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How to Care for Houseplants in Smart Pots by Jodi Torpey
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How to Care for Houseplants in Smart Pots by Jodi Torpey

Did you know you don’t need a green thumb to grow beautiful houseplants? If you have any kind of thumb you can grow healthy houseplants in Smart Pot indoor containers. The reason houseplants grow so well in Smart Pots is that plant roots really like fabric containers. Unlike hard plastic pots, fabric pots are porous…

From Farm to (Veggie)Table:  Growing Your Own Hydroponic Food
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From Farm to (Veggie)Table: Growing Your Own Hydroponic Food

In an era of pesticides and genetically modified foods, the idea of homegrown produce is going mainstream. Hobbyists and professionals are warming to the idea of hydroponic food. Hydroponic farms provide several distinct benefits, including: Water efficiency Hydroponic food consumes only about 10% of the water required by soil-grown food. Organic growing Hydroponic farms grow…

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Spotting and Curing Plant Disease Symptoms
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Getting to the Root of the Problem: Spotting and Curing Plant Disease Symptoms

As a gardener, nothing is more frustrating than watching your plants succumb to disease. Just when your garden is starting to flourish…. BOOM! A nasty case of mildew sends you back to square one. If you’re not careful, common plant diseases can become a persistent problem, turning your green thumb an ugly shade of brown….

Getting “Bac” to Basics: Four Tips for  Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes
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Getting “Bac” to Basics: Four Tips for Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes

4 Tips for Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes Plants and microbes have evolved together for hundreds of millions of years. Their connection is a basic building block for earth’s terrestrial ecosystems. Today, scientists recognize microorganisms as key contributors to plant growth and health. In the garden, all those invisible microbes can make or break…

Delivering Oxygen Where it Counts: Tips for Growing Healthy Roots
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Delivering Oxygen Where it Counts: Tips for Growing Healthy Roots

If you’re like most people, you know that plants consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere. Plants are widely known as the planet’s primary oxygen producers. The Amazon rainforest produces about 20% of the world’s oxygen, earning it the nickname “The Lungs of the Earth.” What many people don’t know is that plants…

Key Selling Points for Smart Pots: The Best Pots for Plants
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Key Selling Points for Smart Pots: The Best Pots for Plants

As a consumer category, plant pots aren’t fundamentally different from any other durable good. When comparing products, customers seek maximum value — the biggest bang for their discretionary buck. And when it comes to gardening containers, maximum value unquestionably resides in Smart Pots. Let’s break down key points of differentiation that make Smart Pots the…

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…