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Caring for Tropical Plants: Transitioning Outside for Spring
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Caring for Tropical Plants: Transitioning Outside for Spring

Spring Fever is in the Air If you’re like many plant enthusiasts, you’re probably gearing up for the glorious transition to spring. And that means moving your cooped up tropical flowers back into the great outdoors. As you lay the groundwork for a magical growing season, here are four tips to help you with tropical…

How to Spot a Fake Smart Pot
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How to Spot a Fake Smart Pot

First, a Quick History Lesson… In 1984, High Caliper Growing introduced fabric pots to the tree farm industry. Invented four years earlier by Ralph Reiger from Oklahoma City, fabric pots immediately drew the attention of progressive tree farmers and nurseries. These early adopters were eager to find a product that improved the speed and efficiency…

Grow Nutritious and Delicious Edible Microgreens
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Grow Nutritious and Delicious Edible Microgreens

Increasingly seen in posh restaurants and urban windowsills, edible microgreens are highly nutritious, packed with flavor, and easy to grow. So what are they, exactly? Microgreens are edible plants grown until they produce their first adult leaves and then harvested for consumption. https://youtu.be/UJeK_GrORdE Microgreens are cheap to produce and eliminate the risk of food-borne illness…

Composting Made Simple
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Composting Made Simple

If you’re into gardening, you’ve probably heard rave reviews about compost. That glowing admiration is well deserved. Over the years, compost has earned a reputation as the “black gold” of soil amendments. And the reason is simple. Composting is an eco-friendly practice that reduces landfill, saves you money and delivers much-needed nutrients to supercharge plant…

How to Build a Beautiful Christmas Arrangement in Five Simple Steps
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How to Build a Beautiful Christmas Arrangement in Five Simple Steps

When you think of a winter bouquet, what comes to mind? Artificial flowers stuffed in a vase? Dead, lacquered flowers glued to a straw wreath? This year, take a different approach. Grow your own, living winter bouquet in your window sill. Holiday flowers create a cheerful, festive ambiance for you, your family and visitors during…

In-ground or in the House: How to Grow Pumpkins that Impress
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In-ground or in the House: How to Grow Pumpkins that Impress

Funky, fun, and fancy — these aren’t your everyday pumpkins! From teeny-tiny to gigantic, white to aqua to gold, pumpkins are everywhere these days, signaling a change of seasons and heralding celebrations to come. These fancy, funky pumpkins can have hefty price tags, too. So you may have been wondering how to grow your own….

Container Planting Tips to Make the Most of Your Smart Pots
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Container Planting Tips to Make the Most of Your Smart Pots

Container Planting Tips to Make the Most of Your Smart Pots After a successful gardening season, you may wonder what you should do with your Smart Pots during the off-season. There are numerous options. It all depends on you as a grower how you want to care for your Smart Pots during fall and winter…