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6 Tips For Growing Great Garlic

Garlic is part of the Allium family. It is related to onions, shallots and leeks. It’s an indispensable ingredient in most of our dishes, so it’s convenient to have around the kitchen. With many health benefits, it’s no wonder why…
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Apples

Apples are one of the easiest fruits to grow and are the favourite of gardeners. The thousand or so types fall into the following main categories: Cookers: used for cooking.Dessert: used for eating.Dual purpose: can be both cooked and eaten. Growing Apples Although…
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Basil

Basil is a tender annual plant that is easy to grow. It can be raised from the seed and harvested in the same year when it, which means the lifespan of the Basil plant is one year. However, if you…
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Container Growing for Confined Spaces

If you live in an urban environment with not much garden or do not have enough space for a veg plot, you can still create a beautiful garden. Through this, you can attain self-sufficiency and grow the vegetables you need…
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Damping Off, and How To Overcome it

Do you know what damping off is? It would be best if you studied this article, as damping off could affect a high percentage of the seedlings that you are trying to grow. As such, you could use a large…
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Gardening Jobs July

It is said that if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. However, when you have a garden, there are other things you need. Gardening is a full-time job, and it can be fun if…
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How to Get your Squashes Happily Fruiting

Have your squashes failed to bear fruit? Let’s go through this to find out why. First of all, it is essential to know that squashes and all types of cucurbits (whether they are melons, cucumbers, pumpkins, zucchinis, or courgettes) produce…
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It’s All About the Bees…Some Amazing Honeybee Facts

Bees are extraordinary creatures. We take bees for granted, yet without them, the human race would be in serious trouble, with regard to their food sources. Check out these amazing facts: Apis mellifera is another name for the bee. In…
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Lemon Balm

The lemon balm plant (botanical name Melissa officinalis) is a plant that comes from the mint family (and indeed looks similar to mint) and is a popular herb. As its name suggests, it has a beautiful lemon smell, so some…
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Lovage

Lovage is a hardy perennial plant, which can spread like weeds. Luckily, all the parts of this herb are usable, and both seeds and leaves have a yeast flavour. You can use the plant in any formula that calls for…
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Marjoram

Marjoram is a herb that is often mistaken for oregano. Marjoram, though, has a marginally better taste as it is slightly sweeter than oregano. It is a perennial plant. However, most growers treat it as an annual. The plant grows…
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Mint

The mint herb is probably one of the more popular herbs with exceptionally fragrant leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white blossoms. There are numerous varieties of mint—all fragrant, regardless of whether the leaves are shiny, fluffy, smooth or crinkled,…
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