Gardening

The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting

The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting

The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting When you plant your garden, do you plant all the lettuces together? Are the tomatoes segregated from the carrots? Did you know that some plants chemically inhibit or enhance the growth and well-being of other plants and that, whether you are a small-scale gardener …

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10 Pollinator Plants – Bring Bees to Your Garden

10 Pollinator Plants - Bring Bees To Your Garden

10 Pollinator Plants  – Bring Bees To Your Garden Spring is in the air and in the ground. The soil is warm enough for planting but before you rush out to buy hybrid flowers from the big box stores, think about what kinds of plants will most benefit your local …

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Organic Gardening – Guide To Starting Seeds Indoors

Guide To Starting Seeds Indoors

Organic Gardening – Guide To Starting Seeds Indoors Starting plants from seed is the most strategic and economical way to grow a vegetable garden. By starting seeds indoors, you give your plants a head start that produces an earlier, and longer, harvest than waiting to plant until the ground is …

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14 Plants that Naturally Repel Fleas and Other Insects

14 Plants that Naturally Repel Fleas and Other Insects

14 Plants that Naturally Repel Fleas and Other Insects Are you sick of dealing with fleas and insects? Unfortunately, your pets can gather fleas in all seasons, including winter. Insect and flea problems exist year-round, and it’s a frustrating problem to have. Plants are a powerful way to repel fleas …

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6 Ways to Preserve Your Fruit and Vegetable Harvest

6 Ways to Preserve Your Fruit and Vegetable Harvest

6 Ways to Preserve Your Fruit and Vegetable Harvest It’s ok to admit it: canning is not always all it’s cracked up to be. It means a hot kitchen on what will probably be a hot day. It means clamps and jars and tongs and really big pressurizers. It means …

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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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7 Plants to Rid You of Pesky Mosquitos

7 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

7 Plants to Rid You of Pesky Mosquitos Summertime is here and with the warm nights, the backyard barbecues, and the buzzing of thunderstorms that dot humid horizons, the conditions will also be perfect for our tiny, hungry winged friends — the mosquitos! A savvy DIY-er knows that there are healthier, cleaner, and cheaper ways …

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19 Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Food And Drink Containers

19 Totally Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Food And Drink Containers

There are so many uses for empty food and drinks containers. From use as a storage container to use as dispenser, to being used as a tool, these containers are very versatile and reusing and repurposing can lead to many DIY projects.Thanks to buzzfeed.com for these very ingenious ways to use …

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30+ Genius Uses For Old Garden Hose

30+ Genius Uses For Old Garden Hose

  Hoses will remain useful until well after they’ve finished watering your lawn and with these amazing ideas you’ll find the perfect way to make the most of what you have.  Did you ever have an old garden hose lying around? Not sure what to do with it or if …

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Convert Your Lawn Mower Into A Generator

Convert Your Lawn Mower Into A Generator

  You may not know it, but your lawn mower can be converted into a generator that will provide auxiliary power to your home during an emergency. This conversion, which can be handled by most do-it-yourselfers, is accomplished by re-purposing the motor and adding an additional power unit.   Dependent …

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