How To Take Care Of Succulents

Bella Breakdown Millennials love succulents. They have replaced babies and even pets for many of us. God only knows why we love them so much. Perhaps they calm us down, or they let us know that at least we can take care of one little, tiny thing in our crazy, chaotic lives. Unfortunately, succulents can be hard to care for. Why? Because they often need little care at all and most of the time our big, plant-loving hearts over-care for them. If you have succulents in your house, you need to know how to properly care for them. When...

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Why You Should Have Plants In Your Home

Bella Breakdown This past year, my full time job as a teacher became more stressful than it has ever been before. I found that the more stressed I got, the more plants I would buy. For some reason, having plants around became my own personal therapy. If you are feeling anxious, perhaps you should go buy a little plant friend. Here’s why: There are few things that we can actually control in our lives. However, the life of a plant is one aspect of our day that we can control. If you care for a plant properly, it will...

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Plant Ladies Unite! Here’s How You Should Be Taking Care Of Your Plants

Bella Breakdown I was very hesitant to jump on the house plant bandwagon, and I honestly wasn’t sure I really needed a room full of plants to make me feel better. I like the look of plants, I like cute little succulents, but do I really need them? The answer is yes. Oh my goodness, the difference a couple little plants can make is enormous. Besides the fact that they just make you happy, they can have huge benefits for things like air quality. But if you’re not a natural green thumb, plant care can be daunting. Stick to...

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A Farm In the City DIY

Bella Breakdown Growing and cultivating plants and foods has become extremely popular as of late. It is really cool to be able to grow things like tomatoes, basil, rosemary, sprouts, mint, and much more yourself. You know where your food ingredients are coming from, and you’re not breaking the bank to get the freshest, most organic foods. Not all of us have backyards to grow things in though. You may live in a busy city, where the only access to the outdoors is a small window ledge. That’s probably not sufficient for your basil. Urban farming has become wildly...

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Secret Ingredients To Make Your Plants Grow Faster

Bella Breakdown These are secret ingredients that will make your plants grow faster. Wood ash: it has a high alkaline content, making it great for neutralizing acidic soil. Bananas: the potash and phosphorus content in the peels will enrich the soil. Club soda: the hydrogen, carbon, oxygen and other ingredients benefit your greenery. Aquarium water: the waste and bacteria may be harmful to fishes, but are beneficial to plants. Coffee grounds: acid – loving plants like rosebushes and azaleas benefit from the acidity. Eggshells: add them to plants like tomatoes that are plagued by calcium deficiency. Tea leaves: these...

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