Recreation

Here’s When It’s Time to Repot an Indoor Plant

Photo: sand pan (Shutterstock) Caring for houseplants might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Repotting is a simple step you can take to keep your indoor plants healthy by reinvigorating the soil and boosting available nutrients. You can also repot to transition a plant into a larger pot if it’s showing signs that …

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Vegetables You Can Chop in Advance for Thanksgiving (and the Ones You Shouldn’t)

It’s almost impossible to over-prep Thanksgiving. I say “almost” because my mom once cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal in advance, then reheated it on the big day. It was very much like we had all been in The Blip, and came back on the day after Thanksgiving. Some things just don’t age well, especially once …

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How to Transition Your Plants Indoors for Winter

Photo: New Africa (Shutterstock) Houseplants can be finicky. That’s because when they’re growing in a pot, they don’t get the same interaction with other species or the same type of soil as outdoor plants. Try as we might, we just can’t quite mimic the environment plants have outside. But there are some things we can …

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You Should Be Dunking Your Plants

Photo: Marina Rich (Shutterstock) Most potted plants—whether they live indoors or outdoors—require some level of maintenance. Even succulents, air plants, and others you can essentially neglect for long periods of time, need to be watered occasionally. Plus, over time, dirt, dust, and other debris may end up settling on (and under) the leaves. To handle …

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Pakodas Are the Best Way to Use Up Summer Zucchini

Photo: Allie Chanthorn Reinmann Zucchinis are erupting from gardens left and right, and you can’t even give them away anymore. If you decided to garden this year, you’re most likely drowning in zucchinis the size of baseball bats and perhaps starting to panic. (Wait, could they work as baseball bats?) That’s perfectly normal; take a …

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