Bee Balm: How To Grow And Care For Monarda

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We all want to encourage pollinators to populate our gardens. After all, without those pollinating insects, we don’t have flowers or produce! And so, to draw beneficial insects to our yards, we tend to use plants like bee balm. But what is bee balm, exactly? It’s a part of the mint family (Lamiaceae), and an … Read more

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Army Worms: Eliminating These Munching Menaces

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If you’ve ever watched a row of plants get demolished by army worms, you’ll know in part how they get their name. These ravenous little caterpillars will devour an entire plant and then move on en-masse to the next, gobbling that one down with equal vigor. But what exactly is an armyworm? Are there different … Read more

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How to Make Firewood Logs from a Fallen Tree

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When faced with the rising cost of natural gas and oil, some homeowners decide to choose a more economical source of fuel: firewood. Nowadays, it’s become an abundant natural resource with all of the replanting initiatives around the country. If you have trees in your garden , it’s convenient and economical to make firewood from … Read more

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How to Make Firewood Logs from a Fallen Tree

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When faced with the rising cost of natural gas and oil, some homeowners decide to choose a more economical source of fuel: firewood. Nowadays, it’s become an abundant natural resource with all of the replanting initiatives around the country. If you have trees in your garden , it’s convenient and economical to make firewood from … Read more

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How to Make Firewood Logs from a Fallen Tree

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When faced with the rising cost of natural gas and oil, some homeowners decide to choose a more economical source of fuel: firewood. Nowadays, it’s become an abundant natural resource with all of the replanting initiatives around the country. If you have trees in your garden , it’s convenient and economical to make firewood from … Read more

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Asparagus Beetles: All You Need To Know About The Crioceris Species

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Asparagus is a great crop to grow. This perennial produces delicious spears every year in the spring. But there is a down side to growing this phenomenal edible… the asparagus beetle. You might not be alarmed when you see the first couple asparagus beetles, but if they’re not dealt with quickly, you will have a … Read more

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26 Cold Frame Plans For Your Winter Garden

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As the cold weather starts to come on, many of us sigh and look forward to the start of the spring again, when we can once more grow fresh vegetables and fruit for our tables. But it doesn’t have to be like that! There’s many cold-weather vegetables that can easily grow with just a little … Read more

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Tomato Hornworms: Wiping Out Manduca Quinquemaculata

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Anyone who’s as much a fan of home-grown tomatoes as I am is terrified of this fat green tomato worm, and for good reason. Tomato hornworms can destroy tomato plants in rapid-fire fashion. But there’s still hope! With some preparation and careful management, you can get rid of this garden pest and keep it from … Read more

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Tomato Hornworms: Wiping Out Manduca Quinquemaculata

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Anyone who’s as much a fan of home-grown tomatoes as I am is terrified of this fat green tomato worm, and for good reason. Tomato hornworms can destroy tomato plants in rapid-fire fashion. But there’s still hope! With some preparation and careful management, you can get rid of this garden pest and keep it from … Read more

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Potato Bugs: How To Wipe Out Leptinotarsa Decemlineata

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The potato bug, also called the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), is a very common agricultural pest. Many have bemoaned the day that these pesky little bugs appear in their garden. But there’s ways to wipe them out! Today I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about the potato bug and how … Read more

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Potato Bugs: How To Wipe Out Leptinotarsa Decemlineata

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The potato bug, also called the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), is a very common agricultural pest. Many have bemoaned the day that these pesky little bugs appear in their garden. But there’s ways to wipe them out! Today I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about the potato bug and how … Read more

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Potato Bugs: How To Wipe Out Leptinotarsa Decemlineata

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The potato bug, also called the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), is a very common agricultural pest. Many have bemoaned the day that these pesky little bugs appear in their garden. But there’s ways to wipe them out! Today I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about the potato bug and how … Read more

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Potato Bugs: How To Wipe Out Leptinotarsa Decemlineata

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The potato bug, also called the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), is a very common agricultural pest. Many have bemoaned the day that these pesky little bugs appear in their garden. But there’s ways to wipe them out! Today I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about the potato bug and how … Read more

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How to Use a Spotting Scope for Shooting

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When using a spotting scope for shooting purposes, the benefits can be great than just using your guns scope. You can opt to have a second person around who will be doing the actual viewing or you can simply do it yourself.

