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  For anyone who enjoys gardening and growing plants, you know how satisfying it is to watch them grow and thrive. But have you ever considered using your green thumb to make money? You don’t need to be a full-time farmer, or live on a large piece of property to be successful.  Rather than trying to grow stereotypical farm crops, if you choose a specialty plant, you can make a living off it with less than an acre of land. If you are ready to take steps to start your new career, or just want to make some extra money,...

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Gardeners rely on their gardening tools to get things done. As you’re leaning down in the dirt to tend to your garden, you don’t want your hand to hurt because your tool is too heavy or the grip is uncomfortable. Instead of dealing with hand cramps, think about what an easy-grip gardening tool can do for you. You might just be able to make that garden look exactly how you imagined! Easy Grip Gardening Tools and Their Benefits Let’s take a look at your easy-grip gardening tools. You’ll want your tools to help save you time and effort in your...

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Gardening is a productive, peaceful pastime. In today's generation though, the art of gardening is often overshadowed by technology. Why not introduce gardening into the school setting? Together, the combination of education and relaxation can be both educational and fun.  Improvement of teamwork skills Student Benefits of Having A Garden At School Growing a garden takes a village - this is a popular quote among the gardening community. When it comes to having a garden at school, this is especially true because the entire class (or possibly the entire school) is involved in the garden’s success. Students can take turns...

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How far apart should you plant tomatoes in a garden? Tomatoes that are properly spaced when planted are more likely to be healthier plants and produce a large harvest for your picking. If you are planting your tomatoes in an overcrowded manner or even too widely spaced, it can be detrimental to the plant.  The spacing of your tomatoes depends largely on two factors.  First, consider what types of tomatoes you are planning on growing. You must keep in mind that all tomatoes are different and require different care in order to make them bloom.  The second factor is how...

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Are Ants Bad for a Vegetable Garden? Gardening is a fun hobby. Something that’s less fun about it, is the annoying pests, like ants, that tend to creep into your crops and cause damage. It’s true that ants can sometimes be helpful to your garden. But other times, they’re just plain bothersome. Luckily, there are some ways to keep these plants out of your garden for good.  The Good Side of Garden Ants Ants Act as Pollinators  Bees are the only species that can pollinate. Ants tend to hop from flower to flower so they can find a meal to...

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