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How to Soften Hard Water for Plants

If you live in an area with particularly hard water, the likelihood is that you use a water softener to treat it prior to use. However, not all water softeners or water conditioners function in the same way, and some of them produce water that can be harmful when given to plants over a long period of time, due to the high sodium content. This is particularly true if it is the only type of water that the plants receive (ie. no rainwater, distilled water, or purified water is used to wash out the excess salt build-up from the softened water).
However, there is a …

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How to Keep your Greenhouse Plants Healthy

Gardening is easy for some. However, when it comes to indoor gardens and greenhouses, it’s a different story. Tending for your plants may not pose much of a challenge when you’re working with the earth. However, some are likely to panic when your greenhouse set-ups lead up to a nutrient deficiency. Fortunately, you can muster the process of fertilization to keep your plants in the best shape.
Greenhouse Gardens: Struggles and Solutions
Greenhouse gardening is a different approach, and it comes with a lot of challenges. We summarized the challenge into three main points: Soilless Planting, Nutrient …

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Planting and Gardening on Sandy Soil

Growing plants has become all the rage these days. To have high-quality plants, however, you need to ensure the quality of the soil. Ideally, when dampened and rolled into a sausage-like shape, you’d prefer soil that holds its shape then eventually breaks apart. If it breaks apart immediately, you have what is known as “sandy soil.”
Sandy Soil has several disadvantages. Some of the drawbacks of sandy soil include fewer nutrients, retaining less moisture, and being more acidic. Despite these challenges, there are several ways to improve …

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How to Pre-Seed the Garden in Fall

Planting seeds in late fall or early winter can be the key to strong and bountiful plants for spring. This is a process called “Pre-seeding”; Mimicking how Mother Nature herself prepares for spring harvest. By doing this simple technique, plants are likely to grow healthier and resilient. Thus, you can be guaranteed a larger and more quality yield.
But before anything else, what kind of seeds can survive this process? Because you’re planting them in soil that will be going through winter, they should be invulnerable to frost and the cold. The seeds should also be made for early spring and self-sowing.
Seeds to …

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