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More sweet potatoes in the garden via TikTok

@douglaswelch More sweet potatoes in the garden ##gardening ##garden ##sweetpotato ##grow ##food ##vegetables ♬ Hiking – Elgafar Follow Me On Instagram From my Instagram Feed Read more on this topic: Photo: Sweet potato harvest and Snowflakes rising In The Garden…Sweet Potato via TikTok [Video] In the garden…Sweet Potato Update [Video] Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet […]

Pittosporum Leaves via Instagram

Pittosporum Leaves Often we focus on the flowers of our garden plants while ignoring the leaves that provide then background and structure for those blooms to shine. Let’s give the leaves their due in the next few photos. Follow Me On Instagram From my Instagram Feed Read more on this topic: Pittosporum flowers #flowers #pittosporum […]

This Is the Easiest Way to Avoid Overwatering Plants, According to the Royal Horticultural Society via Apartment Therapy

Just like many other events (like our Small/Cool Experience!), the Royal Horticulture Society made their annual Chelsea Garden Show virtual for the first time in 107 years. While it’s not over, horticulturalist experts have already shared an abundance of tips on how to successfully grow your own plants—including a clever way on how to avoid overwatering it. Each day’s […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 46 in a series – Aztekium

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 46 in a series – Aztekium By Michael Wolf – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link The genus Aztekium contains two species of small globular cactus. Discovered in 1929 by F. Ritter, in Rayones, Nuevo León, Mexico, this genus was thought to be monotypic (with Aztekium ritteri) until a second species (Aztekium hintonii) was discovered by George S. Hinton, in Galeana, […]

7 apps to keep your plants alive and well via Mashable!

Yellowing leaves, brown tips, dry fronds. Whenever a plant displays its first signs of sickness, I immediately start to think what I might have done wrong.  Did I give my plant root rot by overwatering it? No, I’m probably under-watering it. Wait, maybe it’s just due for a re-pot, or does it just need a […]

If You’re New To Gardening, Start By Planting These 10 Plants via BuzzFeed

Tomatoes top The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s list of the best vegetables to grow for beginning gardeners. You can also grow tomatoes in hanging baskets if you live somewhere where outdoor growing space is in short supply. Just make sure that, wherever you plant them, they’ll get six hours of sunlight a day. You can see The Old Farmer’s Almanac guide […]

The Surprising Backstory of Victory Gardens via JSTOR Daily

Cultivating the earth as a response to moments of crisis dates back over a century, but not just as a relaxing activity. During World War I, writes Rose Hayden-Smith, a major Victory Garden movement promoted the idea of gardening as a civic duty. The goal was to increase food production on the home front, under the […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 45 in a series – Echeveria ‘Black Prince via Succulent City on Instagram

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 45 in a series – Echeveria ‘Black Prince via Succulent City on Instagram Obsessed with this Variegated Black Prince 🖤👑⁠This low-maintenance succulent thrives in arid conditions therefore water it sparingly – even once a month during winter.⁠Keep the leaves/rosette dry as it is susceptible to rot and fungal diseases.⁠ […]

Property tax incentives for urban agriculture via City Farmer

Some states and cities have created tax incentives, like reductions in property taxes or tax rebates, to help encourage urban agriculture. Usually the state legislature passes an enabling statute allowing localities to choose to enact an incentive and giving the locality the authority to establish eligibility criteria, determine the process for granting and maintaining the […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 44 in a series – Conophytum Bilobum

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 44 in a series – Conophytum Bilobum Conophytum bilobum is a small, stemless (or with a short stem with time) succulent, up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, with paired leaves up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) wide. The surface is slightly harsh to the touch, chalky-green and dotted […]