Here, we will look at why spotting scopes make exceptional shooting accessories and why in our opinion they are a must have for hunters who wish to score game at long ranges.

The first step towards shooting with a scope is to have everything at the right level. Whether lying down or standing up, ensure that both the gun and the shooting scope are at a comfortable viewing position facing the target.

Why use a spotting scope?

Before looking at how to use the spotting scope as a shooting tool, it is important to understand why you are doing it. A spotting scope offers a secondary option for viewing the target. Forhunters, this could be that plump white tail deer or moose 1000 yards away.

Thanks to the high magnification levels achieved by spotting scopes,it is possible to view the actual trajectory of the bullet as well as the impact. With rifles, this may not be possible as the guns recoil will make you lose focus. When you are only using the guns scope, the only way to know that you have hit the target at such a long range is if it tips over.

Using the spotting scope

When shooting, the barrel of the gun and the spotting scope need to be next to each other in close proximity facing the target. Some hunters prefer the scope lying slightly above the barrel of the gun. Before making the shot, the target needs to be clearly visible through the spotting scope. You will need to adjust the focus knobs to acquire a clear image setting.

Once you have achieved this it is time to make the shot. Looking at the target and pulling the trigger, you can only hope that the line of fire is correct.

What happens when you don’t hit the target?

This is the main challenge faced in long range shooting. When hunting big horn ship on the other steep slope of a mountain range, the gun may indicate that the target is in line, but when you take the shot it misses. This is caused by weather conditions. Wind speed, wind direction can alter the projectory of the bullet as it flies towards your target making it curve right, left or downwards.

And this is where the spotting scope proves its worth. You will be able to follow the vapour trail formed as the bullet leaves the barrel of the gun and flies through the air. This will give you valuable information on how the weather conditions are constantly shifting helping you adjust your aim accordingly. It is possible to estimate how much tilt you need to put on the gun in order to hit the target.

Does this mean you will need multiple shots?

Not necessarily, shooting using a spotting scope does not mean that you will have to miss your target to make the necessary adjustment. This only happens IF you miss.

The clarity offered by the spotting scope allows the shooter to see the mirages, as well as how plants in the area are moving due to the wind direction and speed. This allows them to constantly judge the right shooting conditions.

When itis required for the shooter to wait then that is exactly what he will do. If the conditions do not however change and the wind is moving in a particular direction constantly, then it’s up to the shooter to make a decision on when to best take the shot and how to align his gun barrel.

There are plenty of advantages of using a spotting scope for hunting least of which is to make those long-range kills. Any hunter knows that one of the greatest things to master is patience. Unlike shooting in a range where the target is stationary, animals will almost always be moving. This makes hunting extra difficult. However, by learning to use the right type of equipment, you will be well on your way to being an excellent shot.

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Eric John is the founder of LifeUnderSky.com. This blog focuses on hunting/shooting/survival. As in his experienced, He will guide you through the Do’s and Don’ts of the hunting world and transform you into a better hunter. Whether you are an experienced hunting or an absolute beginner, you will find a gem!

