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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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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

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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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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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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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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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8 best soil moisture meter options for indoor plants

  • Apr 21, 2022
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Stop playing guessing games when it comes to watering your plants! We've rounded up the best soil moisture meter picks.

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how to fix root rot: signs, symptoms, and how to save your plant

  • Apr 15, 2022
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First one to the plant store is a rotten…root! Before you give up on your plants with root rot, take a look at these tips on how to spot the rot &

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how to test soil ph with a ph meter

  • Mar 29, 2022
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If you’ve ever accidentally over-fertilized your indoor plants, then you’ll want to learn how to test soil ph with a ph meter. Here’s how.

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how often to repot plants? 5 signs it’s time to do it now

  • Mar 26, 2022
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Figuring out how often to repot plants is both an art and a science. Learn how to read your plant's cues that it's time for a new home in this guide.

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expert tips for diy soilless potting mix

  • Mar 08, 2022
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We interviewed Kenny Kong, creator of The Chonk, a soil-less potting mix about how to make well-draining potting soil. Here’s his diy potting mix recipe.

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the best LECA balls (expanded clay pebbles) for your plants

  • Jan 29, 2022
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LECA balls are all the rage these days, and for good reason. This growing medium is a clean, low-maintenance alternative to growing plants in potting soil. These are our top picks for

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the best soil for pothos: 6 elements of the perfect blend

  • Jan 29, 2022
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Do you want to move beyond keeping your pothos baseline alive, and actually help it thrive? The real secret to abundant foliage is in the dirt, folks! Choose from our picks of

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best soil for aloe vera

  • Jan 29, 2022
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What can’t you do with aloe vera? I mean, seriously? This plant has medicinal super powers, but you’ll need the best soil for aloe vera to be able to take advantage of

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the best soil for indoor plants (and what’s really in it)

  • Jan 29, 2022
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In this guide, we’ve closely reviewed the best soil for indoor plants and have six picks for all of your indoor gardening needs. All-around mix? Check. Soilless soil? Check! Read up and

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composting for beginners: how to compost at home for beginners

  • Jan 18, 2022
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We wanted to know how to compost at home for beginners, so we interviewed a vermicompost expert. Here’s how to get rich nutrient-dense soil fast in this post about composting for beginners.

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the best soil for snake plants that will keep them happy

  • Jan 11, 2022
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The best soil for snake plants provides plenty of drainage and nutrients. Here’s how to make your own soil for your beloved snake plants.

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here’s the best soil for monstera plants

  • Dec 10, 2021
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The right kind of potting soil will make a big difference in the health and appearance of your indoor Monstera Deliciosa. Here's the best soil for monstera plants.

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how to make potting soil for indoor plants, plus my secret ingredient

  • Nov 29, 2021
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Want to learn how to make potting soil for indoor plants? It's pretty easy, plus I share my secret ingredient for healthy soil.

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how to use leca for plants: step-by-step guide with pictures

  • Nov 27, 2021
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Using leca for plants is a fun way to propagate plants. I tried this method to see what it was like. Here's how to do it.

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what to do with extra scoby (hint: it’s good for the soil)

  • Nov 21, 2021
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I decided to feed my extra scoby to the worm farm. I am documenting the process so that you can try it on your garden and indoor plants too.

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an expert explains how to use moss poles for houseplants

  • Nov 15, 2021
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A moss pole retains moisture so that your climbing or vining house plants can get a drink while moving away from a more traditional water source, like, say, moist soil in a

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