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7 Tips for Growing Plants in Containers

7 Tips for Growing Plants in Containers

Rebecca Flad 

The beauty of growing plants in containers comes from the fact you can do it pretty much anywhere. Whether you live in an apartment building with no access to a garden, or you do have a garden but want to decorate the house, literally anyone can do it. Growing plants in containers is fast and […]

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How to Re-Amend Soil for Reuse

Rebecca Flad 

Over the last few months, we’ve had quite a few people asking how to go about reusing the same soil that they’ve been using. This is especially true for those growing within containers, as well as specifically for cannabis. So, we figured we’d make a post because we love to recycle our soil and use […]

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Attract Monarch Butterflies

10 Flowers that Attract Monarch Butterflies

Rebecca Flad 

The monarch butterfly is one of nature’s most beautiful creations. Well, all butterflies, yeah, but monarch butterflies are native to the U.S. and are the most common butterfly you can find around here. Since it’s currently Spring time when writing this, you may be wondering how to get these beautiful creatures in your garden more […]

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What Can You Grow in a Mason Jar? Using Mason Jars in the Garden

Rebecca Flad 

Mason jars have been around since the 1800’s. Yup, the 1800’s! Okay, that might not be such a big shocker, but they’ve recently come back in style in the 21st century, and they’re also commonly being used in the garden. Mason jars of all sizes seem like the perfect spot for some of our favorite […]

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how much lime to add to soil

How to Add Lime to Acidic Soil

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This post is brought to you by A Green Hand. We’ve reviewed the post to ensure it meets our standards and feel you, our readers will appreciate what they have to say. The type of soil you have in your garden plot significantly affects the growth and health of plants. Some of your plants might […]

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Why Kids Should Learn How To Garden

Why Kids Should Learn How To Garden

Rebecca Flad 

It’s the season of flowers, seedlings, and sprouts as you begin your garden this Spring, and now that you’re finally getting into gardening we’re sure you’d like some company. Whether you’re a mom, a dad, older brother or sister or even an elementary school teacher, you can teach your kids how to garden. Kids should learn […]

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using kitchen scraps in the garden

Using Kitchen Scraps in the Garden Even if you Don’t Compost

Rebecca Flad 

You may or may not find compost bins and piles a ton of work to create and maintain. Either way, you may want to put those kitchen scraps to good use. Sure, making a compost pile takes a bit of time, but gathering your kitchen scraps takes no time at all. Most of your kitchen […]

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How to Enrich Your Soil Organically

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This post is brought to you by Everything Backyard. We’ve reviewed the post to ensure it meets our standards and feel you, our readers will appreciate what they have to say. As the gardening season approaches (or in some areas is already here) you may be wondering how to enrich your soil without resorting to synthetic […]

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The Benefits of Growing Elderberries

Rebecca Flad 

When we think about berries, we typically think about strawberries, blueberries, and even raspberries. One that never pops into our heads are elderberries, yet it’s probably the one we see the most during our morning run or walk to the grocery store. The benefits of growing elderberries are abundant when you begin to grow them in your […]

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