Month: August 2022

A guide to the best fruit and vegetables to grow on balconies

Large gardens are not essential for growing fruit and veggies, meaning those with limited space can still benefit from the financial and mental health benefits of growing their own edible garden Large gardens are not essential for growing fruit and vegetables, meaning those with limited space can still benefit from the financial and mental health …

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Sonoco (SON) Unit to Raise Tube and Core Prices in EMEA

Sonoco Products Company‘s SON unit Sonoco-Alcore Sarl announced that it would implement a price rise by €70 per ton or 60 pounds sterling per ton for the UK on all tube and core grades sold in the company’s EMEA regions. The price hike will be effective for all shipments starting on or after Sep 1, …

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8 Easy Steps for Growing Your Landscaping Business MyrtleBeachSC News

If you’re looking to grow your landscaping business, you’re in luck. There are a lot of things you can do to increase your sales and attract new customers. This blog post will discuss easy steps for growing your landscaping business. 1) Start by creating a marketing plan. The first step in growing your landscaping business …

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MASTER GARDENER: Tips for minimizing food waste – Bemidji Pioneer

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, for every 10 pounds of food produced in the US, three to four pounds are wasted. The average American consumer throws away one pound of food each day, totaling about 365 pounds per year. It’s surprisingly easy to reduce food waste. The first step: ignoring the dates …

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Helen Chesnut’s Garden Notes: Coffee grounds a source of nitrogen for plants that like acidic soil

I have a longstanding habit of saving used coffee grounds and scattering them thinly around and under the blueberries, rhododendrons and other shrubs that prefer an acidic soil Dear Helen: Our two prune plum trees have produced plenty of plums for years, until this year. Their usual abundance of spring bloom produced no fruit at …

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How (and when) to plant a winter garden during the worsening drought

When Yvonne Savio talks, savvy SoCal gardeners listen. And her message for fall is big: Despite a long tradition of planting during the “mild” days of September, her counsel this week is to put off any planting — even starting seeds — until late October or November, because folks, it’s just too darn hot these …

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