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Coffee Grounds Many people start their day with a good coffee. All appreciate this dark and energizing drink. Over the years, coffee has been proven to have other more beneficial effects on human health. At the same time, the waste obtained after its filtration has proven to be equally important for those who have a passion for gardening. It plays the role of an organic and efficient fertilizer perfectly. In this article, find out how coffee grounds can be used as fertilizer. What Is the Composition of Coffee Grounds? Before you can get coffee grounds, you need to consume the coffee. It is what is left in the coffee pot after you have made your black beverage. Everyone knows that coffee grounds are first of all composed of caffeine. On top of that, it is composed of nitrogen, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. In terms of action, the coffee grounds,…

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freeze

Freezing helps to preserve sun-ripened tastes and beneficial nutrients. However, understanding what to freeze — and how to freeze — fruits, vegetables, dairy products, herbs and eggs is another story. Is it possible to freeze a juicy tomato, crisp broccoli, or spicy peppers and still enjoy the same rich flavor later? Yes, and the procedure isn’t difficult. You’ll be well on your way once you understand some basic practices related to freezing fruits and veggies. Learn how to freeze fruits and veggies to keep your family healthy. The Product’s Quality Is the Key to Delicious Frozen Veggies and Fruit Because freezing won’t improve the flavor or quality of an apple or corn, it’s critical to start with the freshest vegetables you can find. If you don’t have access to a garden, check for seasonal fruits and vegetables at local farmers’ markets. Alternatively, stock up on family favorites when they’re on…

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Juice Garden

Most people don’t plant with a purpose. They might plant vegetables or fruits that they love or that are easiest to grow, but that’s it. Today I’m going to give you a purpose for your garden. Have you ever thought of growing a garden so you can have fresh juice all summer long? I don’t think so. In this article, I will show you how to grow cucumbers, carrots, and all the best fruits and vegetables for juicing and smoothies. Let’s make the immune system stronger… Carrots Carrots deserve all the praise in the world; they are high in fiber and help lower cholesterol and blood sugar. They have so many benefits, acting as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Did you know that carrots can take a little frost? So you can grow them in early spring and harvest them about three months later. Not only can you make juice from…

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Who does not love tomatoes? We have set up a guide for you to grow the best tomatoes. After this guide, how long it takes, and how to grow tomatoes won’t have any secrets for you.  Tomatoes love the sun; that is why we are reminded of a sunny day whenever we eat pasta but forget about these store-bought tomato sauces; these are far from the real taste of tomato sauce that you will get to enjoy. It takes a minimum of 60 days for tomatoes to grow, and it can go up to 100 days. As I mentioned earlier, tomatoes love the sun so, it is logical that they cannot bear frost. It is better to start planting the seed first and then to transplant when the climate is better. In this article, we will go through the planting process; you will want to read the other parts of…

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garden

Debunking popular myths about gardening Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies, and as an adult, I can say this with no qualms. During these past lockdowns, I’ve become obsessed with plants, and if you come into my house right now, you might think that poison Ivy has taken over the place because you will see plants literally everywhere. Gardening can be really therapeutic, but there is a lot of myth about gardening about there. So, I have tried most of these myths and have learnt the hard way that most of them are really just clickbait and I’ve done my research on these, and I’m here to debunk these. #Myth 1- You don’t need to water drought-tolerant plants Well, the logic behind this is halfway there, but it’s not true; even though drought-resistant plants like cacti don’t need to be watered regularly, that doesn’t mean that that you don’t…

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Juice Garden

You’ve waited a long time to harvest your fruits and vegetables, and now that you’ve harvested the fruits of your labor, the last thing you want to do is just throw them in the fridge and let them die, resulting in a waste of your time, money, and effort. In this article, I will teach you how to make the most of your harvest. What Goes In The Fridge? Some vegetables will go in the fridge, and some must be left over the counter; most people throw everything in the fridge, which reduces the lifespan of those vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, cucumbers, and peppers go in the fridge. Vegetables such as mushrooms must be put in a paper bag, or else they will get moldy. Lettuce and leafy vegetables should be put in an airtight bag before being put in the fridge as they are more prone to moisture loss;…

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Compost

The key to a healthy and thriving garden is your compost. In previous articles, we’ve covered the basics of composting and various methods to speed it up for our impatient gardeners out there. The thing is, it takes us at least three to six months to make decent compost, but this process can be extended if there are problems. To avoid these, we’ll go over the most common issues and ways to fix them. How do I recognize the perfect compost? The perfect compost has a fine and crumbly texture. It smells earthy, and the ingredients that were in the compost are no longer visible. It should be dark brown and have a uniform consistency. This is when you’ll know your compost is full of nutrients and ready to be used. It doesn’t matter if you are new to gardening or have a lot of experience; these composting problems can…

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protect your garden

8 Ways to Protect Your Garden in Winter Garden stores offer expensive and sometimes polluting solutions to protect your garden from the cold weather: mulch, fertilizers, weed killers, insecticides or fungicides… Maintaining your little haven of peace can become a real money pit! This post gives you 8 economical solutions to protect your garden in winter. 1. Weed by hand When faced with the chore of weeding, don’t give in to the temptation of chemical sprays. Not only does it pollute the soil and water, but it can also attack your lawn and even your ornamental plants! To weed by hand: – Pull up young plants as soon as they appear to prevent them from proliferating later. – You can also get some coarse salt and vinegar from your kitchen cupboard, a healthy and economical alternative to weeds! Good to know: scarification consists of removing moss and dead leaves from a…

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Fertilizers

Fertilizing is still a vague topic for most amateur gardeners with many of them using more fertilizer than necessary. Nowadays, gardeners favour organic fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers when preparing the soil to welcome new plants. What Fertilizers Can You Use? There are natural fertilizers like animal manure from cows, sheep, or horses. Cow manure is probably the best of the three, but it really depends on your soil type. There should be a mix of one part manure to six parts of soil. However, keep in mind that manured soil should be at least six months to one year old before usage. Compost is another organic fertilizer, but gardeners often complain that it takes too long to manufacture. Compost, with speeding methods, can be ready in around six months, but it can take up to three years to be completely ready. There are many options of organic fertilizers, for…

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Composting

Composting does not happen overnight and most amateur gardeners give up their compost pile for that reason. Compost can take from six months to three years to be ready for use, and the waiting time can be frustrating for some. Did you know that you can speed up the composting process? Let us guide you through these game-changer tips to speed up the decomposition of your compost. 1. Hot Composting You will need an appropriate container for the hot composting, as a small container won’t do the trick. A suitable container will be at least four feet wide by four feet high. For this situation, the bigger it is, the better, but this size mentioned earlier is practical for all gardeners. Place the container in an area that gets a good amount of sun. Usually, we combine organic matter to the pile as we accumulate it, but with hot composting,…

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