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Who doesn’t have the urge to search for cheap alternative materials that we could use for everyday life? Surely, most of us do. Well, we found out that plain old kitchen cinnamon has many great uses for your plants. So spice things up and check these 6 of the best things cinnamon can do for your greeneries:

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1. Rooting hormone

See those chemical stuffs they sell for this purpose? Forget that. Just apply cinnamon powder onto your plants’ stems, when cutting.

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For laundry, household activities, hair care, or even in cooking, vinegar has been such a helpful thing to have. But one thing which vinegar could assist you with too, is for gardening. Yep. Your green friends would surely thank you if you utilize vinegar for these 7 reasons:

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1. Mold killer in containers

It is better to start with clean seedling starters or pots to minimize the chances of having fungus or molds in them. Water and vinegar could be used as a natural mold killer, before replanting your seeds.

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Crops like tomatoes, zucchinis, green beans, eggplants, cucumbers, and sweet potatoes are the ones which can thrive well during summer. For warmer months, here are seven tips to follow to ensure keeping your harvests at their peak:

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1. Fertilize monthly. 

Using side dressing of compost, make sure to fertilize your crops every month. As always, it’s a good idea to add minerals to the soil. Opting to use kelp or seaweed as fertilizer is also great to add other nutrients.

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Warmer days are just around the corner. And for sure, as much as possible, we want ourselves to be refreshed as possible. Same goes with our greeneries. We want them hydrated so they can stand the heat of the sun. Thus, watering them most of the time is the ultimate solution. Along with that, comes the possibility of high water bill. So how can we conserve water but still quenching the thirst of our plants? Here are 7 water-conserving tips you might want to follow during this summer:

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1. Do not over-water.

Yep, that’s right. A good rule of thumb for most Americans is that shrubs and perennials should get 1 to 2 inches of water a week, while lawns need only one inch. There’s no actual rule for watering plants but always keep an eye on those plant tags that came along with your plant when you bought them. That will tell you all the requirements needed for the plant to grow well.

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Have you ever tried using those citrus peels for your home-cooked recipes? The zest definitely adds flavor and aroma to your well-loved meals. Also, during these warm months, we enjoy the taste of those citrusy fruits especially in lemonades and orange juice. But what happens after we squeeze them up? Before throwing them, think again. Here are 5 uses of those citrus peels for your garden, that you might not know:

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1. Aphids, go away.

Easy peasy to make those aphids, that terrorise your plants, go away — take those orange peels, make a slit in them, and insert them into the plants that you want to protect.

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