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I don’t know who I have to tell this to but PLEASE prune your tomato plants, I cannot tell you how many people get frustrated when they end up with more leaves than tomatoes! It’s because your poor little guy is putting all its energy into growing leaves! all you need to do is take off the little suckers that grow in the crook between the main stalk and the branches that are perpendicular. also if you are trying to avoid your plant getting blight, etc. remove the bottom branches (most plant diseases bounce from the soil when watered!) It will change your life, I swear!

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Made my very first moss terrarium from a small Mason jar. I used some rocks and organic plants dirt to get it started. Its my very frist one so I don’t expect it to work but I hope it does. :3 Its so cute!!!

I ordered a moss terrarium kit and a half gallon glass jar to start my next one. Im so excited for it to come it. You guys I looooooooooooove moss and plants so much.

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Summer featured plants -Lupines

Lupines are classically a plant associated with the radiant meadows of Trailhead, America or even european cottages and church gardens, but have migrated all over the world reaching as far as cultivars in the medeteranian due to their usefulness as a soybean substitute (please research cultivars before consumption, breads vary) and wild popularity to pollinators.

IDENTIFICATION:Lupines are easily identified by their unconventional profile for example;

Lupin Leaves can be many shades of green but usually with silvery undertones and pale hairs and veins. Leaves are gathered into palms and there can be anywhere from 5 to 28 leaves in each palm!

The flowers of the lupine are found in almost every shade and hue and follow a conical shape tapering to an apex. Each individual flower is described as being pea-like in the sense of there being a horizontal ovening to an enclosed space in the plant holding all of the pollen.

The roots of lupines are tap roots as the plant is primarily a herbaceous perennial.

As aforementioned lupines are a type of bean, but possess the same greyish silver fibers found on leaves.

CARE:The conditions lupines typically require to thrive are;

Preferably full sun but will adapt to partial shade, a well drained medium to low nutrient soil since lupines are legumes (part of the pea and bean family) they will re-introduce nitrogen into the soil they inhabit.

Lupines are particularly susceptible to pests like snails, slugs and aphids so make sure to keep some hedgehogs and ladybirds around. Other natural methods of combating these pests include soapy water, copper wire and scattering eggshell around the base of the plant.

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My gorgeous Sago Palm. I got this guy as a gift from a random shop. He was glued into his pot with rocks when I got him and has many blemished from lack of proper care. He certainly isn’t no Instagram plant but I wouldn’t have him any other way. After pulling up the rocks and getting him in fresh soil I wasn’t sure if he would ever grow more fronds. Or even make it. But after six months sitting happily on my desk he has pushed out two new branches. I couldn’t be happier!

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