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8 things you are probably not doing in your #garden: #growsomething

8 things you are probably not doing in your #garden: #growsomething

With the right care, climate conditions and sunlight you can grow just about anything in your garden. But why use plants that hail from the other side of the country when you can plant lush greenery native to your home state? Native plants are already adapted to your area's climate and soil conditions, meaning they won't need to be treated with pesticides and will be much easier to keep alive. And since many native plants are severely underutilized and on the verge of extinction, you'll be helping to maintain your area's natural culture just by growing them in your garden. Singh cultivates several species native to Arizona's Valley of the Sun, including wild arugula and golden purslane , a rarely heard of but ridiculously healthy native green that contains 10 times the omega-3 fatty acids as spinach. Not sure how to find plants native to your region? Check out these search...

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