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Every year, there’s at least $9 to $10 spent per container by gardeners to replenish their potting soil because most potting mixes contain peat-based ingredients, which break down fast. With fast depleting potting mixes, it makes sense financially and environmentally to start rejuvenating old potting soil instead of replacing it all every season. Heavier feeders of plants like tomatoes, cucumber and cabbage will use a lot of the nutrients throughout the year, causing faster nutrient…

Plants are supposed to be green so when plant leaves turn yellow, something’s going wrong in the growing conditions. It’s a frustration even the most experienced gardeners and botanical experts can be left exasperated trying to understand the cause of so they can rectify things and restore a plant to full greenery and blossoming. When plants turn yellow, it’s the plant telling you to change something in the growing conditions. Understanding the Reason for Yellowing…

Plants are more than a gift from Mother Nature. They have their own life force and raise many questions about plants, trees, and how any woodland flowers manage to survive in the wild without any human intervention. How and why plants grow towards light is one of the many fascinating questions that’s baffled botanists for centuries. It’s been extensively researched and various experiments have been done to prove without a shadow of a doubt that…

Did you know there are two types of slugs? Predator slugs and plant-eating slugs. The predator slugs aren’t as big of a problem, but if your garden’s plagued by plant-eating slugs, you need to find a way to stop those from eating your plants or everything will be destroyed. Some of the most effective methods are listed below. The three main types of plant-eating slugs to get rid of from your garden include: The Pacific…

Even the most novice of gardeners knows that indoor plant leaves turning yellow is not a good sign. The problem is that yellow leaves is the most common symptom of a wide range of houseplant ailments, and it can take a little experience to know what the root of the problem is. Sometimes it can be serious, sometimes it’s temporary and sometimes you may have to change up your care routines to fix it. Here…

A lot of problems that come with plants (both inside and out), stem from improper care. Not enough water, too much light, wrong type of fertilizer or the wrong size pot, to name a few examples. Most of these issues come from you and where you chose to plant. But sometimes, there are other external foes you have to contend with. Things like insects or grazing animals. But under the surface of the soil, that…

When we think about soil and potted plants, the conversation usually turns to water rather than air. Believe it or not, water is only part of what’s going on in your dirt. You have to think about how much air is down there as well. Roots are designed to absorb water for the plant but they still need access to air in order to be healthy. Since the plant doesn’t have lungs, the only way…

The gnats in plants kept indoors are fungus gnats, sometimes referred to as soil gnats. They aren’t the same as fruit flies, although they do resemble them a lot. Fungus gnats are attracted to moist soil, while fruit flies are attracted to anything fermenting. You’ll see fruit flies flying around fruits and your garbage bin. You’ll see fungus gnats flying around your plant, but mainly they’ll be hovering closer to the soil because that’s the…

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