7+ Tips for Growing Patchouli Plants from Seed (New)

7+ Tips for Growing Patchouli Plants from Seed (New)

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a woody perennial herb that is mostly grown for its powerful and enticing scent. Growing patchouli plants from seed and sometimes from cuttings over the past few years has become a common practice in most parts of the world.

This comes as a result of discoveries made on various benefits associated with patchouli oil. Essential oil from patchouli plant is a natural insect repellent.

Moreover, chemical components in it have therapeutic benefits that give patchouli oil the reputation for being a grounding, soothing, and peace-inducing oil.

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Wax Begonia Care: Do Wax Begonias Like Sun or Shade?

Wax Begonia Care: Do Wax Begonias Like Sun or Shade?

When it comes to wax begonia care, one question keeps popping up. Do they like sun or shade?

Well, I’ve done some research on this and as it turns out wax begonia requires more sun than shade. However, this may vary depending on specific variety types.

For example, bronze-colored leaves begonia are the most sun-tolerant of all. While tuberous begonias prefer more shade and less heat, so you’ll often see them on display in late summer.

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Glyphosate alternatives

17+ Best Glyphosate Alternatives (As Voted by the Gardening Community)

Over the recent past, there have been numerous concerns about the use of Roundup and whether there are any glyphosate alternatives.

But the real concerns began back in 2015 when the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC declared that glyphosate was a probable human carcinogen.

Since then there have been many lawsuits against Monsanto.

Therefore, begging questions on whether there are any alternatives to Monsanto's roundup.

Looking for a list of glyphosate alternatives that will help you to efficiently get rid of weeds in your garden?

Then look no further:

I took this question to both online and offline forums to find out answers.

I asked the /r/gardening community on Reddit to name their favorite free or cheaper roundup alternatives.

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13 Effective Ways to Save a Dying Cactus Fast

13 Effective Ways to Save a Dying Cactus Fast

Is it really possible to save a dying cactus?

Well, I’ve wondered about the same question for quite some time now. And that’s what led me to start researching on this topic. What I’ve learned, is that it depends on the stage of deterioration.

On one hand, it’s very possible and actually easy to save your succulent friend. You just need to know what to do and when to do it.

On the other hand, however, it might be a case of too little too late and sadly losing your plant is inevitable.

But I have some good news for you!

You’re lucky to be reading this article.

Here’s why:

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