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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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ficus bonsai care: how to take care of your bonsai ficus tree

  • Sep 04, 2022
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Want a low maintenance, high reward bonsai tree? Try the ficus bonsai. Ficus bonsai care is ridiculously easy, here's how to do it.

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the best indoor herb garden kits for the kitchen

  • Aug 30, 2022
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We looked at all of the best indoor herb garden kits and picked our favorites. Here are our top picks for your new favorite kitchen gadget.

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how to use compost accelerator for faster composting

  • Aug 30, 2022
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Ready to accelerate your compost game? Time to get a compost accelerator! Here’s what it does and how to use it.

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topped plant vs non topped: a guide to topping cannabis

  • Aug 26, 2022
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So, what’s the difference between topped vs non-topped cannabis? For one, topped cannabis plants have a higher yield, so your plant can be top dog. Keep reading for our complete guide to topping cannabis.

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raising grow tent humidity: how to do it & what to know

  • Aug 24, 2022
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Raising your marijuana babies also means raising humidity in your grow tent. Here’s how to do it & what you need to know.

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4 marijuana trimming techniques (and when to use them)

  • Aug 20, 2022
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So, what is trimming and when do you need to do it? Let’s unpack why trimming will make your Mary Jane a happy gal. These are all of the marijuana trimming techniques you need to know to boost your yield.

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grow lamps 101: purple grow light vs white light

  • Aug 17, 2022
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No need to waste your energy–we’ve got your grow light needs covered. Here’s how to tell the difference between purple grow light vs white light when growing.

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compost starter 101: when you need it and how to make it

  • Aug 17, 2022
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An easy way to reuse your food scraps is by adding them to your soil! Here are our tips on how to make a compost starter.

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our tips on controlling grow tent humidity

  • Aug 12, 2022
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High humidity can lead to big problems for your marijuana plants and, to be blunt, isn’t always good for us plant parents either. But don’t stress, learn our tips on how to control humidity in a grow tent here.

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battle of the brands: spider farmer vs. mars hydro

  • Aug 10, 2022
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There are hundreds of grow light options on the market, so choosing a brand can be quite overwhelming. Here, we give you the inside scoop on two of the industry’s biggest rivals: Spider Farmer vs Mars Hydro. Let’s narrow down some options for you!

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How set up grow tent lighting for ideal coverage

  • Aug 10, 2022
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A successful grow isn’t all about buying top of the line equipment: it's how you use it. Learn how to set up ideal grow tent lighting here.

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how to use a self watering pot (Greenery Unlimited review)

  • Aug 10, 2022
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We tested a self-watering pot by Greenery Unlimited and I'm already in love. See how you can switch your watering schedule to a self-watering dream.

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the best hydroponic tower for indoor gardening

  • Aug 09, 2022
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A world where you can enjoy year-round, homegrown produce without having to constantly putter around in the garden is possible thanks to hydroponic towers. Here are our picks.

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how to lower humidity in your grow tent

  • Aug 06, 2022
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As cannabis grows, less humidity is needed. Here’s our tips on how to lower humidity in your grow tent. Let’s get your marijuana thriving!

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how long does compost take to turn into nutritious soil? it depends

  • Aug 01, 2022
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Patience, grasshopper! Usable compost may take some time, but it’s such a great way to turn food into fuel for your plants. So, how long does compost actually take? Let’s break it down.

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how much light does monstera need?

  • Jul 24, 2022
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Light = energy for monstera! Too little results in weak growth, but too much causes burnout. Discover the perfect balance of how much light a monstera needs..

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10 essential oils for plants that treat pests, fungus, and more

  • Jul 17, 2022
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Got some pesky little insects taking over your houseplants? Here are the top 10 essential oils for plants to fight pests, fungus, and more.

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how to propagate swiss cheese plant (3 ways)

  • Jul 15, 2022
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Want to know how to propagate swiss cheese plants? Here are 3 propagation stations I set up when my monstera adansonii got a little leggy.

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best grow lights for seedlings: how to sprout your seedlings safely

  • Jul 05, 2022
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There's nothing quite as hopeful as a seedling emerging from damp soil, ready to take on the world. Here are the best grow lights for seedlings to get you started.

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plant experiments: which fertilizer makes plants grow faster

  • Jul 03, 2022
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We love running plant experiments to find out what really works (and doesn’t). Which fertilizer makes plants grow faster? We tested 5 fertilizers to find out.

