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You may have heard of coconut coir, but do you truly understand what it is? This remarkable natural, sustainable product, once a neglected byproduct of the coconut industry, is now, rightfully, growing in popularity. In case you haven’t guessed already, I love coconut coir. It’s my favorite growing medium, as it means I don’t have …

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After debudding dried lavender, you end up with beautiful, fragrant buds perfect for myriad uses. But you also find yourself left with a pile of lavender stems. The easy response is to throw them on the compost pile, but couldn’t there be another use for them? Yes! Check out the creative ideas below if you …

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Lavender is such a wonderfully unique herb in its incredible versatility. It can be used for landscaping, cut flowers, cooking, and aromatherapy — and that’s not even a comprehensive list! Interested in building a business around this incredible herb? Keep reading for a helpful overview on how to grow lavender for profit. We’ll examine lavender …

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While growing lavender from seeds is not the most popular method for propagation, collecting lavender seeds is easy, and if you like a good challenge, you might want to try it. So, here’s how to collect lavender seeds. One important thing to note is that not all lavender varieties can be propagated by seed. If …

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Lavender plants are a great addition to the garden: they are easy to grow and last for years! But when incorrectly pruned, they can become woody, unruly, and much more challenging to care for. So, here’s how to stop lavender from going woody Preventing lavender from becoming woody starts with an annual pruning shortly after …

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Native to the Mediterranean, French Lavender, with its purple flower spikes, has become a worldwide staple and is a popular choice for many gardens with its iconic serrated leaves and gorgeous blooms. Though rarer than the usual varieties of lavender, this lavender requires much of the same care. It’s also an incredibly hardy, forgiving plant …

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Spanish lavender is a beautiful, bright flower known for its purple hues and intense fresh smell. It blooms in the late spring to summer and has become well-known in Spain, France, and other warm European climates. It’s a must-have for sun-filled flower gardens. So, if you wonder how to care for Spanish lavender, this guide …

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I love sitting on my back porch, observing wildlife: it’s peaceful and enjoyable at the beginning or after a hard day at work. If you’re like me, learning how to create a garden for wildlife is essential. What is a Wildlife Garden A wildlife garden, also known as a habitat garden, is a thoughtfully crafted …

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There aren’t many pests that are as dangerous as ticks. Because of their ability to transmit serious diseases to humans and pets, ticks threaten your family’s well-being. Below you’ll learn how to get rid of ticks in the yard to have peace of mind throughout the summer. While not necessarily a garden problem, ticks can …

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Nothing is more satisfying to a home gardener than when their crops come up and they see all the fresh vegetables ready to be enjoyed. However, there are times when an overabundance of tomatoes leaves new gardeners wondering how to store tomatoes to keep them from spoiling faster than you can eat them. After all, …

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