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How to Wire an Instagram-Worthy Electrical Subpanel

Neatness counts, both for impressing clients and for future service.<p>California electrician CJ Nielsen’s electrical work could probably be featured in …

How to keep Facebook apps from accessing your data

As Mark Zuckerberg testifies at the joint committee hearing questions about your own personal privacy on Facebook have probably come to mind After it was recently revealed that Cambridge Analytica obtained misappropriated personal information from of up to 87 million people Facebook users, …

Make a Birdbath Garden

Transform a simple birdbath into a beautiful garden element. A birdbath planter makes a striking focal point in the garden. Fill the bath with …

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How to Make Electric Foam Cutter

In today's world, "styrofoam" is a widely used product in DIY projects and products. In earlier days, styrofoam was cut with a stationary knife that …

Starting Seed Indoors: A Personal Seed Starting Planner

Jill Jesiolowski Cebenko discusses starting seed indoors and using this personal seed starting planner to help you decide when its best to plant your …

Here's how to keep seedlings compact — and combat legginess

We are getting geared up for seed starting and ran across the term “growth regulator.” If we understand correctly, these are sprays that can control legginess. Can we use one at home to keep our seedlings more compact?<p><i>— Jim Anderson, Wilmette</i><p>Plant growth regulators are natural or synthetic organic …

The Easy Trick for Keeping Your Avocados Fresh for 6 Months—Really!

After learning how easy this is, you’ll mourn all the browned avocados you’ve had to throw away.<p>Everyone’s experienced the dreaded brown avocado. It …

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Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Growing your own herbs can be very rewarding and enjoyable, but a few little things can make it frustrating as well. Learn ten mistakes new herb …

How to grow your own potatoes in 7 simple steps

So, you want to grow potatoes? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t need a massive garden or allotment to do it. You can even grow a tasty …

How to build a garden in 8 steps

Just because youve moved into an urban apartment doesnt mean that your tryst with Mother Nature must come to an end. The ability to imbue elements …

How to grow chillies | Alys Fowler

Our gardening expert on the rewards to be reaped by early sowers<p>Let’s face it, January is a dark and dastardly month: sowing most things is pointless. But theexception is chillies. Sure, the seed packages say sow in March, but you want to be potting them on by then. The longer you give chillies to …

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Know The Types of Grass That Suit Different Lawn Conditions and Seasons | Times Square Chronicles

Know The Types of Grass That Suit Different Lawn Conditions and Seasons<p>The type of soil, the climatic condition and the amount of sunshine determines …

Tips to Assemble a Hobby Bee Hive Kit - Homesteading and Livestock

As homesteaders going on year three, we decided to start our journey as beekeepers.<p>It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each …

25 Foods Every Diabetic Should Keep Close

When it comes to food, to eat or not to eat is the main question for every person who suffer from diabetes. The best foods for diabetes are …

This is the Secret to Making Bakery-Worthy Bread at Home

Baking bread might seem intimidating, especially if you’re a novice baker. But it’s not as hard as you might think—and making a loaf of homemade …

How to Grow Your Own Strawberries

Front-yard strawberry patch<p>Scrapping the front lawn comes naturally to Calvin Abe. “My garden is about exploring ideas,” says the L.A. landscape …

How To Build A DIY Floating Deck With Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors

<b>How To Build a DIY Floating Deck</b><p>Hi friends, I’m so excited to share our biggest and best DIY project to date! We partnered with Simpson Strong-Tie to …