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8 Must-Have Native Shrubs and Trees for Midwestern Fall Color

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We all love trees and shrubs that have beautiful fall color. We also love birds and butterflies. We can help these creatures by asking for native plants when we shop at garden centers. See: 16 Invasive Species Sold at Garden Centers You Should Never Buy Butterflies need native plants to reproduce successfully and produce caterpillars. … Read more

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Winter Weather Preparation: The Best Ice Melts For 2017

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For at least a short time each year, we all like having a winter wonderland. But snow and ice tend to cause major problems on our driveways or walkways. The snow can be shoveled out of the way with a good snow shovel, but the ice is a bit more complicated to remove. So what’s … Read more

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Stunning Succulents: Fertilizing Your Drought-Tolerant Plants

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You just brought home that cute little cactus that you’d been eyeing at the market. Or maybe it’s a jade plant that you want to grow lush and green and fill in space in your yard. Perhaps it’s the fractal-like aloe polyphylla, or for that matter a good aloe vera plant. Whatever your choice, you’ve … Read more

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50+ Free Raised Bed Garden Plans And Ideas That Are Easy To Build

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If any backyard furniture deserves an award for being highly utilitarian, the raised garden bed is a top contender! In essence, a raised bed is a massive planting box. It doesn’t sound like much when it’s described like that, but it solves a lot of problems. A raised garden bed provides drainage so your plants … Read more

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Killing Squash Bugs: How To Identify and Control Anasa Tristis

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In late summer, your pumpkin patch starts showing odd signs of wilt. It’s patchy at first, but you start noticing yellowed and darkened leaves, wilted vines, and you may actually start seeing young pumpkins start to turn yellow and die on the vine. Your zucchini plant’s starting to do the same. And worse, you’re seeing … Read more

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How to Remove Rust From Tools The Easiest Way

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It happens to all of us gardeners… We’re out in the garden: pruning, hoeing, clipping, thinning…and we forget to pick up a tool. This happened to me recently with my beloved Felco F-2 Hand Pruners, arguably some of the best pruners you’ll ever buy. They’ll last you a lifetime…IF you take care of them. Mine … Read more

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Fall Garden Guide: How to Plan, Pick, and Grow The Best Fall Vegetables

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WINTER IS COMING! But before it does, there is still the autumn, and many people can manage to squeak another batch of fall vegetables out at this time of year. But when should you have your plants in the ground, and how much time do they need before they produce? There are more questions about … Read more

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How To Clean, Protect, and Care For Your Outdoor Furniture Year-Round

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After much hard work, you have a beautiful garden bursting with flowers and glorious harvests of various vegetable and fruity goodness. However, an unseemly horror lurks in the corner of your mini-Eden, long forgotten as the seasons have cycled from one to the next. Yes, that’s right, your unloved garden furniture. It’s there. It looks … Read more

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Cabbage Worms: Everything You Need To Know About the Pieris Species

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You’re starting to find holes in the leaves of your kale, and for that matter, in your cabbage, brussels sprouts, or other brassica-family plants. The leaves of the neat rows of radishes you’ve planted are showing signs of chewing, too. Some leaves have little off-white or yellowish spots on their undersides. And you just saw … Read more

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Viparspectra Review: Are These LEDs Worth It?

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With the explosion of hydroponics, indoor growing, and the LED grow light industry, it’s no surprise that there are a ton of companies in the market right now. A few years ago, LEDs were all the rage and companies were touting incredible yields with low energy costs… It wasn’t completely false, but the marketing claims were far … Read more

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Cabbage Loopers: All About Trichoplusia Ni And How To Eliminate Them

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There’s something crawling along the leaves of your arugula, and it looks like a little inchworm. It’s green, and it is snacking as it goes, leaving holes throughout your plants. There’s another on your cabbage, and another one on your radish leaves. What’s going on here? You have just discovered the cabbage looper in your … Read more

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Best Expandable Hoses You Can Buy Today

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It’s impossible to have a garden without water. Plants need it, lawns need it. We all have to have a way of conveying that water to where it needs to be. And we all have old, heavyweight hoses lying about, as they’re a requirement in the yard. But in recent years, expandable garden hoses have … Read more

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Best Expandable Hoses You Can Buy Today

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It’s impossible to have a garden without water. Plants need it, lawns need it. We all have to have a way of conveying that water to where it needs to be. And we all have old, heavyweight hoses lying about, as they’re a requirement in the yard. But in recent years, expandable garden hoses have … Read more

