Garden Info & Inspiration

Everyone has a green thumb no matter where they live. Literally tasting the fruit of your own labor by growing your own vegetables and spices is a great part of life. Or maybe you want to create a visual spectacle of a flower garden, even on a patio or balcony. The sky is the limit, but the earth is the source. We have all of the gardening ideas you need below.

poisonous flowers

6 Poisonous Flowers That People Grow for Some Ridiculous Reason

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Growing poisonous flowers is getting increasingly popular in backyards and flower beds these days. People are always looking for options that are not only visually captivating but also […]

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How to Grow Brussels Sprouts for a Top-Tier & Tasty Harvest

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Knowing how to grow brussels sprouts is a piece of cake. We'll walk you through every step and once it's in your head, you'll never need to refer […]

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How to Grow Basil & Maximize Your Flavorful Harvest

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Knowing how to grow basil means you can open up an entire vista of flavor and options in your own cooking. Basil is a well known herb, an […]

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How to Grow Cucumbers the Right Way

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Cucumbers are famously known as a green vegetable, but they are actually a fruit (yes, you read that right). Knowing how to grow cucumbers opens up an entire culinary […]

How to Make an Herb Spiral Garden & Why You Should Do It!

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An herb spiral is created in an area where you want to plant a ton of herb plants, but you don't have a lot of space. The spiral […]

dwarf umbrella tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree: The Houseplant You Were Looking For

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The dwarf umbrella tree is one of the many species of the Schefflera plant. This dwarf variation, as the name suggests, is a small plant that can be […]

edible berry bushes

5 Edible Berry Bushes That Keep on Giving Flavor

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Edible berry bushes are getting increasingly popular in backyards these days. People are looking for fruit-bearing plants that not only look attractive all season but are also easy […]

climbing vegetables

8 Climbing Vegetables That Thrive on the Vine

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Growing climbing vegetables at home can be a healthy and cost-effective way of preparing nutritious meals at home. Vegetables are a great source of fiber and vitamins and […]

types of ferns

11 Types of Ferns, Indoor & Outdoor, to Liven Up Your Space

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While there's countless more types of ferns, we'll introduce you to the 11 most common, available, or exciting ones so you can creatively decorate your patio, flowerbeds, and […]

elderberry bush

How to Grow Elderberries: It's Super Easy!

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Lots of people want to know how to grow elderberries lately. When compared with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, elderberries are a much lesser-known fruit. This is surprising […]

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9 Types of Cactus to Bring Beauty & Interest Into Your Home

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Browsing the numerous types of cactus plants that you could have in your home can be such an inspiring experience. You get to see what’s available, and choose […]

6 Plants That Repel Ants Outdoors & Inside Your Home

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It’s nice out, you want to enjoy your patio, but you can’t help but notice a never-ending stream of ants crawling around. Sometimes, you’ll feel a little ticket […]

10 Plants That Repel Mosquitos in Your Yard & Indoors

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Plants that repel mosquitos are a big piece of the puzzle, but there’s more you can do, too, beyond just growing plants that keep mosquitos away. In some […]

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How to Propagate Succulents Without Being Disappointed

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The succulent community will give you countless tips about how to propagate succulents but here’s the big secret about propagating succulents: most methods will work just fine! For […]

harvesting potatoes

How & When To Harvest Potatoes Like an Expert Farmer

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Before you start digging, you need to know exactly when to harvest potatoes. There's a too soon, a too late, and the proper methodology. If you're like many […]

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7 Plants That Repel Fleas & Provide Secondary Benefits You'll Love

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Imagine your home; your sanctuary being invaded by tiny nasty fleas just waiting to attack. Although they can't fly, these little creatures can certainly jump (up to 7" […]

14 Plants That Repel Spiders Indoors & Outdoors With Little Effort

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We know spiders aren't only good for the environment but are necessary. Without them our entire ecosystem will go haywire. But there's two things none of us want […]

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0-20-20 Fertilizer: Why Zero Nitrogen Mixes Reign Supreme

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There's endless fertilizer mixes, and that's because differing garden plants and flowers benefit from varying ratios and amounts of the three main macronutrients they need. These macronutrients are […]

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Fertilizer Numbers: What N-P-K Numbers Mean

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Every gardener likely remembers having to ask the question of what the heck these fertilizer numbers are on the front of the bags. We can usually figure things […]

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Natural Spider Repellent: 9 Safe Spider Deterrents for Your Home & Yard

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There are certain times of the year that the spiders go crazy spinning their webs, and no, I don’t mean around Halloween. I understand these critters contribute to […]

adult fungus gnat

How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats - Quickly & Permanently

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As you can guess, I'm writing about how to get rid of fungus gnats because it's a plan I'm enacting right now. I realized it last night as […]

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21 Plants That Repel Ticks: Fresh Smells We Love & Ticks Hate!

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I've been planning some flower beds around trees (less weed-eating around big roots!) and next to the house and figured I should use some plants that repel ticks. […]

Best Time to Plant Fruit Trees By Season & Type

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A few months ago my brother and I gave our annual gift to our mom, which is another tree for her small orchard. She was saying that she […]

Where Do Spider Mites Come From? (Prevention Tips & More)

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Everyone has dealt with spider mites at one time or another. You'll finally remember to water your plants on the front porch or back patio, wait patiently while […]

maggots in compost

Maggots in Compost: Good or Bad? Here's What to Do

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I imagine your story is similar to mine. One year after I had my first vegetable garden I decided I'd start saving nutritious food waste to turn into […]

Perlite vs. Vermiculite: What's the Difference? (& How to Use Each)

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I was at Home Depot this weekend for some various items when I remembered that the plants on my front porch are established enough in their pots to […]

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28 Apartment Garden Ideas That Will Activate Your Green Thumb

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Building an apartment garden is no easy task. You're either going to build indoors, which can be tricky due to lighting, or you're going to do it in […]