How To Grow Artichokes

Artichoke Plant

The artichoke is a herbaceous perennial plant, but it can also be grown as an annual in cooler regions. They’re mostly grown for the edible flower buds that are harvested before the flower opens. But the flower buds aren’t the only part of the plant that can be used; artichoke leaf extract is used for …

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How To Grow Turmeric

Turmeric root and powder on white background

Turmeric is a spice, usually sold as a powder, obtained from the root of the ginger-related plant turmeric Curcuma longa.  Turmeric root has been used in medicine for thousands of years. It’s beneficial for preventing and relieving health problems, and in Chinese culture, turmeric is known as one of the best superfoods. The medicinal ingredient …

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How To Grow Watercress Indoors

Watercress on fish

If you’re looking to add one more herb to your windowsill collection, look no further than the easy to grow watercress. Its small green leaves and edible shoots are packed with a slightly spicy, peppery flavor used to enrich soups, salads and added to smoothies and sandwiches. Once considered a weed because it grows naturally …

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The Best Plants for Fairy Gardens in 2022

Plants for fairy gardens in a clear glass jar

If you’re planning to create a fairy garden, your first thought should be, what are the best plants for fairy gardens? They should be plants that thrive in confined conditions and reflect the magical nature around you.  These miniature garden plants help create a landscape fit enough for a fairy family to live in. So, …

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How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts: The Complete Guide

Broccoli sprouts planted in soil

If you’re a vegetable enthusiast, you probably know how to grow broccoli sprouts. These microgreens are immature seedling versions of a common vegetable known as broccoli. They’re loaded with incredible nutrients, including huge levels of sulforaphane, that help you stay healthy.  Although they’re healthy vegetables, broccoli sprouts are a bit expensive and rarely available in …

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How to Grow Strawberries at Home

How to Grow Strawberries at Home

Learning how to grow strawberries at home is far easier than you may think. In fact, the hardest part of the whole process may be deciding which of the 103 types of strawberries you want to grow.  How to grow strawberries effectively:  Decide which type of strawberry you want to grow.  Choose to grow them …

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Your Guide to Growing Kale Indoors

bunch of kale

Kale is a biennial green and purple vegetable and a member of the brassica family. It’s a nutritious veggie, with lots of nutrients—vitamins C, A, and K, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and fiber. OK, so we know it’s super healthy, but did you know that growing kale indoors is easy and so much fun! Plus, you’ll …

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What Are the Best Herbs to Plant Together?

herbs in a cup

If you’re a fellow gardener, you must love growing fresh herbs! They’re easy to take care of, and you can benefit from their medical, aromatic, ornamental, cosmetic and culinary uses.  But, did you know that different herbs help each other thrive? The practice is often called companion planting, and the best herbs to plant together …

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Hydroponics vs. Soil for Indoor Gardens

Hydroponics Vs. Soil For Indoor Gardens

Most beginners who start indoor gardens, begin with soil. As soil appears to be a more natural way of growing plants, it seems effortless to grow plants in soil. However, as your garden grows, and requires more time, growing plants in soil may seem like a tedious process and this is exactly when people look …

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10 Great Ideas for Your First Urban Garden

10 Great Ideas For Your First Urban Garden

Whether you want a delicious herb garden, fresh veggies, or just pretty flowers, living in a cramped urban area can make it hard to live up to your green dreams. However, you will find that you are worrying needlessly. There are plenty of urban garden ideas designed to flourish in small spaces as long as …

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