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Bleeding Heart Flower: How to Care For Dicentra Spectabilis

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Ever wondered if there was a heart-shaped flower that you could give to your loved one? Well, look no further, because here’s a type of plant that produces strings of up to twenty of them at a time! Dicentra spectabilis, now known officially as Lamprocapnos spectabilis, is known more popularly by its original taxonomical name. … Read more

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20+ Inspiring and Free Gardening Documentaries

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I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with gardening videos and documentaries. There are so many different ways to garden and such a wealth of knowledge on YouTube these days that it’s hard not to be addicted to it. Plus, everyone is sharing all of this information for free! There are some truly inspiring gardens and gardeners … Read more

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Cycling a Tank for Aquaponics With or Without Fish

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Aquaponics sounds complex, but it’s really not… It just takes a little bit of knowledge and you can be off to the races, growing plants and fish in perfect harmony. In an aquaponic system, you attempt to create a symbiotic relationship between fish or other aquatic creatures, bacteria and hydroponically grown plants. The fish waste is … Read more

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8 Simple Habits All Expert Gardeners Do Every Day

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If I had it my way, I’d have titled this: The 20,493 Tips Successful Gardeners All Follow. What I’m saying is, there are a million little things that incredible gardeners do to get amazing harvests and beautiful gardens. This list is my summary of the bigger ones — the essentials that many newer gardeners overlook or … Read more

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The Best Brush Cutter: Gas and Electric Options

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If you’re at war with overgrown grasses and shrubbery on your property, you already know that a cheap low-powered weed whacker isn’t going to cut it. You need something more powerful. But how do you choose a brush cutter that will handle the bushy undergrowth you have? Do you want something that multitasks, or just … Read more

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How To Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms (For Fun Or Profit)

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Do you want to know how to grow oyster mushrooms successfully without having to purchase a new kit each time? Perhaps you’d like to grow a variety which isn’t typically found in kits? Let’s see what you need to get started and how to do it! Most oyster mushrooms are low-calorie foods that are high … Read more

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Best Outdoor Storage Sheds: Small, Large, Vertical, & Steel!

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Winter is coming. No, really, it’s coming — and you want to be able to park your car in your overflowing garage again. What can you do? Get an outdoor storage shed, of course! Top Choices: Best Vertical Shed: Suncast BMS1500 Vertical Utility Shed Best Steel Shed: Arrow Sheds HM86 Hamlet Steel Storage Shed Best … Read more

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Best Shovels: Choosing the Right Shovel For Your Specific Needs

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If you have a garden, you have a shovel. In fact, it’s very likely you have more than one shovel. You might have one with a curved blade and a pointed tip. You may have a narrow one with flat sides, or a gigantic one that’s almost more of a giant spoon-like conveyance device. You … Read more

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Best Log Splitters: Slide-Hammer, Manual, Electric, Gas-Powered, Large Hydraulic or Kinetic

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Anyone who has a fireplace or wood stove knows the difficulty of preparing their firewood for winter use. But there’s a wealth of options out there for turning stumps into logs or kindling. I’ll delve into the details of log splitters and see what option may be the best for your home! Best Slide-Hammer Splitter: … Read more

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53 Tomato Trellis Designs (Completely Free)

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While some people grow determinate tomatoes so that they don’t have to worry about a trellis, anyone who wants to grow an indeterminate variety is going to need one. Whether short or tall, big or small, I’ve got a list of different options which will help ensure your tomatoes have the support that they need … Read more

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53 Tomato Trellis Designs (Completely Free)

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While some people grow determinate tomatoes so that they don’t have to worry about a trellis, anyone who wants to grow an indeterminate variety is going to need one. Whether short or tall, big or small, I’ve got a list of different options which will help ensure your tomatoes have the support that they need … Read more

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Spanish Moss: Grow and Care for Tillandsia Usneoides

