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January 17, 2019

Beyond anything else, the most frequently asked houseplant questions are about watering. This is why the first question I addressed in my Garden Center FAQ post had to do with watering. In that post, I answered how often to water houseplants, but I did not specifi...

April 5, 2018

Are there any smartphone apps out there that you use to aid your gardening? If so, I'd love to hear about them. I have four gardening apps on my phone:

I've previously mentioned Mother Earth News' When to Plant app ($1.99 for Android and iPhone) for a general planting a...

October 12, 2017

We built a new compost bin a few weeks ago. I have to be honest: when I say "we," what I mean to say is that I told Jason what to do and got in his way while he lifted things and operated power tools.

We used this design from Practically Functional with a few minor modi...

May 18, 2017

One of the many benefits of working at a garden center is getting to assist customers with creating heartfelt gifts for their loved ones. A few weeks ago, a customer explained that he and his wife had recently bought a house with a yard and that the following day was h...

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