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Night Phlox

Ever since moving into the house, I’ve wanted to put together a night-scented garden. The idea of sitting on the porch at night surrounded by the …

20 Ways to Use Epsom Salt

Shares 83K<p>The variety of uses for Epsom salt may surprise you. Keeping a carton on hand may be one of the wisest household decisions you will make. …

Magnesium in the Diet: The Bad News about Magnesium Food Sources | Ancient Minerals

With magnesium deficiencies on the rise, a common question is, “How do you get enough magnesium in your diet?”<p>Magnesium content in vegetables has …

how to sprout lentils - Wholefully

Shares 238<p>Was anyone else really big into sprouting beans when you were a kid? I’m talking the whole put a bean on a damp paper towel inside of a …

To Grow Sweeter Produce, California Farmers Turn Off The Water

A week without water can easily kill the average person.<p>But a garden that goes unwatered for months may produce sweeter, more flavorful fruits than anything available in most mainstream supermarkets — even in the scorching heat of a California summer. Commercial growers call it "dry farming," and …

How To Grow Saffron

Do it:<p>Aug<p>Takes just:<p>30 minutes<p>At its best:<p>Oct, Nov<p>Saffron crocuses (<i>Crocus sativus</i>) not only provide dainty blooms to brighten your pots and borders …

Gardening

Gardening against the Odds: community gardens sprout up

Green thumbs are making their mark all across the country, as the entries for this year's Gardening Against the Odds Awards show.<p>Gardening’s power to bind communities together is illustrated by two entries received for this year’s Gardening Against the Odds Awards. Although they are in very …

Sprout

the august garden chores: 2013

Shares 0<p>REMEMBER THE LATE-1980s AD for a medical-alert device, where a woman says: “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”? I feel a bit like that when it …

Gardening

DIY Outdoor Planter: Tough Beauties That Won’t Die, Even If You Forget to Water

Before August vanishes, it’s time to get out of town. But what about the plants you’re leaving behind? There’s no need to worry if you’ve got …

Gardening

The Secret Ingredient to Make Windows Shine Bright Like a Diamond

When it comes to cleaning my home, I like to take as natural an approach as possible. In my ideal world, the process of making my own cleaning …

Start Sprouting to Receive up to 900% More Nutrition from Your Food

By waiting just three to seven days to watch the wonders of nature break open seeds, beans, nuts, and grains into their fuller potential, we can …

Nutrition

The Urban Gardener: Indoor Window Garden Inspiration

Love gardening, but short on outdoor space? Below you'll find some inspiration for planting indoors — all you need is a window.<p><b>BOTTOM ROW</b><br>6. Ship & …

Gardening

Beer Battered Zucchini Flowers

One of my new found favorite not-exactly-healthy-for-you delicacies to make, now that I have a garden, is Beer Battered Zucchini Flowers. I pick the …

Summer Backyard Update

Lot’s of pictures taken over the summer on what’s growing in the backyard.<p>Three sisters gardening<p>In the larger vegetable plot I wanted to try the 3 …

Lemon Balm: An Easy-To-Grow Herb with Medicinal Qualities

A member of the mint family, lemon balm (“Melissa officinalis”) is an easy-to-grow herb treasured for its lemony scent and medicinal qualities. …

Instant Taps for Your Raised Garden Beds

Here’s a solution to the ongoing problem of having to drag hoses and sprinklers around your garden beds: Aquacorner, an instant tap for your raised …

Gardening

Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

Food banks around the country face growing demand, despite improvements in the economy. Many families are still underemployed and struggling. So some food banks are looking for more permanent ways to address hunger, beyond handing out food.<p>One of them is the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, …

How To Collect Basil Seeds

Of all the edible plants people can grow in their gardens, or in containers, basil has to be the easiest of them all. No herb garden is complete …

Seeds to Sow in Summer for Fall Vegetable Harvests

For most of my gardening life I thought that gardening happened in April and May when you sow your seeds and plant your summer vegetable crops and …

How I Support Peas

The Garden SmallholderI love seeing peas scrambling up natural pea sticks, tiny tendrils stretching out, curling tightly around their rustic support …

Raising Chickens 101

<i>By Rob Ludlow</i><p><b>Why Raise Chickens?</b><p>Here are a few of the most frequently expressed reasons people raise chickens<p>● Easy and inexpensive to maintain<br>● Eggs …

Birds

Living Well: 11 Secrets To Freezing Fruits and Vegetables for Smoothies

Let’s talk about freezing fruits and vegetables for smoothies. When I was a little girl, I loved going to my Grandma Maxie’s house. There was always …

Healthy Eating

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15 Foods That Can Be Regrown From Scraps

Apr 22<p>Posted by Crystal <i>//</i> 82 Comments »<p>I <b>love</b> gardening.<p>Well, not actually the <b>work</b> behind the gardening so much – it’s the harvesting that I really …

Gardening

16 Things You Can Turn Into Pesto

Move out the way, basil. Cheese + nuts + olive oil + garlic + whatever the hell you want = awesome pesto.<p>O Pesto, Prince of Pasta Sauces, Holy Anointer of Chicken, Most Herbacious Condiment! Italian grandmothers + everyone else have been making this stuff with basil since the world was born. But …

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

For those of you suffering from sweltering summer heat, here’s a suggestion for a cooling drink, lavender-infused lemonade! Both lemons and lavender …

5 Fragrant Plants for a Small Space

When I visit my mom she puts me to work 'dead-heading' her lavender. As I trim away the dead blossoms the smell of lavender surrounds me and attracts …

How to plant Sugar Cane...

1.<b>Select healthy sugar cane plants</b>. The thicker, the better. Sugar cane that has been burnt will also be suitable for planting. Remove flowers using …