How to kill a plant: death by light

How to kill a plant: death by light

This method of killing a plant is one I have personally failed at - so far.

Every windowsill is a unique space that provides a certain environment to plants. All plants require light since it is the key driver of growth, but not all plants require the same amount of light. Keeping a plant in the wrong light environment will first lead to poor growth and ultimately leads to death.

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How to kill a plant: death by drowning

How to kill a plant: death by drowning

I’m the girl that writes about plants.  Being said person, I have a lot of plants at home.  Since I don’t have any actual pets (or children) my houseplants are given plenty of attention.  Despite years of practice caring for plants, last summer I inadvertently slowly killed two via drowning.  

A plant can drown you ask? It's not that hard. You could do it too.

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Winter is coming: salad green edition

Winter is coming: salad green edition

A few weeks ago Alena wrote about trees and how they prepare for cold, winter weather.  Salad greens and other winter crops prepare for cold weather too, but they don’t use the same mechanisms.  Salad greens are a year-round crop for many farmers.  Growing crops in greenhouses, high tunnels and using plasticulture are cultural practices used by farmers to do this, but plants prepare and adapt internally to colder temperatures as well. 

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