Caroline Vinet

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DIY: Shade-Tolerant Herbs To Grow in Your Apartment

Buttermilk biscuits with chive butter, egg salad with ribbons of tarragon, iced tea with fresh mint. There are a lot of reasons to love warm weather, …

grow healthy tomatoes: staking and pruning

grow healthy tomatoes: staking and pruning<p>Shares 4K<p>I HAVE ALWAYS CAGED my tomatoes, but many experts agree that staking–and regularly pruning and …

Gardening

A Kitchen Garden You Can Sprout on a Countertop

A tiny, compact system for growing just the right amount of herbs and sprouts on your kitchen windowsill? That’s the idea behind a new Kitchen …

Herbal Essence: Just Add Water

I’m not good at remembering to drink water. The number of glasses I drink on a daily basis often doesn’t move beyond two–never mind the recommended …

Cultivated chaos: the meadows of Sticky Wicket

Nature has run wild at Sticky Wicket in Dorset, creating unpredictable beauty from a garden once known for its orderly artistry.<p>I don’t call it a garden. I didn’t want a garden any more,’ Pam Lewis said as she showed me around her unusual five-acre plot. Sticky Wicket, in Dorset’s Blackmore Vale, …

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DIY: The Best Garden Insecticide (and No Harmful Chemicals)

To repel spiders, aphids, and other insect pests in the garden, my neighbor Bea douses plants with an all-natural insecticide she makes with Castile …

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Herbs: make the most of nature's medicine cabinet

Discover for yourself the healing properties of herbs that have been an open secret for centuries<p>Plants have been healing our ailments for centuries. In fact they were our sole remedy until the relatively recent arrival of the pharmaceutical companies.<p>Even now, 40 per cent of all drugs and 70 per …

Thorny problems: what is the secret to growing sweetpeas?

Our agony aunt answers your queries. This week: cat litter, garden paths and clover advice<p><i>I would like to have a go at growing sweet peas. I have read that to get the best results I should have sown seeds last autumn. Will they be successful if I sow them in pots on my kitchen windowsill this</i> …

Vegetable Container Gardening Basics

Vegetable container gardening can bring joy and bounty. The simple pleasure of biting into a tomato still warm from the sun, picked and eaten on the …

Gardening

Common Mistakes Made While Growing Seeds Indoors

Growing seeds indoors isn't hard; it's keeping them alive that can be challenging. You can save a lot of money by growing seeds, but only if they …

Daily Needs Modular Chicken Coop & Garden

Wherever you live, I’m sure you’ve noticed that chicken coops have become quite the norm, even for city dwellers. No matter the location, your …

IKEA's Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse? Never fear – Swedish retailer IKEA has a solution. Their adorable SOCKER mini greenhouse is the …

Gardening

Ask the Expert: 7 Tips to Grow Cut Flowers in a Tiny Garden, from Floret Farm

Cut flowers are the holy grail. No matter how small your garden, you should be able to grow enough to snip a bouquet’s worth every week without …