HOW TO CARE FOR SNAKE PLANTS

Snake plants are the perfect companions for anyone who has a hard time keeping plants alive. These low maintenance plants require almost zero care and will thrive in almost any environment. Learn how to care for snake plants the right way, and keep them alive for a lifetime! Snake plants are also known as mother-in-law's tongue or sansevieria and have become increasingly popular in the last few years. This is because they give your home a green and modern look, due to the plant's sharp lines and striking colors. Additionally, people love them because they're so easy to care for and almost impossible to kill. Most people grow snake plants indoors, but in the summer, they can also be placed outdoors once all danger of frost has passed. HOW TO CARE FOR SNAKE PLANTS INDOORS Caring for snake plants is easy peasy! Like we mentioned above, they're one of the most low maintenance plants you can have, so even if you're one of those people that can't keep anything alive, these plants will not care. #1. SELECTING THE RIGHT SNAKE PLANT When purchasing a snake plant, head to your local nursery. While there, choose a plant with dark green leaves.…

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HOW TO GROW SHISHITO PEPPERS

You've no doubt seen these cute little peppers at your local grocery store. Shishito peppers seem to have taken the culinary world by storm, and for good reason too! These small peppers are easy to cook, go with practically anything, have a great flavor and thin skin, and 1 out of 10 is a hot pepper – how fun is that?! If you're interested in learning how to grow shishito peppers, keep reading! But before we do that, let's take a quick look and see what shishito peppers actually are and where they originated from WHAT ARE SHISHITO PEPPERS? Shishito peppers are a Japanese variety of heirloom peppers from the species Capsicum annuum. They are small, wrinkly looking peppers and are usually green in color. You can buy them at most local grocery stores now, and they'll usually come in a 1lb bag. Eaten raw, these peppers are crisp and sweet, but once you cook them, slight spice and smokiness come out, and that's why people love them so much. Not to be confused with Padron peppers, which are not as wrinkles and are spicier than the shishito pepper plant. WHAT DO SHISHITO PEPPERS TASTE LIKE? The shishito pepper is…

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9 EASIEST HERBS TO GROW INDOORS

All of these herbs are perfect to grow in your kitchen, or anywhere where your herbs will receive some indirect sunlight. Then, once grown, they'll be the perfect accompaniment to savory dishes. In no time, you'll become a gourmet cook with home-grown herbs that'll take your dishes to the next level! Keep reading to find out about the 9 easiest herbs to grow indoors! 9 EASIEST HERBS TO GROW INDOORS Growing herbs indoors is actually a lot easier than you'd think. You don't need a green thumb, you just need to follow directions. Herbs, like potted plants, need regular watering and adequate sunlight to grow. Additionally, they also need pots with good drainage holes as well as the correct soil for each herb variety. Follow the instructions for each herb, as each plant has a different need! #1. PARSLEY parsley Growing parsley from seed can take a little bit of time, but once the seedlings grow in, which can take about 2 weeks, parsley is pretty low maintenance. For best results, soak parsley seeds overnight before planting in soil and space each seed about 6 inches apart. Water regularly and place in a sunny spot, such as a south-facing window.…

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How To Grow Ginger In Pots

Ginger is one of the most powerful аnd beneficiаl root plаnts you cаn buy, but whаt if you could hаve аn endless supply grown right аt home? Ginger cаn be expensive to purchаse, аnd thаt’s why growing your own is highly recommended. Not only thаt, but growing  ensures thаt there аre no pesticides or other hаrmful ingredients. Todаy we’ll show you how to grow  in pots аnd get а truly endless supply! HOW TO GROW GINGER IN POTS OR CONTАINERS STEP 1: SOАKMost ginger roots thаt аre sold in stores аre coаted with а growth inhibitor which prevent them from sprouting. To get rid of thаt, simply soаk your ginger root in wаter for 24 hours. STEP 2: LOOK FOR GROWTH BUDS Аfter hаving soаked them for 24 hours, tаke them out of the wаter аnd look for growth buds. The sprout will grow on the indentаtion of the surfаce of the root. It doesn’t hаve аny buds, simply leаve it neаr а windowsill until buds stаrt sprouting. This mаy tаke а few dаys. STEP 3: CHOOSE А POT OR CONTАINERGinger roots grow horizontаlly, so we suggest а wide contаiner. Mаke is sure the contаiner is wider thаn deep, аnd…

