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How Gardening Can Help Veterans With PTSD Find Peace

Veterans with PTSD are often at a loss for things to do when they return home. Moreover, the needed focus may be missing from their lives. As warriors, they had that focus but when they return home they find that they no longer have that to rely on. Gardening can help alleviate some of the stress and symptoms associated with PTSD, and if you are a vet, you should consider it for its therapeutic benefits. Secret friends Since plants are non-judgmental and respond quickly to care, it is often easier to help veterans to connect on some level with plants that show the result of watering, weeding and concern. Results can be measured by merely by watching the growth happen....

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4 Warning Signs Your Plant Isn't Going To Make It

Not everyone's got a green thumb. Despite your best efforts, there are times when plants you care for might just die. Given the propensity for most plants to lose their leaves and appear dormant for long stretches of time, though, it's not always easy to tell what the reality is. To get a better idea of what a dead plant looks like, here are four warning signs your plant isn't going to make it. Look at Leaves An easy way to tell whether something might be wrong with your plant is to check the condition of its leaves, as they're the best indicator of plant health we have. Plants that shed their leaves out of season are usually not in...

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Your Garden Can Help Combat Global Warming

Global warming is a serious problem, and we all need to do our part to fight it. One of the tools at your disposal is the humble garden. It can do a lot to balance out your environmental impact through several distinct benefits. Carbon Offset The excessive amount of carbon in the air is one of the biggest driving forces behind global warming. We can fight against that buildup through carbon offset efforts, which pull carbon out of the atmosphere to compensate for the carbon that other sources contribute. Offset programs are especially important because they can fix the damage that has already been done by undoing carbon buildup instead of simply preventing future problems. Gardens are a great choice...

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4 Things To Know Before Choosing Your Marijuana Fertilizer

Trying to find the best fertilizer for weed? Growing marijuana is now legal in many states and figuring out the best way to go about it can be a challenge. Making sure that your marijuana plants get the nutrients they need to thrive is critical. If you want to grow thick, healthy marijuana, the fertilizer you use can make all the difference. Here are a few things you'll want to think about when choosing a fertilizer. Chemicals or No? Imagine you start growing marijuana and you go down to the local big box store to pick up some fertilizer. You look through the gardening center and see product after product that all say they're the best for your plants. After...

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