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5 Tips on How to Grow a Fall Broccoli Container Garden

The only difference between a container garden and a garden with raised beds is that containers are movable. There are several advantages to growing vegetables in containers and raised beds: Drainage is better, the soil warms up a little faster and roots actually grow better.If proper planning is done to maximize space, container gardening can be a sustainable means of providing yourself with edible cancer-fighting fruits and vegetables throughout the season. Even broccoli can be easily tamed to grow successfully in a pot.This brings us to our topic of the day, How To Grow A Fall Broccoli Container Garden.Basic Broccoli Necessities3 Gallon Containers Use a container size of at least three gallons should be provided for every broccoli plant grown. Organic Aerated Potting Soil Use organic potting soil and add a good amount of nutritious compost....

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Top 6 Herbs That Naturally Repel Fleas

Are you sick and tired of annoying fleas? Have you applied so many chemicals-related products but they still come back and attack your home? If you are in that trouble, it means your home is so susceptible and it is badly in need to be protected immediately. Top 5 plants that can repel fleas from your home must be your answers you are looking for.Peppermint  Some research shows that one garden planting peppermint has less possibility to be attacked by fleas than the one without the mint. For human beings, the flavor of mint can help to calm our mood and chill out when we get stressed, however, for fleas, they find it as an irritable, offensive smell. It is highly recommended that you grow it...

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Garden Ideas for Your Own Whimsical Outdoor Area

If you want to add some color and fun to your home, your safest bet is to start from your outdoor spaces. They are already full of interesting shapes and have that liberating vibe many people crave. But, how can you create such a space without too much trouble? Check out this little guide filled with garden design ideas that will turn your backyard into a quirky fun zone! Add some magical lighting Lighting can completely change the way any space looks and feels, so if you want to spice things up in your garden, why not opt for some fun fixtures? Think colorful fairy lights, interesting path lights or intricate paper lanterns! All of these will provide your garden with practical illumination, but also add different...

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4 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Garden and Their Benefits

Growing and using medicinal plants has been a practice for centuries and lately, it has gain popularity as an alternative method to commercial drugs. The benefits of growing your own medicinal garden are the reduction of dependence or ideally elimination of the need for pharmaceuticals. But before you start you should scroll through to discover which are the herbs you want to grow in order to enjoy its the health benefits. Before you start There are many plants that require the expertise of health professionals or experienced herbalist. Some herbs such as  Digitalis purpurea also called foxglove has a positive effect on heart function only when a cardiac drug called digitalin is extracted from it while ingesting any part of the herb itself can induce nausea and...

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How To Grow Passion Flowers Indoors

There are over 400 species of tropical passion flowers (Passiflora spp.) with sizes ranging from ½ inch to 6 inches across. They are found naturally from South America through Mexico. Early missionaries to these regions used the distinctly colored patterns of the flowers parts to teach about the passion of Christ; hence the name.Passion Flower gained its name from the unique structure of its flowers and their symbolic importance. According to the plant's original catalogers, each of the flower's structures is religious in nature: the corolla reflects Christ's crown of thorns, the five stamens are the five wounds in his hands, feet, and side, and the three stigmata are for the nails that were used to nail Christ to the cross.Whatever their religious significance, there...

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Growing the Best Herbs for Healing

All you need is a small space in your kitchen window and you can have your very own natural medicine cabinet. Many people keep store-bought cough syrup, sleeping aids, and pain relievers on hand to deal with all of life’s aches and pains, but there is a better way to be prepared for the inevitable. A little bit of honey and lemon does wonders for sore throats and eating just one clove of garlic a day can keep you as healthy as a horse. Check out mygardeningnetwork.com for more suggestions on plant-based remedies for common aches, pains, and ailments. For the best herbs, you can grow and use for healing purposes right in your own home, continue reading.Lavender It smells good, and in addition to making...

How To Get Your Healing Garden Off Drugs With Natural Pesticides

Many common pesticides (such as ant, roach and mice poisons) have been linked to breast cancer. It probably shouldn’t surprise us that these compounds can be dangerous; they are designed to kill insects with which we share many common biological systems!Several pesticides are known endocrine disruptors (they disrupt natural hormone-signaling pathways), and through these mechanisms have been implicated in increased risk for breast cancer. In addition to effects by themselves, these chemicals have been shown to have additive effects with other kinds of endocrine disruptors. In other words, exposures to small doses of pesticides may have greater effects when people are also exposed to other chemicals to which we are all commonly exposed.Unfortunately, when pesticides are applied in the home, they don’t just kill bugs and...

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5 Houseplants That Thrive In Dark Apartments

by REBECCA STRAUSJust because you don’t have a big, south-facing window doesn’t mean you’re out of luck when it comes to growing plants indoors. All you have to do is choose a little more carefully, says Karl Gercens, a horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. Here are his suggestions for plants you can grow successfully in low-lit rooms.ZZ PlantThe ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), a member of the philodendron family, is ideal for places where the sun never shines. Gercens says that, with proper care, it can even thrive in low-light rooms with only a little supplemental lighting. “The most important thing is to not overwater it.  The thick stems are a water-storage mechanism to help it get through seasonally dry times.”Kentia PalmThere are lots of palms you...