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Growing from Seed: What the Packets Don't Tell You | Heirloom Gardner

When I first started growing from seed I relied heavily on the advice given by seed packets. Some packets are better than others, but the vast …

The stylish way to keep homegrown onions and garlic on hand

Onions are an easy crop, one that doesn't require much attention. Water and weed — that's about it. But toward the end of summer, you need to watch them to see whether they've flopped. When the leaves lie down in the row, it means the bulbs have stopped growing and are ready for harvest.<p>When this …

Gardening

How to Grow Pineapples in Pots

Step A:<p>Cut off the crown, leaving several inches of fruit<p>Step B:<p>Leave several inches of fruit.<p>Step C:<p>Soak the crown in water for a day or two to …

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There are many different types of lavender, but most fall in one of two categories: English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) or French lavender (Lavandula dentata). Lavender, a member of the mint family, is an aromatic and attractive woody perennial herb that has been a garden favorite for …

Organic Gardening

8 flowering plants guaranteed to add instant colour to your garden

<b>There was a big trend at this year's Chelsea Flower Show – the use of colour. Everywhere we looked, from the stunning show gardens to the exhibitions</b> …

Make Your Dreams Come True With These Homemade Oreos

Dip them in milk until they're mushy bites of heaven.<p>Cookie:<p>1 cup unsalted butter, softened<p>1 cup white sugar<p>2 large eggs<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1¼ cups dark chocolate/special dark cocoa powder<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>Cream Filling:<p>½ cup butter, softened<p>2 cups powdered sugar<p>1 teaspoon vanilla<p>1. In a …

How to Make An Orchid Bloom Again

You got a moth orchid as a holiday gift. Or as a birthday present. Maybe it came from your grandmother, who also informed you that the plant’s …

How to Make Your Own Sausage | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Stacy Lyn Harris’s new book,</i> Stacy Lyn’s Harvest Cookbook<i>.</i><p>Making sausage yourself truly has become a lost art. …

Why These Vegetables Aren't Worth Growing in Your Yard - Chowhound

Growing your own food earns gobs of cool points in our book. Many of us start with basil or mint plants. When that works, we try more. But some …

Gardening

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Is the Fastest Way to Grow Tomatoes at Home

Forget about seeds and root your plants instead.<p>There's something about biting into a ripe, juicy tomato that just feels like summer. Chances are, tomatoes star in your home garden, and with such a high demand, the weeks it takes for a seedling to sprout could feel like forever. Luckily, blogger …

Gardening 101: Orchids

Orchids, <i>Orchidaceae:</i> “First Corsage”<p>In a long-ago time when only boys could ask for dates and girls were expected to spend their days waiting for the …

Plants

Gardening 101: Leucadendrons

Leucadendron, <i>Protea: “</i>Problem Solver”<p>Busy gardeners always want to know what to plant that is low maintenance, looks great year-round and is drought …

The Importance of Organic Soil

As gardeners, we all know that organically rich soil is one of the keys to bountiful harvests and glorious flowers. We do our best to keep our soil …

This Woman Grew A Lemon Tree Inside Her Own House. When You Hear Her Secret... So Simple!

Growing your own food at home is a great way to save money and cut down on harmful chemicals in your diet. Keeping an entire garden, however, can be …

8 Homemade Pest Control Remedies That Really Work

Unwanted pesky critters and pests can put a damper on the joy you get from your home and garden. Try combining some of your household products and get your own homemade pest solution. Check out the ideas and helpful homemade remedies below, to keep your house and garden free of unwanted guests.<p><b>1.</b> …

Gardening

How to Grow Your Own Ginger and Garlic

Food and gardening just naturally go hand-in-hand. We need healthy, hopefully delicious food to eat since all of us Green Monsters are out there …

How To Grow Your Own Microgreens And Save A Ton Of Money

For someone who has never grown a thing, planting a seed into soil feels absolutely intimidating. It's an incredibly simple act and it happens in the natural world every second, yet we've gotten to a place in our modern world where growing things feels very foreign. It's time we change that. Let's …

Gardening

How to Grow an Endless Supply of Garlic Indoors

Advertisement:<p>[nextpage title=”Page 1″]<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to grow garlic? And what harmful chemicals is used in the process? Well, …

How to Fertilize Your Lawn

Image courtesy of Ben Rollins.<p>Fertilize during the lawn's most active growth periods: spring and fall in cool climates and early and late summer in …

Get Rid of Garden Bugs Naturally

How to Start Beekeeping

No wonder more and more folks are making a beeline for beekeeping — a single hive of these tiny, social pollinators can provide 40 to 60 pounds of …

Beekeeping

15 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Almost Impossible To Kill

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

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How to Keep a Greenhouse Going

<i>by the editors at</i> Rodale"s Organic Life<p>If you're starting to look at <b>Greenhouse Buying Guides</b>, there's a few things you should know. It's similar, of course, to gardening outside. Plants still need adequate nutrients and water, and you still need tie, prune, and tend to them.<p>But the greenhouse …

Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer

01 of 17<p>Come July, garden phlox (<i>Phlox paniculata</i>) is a staple of the garden. This long-blooming perennial flowers all summer and can continue its …

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Clark’s Travel Booking<br>& Planning Guide Submit Your Travel Photos<br>and See Latest Gallery<p><b>Never Miss a Deal!</b> Follow Clark Smart Travel pages for the …

Egg Foo Yong

As Cantonese carry-outs have disappeared, this historic Chinese-American recipe has become something of an endangered culinary species — someday, you …

Food & Dining

Baked Chinese New Year Cake Recipe - Chowhound

Chinese New Year cake is known in Mandarin as <i>nian gao</i> (“higher year”), and eating a piece of it is supposed to improve your luck in the coming year. …

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