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Growing plants inside – the easy way
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The Guardian UK
London · 3 weeks ago

Having green fingers is not as complicated as you might thinkAfter months of self-isolating, this weekend I masked-up and joined the queue for my garden centre. As someone who normally visits nurseries or plant shops at least twice a week, it was a huge relief to be surrounded by all the greenery. But perhaps what was even more exciting were the enormous numbers of young people waiting patiently in line to get a houseplant fix. Working in an industry that has struggled for decades to figure out how to make itself relevant and accessible to those under 50, it’s wonderful to finally see a new generation discovering the joys of the natural world through indoor gardening.But with so much frankly terrible advice on houseplants out there (ironically on the very social media platforms that have created this new flowering of interest), I also had to repress the desperate compulsion to advise the 20-somethings on the plants they were buying. However, doling out unsolicited advice is a bit more socially acceptable in a magazine column than to random people in queues, so here are my top tips for those starting out on their adventure in the great indoors. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jul/12/beginners-tips-on-growing-plants-indoors #gardening_advice#life_and_style#gardens
The Guardian UK
London · 3 weeks ago
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