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The best complete indoor hydroponic grow system

  • Jan 25, 2023
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Grow like a pro with our complete indoor hydroponic system buyer's guide.

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[SOLVED] Rubber plant leaves curling? Here’s what to do

  • Jan 21, 2023
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Learn how to fix curled rubber plant leaves with our expert tips and solutions. Keep your plant healthy and thriving!

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What does scale look like on plants? Here is my collection of pictures.

  • Jan 16, 2023
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Learn about the different types of scale insects, their waxy coating, and the signs of a scale infestation on plants.

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How often to water calathea (and when to cut back)

  • Jan 16, 2023
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Discover the secret to keeping your calathea plants lush and beautiful with the right watering schedule.

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Philodendron leaf curling? Let’s diagnose and fix that.

  • Jan 15, 2023
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Learn how to fix curled leaves on your Philodendron plant with expert tips and solutions.

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Spider Farmer SF 1000 Review: What it’s like to use the SF 1000

  • Jan 14, 2023
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Discover the ins and outs of the Spider Farmer SF-1000 LED grow light through my personal experience and review. Join me and see if it's the perfect fit for your indoor garden.

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When to stop watering before harvesting cannabis plants

  • Jan 09, 2023
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Learn when to stop watering before harvest for the most potent, juiciest cannabis buds.

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Pothos root rot: what to look for and how to fix it

  • Jan 05, 2023
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Here, we’ll go over those main signs of pothos root rot and the best options you have to fix and prevent it.

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Reviews

The best hydroponic fertilizer for indoor gardening

  • Jan 04, 2023
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We've rounded up some of the best hydroponic fertilizers on the market today.

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Where to place humidifier for plants (farther than you think)

  • Dec 22, 2022
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Learn where to place humidifier for plants and how to get humidity levels just right.

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How long should you run a humidifier for indoor plants?

  • Dec 22, 2022
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Learn how long you should run a humidifier and what time of day too!

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7 best gardening crystals that help plants grow

  • Dec 20, 2022
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Learn more about the best gardening crystals that help plants grow.

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[SOLVED] Why are my calathea leaves curling?

  • Dec 20, 2022
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Why are my calathea leaves curling? Here’s how to get your calathea plant healthy again!

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Reviews

The best grow lights for orchids for beautiful blooms

  • Dec 16, 2022
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The best grow lights for orchids? We've rounded up our top picks that will help you get the best out of your blooms.

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How to clean monstera leaves gently (and how often)

  • Dec 12, 2022
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Learn how to clean monstera leaves so that they’re shiny, vibrant beauties.

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How long do bonsai trees live? Longer than you.

  • Dec 11, 2022
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How long do bonsai trees live? Different species of bonsai trees can have varying lifespans.

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Plant Glossary

Orchid care tips for healthy, happy orchids

  • Dec 10, 2022
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Read more about orchid care basics. Bring these tropical plants indoors to enjoy their beautiful blooms for life!

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Plant Glossary

Bird of paradise care tips for a happy, vibrant tropical paradise

  • Dec 07, 2022
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Let the Bird of Paradise shine in your home with these easy care tips.

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How to care for your Japanese black pine bonsai

  • Dec 05, 2022
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With proper care, bonsai enthusiasts can enjoy a long and beautiful life with their Japanese Black Pine bonsai trees.

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How to grow pothos in water for *decades*

  • Dec 04, 2022
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Follow my aunt’s tips for growing pothos in water for as long as you’re there to witness. Here’s how to grow pothos in water.

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How to use worm castings for happy plants

  • Dec 03, 2022
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Okay so now you have worm castings, but how do you actually use them? Here’s how to use worm castings for happy, healthy plants.

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Plants dripping water? Here are four reasons why.

  • Dec 01, 2022
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My plants dripping water had two very different experiences: one was caused by overwatering and the other was fine. Learn more.

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How long do orchids last? Up to 20 years, with these tips

  • Dec 01, 2022
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Here’s how long orchids (and orchid blooms) last… and how to make them last longer!

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How to care for a Red Maple bonsai tree

  • Nov 28, 2022
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Learn how to care for the strikingly beautiful Red Maple bonsai tree.

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Reviews

Best drip irrigation systems for watering indoor plants

  • Nov 28, 2022
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Watering is by far the easiest (and most detrimental) plant-care task to forget—unless you're utilizing the best drip irrigation system. Here are our top picks.

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How to get rid of mealy bugs (with pictures)

  • Nov 28, 2022
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Mealybugs can cause a great deal of damage to plants, and infestations can be difficult to control. Here’s how to get rid of them.

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Bird’s nest fern with brown tips? Here’s what to do.

  • Nov 27, 2022
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I know exactly how devastating it can be to watch your green and perky bird's nest fern develop brown tips. Here’s what to do with a bird's nest fern with brown tips.

