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Best All Purpose Plant Food and Fertilizers

  Imagine you have 30 different types of plants, and you need to feed all of them. Will you buy 30 different types of fertilizers? That will cost you a lot of money and more time of researching and combing through countless products trying to figure out what to get.  Fortunately there are proven brands of  plant food and fertilizers that are formulated for use throughout the garden. In this post we'll look at the best all purpose plant food and  fertilizer that you can't go wrong with. They're suitable for vegetables, flowers, shrubs, trees, houseplants, and many more. Read on and choose one you can use for all your plants. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links with no extra cost to you. Learn more.       Contents           1.Osmocote Smart-Release Plant Food Plus Outdoor & Indoor Osmocote smart-release is the best slow release plant food available in the market. It continuously feeds pl

5 Best Seed Starting Mixes

  There's nothing more exciting than watching a plant grow from seeds. It is as good as seeing a newborn baby and watching him grow up. While some crops can be direct seeded, others are better off when started indoors before being transplanted outdoors.  One of the most important factors that determines the degree of success when starting seeds indoors is using the right growing medium which is specially formulated to start seeds. A good seed starting mix  typically composed of vermiculite, perlite, and peat moss. These soilless ingredients are lightweight which allows fine new roots to easily penetrate. They also absorb enough moisture to keep seeds evenly moist without getting soggy.  Although there are plenty of seed starting mixes available in the market, you don't need to be overwhelmed. We've compiled a list of 5 best seed starting mixes that can make your seeds germinate and grow into healthy seedlings. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We may receive

Best Potting Soil for Your Plants

  Potting soil plays a vital role in the health of plants and the rate at which they grow. It is specially formulated for containers, to provide excellent drainage, and enhance root development. When you buy potting soil, you must choose the appropriate type that your plants require.  However, with so many options available in the market, it can be a daunting task to pick the right one. So to help you save your time comparing tons of products online, we've compiled the best potting soils suitable for different types of plants.  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links with no extra cost to you. Learn more. Contents Best For All Gardening Applications : Black Gold Organic Potting Mix Black Gold  potting mix is great to use anywhere you'd like to. Whether you want to bring back your sad plants or start seeds, you won't go with it. The soil consists of a variety of organic ingredients

How to Get Rid of Gnats

Are you annoyed by gnats constantly popping up everywhere in your garden or among your houseplants? If so, your next step is to figure out how to get rid of gnats from indoor and outdoor plants alike. Fortunately, there are lots of non-toxic ways you can do to keep these pesky insects off your lovely plants.  In this article, we provide effective ways to trap and exterminate gnat infestation, and recommend the best products for treating them. In other words, you'll need to use a trap and management method all at once in order to combat adult gnats and larvae. Read on to learn more. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links with no extra cost to you. Learn more. Contents Use Mosquito Bits Mosquito bits is one of a fast and effective way to quickly control gnat and mosquito larvae from populating. The product contains beneficial bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (BTI), which

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring Planting

As winter bids farewell and the weather gets warmer,  you know it's that time of the year for your garden to come back to life. But prior to getting ready to direct sow or transplants into the ground, you need to make sure that everything is well organized. So in this guide, my goal is to help you know how to prepare your garden for spring planting. Mainly, preparing a garden for spring planting focuses on preparing the soil by testing and turning it over, removing weeds, and so forth. Well, there's actually a lot of tasks to do and it can be easy to forget some of the things that need to be done to obtain a successful harvest. So here I've rounded up the crucial tasks you mustn't miss to jump-start on spring garden planting. This post contains affiliate links. Whenever you buy something through one of these, we get a small commission without any extra cost to you. Thank you ! Contents   Soil Preparation Soil preparation is the key factor to prepare