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Getting the Most Out of Vegetable Gardens

Debbie Wolfe<p>Everyone who plants a vegetable garden wants to enjoy as much yield as possible from it. Here, in no particular order, are some …

Gardening

15 Clever Gardening Tricks

If you’re a hobby farmer then you definitely need these clever money saving tricks. Forget the harsh chemical sprays, pricey gardening tools, and …

Organic Pest Control: Dealing with Aphids

Adult ladybugs and their larvae love to eat aphids.<p>Aphids are one of the most common pest problems because they attack everything from peppers to …

Gardening

7 Plants You Can Start From Kitchen Scraps

Instead of throwing kitchen scraps into the compost bin, re-grow them!<p>Many of us have had the experience of reaching into a bag of onions to find new …

Plants That Add Structure to Shady Garden Beds - Quiet Corner

If you plan your garden beds so that they look good even in the winter months, you can be sure they will look good all year around. The way you do …

Impressive Artworks by Yulia Brodskaya

Back in 2010 we showcased Yulia's work here for the first time. And of course we are past due for an update of her astonishing pieces. This is why …

When and How to Water the Lawn - Quiet Corner

To get a proven, easy-to-follow strategy for giving your lawn the right amount of water, we talked to lawn care expert Matt Maurer, owner of PureLawn …

Gardening

Fertilizer Basics - Facts, Types and How to Use It - Quiet Corner

When you visit your local hardware or garden supply store, you will find lots of fertilizer products. How do you choose the one(s) that are right for …

Gardening

Poll: The Ten Anime That Disappointed Japan This Spring

What. A. Letdown. Japanese site <i>Anime Portal</i> polled fans in Japan, asking them which Spring 2016 shows disappointed them the most. Nearly a thousand …

Kung Pao Chicken

<b>Skip takeout and whip up this baked kung pao chicken loaded with peanuts, veggies, and as much spice as you want.</b><p>Kung Pao Chicken is one of my …

10 Charts That Will Make You a Better Cook

Trees and Plants to Grow for an All-Year Fruit Garden

If you have a little space for a garden, you’re probably growing seasonal vegetables—but there’s never a bad time of year to grow fruit, either. This …

This Week’s Night Sky: Watch a Parade of Planets

The moon will gather with a colorful ensemble of planets and stars, leading up to the year’s best view of the red planet Mars.<p><b>Planet Party.</b> After darkness falls on May 18, look toward the high southern sky for the waxing gibbous moon posing next to the dazzling blue star Spica.<p>The two objects will …

Easy Annual Plants That Bloom All Summer Long - Quiet Corner

Whether your garden is an extensive country plot or a set of containers on a city balcony, annuals can add a burst of color wherever you need it.<p>The …

Plants

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems You Can DIY

One of my favorite small space hacks is swapping your bookcases for wall-mounted shelving. We've created roundups of wall mounted shelving systems …

Storage Ideas

Take a Quick Trip to Deep Space With This Gorgeous Animated Short

Three minutes of video that took a year to render.<p>This three-minute sci-fi flick by Tim Cahn silently plops us into a near future where humans really know how to commute. There's an establishing shot of the sun, then a quick rocket dash to Mars, where we've plainly established some crescent-shaped …

Makoto Shinkai Publishes Kimi no Na wa./your name. Novel Before Film Opens

Novel debuts June 18, ahead of film's August 26 opening<p>The official website of Makoto Shinkai's new Kimi no Na wa. (your name.) anime film announced …

Quick and Easy Recipes For Beginners

Adios, Seamless!<p>Not the next Gordon Ramsay? Have no fear. Rather than resort to takeout, why not save money and put your kitchen to use by whipping up an epic home-cooked meal? From quick dinners to potluck dishes to mouth-watering desserts, we’ve got you covered. Check out this mega list of …

Cooking

Counterfeit Foods, and How to Spot Them

That Parmesan cheese is actually wood, that honey has corn syrup, and the cake is a lie. There’s no guarantee the food you’re buying at the store is …