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7 Ways To Recycle Your Coffee Grounds Into Your Garden Soil – Richer Soil And Happier Plants

The next time you finish your morning coffee, think twice before you toss those used coffee grounds into the trash. Coffee grounds have many uses in the garden. They enrich the soil with nitrogen, potassium and other minerals, improve soil quality, and plant growth. 1. Composting Add coffee grounds to your composting bin. They’re a Read More…

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8 Seed-Starting Tips

1. Keep records to allow for better planning An often overlooked aspect of plant propagation is the art of record keeping. Whether you are producing a few plants for your home flower and vegetable gardens or working at a larger-scale nursery, developing a propagation journal will prove indispensable. Here at the Center for Historic Plants, Read More…

Keep Your Christmas Cactus Blooming Year After Year

These colorful cacti have blooming periods corresponding to the holidays, hence their common name. They’re pretty stunning, too: The hanging branches, composed of glossy green, flat segments, can reach up to 36 inches long; while the flowers appear from stem tips and measure up to 3 inches long with several tiers of petals. Each bloom lasts for several days, Read More…

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5 Core Principles Of Soil Restoration

Soil restoration is the process of improving the structure, microbial life, nutrient density, and overall carbon levels of soil. Many human endeavors – conventional farming chief among them – have depleted the Earth to the extent that nutrient levels in almost every kind of food have fallen by between 10 and 100 percent in the past 70 Read More…