15 Epic Houseplants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Houseplants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Lucky for us, the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air.

Other studies have since been published in the Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science, further proving the science.

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Actionable Tips for Composting through the Winter

Actionable Tips for Composting through the Winter

Composting offers dozens of benefits for gardeners, and chances are you don’t want to stop because the temperatures dropped.

The good news is that you don’t need to stop composting in the winter.

While the decomposition process does slow down, all you need to know is some simple tips to continue the process.

Winter composting does require work on your end, so be prepared to head outside often.

The work is worth it!

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9 Delicious Fruits to Grow On Your Balcony in 2018

9 Delicious Fruits to Grow On Your Balcony in 2018

You don't need acres of farmland to have your very own fruits orchard.

Nothing turns a city rooftop into a verdant paradise so much as an orchard of potted fruits, especially when they are in blossom, buzzing with pollinating bees, or dripping with fruit.

But even if you have a tiny balcony, it's really worth including a fruit tree.

Whether it's a single pear tree or a line of fan-trained peaches, apricots, plums, and espaliered apple trees edging a terrace, fruits bring a structure and a delicious sense of maturity to a balcony or roof garden.

On just a quarter-acre of land, you can produce fresh, organic food for a family of four—year-round. 

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