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Everyone knows what Spanish moss is. It’s that stuff that gently sways in the breeze as it drapes over the branches of an old oak tree in the South, right? But what really is Spanish moss? Is it actually Spanish? Is it actually a moss — or something else entirely? Today we’re going to take … Read more

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Bromeliads: Grow and Care for Bromeliaceae

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Do you love tropical, humidity-loving plants with vibrant and stunning flowers? Perhaps you’re into odd spiky “air-plants” that seem to grow with no care at all? Do you enjoy the island flavor of roasted pineapple? Or do you prefer your trees all draped in thick, swaying coats of moss? How about drought-tolerant, heat-loving plants that … Read more

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Spider Mites: Everything You Need To Know

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Have you ever had a plant which appears to be starting to turn yellow in patches, or which has super-fine webs all over it but you can’t see any spiders? If so, you may about to be at war with a very common pest both indoors and outdoors – spider mites. Let’s get you brought … Read more

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Best Compost Tumblers For Your Garden

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There’s nothing more beneficial for your garden than the addition of a good quality compost. Because composting itself is relatively easy, lots of people do it in a wide variety of ways. Today, we’ll focus on compost tumblers, sometimes called batch composters, and do a comparison of the top varieties. Best Overall Tumbler: Good Ideas … Read more

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Best Worm Composters: Indoor, Tray, and Flow-Through

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Most gardeners are familiar with worm castings. They’re one of the best organic fertilizers and composts out there. You can generate your own castings using your kitchen scraps and a worm composter, also called a vermicomposter. But what is the best worm composter, and how do you choose with the wide variety that are out … Read more

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Best Worm Composters: Indoor, Tray, and Flow-Through

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Most gardeners are familiar with worm castings. They’re one of the best organic fertilizers and composts out there. You can generate your own castings using your kitchen scraps and a worm composter, also called a vermicomposter. But what is the best worm composter, and how do you choose with the wide variety that are out … Read more

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Best Loppers: Bypass, Anvil, Compound, and More

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So you have a tree that needs to be trimmed, and your handheld pruners just won’t cut it – both figuratively and literally. What should you do? Invest in a quality pair of loppers, of course! But how do you decide what you need, and is there really any differences between them? Let’s discover all … Read more

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Best Lawn Sweepers: Push, Tow-Behind, and Large Sweeper Picks

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Lawn sweeping can feel like a daunting chore, especially if it’s done manually. Some people even hire professional teams or individuals to clean up their yards, which sounds great at first glance. But… Leaves continue to fall and you will have to keep hiring professionals again and again, which will add up. For this reason, … Read more

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Jasmine Plant: Grow and Care for Jasminum

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Blooming in the summertime, jasmine flowers are known for their sweet, exotic fragrance on warm evenings. This unique scent is often used in perfumes, and the flowers are widely popular, too — varieties of jasmine are the national flowers of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Pakistan. Not all jasmines are aromatic, though many popular varieties are. … Read more

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65 DIY Potting Bench Plans (Completely Free)

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Are you tired of starting seeds on the kitchen table or crouching down to transplant from one pot to another on the ground? If so, you’ll want to build a potting bench. Here you’ll find a wide variety of potting tables, benches, and stations to choose from, as well as building instructions. These range from … Read more

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65 DIY Potting Bench Plans (Completely Free)

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Are you tired of starting seeds on the kitchen table or crouching down to transplant from one pot to another on the ground? If so, you’ll want to build a potting bench. Here you’ll find a wide variety of potting tables, benches, and stations to choose from, as well as building instructions. These range from … Read more

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Best Watering Cans: Plastic, Metal, Outdoor, Indoor, and Misters

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A watering can (also known as a watering pot) is an easy way to water plants by hand and usually comes with a spout and a handle. Most watering cans hold between 1-2.5 gallons of water and are made from plastic, ceramic, or metal. Watering cans have been used since the 17th century (or earlier) … Read more

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Grain Mill Buyer’s Guide: Choosing The Best Countertop Grain Mill

