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How to Water Potted Plants and Keep them Happy

How to Water Potted Plants and Keep them Happy

Watering potted plants seem like such a simple task, however if it is not done correctly the plant won’t survive.

In fact, of all the care given to potted plants, watering is probably the one cultural practice that causes the most problems. The most common cause of early plant death is generally considered to be over-watering.

Fortunately for us, ninety five percent of the plants out there will be happy if you follow the simple guidelines in this article.

But first we have to agree that either too frequent or too infrequent watering is detrimental to the plant – regardless of the requirements of water.

This raises the question; how do you know how much water to give your plants and how often?

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How to Control Tuta absoluta in Tomatoes Even If You’re Not an Expert.

How to control Tuta absoluta on tomatoes

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of the effects of Tuta absoluta, you know that growing tomatoes can be as disastrous as it can get.

I get it – when you’re not sure what to do when tomato leaf miner attacks, but you feel like somehow you’ve got to do something.

So, you result in spraying pesticides unsparingly on your crop.

Unfortunately, the result is often pathetic due to the resistant nature of Tuta absoluta to most pesticides – and that results in unimaginable losses of your crop, investment, and money used to buy chemicals.

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

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Over the recent past, there have been numerous concerns about the use of glyphosate popularly known as Roundup.

Issues regarding the health and environmental implication have been raised.

Therefore, begging questions on whether there are any alternatives.

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 asked the /r/gardening community on Reddit to name their favourite free glyphosate alternatives.

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Vegetable Gardening: Remarkable Hacks for Growing Vegetables at Home

Vegetable Gardening: Remarkable Hacks for Growing Vegetables at Home

With food prices expected to continue to rise in the near future, more homeowners are turning to veggie gardens to offset the price of groceries.

For those who are new to gardening – or at least new to food gardening, vegetable gardening at home is an easy way to save money.

For instance, planting one tomato plant can provide you with 10 pounds of fruit over the course of a season.

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5 Dirt-cheap Ways to Start an Urban Vertical Garden

Urban Vertical Garden

Vertical gardening is a popular gardening strategy for ardent green thumbs. It’s one way of allowing more plants to grow and nurture with the right amount of soil, water and light.

It won’t really matter whether you’re a homeowner or a tenant. For as long as you have the necessary materials (and permits from your local council) to create your own vertical garden for added aesthetics and sustainability, there’s no way you can’t achieve your objective.

Starting your own green wall or living wall, as they call it, not only maximizes a small garden space. It also helps in boosting other plant species and improves the airflow within the area.

We’ve compiled five ways to help you kickstart a healthy vertical garden at home (especially if you’re on a budget).

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