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Organic plant food: my Arber Plant Food review

  • Nov 25, 2022
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Organic plant food does wonders in any garden, indoor or out. This is what’s in organic plant food and how Arber is making it a sustainable source of plant nutrition.

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How to make worm casting tea in 4 easy steps

  • Nov 25, 2022
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Bring your garden to life with this worm casting tea recipe. Learn how to make worm casting tea in 4 simple steps.

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Pomegranate bonsai tree care guide for beginners

  • Nov 25, 2022
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Imagine having a pomegranate tree right on your kitchen counter. And you can! Learn how to take care of your very own pomegranate bonsai tree.

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Is that mold on plant soil? Here’s what you need to know.

  • Nov 19, 2022
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Got mold on plant soil? Here’s what it looks like, how to treat it, and what causes it.

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Plant hardiness zones for indoor plants (with map)

  • Nov 17, 2022
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Understanding gardening zones can make houseplant care a whole lot easier for you. Here’s what to know about plant hardiness zones.

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Bonsai palm tree care: How to care for palm tree bonsais

  • Nov 06, 2022
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The easiest and lowest maintenance bonsai tree, the palm tree bonsai is perfect for those looking for a happy and easy indoor bonsai plant.

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Soltech Vita LED Bulb versus Sansi LED Bulb

  • Nov 05, 2022
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I wanted to know which grow light bulbs for indoor plants was best. So I tested the Soltech Vita LED bulb against the Sansi LED bulb. Here’s my favorite.

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Carmona Bonsai Care (Fukien Tea Bonsai)

  • Nov 05, 2022
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Learn how to care for a Fukien Tea Tree bonsai. It likes mild climates and humidity.

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Reviews

TESTED: my review of the Barrina LED lights

  • Nov 05, 2022
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I tried the Barrina LED light strips and they’re the best grow lights I’ve ever had. See how much my indoor plants loved them!

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Why are my pothos leaves curling? Here’s what to know.

  • Oct 29, 2022
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Are your pothos leaves curling? Here are the reasons why and how to fix it.

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Brown tips on your spider plant? What’s causing it and how to fix it.

  • Oct 29, 2022
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Got brown tips on your spider plant? Here’s what’s causing it and how to fix it.

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Reviews

the best air pumps for hydroponics for indoor gardening

  • Oct 29, 2022
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Wanting to venture into hydroponics? Then start with one of the best air pumps for hydroponics for healthy, happy roots.

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Reviews

the best grow tent humidifier for indoor gardening

  • Oct 19, 2022
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Here are the best humidifiers for grow tents, according to growers. We’ve had a moldy batch so we know what to look out for. Read our guide here.

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Here’s how to harvest worm castings

  • Oct 07, 2022
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Harvesting worm castings–sounds fun right?! Actually, yes! Worm compost makes fantastic fertilizers that will make your plants babies very happy. Here’s how to do it.

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Hardening off plants: how to harden off plants safely

  • Sep 25, 2022
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Before moving your plants outside, read this! Here's your guide to hardening off plants.

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How to use drip watering systems for potted plants

  • Sep 22, 2022
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I recently wrote about watering my plants while on vacation and recommended a drip irrigation system for anyone going away for more than a couple of weeks. Because I had experience with setting up a drip irrigation system for my outdoor plants when I was living in Queensland, I knew

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scale on fiddle leaf fig: how I finally got rid of them

  • Sep 18, 2022
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Got dreaded scale on your beloved fiddle leaf fig? Here's how to treat scale on fiddle leaf fig plants once and for all.

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TESTED: how to water plants while away (7 methods)

  • Sep 18, 2022
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Want to know how to keep your plants watered while away? I'm a digital nomad and here are my 7 methods for watering plants while on vacation.

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Plant sunburn: why it happens and how to prevent it

  • Sep 17, 2022
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Learn how to prevent sunburn. I share my experience here with a few pictures so that you can identify and prevent sunburn damage.

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Practical guide on how to care for your jade bonsai

  • Sep 16, 2022
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Here's a quick and dirty jade bonsai plant care guide for the juiciest and easiest bonsai there is!

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chinese elm bonsai care guide for beginners

  • Sep 12, 2022
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Want a fun and hardy outdoor bonsai tree? Try the Chinese Elm bonsai and follow these tips in this Chinese Elm bonsai care guide to get started.

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led vs fluorescent grow lights: which is best for indoor plants?

  • Sep 10, 2022
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Just like finding the right lighting for your home is important, plants prefer certain lighting to improve their grow spaces! Here’s the difference between fluorescent and LED grow lights and which to use for your indoor plants.

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how to use an air stone for plants (water propagation)

  • Sep 06, 2022
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Want to know my favorite trick for fast propagation? Using an air stone to pump fresh oxygen into the water where I’m propagating.

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