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How to Keep Squirrels Out of Potted Plants (5 Techniques to Try at Home)

Keeping outdoor plants in containers can be an excellent way of doing a little gardening in areas where you don’t have a lot of ground to work with. It also protects your plants from a number of burrowing insects or other plant-eating pests. But a container is no match for a squirrel. You’ll need to …

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How to Use Compost in the Garden (Turn Your Waste into Plant Food)

It’s no surprise to anyone that compost is a very valuable asset in the garden, and a wonderfully natural way to add all the nutrients your plants need. There isn’t much to it. Compost is just decomposed organic material, and something anyone can make for themselves. But do you know the best way or the …

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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 …

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How to Store Potting Soil Over the Winter (Or Any Time of the Year)

Gardening season has sadly come to an end for the year, and you still have quite a bit of potting soil on hand. Of course, you’ll want to keep that so you’re ready for any new seedlings in the spring. What’s the best approach? More on Potting Soil Potting soil is more than just dirt. …

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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 …

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Grow Bag Gardening: Benefits, How to Use, Sizing and More

Grow bags let gardeners grow in fresh soil, year-round, producing crops faster and get this, you don’t even need a garden to garden. How’s that? Because with the right know-how, grow bags can be used for gardening indoors, then moved outdoors or even put onto balconies. When you’re done growing fruits, vegetables and salad greens, …

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What to Do with Old Garden Soil (3 Ideas to Make it Useful Again)

You’re finally realizing that your favorite garden bed, one you’ve been tending for years, is really not doing as well as it used to. It could be that the soil in there is just getting old and not able to support plants the way it used to. When Is Soil Considered Old? This is a …

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Perlite or Vermiculite for Vegetables (Are They Really Safe?)

The choices you make when growing flowers or shrubs are one thing, but when it comes to plants that are going to end up on your dinner table, you might want to pay a little more attention to the materials you add to the soil. Are you adding anything that will make the plants grow …

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