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How Long Does Composting Take? (And How to Speed Up the Process)

If you are an avid gardener, you are well aware of the value of composting. The combination of usually discarded materials from inside and outside of your home creates a rich substance that can help your plants and garden grow without having to use harsh chemicals. In addition to improving your garden and any other …

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Why Are My Cucumbers Turning Yellow? (And What to Do About It)

Have you found yourself puzzled over the question: why are my cucumbers turning yellow? It’s not unusual for a few cucumbers to be lost each harvest, but if you’re consistently growing bitter tasting cucumbers, there’s a few things to know to prevent the discoloration that causes the bitter taste from yellow cucumbers. Yellow cucumbers are …

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How to Deadhead Roses (And Why It’s So Important)

Roses are one of the most iconic flowers in today’s time. They symbolize a number of different things, depending on the color, size, and situation. For example, a white rose can symbolize purity and innocence, while the traditional red rose symbolizes lust and love. Roses are pictured during the romantic holidays, they are planted all …

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Verbena Care and Maintenance Tips (For Prolific Blooms All Season)

Whether you’re growing the verbena plant in a hanging basket, as ground cover, a landscape border or in a container, the verbena care and maintenance is generally the same. They have little need for special growing conditions and aren’t fussy about soil requirements. What they are fussy about is watering, feeding, pruning and keeping potential …

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How Deep to Plant Potatoes (For Optimal Growth)

A lot of gardeners know how and when to plant potatoes, but come harvest time, the crops can leave a lot to be desired. Among the checklist of potato growing questions, the top one that needs answering is how deep to plant potatoes? Getting the depth of planting wrong can be catastrophic leaving you with …

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Why Are My Strawberries So Small? (And How to Grow Them Bigger)

Strawberries are juicy, delicious, and extremely healthy. Even many people who don’t eat much fruit tend to eat strawberries, and if you decide to grow strawberries yourself, you’ll have to plan ahead for the endeavor to be successful. Some problems can occur when you grow your own strawberries, and one of those problems is a …

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Why Are My Calla Lilies Drooping? (And What to Do About It)

Calla lilies are from Africa and, therefore, do very well in warmer climates. Although considered relatively easy to grow, calla lilies still need to be watered and tended to properly to survive. If your calla lilies start to droop, it could be that they are either underwatered or overwatered, they are getting too much nitrogen …

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Do Woodpeckers Kill Trees? (And How to Deter Them)

Woodpeckers love to sit up in trees and peck the wood. They leave holes and expose trees to damage that can lead to disease and possibly death as well. If you want your trees to be healthy and survive, it is important to stop the woodpeckers before they hurt the trees. You will need to …

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