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Don't Drown Your Plants - The Importance of Aerated Soils All plants have their own specific needs. What these needs are vary from one plant species to another, but all will mostly include varying amounts of nutrients, water and air. The focus of this article is water, but this is intrinsically...
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How to Propagate Plants in a Box With the cooler months in the northern hemisphere approaching, our planting habits change - they need to change. Often this means that we retreat to a greenhouse or bring our gardening indoors. Often this also means that we leave our propagating until the warmer...
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How to Ripen Tomatoes Late in the Season Have you ever grown tomatoes in your vegetable garden or perhaps in tubs on a balcony? If you haven’t, I guess I have to ask; why not? There are two undeniable facts about growing tomatoes - they are one of the most commonly...
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Using Wood Ash in your Garden Wood ash is a wonderful resource in the vegetable garden and everyone who has easy access to it should use it rather than disposing of it in some other way. It can be nutrient rich and used to improve nutrient access for your garden plants,...
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How to Grow Yuccas Yuccas are an incredibly easy plant to grow, require very little maintenance and are being seen increasingly in contemporary gardens. However, if you prefer a more traditional garden, don't be concerned; there is always a place for yuccas. Yucca elephantipes is a commonly grown yu...
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How to Plant and Grow Crepe Myrtles Crepe Myrtles are a very hardy plant that can be grown in most climates. They are native to southeast Asia and northern Australia and are known for their beautiful flowers and amazing mottled trunks. Together, these provide both beauty and interest all year round....
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How to Control Spider Mites
The folling question was posted on the iCultivate Youube channel: How do you control spider mites ? Here spiders are everywhere I'm so stressed out, ...
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Posted on Sunday, 28 July 2019
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Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs
Just found this article so I thought I would share it with everyone: Science Confirms That Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs Would like to hear what...
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Posted on Wednesday, 09 November 2016
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Gardenia Disease
I have some gardenias that are showing signs of some type of disease / pest. It seems to wash off, but can someone please advise me as to whta it is a...
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Posted on Friday, 04 July 2014
Wondering how everyone is coping with the lack of rain?
Hi Everyone The lack of rainfall here has had quite a severe effect on my garden - no credible rain for 5 months now. I am wondering how everyone is ...
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Posted on Sunday, 24 September 2017