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How to Take Care of Your Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera prefers dry conditions with well-draining soil. Such as cactus mix, or add plenty of perlite to normal potting soil to achieve this. Aloe Vera requires a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. When watering, water deeply and saturate the soil, and do not water again until the soil has completely dried out. When feeding, select a feed high in phosphorus, something like 10-40-12.

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Harvest, Cure And Store Garlic For Long Term Consumption

To know when to harvest there are many indicators, If soft-neck garlic you may notice that the leaves have all flopped over very much like onions. When you notice this you can harvest your garlic. If it is hard-necked garlic the first sign will be that the garlic scapes will appear, they start off curly but as the garlic becomes ready you will see them straighten up. This will coincide with the bottom leaves of the garlic starting to yellow. Again your garlic is ready to Harvest.

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Grow Mushrooms In Logs. Step by step how to guide

One way my partner and I have experimented with growing mushrooms is by inoculating hardwood logs. We buy dowels impregnated with the mushroom mycelium and just drill holes in the log and bang them in. The mycelium will then take between 8 months and a year to spread through the log and will give spring and autumn crops for up to 4 years! We are currently growing, Oyster, Shiitake, Lions mane and Chicken of the woods. It is very exciting.

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