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Purple Basil Gift Pot

How to Split or Divide Plants

To follow up on my last post, I’m documenting how I’m going to split or divide plants, specifically my purple basil plant. It’s going to make the perfect gift to a coworker who gardens and simultaneously helps my plant. My purple basil has grown so much and I’m grateful for it! In photos, it may

Opossums in the Garden: The Pros and Cons

Do you need opossums in the garden? People aren’t the only ones drawn to the tasty fruits and veggies you grow. Gardens can draw in all types of critters. But one of the most common visitors here in North Carolina Growing Zone 7B is the Virginia Opossum. Yet, there are some major benefits to having possums
pickle in jars

Cucumber and Pickle Lovers, Unite!

Hey, Pickle Lovers. Listen, I love pickles like nobody’s business. A pickle a day keeps the doctor away! That’s how it goes, right? What Are Pickles? Did you know that some people don’t even realize that a pickle comes from a cucumber? Yes, really. My sister was one of them. *Shakes head.* Pickles are fermented
Best Gardening Apps: Planter – Garden Planner App

Top 8 Gardening Apps to Help Improve Productivity

Looking for gardening apps that help users improve productivity throughout the growing process? Well, here are eight that I use to help me do everything from companion planting to relaxing in the yard. 8 Gardening Apps for Beginners and Experts 1. iNaturalist Created by the California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic, iNaturalist is a
green beans

Growing Tired of Green Beans

I’m simply tired of green beans. The end of a season and the start of a much-needed break. At last, the fall has come and brought with it that cool, crisp air. It’s been a long time coming, but my favorite time of year is finally upon us. Speaking of favorites, green beans are definitely
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