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The Ultimate Guide To Composting

Introduction Making your own compost is a fantastic way to improve the quality of your existing soil, gives you a steady supply of fantastic potting material for planting up containers and saves you a lot of money by removing the need to purchase huge bags of it from your usual gardening store.   However, there is often a lot of confusion around the actual process of composting, and many people that are keen on making their own get lost along the way and give up altogether. There is also a common misconception that composting smells bad or is dirty, and this is another reason why some people choose to shy away from it. That’s why we’ve put together this ultimate...

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4 Things To Know Before Choosing Your Marijuana Fertilizer

Trying to find the best fertilizer for weed? Growing marijuana is now legal in many states and figuring out the best way to go about it can be a challenge. Making sure that your marijuana plants get the nutrients they need to thrive is critical. If you want to grow thick, healthy marijuana, the fertilizer you use can make all the difference. Here are a few things you'll want to think about when choosing a marijuana fertilizer. Chemicals or No? Imagine you start growing marijuana and you go down to the local big box store to pick up some fertilizer. You look through the gardening center and see product after product that all say they're the best for your plants....

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6 Chemical-Free Strategies for Keeping Pests Away From Your Vegetables

Like other members of the health-conscious community, you see the value in growing your own produce. The last thing you want to do is off-set the myriad of health benefits that come with growing your own vegetables with a toxic pesticide. Recent news reports expose pesticides as having extremely negative effects. Furthermore, authors Hall and Arnette both discuss the link between pesticides and cognitive issues and prenatal motor functions. Ongoing studies continue to reveal the harm in conventional pest control. In reality, there is no need to use these toxic chemicals; there's just a need for innovative thinking, trial, and error. Below you'll find some natural, harmless alternative methods for keeping pests out of your vegetable garden that the Simple...

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Peppermint: Why You Should Grow It

Why Grow Peppermint? Peppermint, first cultivated in England around 1750, as an experimental hybrid between watermint and spearmint. Now, you can find this plant nearly anywhere in the world. Growing peppermint isn’t too hard, though the plant will need lots of water (as it's often found by streams or rivers). It doesn’t tolerate dry conditions well, and while partial sun is recommended, planting it in full sun could help it increase the potency of its effects. If you’re planning on growing peppermint, be sure to also check out our worm castings to help it grow! Addition To Tea Instead of plain tea that you might not want to drink, add a few drops of peppermint oil or a small stick...

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How to Take Care of Your Tree Like a Pro

Trees are an attractive asset to just about any property. Learning the basics of tree care will give you the tools you need to make sure they look their best. Read on to find out how to keep your trees healthy and strong. Selecting and Planting Research different species of trees before purchasing seedlings. Make sure the ones you choose are well-suited to the local climate, appropriate for your soil conditions, and meet your preferences for height and appearance. Choose a planting site that will allow ample room for the roots to spread over time. Depending on the type of tree, you might be able to accelerate the growth of it - for example, fruit trees could really benefit from...

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