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What Is the Difference Between Spearmint and Peppermint?

Many foods use the ingredient mint, but did you know that there’s more to mint than just that? In fact, there are more than 600 kinds of mint plants, all with their own unique flavors. Spearmint vs peppermint which is truly better? Two of the most popular mint varieties used are peppermint and spearmint, which you may know from when you’re…
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How Many Tomato Seeds to Plant Per Hole?

Tomatoes are one of the most commonly grown plants in homes all around the world. They make great, useful crops and are relatively easy to plant and care for, with the harvest being well worth the small effort. But do you know how many tomato seeds per hole you need? But in order to grow tomatoes and make it live its full lifespan - or any…
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How and When to Pick Butternut Squash

Determining the right time when to pick butternut squash is very important since you don’t want to pick them too early as the texture might be too firm while as the sugars will not have fully developed. Worst still, harvesting them when it’s too late will make your butternut squash too mushy! We all don’t want to have our dinner ruined by…
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Planting, Growing and Harvesting Potatoes

With the right temperature and environmental condition, potatoes are one of the easiest plants to grow.  How long does it take to grow potatoes it is easy or hard? The maturation period of potatoes is determined by the size, shape and the maturity time. These three factors depend on the type of the potato. The incredible fact about growing…
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How Far Apart To Plant Peppers?

There is a wide range of pepper plants which range from hot peppers, bell pepper, sweet Italian, Jalapenos, Habaneros to mention a few. Let's see how far apart to plant peppers. This versatility of peppers may be confusing to a gardener especially when it comes togrowing and caring of pepper. The spacing of pepper plays a significant role in…
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