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5 Entertaining Facts about Red Worm Eggs

Take a gander at this close-up of a red worm cocoon - looks like a miniature lemon. These little baby sacks are fascinating! 5 Fun Facts...
Uses for straw and using straw for mulch in the garden

Difference Between Straw and Hay with Cartoons

Until recently, I thought hay and straw were the same thing. Hayrides, barn floors, over-stuffed scarecrows and cows munching on grass - that's what...
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Homemade Garden Markers Using Clay, Wood and Found Objects

Popsicle sticks work just fine in the garden to mark plants but when that creative streak strikes, use what you have around the house...
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10 Best Tips for Starting Seed Indoors

Is seed starting somewhat of a mystery? Are there too many techniques to keep track of and to test? Because there are as many...
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5 Tips for Using Manures in the Garden

Before you "poop your plants" LOL, learn these key handling and processing techniques to keep you and your plants free from contamination and sickness. Here's...
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11 Fun Pumpkins and Winter Squash and How to Use Them

My oldest and I are on the lookout for the most interesting pumpkins and winter squash. Check these out at your local farm stand...
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How to Use Wood Ashes in the Garden

If you have spare ashes lying around from a backyard fire pit, recycle some of it into your soil! Two hundred years ago, ash...

10 Tips to Control Aphids Plus a Flowchart Action Plan

Help!  I Have Aphids On My Plants Right Now! What do I do? Before I gained a better understanding of how aphids work, the first...

Best Foods to Feed Red Wiggler Composting Worms

We've tried a bunch of foods in our bins at home and have a nice list for you to keep things simple. It's easy...

How to Grow Potatoes in Recyled Coffee Sacks

The Great Tater Experiment I tried growing potatoes in my pants, in t-shirts, pillow cases, garbage bags and my husband's shorts! But the "spuds split our...
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Homemade Seed Starting Mix and Simple DIY Potting Soil Recipe

You can make your own seed starting mix and potting soil at home with the same recipe! You'll need: One regular sized brick of coconut coir....
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HOW TO Grow Cucumbers Over Other Plants to Save Space

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qVN14ZSYEs How We Did It Selected varieties of cucumbers that we prefer eating. A no-brainer but try and pick the ones with smaller seeds. We like...
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Build an Inexpensive Greenhouse in One Day

Would you love to have a traditional greenhouse but your budget and schedule prevent you from making it a reality? Are you confused by...
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Fun Facts About Ladybugs

"Hi, I'm actually a lady beetle, not a bug. I chew my food instead of sucking it up. When something threatens me, I ooze...
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HOW TO MAKE Potting Soil with Eggshells and Coffee Grounds

Learn how to use leftover eggshells and coffee grounds to supplement your supply of potting soil! If...
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Gardening WORD SEARCH Puzzle Downloads

Word search puzzles relax and challenge the mind. Download this fun new word search and try to find: amendment, borage, chard, compost, germinate, herbs, kelp,...

HOW TO Grow Ginger Indoors

It took a few weeks to pop through the soil and a couple of months for it to take off. I picked up organic...
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Five Things To Do To Your Tomatoes RIGHT NOW

Use these five tips NOW for healthy tomato plants. Combat disease, prevent pests and catch problems before they take hold. Stop adding nitrogen fertilizers....
Malabar Spinach Recipes

All About Malabar Spinach – Grow, Eat and Craft!

Malabar spinach is a leafy green from East Asia that is gaining popularity in home gardens everywhere. Also known as acelga, bratana, ceylon spinach, Chinese...

The Crazy Things You Can Compost

Wowza - you've probably got a bunch of this stuff hanging around your house. Once used, it can be composted into soil amendment!  Top...