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Say goodbye to slugs, snails, mice and badgers

Plants are amazing things. Tethered to the spot, unable to run or hide from environmental threats, they have instead developed an arsenal of chemical weapons to help shield themselves from the everyday onslaught of the outside world. With a few tips and tricks you can hijack these defence compounds …

Gardening

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

These 55 Amazon Products Have Been Bestsellers For Years — & You’d Never Guess Them

Buying stuff online an be a bit of a toss-up if you aren't careful. More times than I can count I've waited two weeks for a package, just to discover …

Shopping

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

How to grow peas | Alys Fowler

Nothing comes close to the grassy sweetness of a pea fresh from the pod<p>If you have never popped open a pod straight from the bush, then forgo other plans for this weekend and find some pea seeds, because nothing comes close to the grassy sweetness of a fresh pea. You cannot buy this flavour, it has …

Gardening

How to create a ‘do it later’ to-do list

Todo lists are great for not forgetting to, you know, do stuff. But they can be tyrannical, stressing you out with an endless queue of tasks which need to be completed. Even if you are hyper-productive, and manage to get through most of your chores, your todo list can end up cluttered with …

Time Management

Companion planting combinations

Companion planting – combining plants for the benefit of one or both of the companions – is an age-old gardening tradition.<p>Advertisement<p>Companion …

If you're only growing one type of tomato this year, it should be this

Every spring, home gardeners face the same thorny dilemma: With so many choices and so little space, what tomato should I grow?<p>We asked three garden experts — Scott Daigre of Tomatomania!, Mark Anderson of Farmer Mark certified organic farmer's markets and Yvonne Savio, retired coordinator of Los …

Gardening

Intercropping: Minimize Your Effort While Maximizing Yields - Organic Gardening - Heirloom Gardner

Tangible benefits come to gardeners who practice intercropping. Also known as relay planting, interplanting, or undersowing, this technique is a …

5 secrets to growing big, fat, juicy tomatoes

Scott Daigre <i>knows</i> tomatoes. For 18 years he's produced Tomatomania!, a traveling springtime smorgasbord of more than 300 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. (Next stop: Descanso Gardens, April 6 through 8.) We asked Scott to answer the questions he gets asked most frequently. You can see more of …

Gardening

The Best Homemade Tomato Cages - Organic Gardening

You’ll enjoy a bigger tomato harvest if you use stakes or tomato cages to help your plants grow vertically, saving space in the garden while keeping …

Things 3.4 Update Introduces URL Linking Support, App Handover and Automation Features

Popular to-do app Things reached version 3.4 today and gained a trio of additional features made possible by the introduction of all-new Things URL links. Basically, the app now supports a special kind of link that starts with "things:" and enables users to send a variety of commands to the app.<p>For …

Things Automation: Building a “Natural Language” Parser in Workflow

One of the Todoist features I miss the most as a Things user is the service's natural language parser. Available in the Quick Add field of Todoist for iOS, web, and macOS, this feature is, effectively, Fantastical for tasks. Instead of having to manually select task fields such as projects, tags, …

Hands on: Things 3.4 for Mac and iPhone connects apps to generate To Do tasks faster

If you're willing to adjust and learn a few tricks, the new tools in Things 3.4 are a boon for both you and developers of your favorite apps.

Apps

How to prune grapevines and wisteria in winter

A couple of the garden’s monster annual pruning jobs hove into view in December, and it is time to get out our sturdiest ladders and sharpest pruning instruments and set to. Grapevines and wisterias produce little but jungle if left to their own devices. Each needs a regime to keep it in check and …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Roasting Sweet Peppers - Real Food

My husband, Jamie, has been growing large gardens for over 30 years and I’ve been putting up the bounty. But somehow the magic of growing and …

How to look after your different gardening tools: Secateurs, loppers, spades and forks...

These tips will save you money in the long run<p>It's so important to look after all of your gardening tools, so here is a quick guide on how to care …

10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Elevated Planters

Bring your gardening to new heights with an elevated planter box. “Why,” you ask, “a garden box on legs?”<p>There are several benefits to an elevated …

How to grow great brassicas – from brussels sprouts to cabbages

Pay attention to those you planted earlier in the year, particularly if you want to brandish your own brussels on Christmas Day<p>If I have a true love, it must be the genus, brassica. I didn’t expect to fall so hard. It’s hardly a glamorous one: its members are wide and varied, and often pungent – …

Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist: How to Keep Your Property Pristine Year-Round

Hey there, friend, do you sweep and scrub your fireplace every summer? Do you clean the gutters every winter? Do you rake the lawn early during every …

Home Improvement

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Espalier is the art of growing trees up a wall or along a fence using a trellis. This technique flattens the tree, distorting the natural growth pattern. It is common to see fruit trees growing on trellises, exposing more leaf surface to the sun and producing fruit in a limited space. Any tree …

Gardening

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Why You Need To Prune Tomatoes and Peppers – And How To Do It!

When you prune tomatoes and peppers, good things happen in your garden! If there is one simple chore in the summer that can make a big difference to …

Gardening