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Succulents are desert plants so they do not need to be watered often. They still need watering though and the amount of watering they get is a delicate balance. Too much or too little will cause problems to set in. They are fairly responsive plants though so when you adjust the watering, many of the problems can be rectified within just a few hours. Don’t believe the myth that it’s extremely hard to kill these…

Start Here Understanding How an Aeroponic System Works The Different Types of Aeroponics Systems How to Work with a Low Pressure Aeroponics System Aeroponics Troubleshooting Maintaining Your Aeroponic System The Pros and Cons of Aeroponics Live in an apartment and share a garden? Or lack the space in your own backyard to grow the plants and veggies you’d like to? With aeroponics, you can grow more with less space and indoors too. Even better news,…

Succulents are a popular group of indoor houseplants due to their easy care requirements and interesting shapes. Some of the strangest plants are in the succulent family, and they can be quite a conversation piece. They come across as being almost artificial due to how slowly they grow. Find out more, including just how fast these slow-poke plants can grow. What are Succulents? Before we can start talking about how fast succulents grow, you need…

Like the idea of some fresh herbs, perhaps some carrot and even a few cherry tomatoes to toss into a freshly served salad with your very own homegrown microgreens? It’s all possible and there’s no sunlight needed. That’s no joke, by the way. Sunlight can be replicated and that’s all you need to do to grow herbs and vegetables indoors, without relying on any sunlight. In fact, for a while now, because grow lights have…

After a busy summer of gardening and yard work, the cooler weather of fall can bring a pleasant break from outside chores. But don’t let your garden space get neglected in the fall. You still need to plan ahead so you can take care of your vegetables, flowers and shrubs over the coming winter. In warmer climates, winters aren’t that dramatic and probably won’t require a huge amount of work. But if you get snow…

Have you tried your hand at growing plants or herbs only to find it hasn’t quite turned out to be the successful project you had hoped it would? It happens. It’s awful when it does, but if you’ve spotted the problem early enough, you can intervene using this guide listing all the things a plant needs to survive and grow, healthy and strong. The fact is, there are only four main ingredients a plant needs…

It’s not a surprise that plants need oxygen to survive, since they do breathe and respire like every other living thing. However, we tend to see carbon dioxide as a waste product, or even a pollutant. How do plants use CO2 and can they even survive at all without it? The short answer is that plants use CO2 as part of the process of photosynthesis, and they do need a source of carbon dioxide in…

Plants are living entities and need water to stay alive, just like Aubrey II in the Little Shop of Horrors. But unlike the bloodthirsty, nerve-shingling plant food of human blood, real plants just need water to grow healthily strong, to like, you know, stave off zombie fright nights. Now, you might not be one for drinking water without the flavoring but you do drink something.It’s needed for biology to do its thing. In the plant…

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