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Keep Wasps Away With a Brown Paper Bag

Keep Wasps Away With a Brown Paper Bag

 Keep Wasps Away With a Brown Paper Bag Wasps are unfriendly guests at everyone’s house. Over at Household Hacker, they recommend using a brown grocery sack to trick wasps into staying away. There are some species of wasps that tend to avoid a pre-existing wasp’s nest, so by crumpling up …

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High Yield Tomato Plants: 50-80 lbs per Plant

High Yield Tomato Plants: 50-80 lbs per Plant

High Yield Tomato Plants: 50-80 lbs per Plant Home grown tomatoes are simply the best. They offer much more flavor than those sold at the grocery stores and even at many markets. Growing your own tomatoes is a great way for you and family to enjoy lots of fresh (and …

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Creative Rain Gutter Planter Ideas To Spruce Up Your Garden

Creative Rain Gutter Planter Ideas To Spruce Up Your Garden

Creative Rain Gutter Planter Ideas To Spruce Up Your Garden You may be wondering why bother with a rain gutter garden? Well one reason is that gutter gardens take advantage of the vertical spaces around your home to grow flowers, edibles and create a stylish space divider or privacy screen …

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How to Use Epsom Salt in Your Garden

How to Use Epsom Salt in Your Garden

How to Use Epsom Salt in Your Garden Epsom salts carry a lot of benefits for a variety of situations. Whether you simply need to take a restoring bath for aches and pains or you want to liven up your vegetable garden, knowing how to use these salts will give …

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15 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Home

Ants

15 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Home And Garden Dealing with ants can be a pain and seems impossible, but there are ways to prevent their invasion and get rid of them in an eco-friendly way.  The best cure against an ant invasion is prevention. Not …

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How To Build The King Of DIY Fly Traps

How To Build The King Of DIY Fly Traps I found this open source article for plans to a fly trap. One of the pictures shows it packed full of flies. Think of what a great source of food this could be for your chickens. I haven’t tried it yet, …

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20 Garden Plants To Grow Vertically This Year

20 Garden Plants To Grow Vertically This Year Vertical gardening is an approach used to grow vegetables up and down, rather than side to side like in a traditional horizontal garden. In a vertical garden, vegetables grow up tall structures instead of across the ground. Vertical gardening is an alternative for gardeners …

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25+ Garden Bed Edging Ideas

25+ Garden Bed Edging Ideas

25+ Garden Bed Edging Ideas These simple, attractive borders will keep grass from invading your garden and eliminate the need for edge trimming. We’ll show you lots of option for dividing up your garden such as  metal, paver and stone edgings. Not only do they look great, these borders require …

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20 Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

20 Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

20 Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas With so much pressure on the family budget nowadays, spending money on your garden may sometimes appear like an extravagant expense. This will help us save time and money.You’ll be asking yourself ‘why did I never think of that?’ with these clever ideas for everything from …

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18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For Their Sap

18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For There Sap

18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For Their Sap Some trees yield a sugar-rich sap which can be drunk raw, fermented into alcoholic beverages or gently boiled down to syrup. Below is a list of 20 tress that you can be tapped and their sap be used on your homestead. This …

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13+ Living Privacy Fences Ideas

13 Living Privacy Fence Ideas

13 Living Privacy Fence Ideas Of course, there are other advantages to having a living fence. It provides a niche for more species to inhabit, as well as a barrier to keep species out. Kinda balancing out the flow of nature. Depending on the type of plant you choose, it …

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Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead

Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead

Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead  Adding trees to your property is “organically” a good idea – meaning, it is one essential “part” of the “whole” that makes up homestead living. Without the best choices, something is missing. The four main things to look for when choosing homestead trees are beauty, usefulness, …

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