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Caring For Feather Duster Trees – How To Grow A Feather Duster Tree

By Mary Ellen Ellis

The Brazilian feather duster tree is a large, fast-growing tropical tree that may also grow well in the desert and that is hardier to cold winter temperatures than is typically expected for a tropical plant. Learn more about this amazing tree in the following article.


What Is A Cherimoya – Cherimoya Tree Info And Care Tips

By Amy Grant

Cherimoya trees are subtropical to mild temperate trees that will tolerate very light frosts. Cherimoya is closely related to the sugar apple and is, in fact, also called the custard apple. Learn about growing cherimoya fruit, and other interesting info in this article.


Azadirachtin Vs. Neem Oil – Are Azadirachtin And Neem Oil The Same Thing

What is azadirachtin insecticide? Are azadirachtin and neem oil the same? These are two common questions for gardeners seeking organic or less toxic solutions to pest control. We’ll explore the relationship between neem oil and azadirachtin insecticide in this article.


Growing Purple Potatoes: Blue And Purple Potato Varieties

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

For many home gardeners, the allure of growing unique varieties of fruits and vegetables is undeniable. The addition of these crops is an exciting way to introduce new foods and reap their health benefits too. Learn about growing purple and blue potato plants here.


Bee Hazard Labels – What Are Bee Hazard Warnings

By Teo Spengler

If you pick up a pesticide these days, you may find bee hazard labels on the bottle. That’s to warn about pesticides that harm bees, American’s number one pollinator insect, and to inform consumers of how to protect bees. Click this article for more information.


Foraging For Edible Wild Onions: Can You Eat Meadow Garlic Weeds

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

For most, learning how to accurately identify wild foods greatly changes the way in which they perceive nature. One commonly foraged plant, meadow garlic, may be hiding in plain sight in the front lawn right now. Can you eat meadow garlic weeds? Find out here.


What Is Rice Brown Leaf Spot – Treating Brown Spots On Rice Crops

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Brown leaf spot rice is one of the most serious diseases that can affect rice. It usually begins with leaf spot on young leaves and, if not treated properly, it can decrease yield substantially. If you’re growing a crop of rice, this article can help.


Planting Catnip In A Pot – How To Grow Catnip In Containers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

If you have kitties, you know they are passionate about catnip. Organic catnip is best but can be hard to source and expensive when you do find it. Catnip container care is easy and suitable for even a novice so anyone can grow their own. Learn more here.


Nigella Herbal Remedies – How To Use Nigella Sativa As An Herb Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Nigella sativa, often just called nigella or black cumin, is an herb native to the Mediterranean region. The seeds have long been used in the kitchen to add flavor to dishes and baked goods and for reported healing properties. Learn about using nigella as an herb here.


Fertigation Guide: Is Fertigation Good For Plants

By Amy Grant

Many gardeners use either a water-soluble fertilizer or a slow release fertilizer to feed plants, but there’s a new method called fertigation. What is fertigation and does fertigation work? The following article discusses how to fertigate plants in the garden.


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