As any other pests, these are also not innocent on the …

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Tips & Tricks to Save Your Over Fertilized Plants

Too much fertilizer added to the soil means that the nutrients won’t work anymore. Thus, your plants will be confused and start to decay. Don’t worry though, most of these plants can be saved with some tips and tricks. Check them out in this article. See the best tricks and tips that will save your overfertilized plants. Tricks to prevent …

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Tips & Tricks To Get Rid Of Those Annoying Fungus Gnats

The dark flies called gnats are small mosquitoes. We often confuse them with fruit flies. However, they mostly thrive in humid environments and breed in the damp soil of houseplants. Thus, their larvae cause serious damage to the roots and stems. An infestation will endanger wilting, rotting roots, plant growth, and yellowing leaves. If you want to overcome these problems, …

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3 Methods To Sterilize & Make Your Own Organic Potting Soil

Potting soil should be sterilized to give your plants the best-growing environment. You can do this by killing weed seeds or disease organisms that you might find in the soil. In this article, you will get a few different recipes for making your own natural soil. Keep reading and find out how to sterilize and make your own organic potting …

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