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As helpful as reading articles about plants and gardening may be (we’d love to think about it), it’s also great to have an online community that can answer questions, offer advice, and provide horticultural inspiration. Fortunately, there are plenty of subreddits – some with hundreds of thousands of members from around the world – that offer an in-depth look at gardening.
in the an article on BobVila.comAlexa Erickson unearthed the best plant-related subreddits that are both useful and fun. Here are a few to check out.
r / DramaticHouseplants
Love before and after transformations? Then this subreddit is for you. Members of the group discuss what went wrong with their plants and what they then did to save them – along with accompanying photos or time-lapse videos.
r / plants
These herbal subreddit has been around for more than a decade and describes itself as a “place to share pictures and discuss the cultivation, care and propagation of indoor and outdoor decorative plants”.
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r / houseplants
Do you want to focus solely on the plants that live in your home? Then this subreddit– to celebrate its tenth anniversary – is for you.
r / IndoorGarden
Didn’t find what you needed in the r / houseplants subreddit? To attempt This one herethat focuses on indoor gardens – including those that grow vegetables and herbs.
r / gardening
Since March 2008 this subreddit was used to discuss gardening, planting, and agriculture. It has 3.6 million members and is a “place for the best guides, pictures, and discussion on anything to do with plants and their care”.
r / whatsthisplant
Not sure what type of plant you are dealing with? The 552,000 members of this subreddit can help. According to the page description: “Visitors are asked to submit inquiries and help with identification.”
r / Plant Clinic
Is your plant sick? Is it no longer responding to its usual care routine? For a diagnosis you should consult the 355,000 members of this subreddit.