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soil draining: how to make your soil drain better

  • Jul 02, 2022
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Getting drained by unhealthy soil? Follow these tips on how to make your soil drain better for a happy, healthy life for your plants.

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how to loosen compacted soil in pots

  • Jul 01, 2022
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Hey girl, loosen up! Compacted soil is annoying but fixable. Keep reading for our best tips on how to loosen compacted soil in pots.

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best T5 grow lights: the perfect grow light for indoor plants

  • Jun 28, 2022
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These compact fluorescent lights are the perfect addition to your indoor garden. Here are the best T5 grow lights that will keep your plants happy.

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our *hands on* MARS HYDRO TSW 2000 review (with photos)

  • Jun 21, 2022
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We tested the MARS HYDRO TSW 2000 LED Grow Light on our indoor plants. Here’s what happened.

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can you leave grow lights on 24 hours a day?

  • Jun 17, 2022
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More light means more energy and faster growth for many indoor plants. But can you leave grow lights on 24 hours a day? This is why you shouldn't.

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how to choose the right bonsai soil

  • Jun 15, 2022
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Growing bonsai trees requires a very delicate balance of care and the type of soil you use is the most important consideration. Here’s our advice on how to choose the right bonsai soil.

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diy propagation station: how to make an plant propagation station

  • Jun 15, 2022
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Put your plant cuttings on display with this eye-catching and easy-to-make diy propagation station.

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the best pH meter to test soil conditions

  • Jun 14, 2022
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Want healthy plants? It starts with healthy soil. Here are the best pH meters to test soil pH, moisture, and light levels for healthy, happy plants.

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the best soilless potting mix for happy plant roots

  • Jun 13, 2022
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You don’t need potting soil for healthy, happy plants. It’s true! Here’s our top picks for the best soilless potting mix.

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rubber plant fertilizer: what your rubber plants need to be happy

  • Jun 11, 2022
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Rubber plants are pretty easy to please, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have needs. Here’s what to look for in a rubber plant fertilizer.

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how close should grow lights be to plants?

  • Jun 10, 2022
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Whether you opt for natural light or grow lights, it's important to know how much exposure your plants need. How close should grow lights be to your plants, you may ask? Let’s find out!

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how to grow a gardenia bonsai

  • Jun 07, 2022
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Want your gardenia bonsai to flourish and blossom? Follow these tips and tricks to understand how to grow a gardenia bonsai.

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dracaena fertilizer: how much and when to fertilize

  • Jun 02, 2022
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Put the pep back in your snake plants with tips from our simple guide for how and when to use dracaena fertilizer.

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how to grow herbs from seeds (how I did it)

  • Jun 01, 2022
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Did someone say DIY indoor herb garden? That's a pretty big ‘dill’! No more confusing planting instructions, ain’t nobody got ‘thyme’ for that. We’ll show you an easy way to grow your favourite herbs from seeds!

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here’s how much fertilizer per plant to use

  • May 29, 2022
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Plants have a lot of caretaking needs, but don’t stress. We’ll let you in on our plant-parenting secrets; specifically how much fertilizer your plant babies need!

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fiddle leaf fig fertilizer: here’s how to feed your fiddle leaf

  • May 28, 2022
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Still trying to FIGure out your fiddle leaf fig plant? Here are our best tips for best practices to keep your fiddle leaf fig properly fertilized.

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the 12 best grow tents for indoor plants

  • May 27, 2022
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If you're looking for the best grow tents for indoor plants, then you're in the right place. To find out which would best suit your indoor garden, check out our top picks.

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semi hydroponics nutrients, according to experts

  • May 25, 2022
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We asked Jennifer how she keeps her indoor plants so happy with her semi hydroponics system. These are her recommendations.

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soil conditioner: the what, why & how

  • May 24, 2022
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Looking for that secret something to get your plant glowing like an Insta influencer who #wokeuplikethis? Enter: soil conditioner.

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scale on monstera: what to do and how to save it

  • May 22, 2022
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Struggling with scale on monstera? Right when you think they're gone, the little buggers re-emerge with a new leaf shoot. Ugh! This is what to do about it.

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4 types of soil and what they’re good for (according to science)

  • May 19, 2022
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What material on Earth is more valuable AND more abundant than diamonds? 💎 Soil, of course! Learn about types of soil here.

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