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Do you like the idea of being able to grind your own wheat or making your very own peanut butter at home? Are you searching for a way to become more self-sufficient? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then you may have considered purchasing a grain mill in the past. While grain … Read more

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Perlite: What It Is And How To Use It In Your Garden

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When you open up a bag of commercial potting mix, you expect to see little white specks in it without really questioning why they’re there. But what is perlite, really? What is perlite made of? What does it do for the soil, and is there a reason to add more? Here, we’ll explore the world … Read more

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Catmint: Grow and Care for Nepeta

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So many catmint varieties, so little time! There are over 250 species of Nepeta in Europe and Asia. But only a fraction of these make it onto a gardener’s list of must-haves. Most catnip plants produce a tightly-packed cluster of green or grey-green leafy foliage from which brilliant catnip flowers spring forth in shades of … Read more

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Best Garden Hoses: Picking The Right Hose For You

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With such a wide array of options to choose from, and only small differences in how they look, it’s tempting to just purchase the cheapest garden hose you can find. However, garden hoses have many small differences that have a huge impact on how easy the hose will be to use and how long it … Read more

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Sweet Potato Vine: Grow and Care for Ipomoea Batatas

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Have you ever looked at a sweet potato during dinner and wondered what it looks like in its plant form? Well, look no further, for here you’ll learn all about the sweet potato vine… the ornamental sweet potato vine, that is! While it is the same species as its edible relative, ornamental sweet potato vines … Read more

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Creeping Charlie: How to Get Rid of Ground Ivy

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Although it has many beneficial uses, creeping charlie or ground ivy is most commonly viewed as a weed. Perhaps you’ve recently found yourself wondering how to kill or control it. Or perhaps your question is simply how to get rid of creeping charlie without using chemicals? If this plant has taken over your yard or … Read more

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Pampas Grass: Grow and Care for Cortaderia Selloana

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The striking, feathery blooms of pampas grass are prized by floral arrangers and gardeners alike. It’s even been used by float decorators for the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California since the early 1900’s! Named for its original home in the grassy plains of Pampas, Argentina, this tall ornamental grass was first introduced … Read more

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Pampas Grass: Grow and Care for Cortaderia Selloana

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The striking, feathery blooms of pampas grass are prized by floral arrangers and gardeners alike. It’s even been used by float decorators for the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California since the early 1900’s! Named for its original home in the grassy plains of Pampas, Argentina, this tall ornamental grass was first introduced … Read more

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Pampas Grass: Grow and Care for Cortaderia Selloana

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The striking, feathery blooms of pampas grass are prized by floral arrangers and gardeners alike. It’s even been used by float decorators for the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California since the early 1900’s! Named for its original home in the grassy plains of Pampas, Argentina, this tall ornamental grass was first introduced … Read more

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Pampas Grass: Grow and Care for Cortaderia Selloana

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The striking, feathery blooms of pampas grass are prized by floral arrangers and gardeners alike. It’s even been used by float decorators for the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California since the early 1900’s! Named for its original home in the grassy plains of Pampas, Argentina, this tall ornamental grass was first introduced … Read more

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Pampas Grass: Grow and Care for Cortaderia Selloana

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The striking, feathery blooms of pampas grass are prized by floral arrangers and gardeners alike. It’s even been used by float decorators for the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California since the early 1900’s! Named for its original home in the grassy plains of Pampas, Argentina, this tall ornamental grass was first introduced … Read more

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10 Best Houseplants for Beginners

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If you are just beginning your gardening journey, a few simple houseplants are a great way to get things going. You’ll want to choose some healthy specimens that show no signs of disease. Opt for adaptable and forgiving plants rather than needy ones with special requirements. Before we walk you through 10 of the best … Read more

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10 Best Houseplants for Beginners

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If you are just beginning your gardening journey, a few simple houseplants are a great way to get things going. You’ll want to choose some healthy specimens that show no signs of disease. Opt for adaptable and forgiving plants rather than needy ones with special requirements. Before we walk you through 10 of the best … Read more

