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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…

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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…

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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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10 Healthy Houseplant Hacks & Tips

1. Feed your ferns Schedule an occasional teatime for your ferns, gardenias, and other acid-loving houseplants. Substitute brewed tea when watering or work wet tea leaves into the soil to give the plants a lush, luxurious look. 2. Before vacation Water your houseplants thoroughly and arrange them, without saucers, on a dampened plush towel in Read More…

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A Plant That Prevents Snoring And Cleans The Air In The Room – To Help You Deal With Your “Noisy” Partners

The pineapple-plant is a plant that can change the way of sleep and help people to snore less, have better rest, and healthier sleep. Snoring can endanger the health of the person who snores, but also the partner, and as a consequence, the disrupted relations are often also a consequence. The causes of snoring can be colds, Read More…