Category: Growing Plants

How Many Plants Have You KILLED This Year?

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How Many Plants Have You KILLED This Year?

As a self-confessed novice gardener, Michelle Sander claims she has “The Art of Killing Plants” down pat. But, like most gardeners, killing plants isn’t the supreme domain of ludites. If we were truly honest, even the most experienced and knowledgeable gardeners have probably killed a few plants of their own. Surprisingly, it doesn’t take the […]

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Growing Lemongrass | Tips to Grow This Amazing Herb

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Growing Lemongrass | Tips to Grow This Amazing Herb

Growing lemongrass is not difficult, but it needs moist soil, light and warmth to grow outdoors. Some growers plant it in light shade or dappled sunlight, and some in full sun. The leaves are thicker in full sun and long and thin in shade. It’s a matter of preference. Growing Lemongrass From a Stalk Buy […]

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Hanging Gardens for Apartments

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Hanging Gardens for Apartments

For those spacially-challenged gardeners who find living in their apartment borders on claustrophobic tendencies this may be the answer. Gizmodo have just posted How to Grow Your Own Little Hanging Garden Of Babylon using merely the window opening. The idea allows gardeners to hoist their plants outside into the sunshine for maximum growth but easily […]

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Really, How Thirsty Are Your Plants?

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Really, How Thirsty Are Your Plants?

For you and I, 2 litres (8 cups) of water is the prescribed daily intake. Our plants, on the other hand, don’t require the same regime. In fact they probably need much less than we expect. Watering plants really isn’t rocket science – but there are a myriad of factors to consider. One of my […]

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Chia Seeds and How Growing Them May Help Weight Loss

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Chia Seeds and How Growing Them May Help Weight Loss

Chia seeds are one of the newer diet supplements to enter the food market. We seem to have moved on from mangosteen juice, goji berries and even the hoodia gordonii quicker than a hungry dog mounting a meat truck in search of the next best thing. Depending who you ask, chia seeds are THE next […]

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