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How Gardening Can Help Veterans With PTSD Find Peace

Veterans with PTSD are often at a loss for things to do when they return home. Moreover, the needed focus may be missing from their lives. As warriors, they had that focus but when they return home they find that they no longer have that to rely on. Gardening can help alleviate some of the stress and symptoms associated with PTSD, and if you are a vet, you should consider it for its therapeutic benefits. Simple Grow’s worm castings are an easy-to-use fertilizer to maximize your garden’s appearance and output. Try them in your garden today! Secret friends Since plants are non-judgmental and respond quickly to care, it is often easier to help veterans to connect on some level with...

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4 Warning Signs Your Plant Isn't Going To Make It

Not everyone's got a green thumb. Despite your best efforts, there are times when plants you care for might just die. Given the propensity for most plants to lose their leaves and appear dormant for long stretches of time, though, it's not always easy to tell what the reality is. To get a better idea of what a dead plant looks like, here are four warning signs your plant isn't going to make it. Look at Leaves An easy way to tell whether something might be wrong with your plant is to check the condition of its leaves, as they're the best indicator of plant health we have. Plants that shed their leaves out of season are usually not in...

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Your Garden Can Help Combat Global Warming

Global warming is a serious problem, and we all need to do our part to fight it. One of the tools at your disposal is the humble garden. It can do a lot to balance out your environmental impact through several distinct benefits. Also, if you are interested, read one of our most popular articles after you are done: 6 Chemical-Free Strategies for Keeping Pests Away From Your Vegetables. Carbon Offset The excessive amount of carbon in the air is one of the biggest driving forces behind global warming. We can fight against that buildup through carbon offset efforts, which pull carbon out of the atmosphere to compensate for the carbon that other sources contribute. Offset programs are especially important because...

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Benefits of Worm Castings

Worm castings are the perfect soil supplement for your garden, yard, or farm. If you're tired of messing around with second-rate fertilizers, it's time to step up to nature's perfect plant food – worm castings. What's so special about earthworm castings?   It's All-Natural – You don't have to worry about a bunch of chemicals or mystery ingredients in a bag of Simple Grow Soil Builder. There's one ingredient: worm castings. If you're worried about the chemicals and additives that are making it into your food, then worm castings are for you. Also, if you are interested in growing a chemical free yard full of veggies, check out our dedicated article. Odor free – If you've ever dealt with regular fertilizer...

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