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How To: Quiet an Overthinking Mind

We all carry a bit of anxiety around with us. Is our boss still annoyed because we could barely stay awake in yesterday's pre-dawn meeting? Will our …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

10 Tips for the Beginning Gardener—What I Learned in Year One

The other day, a friend with a newly acquired balcony asked what kind of containers she should buy and what she should plant. I responded by …

Heating a Greenhouse with Compost and Manure

Last November I had the privilege of visiting no dig gardeners Steph Hafferty and Charles Dowding at Charles' house in Somerset. We had a tour of his …

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, …

Pamela Salzman

How to Mix Homemade Insecticides Into Soil : Garden Bug Control

10 Simple Steps Toward Self-Sufficiency | Wake Up World

Guest writer for Wake Up World<p>In a utopian world, we would be 100% self-sufficient. We would have enough food, enough water, enough power, and enough …

10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests

The idea of <i>selecting plants for insect control</i> is not a new one – and is part of the overall subject of <i>companion planting</i>. Companion planting has …

Gardening 101: How to Root Herbs in Water

Rooting herbs in water is so easy to do that the first time it happened to me was a surprise. A friend brought me a housewarming gift–a bouquet of …

13 Foods You Can Buy Once & Regrow Forever

Every day we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables, and herbs completely free of charge. …

Clever Plant Holder Allows for Gardening in Small Spaces

For anyone who lives in an apartment but has always wished for a nice little gardening space, this window unit is the perfect compromise. French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet of Barreau & Charbonnet, created <i>Volet Vgtal</i>, a clever and creative pulley system that allows urban …

Gardening

Growing Blueberries - Quick Guide and Master Grower's Tips

Shares 11K<p>Do you love the taste and health benefits of blueberries? Would you like a fruit crop that will produce well in a short amount of time and …

How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse

One of the most valuable assets in my garden is my greenhouse. It has allowed me to grow plants that I normally would not be able to grow, produce …

Woodworking

9 Rules for Starting Your Own Farm | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of</i> Gaining Ground.<p>You’ve dreamed of becoming a farmer, growing food not …

Everything You Need To Know About Adding Solar Panels At Home

<i>Christine Tusher, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But a plethora of federal and local tax incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace.<p>Installing solar panels can decrease your household’s carbon footprint …

12 Things Every New Urban Gardener Needs To Know

So, for the first time in your adult life you have an apartment (or house, if you're some kind of crazy rich person) that's got a little bit of outdoor space and you're thinking you should take advantage of it. Alas, you've never grown anything and the very idea of gardening seems, at best, …

DIY Foodie Gift: 7 easy recipes for pickled veggies

If you’re fond of making food gifts for the holidays, chances are that you’ve already started baking or assembling tasty niblets like almond bark, …

Onions

free to download, an expert guide to seed-saving

AROUND NOW, THE HOOKS on my mudroom walls offer no space for coats (though the weather hints I’ll be needing mine). Too many paper shopping bags are …

Gardening

A gardener's guide to growing winter vegetables

There’s no excuse for a bare veg plot, even at this time of year. But don’t worry, some crops are best started now<p>Growing for winter is a year-round job. You have to ignore the bounty all around you through spring and summer and sow away single-mindedly: parsnips in March, kale in May, carrots in …

Gardening

Self-Fertilizing Vertical Garden Tower Reaches Kickstarter Goal in Just 33 Minutes

The Indiana-based Garden Tower Project just launched a Kickstarter for the Garden Tower 2, an improved self-fertilizing vertical garden, and the …