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HOW TO START A VEGETABLE GARDEN FROM SCRATCH

Become self-sufficient and feed your family healthy produce by learning how to start a vegetable garden from scratch. With the world, the way it is now, millions of people are starting to think about gardening. Why do you ask? People want to be self-sufficient. They don't want to have to depend on someone else for everything. That's why gardening gives you an amazing opportunity to be able to feed yourself and your family. And, once you know how to start a vegetable garden, there is really no stopping you. The basics of a vegetable garden are pretty easy once you know them, and from there on, the world if your oyster! Plus, growing your own vegetables is possibly one of the most rewarding feelings you will ever get! Have you ever tasted a freshly picked fruit or vegetable? There's nothing quite like it! In this guide, you'll learn how to start a vegetable garden from scratch. We'll take you through all of the basics from where to plant, which vegetables to choose, what type of soil you need, and everything else under the sun! Also, be sure to bookmark  HOW TO START A VEGETABLE GARDEN FROM SCRATCH – A BEGINNER'S…

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How To Propagate Hydrangeas

Today I wanted to show you a trick for easily propagating hydrangeas. This is the time of year hydrangeas are getting trimmed back, so perfect timing to get cuttings to propagate!The first step is to get a cutting of a hydrangea. In our current place we don’t have a hydrangea, but our neighbor does and she lays the cuttings out in a branch pile so I scoop those up anytime I see them. Now, the cuttings I used had been laying out for a couple days, so they look a little sad and wilty. The great thing about hydrangeas is they will bounce right back, they are very vocal about if they want water and once you give it to them, they perk right back. If you are working off scraps from a fall trim up, you will want to section down those bigger branches into a couple smaller ones.I always cut right above a leaf segment, then pull off any lower leaves, leaving just the top ones. So one of my typical cutting would be about this size. Then my next trick I’ve learned, that seems bad, is cutting all the leaves in half or even smaller if they…

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How to grow ghost peppers indoors

Ghost peppers are one of the hottest peppers out there and if you like super spicy food, this post is for you! This guide on how to grow ghost peppers indoors will help you grow super spicy peppers all season. Ghost peppers are an interspecific hybrid chili pepper also known as bhut jolokia, ghost chili pepper, and ghost Jolokia, cultivated in India. Named one of the spiciest peppers in the world, ghost peppers can be consumed dried, fresh, sprinkled in fermented fish, curries and chutneys. Ghost peppers are full of vitamin C, E, carotene and antioxidants, making them a healthier and better option than artificial hot sauce. You can easily grow ghost peppers indoors and today we will show you how! HOW TO GROW GHOST PEPPERS INDOORS STEP 1: PREPARE YOUR SEEDS Purchase good quality ghost pepper seeds from your local nursery or online. Soak the seeds for about 8 hours to help germinate faster, and try to only use the seeds that sink in the water. The ones that float, throw them away. After soaking, grab a small seedling container and fill it with good rich soil. Place 2-3 seeds per container and cover it with soil. Plant them…

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How far apart to plant tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the easiest fruits (yes, fruits not vegetables) you can grow and they are also nutritious, full of minerals and important vitamins like A and C. Having fresh tomatoes from your garden is something everyone wants to have, and that's why learning how to grow them properly and successfully is important. Today we will be talking about how far apart to plant tomatoes and why it's so important to know this! Planting tomatoes too close can cause so many disasters and we don't want that. Spacing tomatoes depends on a few factors like what type you are growing and where you are growing them. Let's check the list below to find out why it's so important to know how far apart to plant tomatoes! THE IMPORTANCE OF TOMATOES SPACING SPACING CORRECTLY IMPROVES THEIR NUTRIENTS: Tomatoes need lots of nutrients and water in order to grow properly and you should provide them just that. But if you plant tomatoes plants too close, they will compete for those much-needed nutrients. Once this happens, they will start to rob each other of their nutrients and it will cause them to grow smaller. If your space them right, you will give…

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How To Plant Garlic indoors

Growing garlic indoors is so easy that even beginner gardeners can master it! In this post, we will be telling you all about growing garlic indoors so you can enjoy this wonderful vegetable right from the comfort of your own home. Indoor gardening is ideal because you can start growing at any time of the year. There aren't any weather problems that can interfere with your plant and you can control all the elements. Growing garlic indoors allows you to enjoy the bulbs and also the greens which you can use to garnish your meals! HOW TO GROW GARLIC INDOORS – A GUIDE #1. CHOOSING THE CONTAINER When it comes to choosing a container to grow garlic you need to consider a few things. If you are growing various cloves in one pot, you will need a big enough pot to give each clove a 4-inch gap. The container needs to be deep enough to allow the roots to grow, produce green leaves, and allow the bulbs to grow. An 8-12 inch deep pot will be ideal to plant your garlic. Make sure this pot has good draining holes. You can use almost any container you want as long as…

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How to Grow Avocado Indoors
Grow Avocado Indoors

