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How to Use and Extract Aloe Vera Gel

How to Extract Aloe Vera Juice
What would we do without aloe vera? We rely very much on this plant in the medical and beauty industries. However, when most people...

Cool Gardening Apps for iOS: 2018 Update

For all you green thumbs out there who also love technology, you can now combine these two interests with iOS gardening apps. There are...

101+ Earth Day Tips for 2018

eart day 2018
  If you are looking for Earth Day tips for 2018, you're in the right place. While you're here, test your Earth IQ with our...

The Best Ways to Start Composting

compost soil
Compost is decayed organic matter that has been recycled and reused as plant fertilizer, making it vital to any garden. While you can head...

The Top 4 Worst Garden Weeds

weeds
Plain and simple, gardeners hate weeds. That's because they tend to kill off the plants you're working so hard to grow by sucking all...

COOL: How To Make A Terrarium

terrarium how-to
A plant terrarium is a perfect addition to any indoor space. They increase the oxygen running throughout your room while purifying the air as...

Give Your Garden A Calcium Boost

egg shells
A productive garden cannot grow on dirt and water alone, there has to be some form of nutrients coming from someplace. I use to...

Grow Your Own Delicious Mushrooms

mushrooms
Store bought mushrooms just aren't quite the same as fresh ones right out of your yard. However, just like most gardening, growing mushrooms takes a...

Animals Allowed! The Best Way to Attract Wildlife To Your Garden

attract birds to garden
Gardens are great places to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. Whether you enjoy getting your hands dirty or just taking in the...

Gardening Lingo All Beginners Should Know

weeding
Congrats! You've decided to start gardening. Besides for the obvious beauty, a garden will bring your home (even if it's just a container garden!),...

Why Growing Garlic In Containers Is A Good Idea

how to grow garlic
Even if you live in an apartment in the city, you can still enjoy growing your own vegetables using the container method. Growing garlic...

Indoor Plants That Are Actually Good For Your Health

spider plant
  Houseplants are a wonderful and simple way decorate your home, adding color and beauty to any room. But did you know that some indoor...

Growing Fruit Trees in Your Yard

apple tree
If you love fruit and purchase it often, you may be interested to learn that commercially grown fruit you get from your local grocery...

Marimo Moss Balls – Raising the Plant That Feels Like a...

marimo moss balls
Whether you call them Marimo Moss Balls, Lake Balls, Japanese Moss Balls--or just, “Hey, Moss Balls” -- these cuddly orbs of algae are fascinating...

Pruning Fir Trees in Landscapes

fir tree and cow
When pruning fir trees, keeping the old adage “Less is more” in mind will help you determine how much to prune to avoid cutting...

All About Those Baby Blue Eyes

  Baby Blue Eyes plants are gorgeous flowers in the Nemophila genus with a Forget-Me-Not blue coloring. The scientific name, Nemophila, means "woodland-loving" (from nemus...

The Highest Antioxidant Foods You Can Grow

It is so wonderful to know that you can heal yourself with the foods that you grow in your own garden. Antioxidants are what...

Unique Garden Planters For Your Herbs

mason jars
Herbs are so important to our well-being in so many ways. The health benefits are astounding, but their unique smell and beauty should be...

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