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Why GMOs Are Bad For The Planet And Bees

Why GMOs Are Bad For The Planet And Bees

Nature is designed in a way the every organism has a part to play in the existence and development of the earth. Our actions in the recent years have however affected negatively the natural processes leading to destruction of some species. Such activities involve the use of insecticides that are harmful to the environment as well as adoption of genetically modified organisms. The GMO debate has over the year’s shifted into a political one where no one seems to care...
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5 Beautiful Flowers You Can Plant Around Your Garden

5 Beautiful Flowers You Can Plant Around Your Garden

A few gardeners are dazzled by perennials, why, because they come in a variety of colors, sizes and bloom type. Others are attracted to the beautiful collection of annual flowers for a burst of amazing colors throughout the growing season. Furthermore, we’ve seen roses attracting gardeners for centuries. But whatever you choose, or if you love them all, this article will help inspire you on the top 5 beautiful flowers you can plant around your garden. If you really want...
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5 Herbs You Can Easily Grow Indoors

5 Herbs You Can Easily Grow Indoors

Indoor gardening takes a new dimension each every time as people are increasingly becoming innovative on the best herbs to grow indoors and the methods with which they grow. Indoor grown herbs and vegetables can surprisingly, require very limited space and are nearly always grown in containers. One of the issues surrounding growing herbs indoors is deciding which herbs are best – for growing indoors. Rosemary is everyone’s desired herb with a strong sweet scent. It grows easily and retains its...
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5 Tips On Conserving Water When Gardening

5 Tips On Conserving Water When Gardening

With the changing climatic conditions, the summers are getting hotter as the years progress and this makes water very precious because rain becomes scarce. Gardening requires water as a major component and without proper use, one can end up using more water than they should and running up huge water bills. There are ways to ensure that your precious plants get enough water and grow healthy as they should without having to waste a lot of water. Outlined below are...
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A Beginners Guide to Plant Propagation

A Beginners Guide to Plant Propagation

Plant propagation refers to the creation of new plants from materials gained from existing plants such as bulbs, seeds and cuttings. There are many ways to do this but all use one of two different methods and they are sexual propagation and asexual propagation. Sexual propagation is when you use a seed and asexual propagation, also known as vegetative propagation, is when you use any other part of the plant, such as stems, roots or leaves, to create a new...
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5 Tips On Making Your Own Compost

5 Tips On Making Your Own Compost

Nowadays most growers have realized that being able to access to first class composted soil is essentially, what distinguishes a better garden from a productive one. It is for this reason that now most people are turning their concern away from chemically bought fertilizers to making their own compost from locally available waste products. However, it is important to understand what compost really entails. Compost can be considered a type of manure which is simple to make from locally available...
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6 Tips For Successful Gardening

6 Tips For Successful Gardening

Home gardening doesn’t always require a large backyard. If you have small backyard in your home, you can still grow different types of vegetables such as tomatoes in your container garden. Generally, the suitable places for container gardens are patios, balconies, outdoor window sills, rooftops or even along driveways. If you are planning to start gardening then you should keep certain things in your mind. Don’t forget, sowing your own seeds can also help in successful gardening. Below are the...
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The Benefits Of Homegrown Food

The Benefits Of Homegrown Food

The quality of any food depends on how it’s grown in the field and handled before it reaches us. Despite the repeated warnings announced by the food safety regulatory bodies, the risk of food poisoning is rising. How good is the quality of the food we eat is not known. Use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers has increased. We all know these chemical components can trigger toxic effect in the foods if a farmer doesn’t adhere to the rules prescribed...
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Which are the Easiest Fruits and Vegetables to Grow?

Which are the Easiest Fruits and Vegetables to Grow?

If you are a die-hard vegan, then you have probably at one time or another wanted to plant your own garden. It is, however a rather tricky endeavor, and it can be quite disheartening when you can’t keep your plants alive. It could be that you were attempting to grow plants that only do well in certain parts of the world, or specific seasonal plants that only do well at particular times. To help you plant and maintain your garden,...
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Why Organic Gardening Is Better Than Conventional

Why Organic Gardening Is Better Than Conventional

Most people are aware that the organic and conventional foods they buy at their local grocery store are grown differently. However, most people do not realize that they can apply the same growing principles in their small flower garden at home. There are a few distinct differences between organic and conventional gardening. Some of the main distinctions include weed control, approaches to pest control and fertilization. Also do not forget about the seed source if you are sowing your own...
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Sowing and Growing Garden Seeds

Sowing and Growing Garden Seeds

Sowing and growing on your own garden seeds can solve several issues for gardeners that would normally buy plants ready grown. The first issue that sowing your own seeds solves for the gardener is the ability to control the varieties that you grow and plant in your garden. OK, the garden centre has plenty of choice when it comes to plants but just you take a gander at the vast range of seeds and the number of seed companies supplying those...
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Best Time To Plant Your Tomatoes

Best Time To Plant Your Tomatoes

If you are interested so much in vegetable gardening, then growing tomatoes at home is a must. Tomatoes are versatile fruits and require fairly intensive labor. When it is time to harvest them, they have very high rewards. Hundreds of tomato varieties exist today. Whether you like making them into sauces or eating them in salads, there is a variety for everyone. Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to raise from seed and by sowing your own seeds you...
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