Gardening

9 Flowers That Make Great Companion Plants

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There are many benefits to planting flowers alongside your herbs and vegetables. Companion planting reduces pests, increases food yield, and boosts pollination. Learn how to beautifully maximize the use of your space, prevent weed growth, and even improve the quality of your soil in the following article. 4 Reasons To Plant Flowers And Herbs Near

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Companion Plant Valentine Puns For Gardeners You Love!

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Are you looking for plants that grow well together? How about a unique way to say, “I love you” for Valentine’s Day? Here are companion plant valentine puns to help you find the perfect words! Right click (or press and hold) to save any of the images below. Share them on Facebook or Instagram and

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How To Have A Pollinator Party Pre-Game!

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National Seed Swap Day is a great opportunity to trade seeds, share knowledge, and meet new friends! Beat the winter blues by organizing a get-together on the last Saturday of January (when National Seed Swap Day is traditionally observed). Here are some ideas to get growing! We also share some important information about heirloom seeds

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Plowing Ahead: Check Out These Odd And Out-Of-The-Box alternative Crops

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Some farmers are content with milking cows or growing corn and soybeans. But what if you want to try your hand at producing a more unusual crop or agricultural product? We looked far and wide for the weirdest, wildest, and most-trailblazing 21st century options for the nontraditional farmhand. Here’s what we found. Can You Stand

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All About Apples with Kaitlyn Jill Thornton

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Hey FA readers! When we asked you which fall flavor you loved more: pumpkins or apples, we were pleasantly surprised to hear you say apples! To honor your interest, we contacted an expert to answer your frequently asked questions and to learn about newer varieties like Cosmic Crisp! Read on to learn more about apples

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How to Avoid A Skin Rash In The Garden

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Have you ever had a skin rash after weeding or harvesting in the garden? Some plants and fruits can cause painful dermatitis. We are calling attention to one kind of skin rash here so that you can know how to avoid it. It’s called “Margarita burn” or Phytophotodermatitis (Phyto-photo dermatitis). While it may sound like

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How To Grow Broccoli Successfully

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Broccoli is a surprisingly complicated vegetable and can be hard to grow. It is one of the top vegetables that our readers said they had difficulty growing—and for good reason! But, if you are up for the challenge, follow our helpful growing guide below! General notes: Planting timing and watering details are very specific. Temperature

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How to Grow Brussels sprouts

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Brussels sprouts can be easy to grow. The trick is sowing seeds so that buds will develop after the mid to late summer heat is over. To do this, it’s recommended to plant seedlings around the start of summer so they will mature in the cool weather, ready for fall or early winter harvest. Here

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How To Grow Watermelons

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Watermelon can be trickier to grow than its close relatives: cucumber and squash. But a combination of warm soil, steady moisture, and proper fertilization can lead to sweet success. Here are some important tips. Getting Started: Two Methods 1) Indoor Preparation & Transplanting 2) Direct Seeding Outdoors Water Watermelons require consistent soil moisture for best

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Poppy Flower — Facts, Symbolism, And Gardening Tips

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Have you ever wondered if the poppy seeds on the bagel you’re eating come from the same poppy flower that produces opium? They actually do, but they have been scrubbed of the milky substance which forms illegal narcotics and therefore are perfectly safe to eat. Don’t be alarmed: The poppy flowers growing in your backyard are a different species! There are 120 varieties of poppies—only one of which you cannot grow in the US. Learn all about poppy flower history, nutrition, folklore, and tips for growing. Read on.

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