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You Can Legally Grow Weed In Maine. But Not Currants or Gooseberries?

Growing fruit in Maine is already a challenge. Ever try to grow anything? Like anything at all? I'm trying to grow pumpkins this year, and it's going awfully. Like, super bad. My dog loves pumpkin, and I like to mix it with his food, so I thought this would be perfect. But instead, I have a raised bed full of weeds, and not one single pumpkin anywhere to be found.
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Should Gardeners Really Try TikTok's Banana Peel Water Hack?

If you have an issue, there's a TikTok user ready with an answer. For those of us without a green thumb, keeping our plants alive can be a Herculean task. Bringing a new plant home with all the hopes of it growing and staying healthy, only to have the precious flora wither away, is sadly an all-too-familiar situation for the amateur gardener. So when we hear of an easy hack for giving our plants a nutritional boost, it sounds too good to be true.
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My Tips for Rooftop Garden Design

Making the most of all the growing space available in cities is key to a sustainable urban existence. Rooftop gardens are proliferating as people aim to grow their own food and flowers and to make city spaces greener. While rooftop city gardens can be a wonderful idea, there are certain...
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Demand – and an illicit market – grows for Texas-native yucca plant

It’s another dry year in Texas, and as more people adopt xeriscaping, or drought-tolerant landscaping, there’s a growing demand for the Texas-native yucca plant. But the desert plant, known for its sharp-pointed leaves, takes 10-15 years to grow to the size most buyers want. This has sprouted an illicit underground yucca trade as garden retailers struggle to meet demand, especially in Texas, which lacks regulations on the uprooting of native plants.
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