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Do you want to have your very own succulent collection but you have no idea if what succulent varieties are the best to plant? Here are eight of the most beautiful and easiest succulent species that can be grown even for a beginner.


8 Best Succulents for Beginners


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1. Echeveria

Echeveria Glauca and Echeveria Elegans are the best species recommended for beginners. These two species of echeverias can be easily grown and maintained, and when they bloom, their lovely blue flowers are a sight to behold.



The main reason why gardeners do not usually take tree planting seriously is because of the time it takes for a tree to grow, mature and bear fruits. For a gardener, he would rather grow fruits or vegetables in his garden because this would only take him weeks or months of waiting for his crops to mature and ready to harvest. But there are also varieties of fruit trees that grow really fast. These are the trees that every gardener should consider growing in his garden together with his other garden crops.

Here are 7 Fruit-Bearing Trees That Grow Fast



1. Peach tree

In just a year, this tree can grow up to 15 feet and will start bearing fruits in less than two years, making it a good fruit bearing tree for your garden.






Ever since gardeners went organic in their vegetable gardens, natural remedies for common garden pests have shot off the roof. Many store depots that concentrates on gardening products went overtime in developing environment friendly, inexpensive, and readily available ingredients that can be made to combat these common and destructive garden problems. In fact, gardeners also went on to experiment on what is the best solution for their own garden problems until they perfected their own formulas on how to  stop and control the different problems that have risen in their area. Today, there are so many ways on how to deal with common garden problems organically. Here are some of them.

Also Read: 11 Organic Ways to Battle Common Garden Pests

Here are 8 Organic Remedies for Dealing with Common Problems in the Garden:


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1. Soap as Insecticide

Aphids, spider mites, and white flies are all allergic to liquid soap. Just mix in a container a table spoon of liquid soap and a gallon of water. Mix it properly then transfer the mixture in a sprayer. Spray the soap spray solution to the leaves of the plants in your garden. Make sure that both sides of the plants leaves are sprayed with your soap spray solution.



1. Alliums

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Alliums can repel numerous pests including aphids, cabbage worms, carrot flies, slugs, and snails. They are also a good companion plant for broccoli, carrots, cabbage, kohlrabi, potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers.



16: 125+ Year Old Rhododendron “Tree” In Canada


This huge 125-year-oldold rhododendron is technically not a tree – most are considered to be shrubs. You can find out more about it here. (Image credits: reddit)