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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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How Long Do Petunias Last? (The Flowers and the Plants Themselves)

The stunning color of petunias can be the crowning glory of your flower garden. It’s a shame they can’t be permanent. How long can you expect to enjoy these classic summer plants? When you’re wondering how long do petunias last, you might be considering two different things. How long do the plants themselves actually live …

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Petunia Care: How to Plant and Care for All Petunia Varieties

Petunias are one of those flowers that make non-gardeners want to learn to grow from seed. They’re the flowers lining lawn edgings, putting beautiful bouts of color in gardens around neighborhoods. Some are grown in containers perched by the front door steps, and trailing types of petunias are in hanging baskets giving a stunning decorative …

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Planting in Compost Without Soil (Is It Even Possible?)

Has it crossed your mind to start planting in compost without soil? It’d be a lot easier for the practical gardener to fill a container with homemade compost from the backyard, plant some seeds, water the soil and wait for the plant to grow. It’s a nice idea, but does it actually work? Unless you’re …

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