Category: Gardening

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How plants distinguish between good and bad microbes

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer In a new study from the American Phytopathological Society, researchers are shedding new light on how plants distinguish between microbes that…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mycology

By Evan Levy Earth.com staff writer Mycology has impacted your life, I guarantee it. Whether it was that penicillin you took to get better or those…

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New Soil Study Shows Pesticides ‘Destroying the Very Foundations of Web of Life’

“These troubling findings add to the urgency of reining in pesticide use to save biodiversity.”byJessica Corbett, staff writer A study published Tuesday in the journal Frontiers in Environmental…

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Wild World of Wild Yeast

By Casey Hofford Earth.com staff writer Yeast may not be much to look at, but these tiny fungal friends have played an important role in our…

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Mushroom consumption linked to 45 percent lower cancer risk

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer In a new study from Penn State Cancer Institute, researchers have found that daily mushroom consumption is associated with a 45…

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Can You Grow “Pleurotus ostreatus” at Home? Yes, Here’s How!

By Siri Undlin Earth.com staff writer The botanical name Pleurotus ostreatus may sound like an extra-terrestrial creature landed on planet earth, but, in fact, this edible…

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The Gardener’s Guide to Perennial Vegetables for a Home Greenhouse

By Riley Fortier Earth.com staff writer One of the best things about being a gardener is being able to reap what you sow. Vegetable plants in…

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The Gardener’s Guide to Perennial Vegetables for a Home Greenhouse

By Riley Fortier Earth.com staff writer One of the best things about being a gardener is being able to reap what you sow. Vegetable plants in…

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Why plant owners are using chemical-free ‘banana water’ to make their greenery double in size in WEEKS – and all you need is some overly ripe skins

Plant owners are seeing their greenery double in size thanks to a bizarre fertiliser Banana water is made from overly ripe bananas and brown sugar,…

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The sustainable vegetables that thrive on a diet of fish poo

Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield and Benz Kotzen, University of Greenwich Who needs soil when you have a fish tank? “Aquaponics” combines growing plants in…

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