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All  |   Discussion (0)Gardening (General)

Plant health is similar to human health. Slow-release chemicals, stable levels of moisture and warmth, no focus on cosmetics or dress-ups, and moderate exposure to water, bacteria, and fresh air and water.

Also, plants are stronger when exposed to a wide variety of bacteria and other environmental changes.   Kelly Jones (322)

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When buying plants for your landscape, select well-adapted plant types for your soil, temperature range, and sun or shade exposure.   Kevin Solway (172)

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The most important step in pest management is to maintain healthy soil. It produces healthy plants, which are better able to withstand disease and insect damage.   Kevin Solway (172)

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Compost improves soil structure, texture, aeration, and increases the soil's water holding capacity. It also promotes soil fertility and stimulates healthy root development.   Kevin Solway (172)

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Cut up old margarine tubs and use them to create plant labels.   [guest]

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Compost: Egg shells are a welcome addition to any compost because they add calcium to the mix. However, they take a long time to break down. It is recommended you get a mortar and pestle and finely crush the shells before you add them to the compost. Otherwise they look very unsightly in the soil.   myxlfidian (150)

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Watering: It is advisable to do it at dusk or night so the water doesn't just evaporate away. It will seep further into the soil that way so that when the sun comes up, much of the water is already safe from evaporation underground.

For small pots, a trigger spray is better than a watering can. There's no chance of soil disruption with a fine mist. If you have seeds yet to germinate, a watering can might bring them to the surface where they may be eaten by small birds.   myxlfidian (150)

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Always hire some working class person to do your gardening. The last thing any self-respecting person would want is for the neighbours to spy you doing something like gardening.   Diogenes (25)

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