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21+ Organic Fertilizers and How To Use Them In Your Garden

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If your plants keep dropping leaves, turning odd colors, and generally failing to thrive, it might not be your gardening techniques that are at fault. There could be an imbalance in your soil that’s killing your plants. In such instances, improving your soil might simultaneously improve your chances at having a successful garden. However, it’s … Read more

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Best Backpack Sprayers For Your Yard and Garden

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There is no question that gardening can be an enjoyable experience. Carefully planting and caring for your lawn, plants, trees and even vegetables can be rewarding. However, to ensure your plants and lawn remain healthy, you have to maintain the space. Without the right tools, this can be quite time-consuming. With a quality backpack sprayer, … Read more

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60+ Garden Quotes To Nurture Your Green Thumb

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Sometimes gardening can be frustrating! There are so many variables that can affect your garden it’s sometimes difficult to see the “bright side” when everything goes wrong. But, a lesson is learned with every failure and we gardeners continue growing and moving forward. When you think all hope is lost, take a step back, re-motivate … Read more

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20+ Neem Oil Uses In The Garden and Beyond

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As gardeners, we’re always looking for an edge… Something that’ll prevent pests, diseases, and make our lives easier out there in the garden. A long-time favorite of both beginner and veteran growers is neem oil. But what is this “magical” substance exactly and how does it work? Is it safe? Can you use it for … Read more

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Air Layering: How to Propagate Plants With This Unique Method

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When it comes to propagating plants, our minds jump to the usual methods: Taking cuttings Planting seeds Dividing But what if I told you that there’s another way? Enter: Air Layering. It’s one of the most intricate propagation methods, as you are propagating while still attached to the mother plant. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, it’s … Read more

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Fertilizer Spreader Buyer’s Guide: Broadcast, Drop, Hand Held, and Tow Behind Explained

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If you’re lucky enough to have a large yard or garden, you’ll probably need a fertilizer spreader to take some work off of your plate. Also known as lawn or seed spreaders, these handy tools make seeding or fertilizing your yard an absolute breeze…but choosing one can be a pain. There three different types of … Read more

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Bearded Iris: The Most Popular Flower With the Most Colors

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What’s your favorite color? Is it one that you have a hard time finding in flowers and plants for your garden? Perhaps your landscape is seriously lacking a specific color. Or maybe you just want ALL the colors. Every single one.Look no further than the bearded iris to fulfill all your color-rich dreams. Even if you’re […]

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7 Famous Types of Orchids You Can Grow

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In previous centuries, orchids were a real rarity. Orchid hunters would head off on perilous voyages to tropical areas and bring these delicate flowers back home for wealthy households. Orchids were associated with class, elegance and extraordinary beauty fit for royalty. This particular flower is reported to have first come about during the time of […]

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A Simple Technique For Growing Onions From Seed

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Onions are an essential ingredient found in most kitchens all over the world. That’s why it’s so rewarding if we can grow and harvest our own fresh, healthy onions. They can be planted from onion sets, nursery-grown transplants, or onion seeds. Some may prefer to grow onions from sets because they are widely available and […]

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A Simple Technique For Growing Onions From Seed

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Onions are an essential ingredient found in most kitchens all over the world. That’s why it’s so rewarding if we can grow and harvest our own fresh, healthy onions. They can be planted from onion sets, nursery-grown transplants, or onion seeds. Some may prefer to grow onions from sets because they are widely available and […]

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Hose Reel Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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I remember the days when I watered my garden with a can.Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that watering your garden with a can is bad, but when you have a large raised bed garden like I do, it’s useful to have a hose as well. When I switched to a garden hose, […]

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Best Wheelbarrows: A Complete Wheelbarrow Buyer’s Guide

