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Top 10 Best Plants for Vertical Gardens

A good selection of plants is essential to a healthy and happy vertical garden. Here are the best plants for your vertical garden :  Pothos, golden pothos, devil’s ivy It is a classic houseplant the world over for good reason. It is one of the more forgiving indoor plants, tolerating low-light or bright light, watering or dry spells, rich soils or poor soils, neutral, alkaline or acid environments. It is hard to get it wrong. Lipstick plant This is a beautiful cascading plant often found in hanging baskets and very suitable for a vertical garden. Succulents Sempervivum sp . As its Latin name suggests – ‘always living’ – this is a hardy succulent. Sempervivum is an alpine succulent, used to...

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How to grow Black Pearl Tomatoes from Seeds

I don't know about you but i'm crazy about tomatoes! I love them in salads, i cook with them, and i love growing them.  Growing them from seeds is easier than you think.  I like to start my seeds inside the house or in a green house, to improve their chances of growing to a healthy, productive adult plant. Start your seeds in small germinating trays.  Fill your starting planters with moistened soil mix. Makes sure to water it before you sow your seeds.  Sow 2 to 3 seeds 1/4 inch deep in soil in each pot. Cover with soil an pat down lightly. Store the containers in room of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C) until germination...

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How to grow Desert Rose Succulent Bonsai from Seeds

The first time I saw a Desert Rose I fell in love. Native to Africa and the Arabic Peninsula, this beautiful plant stores water in its thick succulent branches.  Growing your own from seeds is such a rewarding experience! You will need well draining soil, such as cactus soil, or you can make your own by mixing equal parts potting mix and sand.  Make sure your seed starting container has drainage wholes. If not, you can make your own holes by poking a nail or a large needle into each compartment.  If using a starting tray, place one seed per compartment. If using a larger container, spread the seeds evenly throughout.  The soil has to be wet , but well...

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The Difference Between Succulents and Cacti

  Did you know that cacti are actually a type of succulent? So you can call a cactus a succulent but you can't call all succulents cacti. Confusing? Let's clear that up.   Succulents are plants that store water in their stems, roots, and leaves. There are about 60 different plant families within the group of succulents, including aloe, haworthia, sedum, sempervivum, and of course, cacti. Cacti are fleshy plants that store water, making them part of this group. Therefore, all cacti are succulents. Cacti are simply a family, or sub-category within the group of plants collectively known as succulents. They range from tall and thin to short and round, and they usually do not have leaves or branches. In order...

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How to grow Lithops Succulents from seeds

  Growing Lithops Succulents from seeds can be a very rewarding experience. These living stone succulents will give you a beautiful, daisy like flower and will put a smile on your face always.  You will need a fast draining soil. You can use special cactus soil, or make your own by mixing equal parts potting mix and perlite. I have also had success growing them in plain sand. (You can find sand at most hardware stores).  Moisten the soil and make sure your planter has enough drainage holes.  The seeds are very tiny, like most succulent seeds. Sprinkle them over the soil and cover them with a small layer (1/8 of an inch) of fine sand. Do not cover with...

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