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Before Greenhouses, Walled Gardens Created Urban Micro-Climates

Imagine being able to plant things in your garden that would normally never grow in that climate, outdoors and without any electricity. Architects and urban designers often factor thermal mass into their designs, employing materials that absorb heat by day and release it at night to help warm human occupants. And though we rarely see it today, Read More…

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7 Advantages Of Perennial Plants

Plants come in two main types: annuals and perennials (with the honorable exception of a few plants that last two years, called biennials). Annuals are species that go through their entire life cycle, from germination through to maturity and crop production within a single year. Having produced its crop, the plant then dies. Perennials, on Read More…

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Banana Plant Indoor With A Dwarf Banana Tree

Bananas truly bring a tropical feel to your home, because their foliage gets lush and full, they supply fresh fruit, and they really look like something straight out of Hawaii. In addition to bringing a fresh look to your house, they do well with minimum maintenance, are self-fruitful, so they don’t need a pollinator, and all Read More…

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Grow Your Own Calamansi Tree At Home

Also known as calamondin in other countries, the calamansi is a popular ingredient in a lot of  Filipino dishes. Like lemon in western cuisine,  Filipinos add its sour juice to most of their meat marinates , or to perk up cooked meals when used in combination with the local fish sauce or soy sauce.   Read More…

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What To Sow Or plant In October

At this time of year, plants are beginning to enter their winter dormancy period. If you’re buying bare-rooted (as opposed to container-grown) fruit bushes, any time in the next six months is a good time to plant them – provided your soil is not frozen or waterlogged. October is also the month for sowing and Read More…

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The Best Tip To Improve Your Harvest

Crop rotation isn’t just for huge scale gardens and homesteads. Every gardener can truly profit with his harvest by knowing the essential standards of crop rotation. From adjusting soil supplements to helping diminish the issues with pest and disease, crop rotation is pertinent even on a little scale. Why you should rotate your plants? According to Read More…