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When I first started gardening, I did everything by hand.Big mistake!It got tiresome after just a few months, so I decided to invest in some garden tools. The first thing I bought myself was a high-quality wheelbarrow. If you haven’t yet invested in a wheelbarrow, it’s the most efficient way to transport your soil, mulch, […]

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The Best Garden Carts: Choosing the Right Cart For You

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Garden carts are an essential part of every gardener’s toolkit. So why don’t you have one yet?If you’re a fan of efficiency like me, you know that loading up all of your garden tools, supplies, and soil in a garden cart and then hauling them out to the garden makes a lot more sense than […]

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Hose Nozzles and Sprayers: A Complete Buyer’s Guide

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a lazy gardener.I want my tools to do most of the work.This is even more true when it comes to watering my garden. When I first started gardening, I worked with what I had on hand…a good hose reel and a high-quality garden hose. But neither of those […]

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Rooting Hormones Explained and Reviewed

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Have you tried to propagate plants but not had much success?Have you excitedly taken cuttings from your garden and placed them lovingly in your nursery, only to see them wilting and drooping?Well, you might be missing out on a key element of propagating cuttings successfully – using rooting hormone. If you’ve never experimented with rooting […]

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The COB LED Grow Light Explained and Reviewed

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Have you heard about COB LED grow lights, and now you’re wondering what all the fuss is about?Then look no further, because I’ve got a treat for you.In this article, I want to go over the COB LED phenomenon. I will explain what they are, and how they’re a significant development for indoor grow light […]

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6 Off The Wall Gardening Ideas To Try This Spring

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One of the best things about gardening are all of the creative tips and tricks that gardeners come up with. As an old farmer, here are six that I’ve heard of and tested. Well, I’ve tested all but #1! I hope you enjoy these tricks. Let me know in the comments if you have any […]

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Bring on the Sizzle This Summer 8 New Hot Peppers for 2017

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Some people escape the summer heat by going to the beach, splashing in a pool, or just hiding inside. Not gardeners. The hotter, the better, especially when it comes to growing our delectable hot peppers. When other plants are withering in the heat, our pepper plants are soaking it all in and rewarding us with […]

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The Best Plant Humidifiers For Your Indoor Garden

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If you’ve ever walked into a botanical garden or been fortunate enough to travel to a tropical area, you’ve been blasted by warm, humid air. When I first got into houseplants and tropical plants, I was shocked at how much humidity some of them needed to thrive. Taking care of my new plants seemed simple […]

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The Best Potting Soils: How to Choose The Right Potting Mix For Your Plants

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If you’re growing in containers, chances are good you’re using some kind of potting soil for your precious plants.But what if I told you that the “soil” in your pot isn’t technically “soil” at all? What if I told you that it’s a mix made of composted tree materials, peat moss, and a myriad of […]

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Nitrogen Toxicity: Understanding and Preventing It In Your Garden

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Hydroponic gardening is wonderful for so many reasons, but we growers still run into problems from time to time. In fact, as a beginner there can be more problems than gardening in soil! Nitrogen toxicity is one of these annoying problems. Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for plants, but too much can cause […]

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5 Best Seed Starting Mixes For Explosive Plant Growth

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Whether you’re planning for spring or just getting a head start on your gardening tasks in general, starting seeds can be one of the trickiest parts of being a gardener. If you’re used to buying seedlings from your local nursery and haven’t ever started seeds before, it can be daunting to figure out exactly what […]

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Zebra Plant Care – Growing Aphelandra Squarrosa

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The zebra plant is a finicky houseplant that is growth both for its striped foliage and beautiful golden flowers.In this guide, you’ll learn exactly how to care for, troubleshoot, and propagate this wonderful houseplant. Quick Navigation Zebra Plant OverviewZebra Plant CareLightWaterSoilFertilizerRepottingPruning​PropagationProblemsIs the Zebra Plant Toxic?PestsDiseasesFAQs​ Zebra Plant Overview Common Name(s)Zebra plant Scientific NameAphelandra squarrosa FamilyAcanthaceae […]

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