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Popular garden myths we've all fallen for. Watch out for tips using Epsom salts, dish soap, and vinegar and learn what they really do to the garden soil and water.
Have you heard never to grow near pine trees unless you are growing plants that like acidic soil? Turns out it's a garden myth.
What to prune in winter plus tips for best results. This is the season to prune apple trees and other plants that do not flower in early spring.

Garden Facts and Myths ✿

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10 Best Vegetables for Sandy Soils | Empress of Dirt
Sandy soil is not always easy for gardening but there several vegetables that not only tolerate sandy soil conditions but actually thrive in them. Come see which ones you can grow.
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How to Regrow Sprouted Onion Bulbs
Cooking onions are very prone to sprouting which makes us ask, can I regrow sprouted onions? And, are they safe to eat? Find out what to do when the sprouts appear and how to prevent them in the future.
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Take the Bee Quiz and Test Your Bee Smarts
Take this quick quiz and see how much you know about bees—our favorite essential pollinators working around the world.
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7 Popular Garden Plants with Poisonous Berries (ID Photos)
Poisonous berries are quite common in gardens. Find out which plants including bushes and vines have toxic berries. Some people are surprised to learn that not all poisonous berries are red. Photos are included for easy identification.
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How to Disguise Ugly Fences Including Chainlink
If you want to cover an ugly chainlink fence and gain privacy, these ideas will help.
25 favorite vegetables for shade gardens
25 Vegetables You Can Grow in Shade | Empress of Dirt
There are many veggies that grow in shade. This list of vegetables has options for all types of shade so you can grow lots of food without full sun. Options include broccoli, beans, peas, spinach, and more. And, good news, often veggies can do better without hot, direct sun.
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How to Choose the Best Seeds for Your Garden
So, you’re ready to start growing plants from seed indoors for your outdoor garden, but how do you know what seeds to get? Which ones are best for your garden? Which seed sellers can you trust? These tips will help you find good sources suitable for your growing zone.
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How to Grow Plants from Seeds & Cuttings | Empress of Dirt
Want to grow more plants without the expense of buying new ones? Starting plants from seeds and cuttings is a simple and frugal way to expand your garden without busting your budget.
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How to Make Garden Art Flower Hose Guards
Hose guards prevent garden water hoses and electrical cords from crushing your flowers and plants in the garden. Made from thrift shop drawer pulls, these ones are frugal and easy to make. I’ll walk you through the steps for making a bunch for your garden. Your plants will thank you.
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7 Back & Knee-Friendly Solutions for Gardeners
Many gardeners mention that, as they get older, back and knee problems hold them back from spending more time in the garden. The ideas here make the garden easier-to-reach for better accessibility so you can continue gardening in a way that works for you.
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Smart Trick for Stopping Nesting Box Predators
This one small addition to any nesting box will help prevent numerous predators from entering. Use these tips to make your own.
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How to Create a Garden Birds Love | Empress of Dirt
Want a garden filled with beautiful birds and other beneficial pollinators? There’s several things you can do to not only attract them, but keep them safe and nurtured as well.
If you have a brick pathway, driveway, or patio, you know the curse. For as nice as they can look, all of those zillions of tiny spaces between the bricks are actually weed breeding centers. And only the most aggressive need apply! Canadian Gardening, Weeding Tips, Brick Pathway, Brick Patio, Brick Path, Vegetable Garden Diy, Backyard Greenhouse, Backyard Pools
Removing Weeds From Bricks Without Herbicides
If you have a brick pathway, driveway, or patio, you know the curse. For as nice as they can look, all of those zillions of tiny spaces between the bricks are actually weed breeding centers. And only the most aggressive need apply!
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How to Add Fish to a Backyard Garden Pond
Ready to add pond fish to your backyard garden pond? To ensure the fish and pond stay healthy, there are a few things to know first. I’ll walk you through the preparation checklist, and then show you how to safely introduce cold water fish, including goldfish and koi, to their new home.
25 favorite vegetables for shade gardens
25 Vegetables You Can Grow in Shade
There are many veggies that grow in shade. This list of vegetables has options for all types of shade so you can grow lots of food without full sun. Options include broccoli, beans, peas, spinach, and more. And, good news, often veggies can do better without hot, direct sun.