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The Garden Professors™

Whenever we (the Garden Professors and our community) answer garden questions, we almost always will ask the location of the garden. I’m sure this …

Lehigh Valley Master Gardeners : What Might Cause Deformed Echinacea Flowers?

What Might Cause Deformed Echinacea Flowers?<p>Posted by <b>Barbara Ryan</b> at 09:02:11 PM on June 30, 2015<p>Coneflowers (<i>Echinacea</i>) are fairly trouble-free …

Poor Man’s Fertilizer by Thomas Christopher

As I contemplate the task of plowing the driveway, I find it hard to see anything appealing in last night’s snowfall. It seemed to me that we already …

Lazy Chefs, Rejoice! 25 New Crock Pot Recipes

We couldn’t survive our busy lives without one-pot wonders. That’s why we’ve got an entire repertoire of one-pot pasta dishes, and our All-Clad crock pot is our best friend. But let’s add more slow-cooker recipes to our arsenal, shall we? With soups, dips, pastas, roasts and even some desserts, …

Best Countries For Women In 2014 Will Probably Surprise You

When it comes to ranking countries based on best places to live or quality of life, it's easy to see a certain pattern emerge. Scandinavian …

Women's rights groups hail conviction of Afghan cleric for girl's rape

A 10-year-old girl, brutally raped, confronts her attacker in court.<p>The culprit -- a cleric -- tries to pass it off as "consensual sex."<p>A judge sentences him to 20 years and some $30,000 in fines.<p>What's extraordinary is that these scenes played out Saturday in a courtroom in Kabul, Afghanistan.<p>The …

Pests and Diseases

Pest, Disease and Weed Identification<p>Find information on how to identify and control common insect, disease, and weed problems in your home, yard, …

Organic standards fight over synthetics shows there’s room for a third system

Organic regulations don’t seem as incendiary as those for, say, gun control, but police had to be called to the last meeting of the National Organic Standards Board when it was interrupted by protesters representing one side of a very acrimonious debate. At the heart of it is the use of synthetic …

10 Gardening Myths Busted!

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Now trending on TOH<p>How to Create Succulent Art<p>More From TOH<p>Easy Kitchen …

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Lehigh Valley Master Gardeners : What's the drainage like?

What's the drainage like?<p>Posted by <b>emelie</b> at 01:52:23 PM on May 1, 2014<p>I routinely ask about soil drainage when trying to troubleshoot plant demise. …

Hardscaping 101: Drip Irrigation

In a recent editorial meeting, the subject of drip irrigation came up. As Michelle considered to whom she might assign the post, I found myself …

Canada Pension Plan - Overview

1. Overview<p>The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides contributors and their families with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, …

From the bottom up – A DIY guide to wicking beds

Wicking beds are a unique and increasingly popular way to grow vegetables. They are self-contained raised beds with built-in reservoirs that supply …

Understanding Green Manure (Cover Crop)

Organic gardeners use green manure to add much-needed nutrients to their soil and any gardener can employ the same method. It is as simple as …

Achieving and Maintaining Great Garden Soil

Soil is often viewed as the boring part of gardening. While garden soil will never be glamorous or even as interesting as choosing plants, there is a …

Four Simple Do-It-Yourself Soil Tests

Learning as much as you can about your soil will help you decide what needs to be done to make it ideal for the plants you want to grow. If you can …

Amending Your Garden Soil to Make It Better

First, it should be pointed out that dirt is always called soil in gardening. The soil is arguably the most important component in a successful …

Choose the Right Flower Fertilizer Type

When you walk down the fertilizer aisle at the nursery or home improvement center, the second thing you’ll notice about the aisle (after the …

Fertilizer Basics and How to Feed Indoor Plants

Many people overlook the importance of fertilizing indoor plants. That's unfortunate because feeding is essential to keeping healthy, beautiful …

Understanding the Information on Garden Fertilizer Labels

You want to make sure your plants are getting the nutrition they need to do you proud, but there are so many choices when it comes to selecting a …

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How To Make an Herbal Infusion

Herbal infusions are an easy way to make a potent drink and extract the oils and flavors from our favorite herbs. It's a method used often in natural …

What Is Acidic Soil? (Gardening Definition)

If you're wondering why plants in your garden aren't thriving, or, perhaps, why certain weeds seem to be taking over, it may be time to test your …

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What Does Loam Mean to a Gardener?

Gardening does not require an advanced degree, but some terms can leave you scratching your head. We all know you need great soil to grow great …

Gardens: the October checklist

Going underground<p>The heat stored in the ground from summer, coupled with guaranteed moisture, can promote some of the garden's most satisfactory growth. This happens below ground in the form of root activity, so dig in now so that your plants are established before the winter. Perennials, pot-grown …

How to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries

<i>Learn how to make crisp sweet potato fries at home. Baked, not fried – so you can feel good about eating them!</i><p>I have a confession.<p>I am not only …

Fall Garden Tasks for a Better Spring Garden

Gardening in the fall is a great time to look back on your garden successes and disappointments, but there's still plenty of time left for most of us …