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Rejuvenating Old Potting Soil (In 6 Basic Steps)

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 …

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When Plant Leaves Turn Yellow – This is Why!

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 …

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Why Plants Grow Towards Light (And the Role of Auxins)

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 …

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How to Stop Slugs from Eating Plants (8 Simple and Effective Methods)

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 …

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Indoor Plant Leaves Turning Yellow (Fixes for 7 Common Causes)

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 …

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How to Fix Root Rot in Plants (Tips to Identify, Prevent, and Treat)

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 …

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How to Aerate Soil in Potted Plants (And Why You Should Do It)

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 …

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How to Get Rid of Gnats in Plants

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 …