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How to Fix a Root Bound Plant (When It’s Outgrown Its Container)

It’s easy to spot problems in your houseplants when they are visible in the leaves or flowers. What about potential issues that are going on under the soil, with the roots? Don’t forget to take care of your plants even when you can’t see what’s going on. In particular, we’re talking about when a plant …

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How to Make Your Own Mini Hanging Succulent Terrarium

It has been several months since I propagated one of my succulents and they grew very well and turned out wonderful. I have already given away more than half of the babies to my mom and grandma and today I am going to plant some more of them into a couple of small succulent terrariums. …

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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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Can You Use Potting Soil in the Ground? (What You Need to Know)

As any gardener knows, not all dirt is created equal. Wondering about the content of potting soil, and whether or not it’s safe to use potting soil in the ground? You’re not alone. Here are all the answers to safe soil use. What is in Potting Soil? Potting soil isn’t just dirt conveniently packaged in …

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What You Should Do to Fix Nitrogen Deficiency in Plants

For those not familiar with chemistry, you can rest assured that nitrogen is a completely natural and very common element in the environment. In fact, about 80% of the air you are breathing right now is made up of nitrogen. And oddly enough, even with so much gaseous nitrogen around, plants get this important nutrient …

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How to Fix Drooping Plants (In 5 Easy Steps)

Your lovely collection of houseplants is starting to look a little limp, and you’re ready to get things perked back up again. Obviously, you’ve thought to give them a drink and that hasn’t solved the problem. So now you need to figure out what to do next. There are a number of possible solutions to …

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How to Keep Your Succulents Small (Tips for Smaller Plants)

Nobody wants to raise a houseplant only to have it grow so well that it takes over and gets too huge to manage. Understanding how to keep succulents small can mean you enjoy your plants for many (many) years without having to worry about their size. What Are Succulents? Before discussing how to keep succulents …

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Are You Over Watering Indoor Plants? How to Fix a Drowning Plant

Over watered house plants are plants on their death bed. Water is food to plants. When humans eat too much food, obesity sets in and that’s often followed up by any number of diseases. Any of those can and often does lead to premature death. The same happens with plants. When you over water plants, …

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