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Get Serious About Compost

Compost is not fertilizer. The sooner a gardener embraces this reality, the better. But gardener’s gold does have an undeniable importance in the …

Grow These 17 Organic Plants Only From Kitchen Scraps

You can use common scraps from the kitchen to grow non-GMO plants that are completely organic. The process is very fun. Make sure that the foods you …

Gardening

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Edible Garden Design Ideas to Boost Production and Beautify your Space

Years ago, vegetable gardens were tucked away in backyards where their long rows and practical plantings could be hidden from the neighbors. Today, …

3 best Hawaiian luaus on Maui

MAUI — No visit to Maui is complete without experiencing a luau, sipping a mai tai at sunset as you enjoy the graceful hula and a glimpse of the …

Frog Hollow Farm’s Meyer Lemon Cake With Lemon Glaze

<i>(Click here, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device.)</i><p>Yes, it’s true. We Californians are obsessed with our Meyer lemons. And this …

15 Herbs That Grow Well In The Shade

Most vegetables and flowering plants need sunny locations to do their best. But shady areas in your garden need not be bare, or without excitement, …

Where to take your visitors who have already seen the Bay Area

The best Bay Area visitors are the ones who have been here before.<p>These out-of-state friends and family have already visited some of San Francisco's most iconic locations, such as the Golden Gate Bridge. Now, they are returning to see the Bay Area from an insider's perspective.<p>We've discovered it's …

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How to make compost – feed your garden for free

Help your garden and the environment by creating your own compost heap. We explain how to make compost that will improve the soil in your borders, …

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PSA: If those spectacular iPhone photos of the new year’s eve fireworks inspired you to take your own, here’s how

Apple’s <i>Shot on iPhone</i> campaign certainly helps promote the capabilities of what has been described as the world’s most popular camera, and they can also inspire iPhone owners to up their own photographic game. In the latest offering (via <i>CNN</i>), Apple partnered with 15 photographers around the world …

How to Plant an Indoor Herb Garden

Fresh herbs add a burst of flavor to every meal. Here's how to setup your own indoor herb garden.<p>Fresh herbs can be a glorious addition to any meal. They taste great, are healthful, and can be easily grown on your windowsill or kitchen countertop. Here's the best way to plant an indoor herb garden …

The 18 best TV shows right now, according to critics

This year, HBO leads the pack with 22 nominations. There's a tie for second place between ABC and Netflix, with each earning 14. And FX takes the third position with 12 nominations.<p>"In this golden age of peak TV, viewers have an embarrassment of riches to choose from every day and night," said Joey …

At Swan Oyster Depot, a secret menu built for regulars

An interesting phenomenon occurs when a long-standing restaurant continuously accommodates the requests of its most loyal — or sometimes, pickiest — …

San Francisco

Hot tips for getting your compost pile cooking

Q. <b>Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>I’m tired of my compost not cooking. Can I just bury it around my plants and pull the stray volunteer seedling that emerges?</b><p><b>Kristina</b></b> …

Wenchang (Hainanese) Chicken and Rice

The night before, rinse the chicken under cold running water and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. Rub the salt all over the outside and inside …

How to Value an Investment Property

The most important thing you should do before deciding to invest in a certain income property is to value this property. So, you wonder HOW TO VALUE …

Watching videos in new Chrome for Android could save you tons of data

Good news, Android users: Google has updated Chrome to make streaming video faster and smoother, suck up less battery and reduce data …

Android News

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

Air Travel

Bend, Oregon city guide: what to see and do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Oregon,Food and drink,Hotels,Restaurants,Bars and clubs,Adventure travel,United States holidays,North and Central America holidays,Extreme sports holidays,Travel,Food & drink<p>With more sunshine than Portland or Eugene, nature on the doorstep and great craft beer and coffee, Bend may just be the …

20 of the best holiday cottages and cabins in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark

Scandinavia holidays,Self-catering,Denmark holidays,Sweden holidays,Norway holidays,Iceland holidays,Cottages,Glamping,Camping holidays,Summer holidays,Family holidays,Europe holidays,Travel<p>Make the most of Scandinavia’s lakes, hills, forests and pristine nature with our pick of self-catering …

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10 secrets to growing the tastiest tomatoes

Want to win this year's tomato games?<p>Then you might want to buy some more tomato plants.<p>You probably put in your tomato plants in April or May, and that's great.<p>Tomato plants do best in the hot, full sun, but their tender blossoms wither and drop when temperatures are consistently above 95 degrees. …