How to Grow Avocado Indoors

Avocados are pear-shaped fruits that have been cultivated for centuries. They are a very rich and delicious food that can be eaten with almost everything as well as alone. Avocados are ideal to grow indoors because they don't require much light and are an easy plant to grow, perfect for beginners! GROWING AVOCADOS INDOORS WHICH VARIETY IS BEST TO GROW INDOORS? There are a ton of different avocado varieties, but not all of them can be plated indoors. The dwarf varieties are ideal when it comes to growing avocados indoors. Choose varieties that only grow 8-12 feet or shorter. Gwen, Holiday and Wertz varieties, are ideal to grow indoors since they only grow to about 8-12 feet and can be shorter if pruned. WHAT'S THE BEST SOIL FOR INDOOR AVOCADO TREES? Avocado trees like a fast-draining soil since they don't like to soak in water, but rather just be moist. You can put some pebbles or stones at the bottom of your pot which will encourage good drainage. Do not use soil from your garden in your container since it won't have good drainage. Use a good, sandy, and light potting compost to grow your avocado trees indoors. GROWING AVOCADO…

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24 Vegetable you can grow indoors – even if you’re a beginner

Home is gardening in the face of versatility. Meaning home gardening can be done at any given area. lot  of people think that gardening needs huge amounts of space. In reality, it is the complete opposite. Home gardening can be done at a small space in your apartment or just beside the corner of the room. All you need is a little DIY attitude. This article is going to list to 24 vegetables that you can grow indoors 1.Carrots This vegetable can grow wonderfully indoors.All you will need is some pots ( preferably 12 inches), soil and a window that allows enough sunlight 2.Green beans Most of the people love the appurtenance of it when it grows indoors.The requirements for this vegetable are buckets, baskets m plastic sacks 3.Kale For this vegetable seeds should be sown at a distance. This vegetable survives in winter too.Tough to maintainLooks beautiful indoors 4.Mushrooms A time period of 5 weeks is needed to growShould be grown in a dark room 5.Tomatoes Needs a sunny settingThe pot needs six inch of soil 6.Beets Simple to growMaintenance is easy 7.Bell peppers Takes a lot of time to growSurvives most of the seasons 8.Chives Needs water and humidity…

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Nine Hanging Indoor Plants That Even A Beginner Cannot Kill

According to the modern age scientists, the color green is the only color that soothes our eyes. But where is the greenery? Anywhere we look, there is a range of black, grey and white with a few mild alterations. The dark visage of the environment is the reason for depression in the minds of the generation. So, how to find green? Your home can be a wonderful space for green harvesting. Yes, the corner of your wall to the hanging balcony to the kitchen cabinet you can fill your home with a variety of green which will soothe your eyes, soul and give you oxygen at a free deal. Hanging Indoor Plants 1.Chinese Evergreen Do you over water your plants? Do you have a tendency to care a bit too much by watering your plants at an increased frequency? Well, Chinese Evergreen is the perfect plant for you. You can water it as much as you want. It has an insatiable need for water which is never quenched. So you can water away. Chinese Evergreen will take it within itself. 2.Chinese Money Plant Another plant for a beginner in horticulture. Chinese Money Plant is a sturdy plant that will accept…

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Important Watering Rules For Indoor Orchids

Orchids gained their popularity as indoor plants. In their natural environment, orchids grow tangled on the tree bark, and their roots are exposed to sun, air and water. Orchids are tropical plants, so they might think they need plenty of water. Indeed, in their natural environment they are exposed to torrential rains that can last hours or even days, but there are many species that adapt to a dry environment where rain may miss for weeks. If you love orchids and grow them indoors, you should know some important watering rules. Otherwise their leaves will get a yellowish tint and will fall. 1. Water the orchid only in the morning. It’s important that the substrate to be damp when the night comes. 2. General rule of frequent watering: once a week during wintertwice a week during summer 3. Orchids that have narrow pots will be watered more often than those with larger pots. 4. The decision of a new watering is NOT taken based on substrate dampness, because it may be dry on the outside and damp on the inside. As a watering trick, you should stick a small stick into the soil to check its dampness. If the substrate its moist it means…

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These 5 Indoor Plants Fight Sadness and Are Proven To Make You Happier

We all love the aesthetic of foliage inside our homes, but what if the very plants you loved looking at, improve your health as well? It is well known that plants have a direct influence on our well-being. After all, they do help convert carbon dioxide into clean oxygen – an incredible feat that is much needed in our heavily polluted, over-populated world. Not so surprisingly, recent studies have suggested that indoor plants fight sadness and improve our overall well-being. This is good news, considering many of us spend over 80% of our lives indoors (especially those of us that live in colder climates in the winter!). Why Plants Improve Mood There are many reasons why plants might improve our mood. 1. Aesthetically pleasing: house plants add a nice balance of colour to just about any room. The colour green is also very calming and grounding and is even quite stress-reducing. The natural aesthetic beauty of flowers have a soothing effect on our brain, and at the same time help lower high levels of stress and anxiety. 2. Need to be loved: plants need to be taken care of to grow and thrive, and the simple act of being a caretaker has…

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