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Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors - Organic Gardening

I began growing my own vegetable seedlings more than 30 years ago, and I still remember my sad first attempts. Many seedlings keeled over and died, …

Articles about how make your tiny yard feel spacious on Dwell.com - Dwell

We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is....<p>Just because your kitchen is on the smaller side doesn’t mean you can’t make it as efficient and effective as possible.<p>Creating a space worthy of an Instagram is one thing …

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9 Creative Composting Ideas From Across the Country

Composting is a truly democratic method of recycling, doable no matter where you live and what size your home is. Exactly how you compost will vary depending on your state's regulations, climate and amount of rainfall. Here are 9 creative home solutions from composters across the country (and one …

Gardening

7 Easily Propagated Fruits for Transforming Your Backyard into a Food Forest

Creating raised bed vegetable gardens is an incredibly simple, effective way to grow food for your family, and planting perennial vegetables and …

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> …

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Tag: Garden Visits

Letter from California: Lotusland Survives Fire and Fury in Montecito<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Before & After: An Airy Gravel Garden for a Midcentury British …

How to Make Your Fruits and Veggies Last

Fresh produce is a must at every meal, and many of us pay a premium for organic, so it's a shame to ever let it go to waste. Here's a complete guide to making your fresh produce last, whether you have just a grocery bag or crates full of it. This guide will help you enjoy succulent stone fruits and …

Vegetables

Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects

October 4, 2014 by Fred Hoffman & filed under Animal Forage, Insects, Medicinal Plants, Plant Systems<p>Nature wants to make your job as a gardener as …