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Savanna Lentz

Savanna Lentz hails from no place in particular. Having moved 30 times before the age of twenty, the constant change in environment has earned her expert status in all things homemaking. Whether it be interior painting and designing, baking, hosting charming dinner parties, or colour coating her collection of books, she is the cool kind of Stepford wife.

A double major in English Literature & Creative Writing has truly harnessed her ability for communication, and her knack for the strange and comedic has been read far and wide. Savanna loves contributing to any canon, from short fiction to music reviews, DIY projects to climbing lifestyle magazines. This multifaceted lady is a gemini ginger (oh god), and she has got something to say!

How to Germinate Basil Seeds (Properly!)

Basil Seed Germination I think every gardener goes through the phase of planting seedlings and eventually takes a whack at starting a plant directly from seed. After all, it is a natural evolution to learn how to garden right from the start! Sometimes this process can be tricky! There are some plant seeds that take …

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How to Harvest Basil Seeds: Everything You Need to Know

Harvesting Basil Seeds If you’ve read all of our other articles about caring for basil – whether it be identifying dying basil, dealing with bolting basil, browning basil, growing basil indoors, keeping away basil pests, or dealing with overwatered basil, and when to harvest basil leaves – you’re probably an expert by now. So you’ve …

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4 Ways to Protect Basil from Cold Temperatures

Protecting Basil from Cold Basil is a wonderful, tender annual plant that will completely uplift your cooking life if you can grow it in or around your home. However, the more that you learn about basil plants, the more you understand that they are quite the high-maintenance herb! What are they most sensitive to? Dips …

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3 Ways to Tell your Basil Plant is Over Watered

Dealing with Over Watered Basil Just because it is a popular herb, doesn’t meaning that growing basil is a simple task. The more you learn about basil plants, the more you will find just how particular and high maintenance they really are. Basil is over sensitive to a lot of different conditions, and the most …

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7 Reasons for Basil Browning and Solutions!

Browning Basil The more you learn about basil, the more you start to understand that it is actually a pretty high maintenance plant. But that doesn’t mean that it’s fragile! As long as you can maintain the ideal growing conditions of a basil plant, it will reward you with gorgeous tasting and smelling foliage. Whether …

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How to Tell When Your Basil Plant is Ready for Harvest!

Harvesting Basil Basil is truly divine for so many reasons. It smells lovely, looks lovely, and tastes lovely. It is wonderfully easy to grow (as long as you know the tips and tricks) and it can grow prosperously in your outdoor herb garden or indoor windowsill garden! Though it may seem obvious to some, there …

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How to Grow Cilantro (or is it Coriander?) Indoors!

Introducing Cilantro Plants! The perennial question that is constantly on everyone’s minds: is it cilantro, or is it coriander? Well, technically it’s both. Cilantro and coriander are basically different parts of the same plant! Cilantro is the name used for the leaves of the plant, whereas coriander is in reference to seeds that emerge after …

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How to Grow Aloe Vera Indoors!

Introducing Aloe Aloe vera is truly a magical plant. It’s gorgeous, it’s medicinal, it’s easy to care for, and it makes for a truly wonderful house plant that brings a tropical feel to any space. The aloe genus contains over 500 different species of succulent plant species. These are all evergreen perennial plants that are …

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How to Grow Eucalyptus Plants Indoors!

Introducing Eucalyptus! There are different kinds of relationships that people have with eucalyptus plants. Some people only know them for their presence in a dried floral arrangement, or as a great cut stem to keep in your shower. Others know eucalyptus as being an incredibly fast growing ornamental plant. Bamboo plants are pretty much the …

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How to Grow Lavender Indoors!

Introducing the Lavender Plant! Welcome to the genus lavandula! There are about 47 different species of lavender out there, but all of them are part of the mint (lamiaceae) botanical family, making them cousins with other herbs like rosemary, sage, basil, and thyme. You’ve heard of lavender before, and chances are that you already have …

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