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Compost Makes an Internet Community Grow, Thanks to an App

With summer upon us, you're no doubt tending your garden. Which hopefully means you're composting too.<p>Using food waste to enrich your soil benefits …

How To Grow Cauliflowers?

Cauliflower is one of the main vegetables of the cabbage family, scientifically called Brassica Oleracea. This good-looking crop that loves the cold …

11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time

Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer? This collection of landscaping and gardening hacks will give you …

This Brilliant Japanese Labor-Saving Device Makes Farming WAY Easier

The Paperpot Transplanter turns an hour of work into minutes<p>This is the best of what good industrial design has to offer. The Paperpot Transplanter, …

10 easy-to-grow herbs that bees will love – and it's great for your cooking too

Habitat loss is one of the biggest threats that bees face, but growing these flowering herbs in your garden will really help.<p><b>Provide a valuable source of food for bees and other pollinating insects</b> <b>whilst adding some variety to your cooking with this comprehensive list of the best bee-friendly herbs.</b><p>…

15 of the Best Common Organic Fertilizers

For the gardener new to the idea of organics, the array of options often made available can be confusing. There are dozens of organic fertilizers …

A wander near Ronda: Spain’s empty quarter

A goat farmer told me no one swims in the lake at Zahara de la Sierra because it’s full of fish with crocodile heads. Is that why I’m the only person in 128 sq km of cool water on a very hot day? I later learn that this manmade lake (<i>embalse)</i>, the mountain ranges to the south of it, and the cliffs, …

The zoo beneath our feet: We’re only beginning to understand soil’s hidden world

The gardener has a long, touchy-feely relationship with the soil. As every good cultivator knows, you assess the earth by holding it. Is it dark and crumbly, is there an earthworm or beetle in there, is it moist, and when you smell it, are you getting that pleasant earthy aroma?<p>All these signs are …

Weeds You Can Eat: Ground Elder

Beautiful <i>Aegopodium podagraria,</i> native to Eurasia but invasive in the United States, has a flock of common names. The shade-loving perennial I call …

The common herb that could bring bees buzzing to your garden

Unlike parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, wild marjoram missed out on a role in the classic song “Scarborough Fair”, made popular in the 1960s by …

Gardening

Sustainable Farming: 10 Tips from the Brooklyn Grange

Winston Chiu, Anastasia Cole Plakias, and I all are passionate about eliminating waste.<p>For Chiu and Cole Plakias, who host the annual Compost Dinner …

Start Your Own Four-Season Garden - Organic Gardening

You can garden year round in a small space or container garden. This is called four season gardening. You need to grow the right vegetables for the …

Gardening

Do-It-Yourself Farmer Grows Strawberries In The Air

Hezam Kittani didn't want U.S. handouts to help him grow strawberries.<p>He wanted to be a do-it-yourself berry farmer — and to teach others to follow in his footsteps.<p>Strawberries were barely grown in the West Bank, where Kittani lives, before 2009. Today they're a 250-ton yearly crop. And that's …

Farming

Prescribe yourself meadowsweet, a horticultural miracle cure

It’s a beautiful box ticker: scented, edible, easy to grow and this native wildflower is medicinal too<p>My gardening newbie mates often ask me for suggestions on what to grow in their gardens, usually with a wish list of features they’d like the plant to have. Pretty flowers and low maintenance …

Gardening

What Is Internet Marketing? Advice From An Eight-Figure Earner

The allure of so-called internet riches is nothing new. At every bend and turn in a gauntlet of online gurus, you’ll find internet marketers looking to hype up this supposed dream of making money online or earning passive income while kicking up your feet and letting the cash roll in. While …

Marketing

How much water does your food drink?

You're not the only one who gets thirsty<p><b>Note</b>: <i>This story, published in March, is being re-promoted as part of our #noredoctober campaign. Do the planet a solid and avoid red meat this month. We are.</i><p>When you eat, you use up every drop of water your food required to grow. And depending on your …

But I'm Not A Security Tester! Security Testing On The Web For The Rest Of Us

by Kate Paulk<p>How It Started<p>Not long ago, security testing (and its equally scary cousin, penetration testing) was a big scary thing best left to …

Kill it with fire: US-CERT urges admins to firewall off Windows SMB

Shadow Brokers may have loosed a zero-day so you're better safe than sorryThe US computer emergency readiness team is recommending organisations …

An Introduction To Building And Sending HTML Email For Web Developers

HTML email: Two words that, when combined, brings tears to a developer's eyes. If you're a web developer, it's inevitable that coding an email will …

How They Hack Your Website: The Ultimate, Updated Overview of Common Techniques

Website hacking is nothing new, but the techniques of a hacker are in constant flux.<p>In an attempt to keep up with this ever-evolving digital dark …

I’m a digital nomad—and my first order of business for 2017 is ditching mainstream banks

Few people think banks are fun, exactly. But banking is often seen as an unavoidable part of modern life—preferable, at the very least, to burying money in your backyard.<p>Still, as a dual-citizen freelancer who often travels in Europe and has bank accounts in both the UK and the US, I’ve found that …

FinTech

Valuable UI/UX Designer Tools and Websites That Should Not Be Ignored

If you are a UI or UX designer, then you are probably aware of some of the cool design suites and packages there are available for you to work from. …

10 best new web design tools for October 2016

These days many of us are working on sites that involve a complex tangle of dependencies; if that’s you, this month there are a few tools that might …

CSS Top 10 For The Past Month

Mybridge AI ranked 1,500 CSS articles posted on September 2016 and picked the Top 10.<p>Writing CSS can be tricky. This is a computer language that …

​Sloppy programming leads to OpenSSL woes

Sometimes security patches create bigger problems than the ones they solve. OpenSSL just made that blunder.<p>When OpenSSL issues a patch, you usually …

Heartbleed Bug

Anomla – Experts choice of PHP web development tools

PHP is a standout among the most famous open-source server-side scripting language that exist today. With more than 20 million peoples using PHP …

30 Lightweight JavaScript Plugins and Libraries from 2016

All released this year, the free JavaScript plugins and libraries on this page all offer a straightforward and specific function. There are no …

Weekly News for Designers (N.348)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.You can …

7 of the Season's Trendiest Flowers That Will Be in All the Bouquets

<i>Looking to broaden your floral know-how? MyDomaine has teamed up with Floom, an online platform that allows you to order bouquets and plants from the</i> …

Open Source And low Cost Photo Editing Software

What better way to celebrate world photo day and the invention of photography than with a post on alternative photo editing software? Total …