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A master gardener shares 6 secrets for planting tomatoes

You've got to dig deep when it comes to tomatoes.<p>We asked Lucy Heyming, a certified master gardener in Riverside, to share her secrets to putting in tomato plants that will yield juicy, flavorful fruit. Here's what she said:<p><b>1. Dig, and then dig some more</b><p>Most vegetables should be planted in a hole …

Cool Greenhouse Made Out of Vintage Windows

It's easier to pull off than you'd think.<p>If you're worried about running out of space for all your gardening projects this spring, this fun DIY is the perfect solution.<p>Using a series of thrifted windows, you can easily construct an inexpensive backyard greenhouse thanks to this handy tutorial from …

Best Drone Pictures 2015

For the end of the year, Dronestagram has unveiled the 10 most viewed photographs of 2015. From China to a paradise lost island, discover a new …

7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

<b>Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.</b> Cultivate that capacity for “negative capability.” We live in a culture where one of the greatest social disgraces is not having an opinion, so we often form our “opinions” based on superficial impressions or the borrowed ideas of …

Gingerbread

5 stars based on 59 votes<p>Old-fashioned gingerbread is the perfect treat to keep on hand during the holidays. There are many different kinds — from …

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

5 stars based on 49 votes<p>I know I haven’t been shy about offering up banana bread recipes — there are four variations on the site already (pick your …

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of a Satellite

Satellites

The New Vegetable Garden: 7 Essentials to Grow (and Eat) in Autumn

For cooks and gardeners, colder weather is something of a second spring. It is our Greens Season.<p>In hot summer climates there is no hope of growing …

How to prepare your vegetable garden for winter

The heavy rains of winter are just around the corner and it is time to put the vegetable garden to bed. Here are a few tips from Tara Moreau at UBC …

Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally …

Gardening ABC

Fern Tips: Selecting The Right Fern For Your Home, Yard or Garden

Cultural Information<p><i>Athyrium otophorum</i><p>Photo courtesy of Richie Steffen<p>Choosing the right fern for your site<p>Whether you have a secluded pond, sunny …

10 Easy Pieces: Kokedama Plants

The Japanese tradition of kokedama–in which a plant’s roots are wrapped in a moss ball–has spread worldwide and prompted many admiring variations …

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Food

THE SELECTS: Seeing Double

8 Beneficial Plants for Your Garden

I love gardening but I’ll be the first person to tell you that it’s a lot of work keeping my yard and garden the way I want it. Even if you ignore …

Greenhouses Made With Salvaged Windows

What better way to recycle old salvaged windows than to build them into a unique garden greenhouse or potting shed?Old windows, doors, and other …

DIY Idea: Make a Reclaimed Wood Planter Wall

Move over, wallpaper. Take a hike, paint! There's a new accent wall treatment in town -- and it's green from head to toe.<p>Reclaimed, up-cycled …

Old Door Privacy Screen - Stacy Risenmay

I am SUPER excited to show you my last project from the Outdoor Spaces Event!!! I think it is my favorite :) I used old doors that came from my 1938 …

Try This: Textured Planter Project

This morning I stepped outside in a sweater and shorts only to run back inside and change into jeans. It's getting chilly over here! I've got quite a …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

DIY Ikea Hack Distressed Wooden Shelves to Elevate your Home

For those of you that have been regular readers of Sugar & Cloth, you may recognize this DIY. This was one of the projects I created for the Ikea …

DIY Dining Room Open Shelving

Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting …

Myanmar Travel Photography

During his travel in Myanmar, National geographic photographer, David Lazar has captured images showing authenticity of this incredible country. He …

Solitaire: Photos by Tommy Ingberg

Solitaire: Photos by Tommy Ingberg<p>Surreal photo-manipulations dealing with human nature and the personal thoughts and feelings of the …

Arctic Auroras in Ultra HD

“Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland” was shot over 10 days by Joe Capra (aka Scientifantastic). Joe spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting …

How to Make a Beautiful Wooden Table That Glows in the Dark

Maker Mike Warren has created a beautiful wooden table with glow in the dark inlays that illuminate after being exposed to light. For his table, …

LIVING WALL DIY

When we moved into our home, we knew we had a lot of gardening ahead of us. In a bid to save water, the previous owners had killed most of the plants …