Category: Gardening

  • Will Epsom Salt Kill Plants? What You Need to Know

    Will Epsom Salt Kill Plants? What You Need to Know

    Growing up, the only thing we ever used Epsom salt was for baths, and even that was kind of luxurious! Even so, Epsom salt has its uses outside of bubble baths, and can even be used in the garden. Epsom salt has been used in gardening to fertilize plants in small quantities for a long […]

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  • Do Potatoes Grow on Trees?

    Do Potatoes Grow on Trees?

    My kids love to eat French fries, so we’ve made sure to teach them about how fries come from potatoes. And, if you’re an adult, then my kids’ question might sound strange, but for kids, it’s a totally normal question: Do potatoes grow on trees? Potatoes do not grow on trees but are root-like tuber […]

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  • Can Croton Grow in Water?

    Can Croton Grow in Water?

    There are very few plants that seem to radiate so much life and positive energy. Croton is maybe the best representative of the kind. Shiny, evergreen, large and thick leaves striped with green, yellow, orange, red, pink, or black will catch your attention instantly! They grow up to 3 yards or meters in their natural […]

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  • Do Onion Plants Like Coffee Grounds? (Read Before Planting!)

    Do Onion Plants Like Coffee Grounds? (Read Before Planting!)

    Onions may make you cry when you cut them, but the tears are even worse when you realize you’re out of onions at dinner time. Planting some in your garden (to ensure you never run out again) can be easy, but making sure they grow well can be a challenging task without the right fertilizer mix. Which brings up today’s question: do onions […]

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  • Can You Grow Spinach from Store-Bought? 5 Tips to Grow!

    Can You Grow Spinach from Store-Bought? 5 Tips to Grow!

    Can store-bought spinach be regrown? Inquiring minds would love to know – and then grow. Spinach is a  common vegetable, it’s no surprise many people wonder this: can you grow spinach from store-bought bunches? Spinach bought from the store is one of the vegetables that can be replanted. Given that it’s hardy and has still […]

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  • How to Keep Fruit Trees Healthy: 22 Essential Tips

    How to Keep Fruit Trees Healthy: 22 Essential Tips

    Growing healthy fruit trees are worth it – especially when harvest time comes and there are fresh and delicious varieties of fruit. If trying to troubleshoot a problem with fruit trees or learning what it takes to successfully grow them, then this is the right place to find help. To keep fruit trees healthy, make […]

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  • Do Chipmunks and Squirrels Eat Tomatoes?

    Do Chipmunks and Squirrels Eat Tomatoes?

    If you’re noticing that someone other than yourself is tucking into your tomatoes before they’re even plucked from the vine it might be time to investigate. Usually, it’s my children or the chickens who get the produce, but sometimes I wonder if chipmunks and squirrels are eating my tomatoes. Squirrels and chipmunks love to feast […]

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  • Do Raspberries Need Full Sun?

    Do Raspberries Need Full Sun?

    Raspberries, which I recently learned are not true berries in the strict sense (because they emanate from one flower with multiple ovaries, while true berries stem from a single flower with one ovary and many seeds) need a good bit of sun, though mine tolerate some shade. Even so, do raspberries need full sun? Raspberries […]

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  • Do Beans Grow on Trees?

    Do Beans Grow on Trees?

    Beans are healthy, nutritious foods that come in many different varieties. Growing beans and other things in the garden one year, one of my younger children commented on how tall some plants get. Then, they asked if beans grow on trees. Beans like coffee and carob beans grow on trees or plants, while most garden […]

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  • How to Get Rid of Hitchhiker Weeds? (Complete Solution!)

    How to Get Rid of Hitchhiker Weeds? (Complete Solution!)

    From crop losses to injuries to people and pets, the adverse effects of hitchhiker weeds are far-reaching. Through an array of barbs and hooks and sticky substances, these pest plants are able to easily transplant themselves to new regions by attaching themselves to people, moving objects, and animals. Hitchhiker weeds are almost impossible not to […]

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  • Can Tomatoes Grow in Indirect Sunlight?

    Can Tomatoes Grow in Indirect Sunlight?

    If you have a vegetable patch, you already know that many of its plans need direct sunlight to grow. Tomatoes are no different, and they thrive when they receive enough sunlight, water, and nutrition elements from the soil. But how much sunlight do tomatoes need, and can they grow in less or indirect sunlight? Tomatoes […]

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  • Do Pine Trees Attract Mosquitoes? (Read Before You Plant)

    Do Pine Trees Attract Mosquitoes? (Read Before You Plant)

    Pine trees can grow up to 3 feet per year, so this is why you might want to use them as a border around your garden. But before you plant any tree, you need to make sure it’s the right one for your environment. With pine trees, in particular, one thing you might be wondering […]

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