Plantain: The Pharmacy in the Sidewalks

Plantain: The Pharmacy in the Sidewalks

Plantain: The Pharmacy in the Sidewalks Every spring, summer, and fall you can find this little plant right there in the cracks of the sidewalk, mixed in with the dandelions and somehow always staying alive no matter how many times it gets stepped on. Those are the Plantains, both the …

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18 Ingenious DIY Compost Bin Ideas

18 Ingenious DIY Compost Bin Ideas

18 Ingenious DIY Compost Bin Ideas Composting is a simple way to add nutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. It’s also free, easy to make and good for the environment. There are lots of good reasons to compost. Save money, save resources, improve your soil …

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9 Ways to Grow More Food Without Spending Money

9 Ways to Grow More Food Without Spending a fortune

9 Ways to Grow More Food Without Spending Money Gardening saves you money and produces healthy food for your family. The more food you grow, the more money you save, but how can you grow more food without spending more money? If you have to invest more money into your …

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11 No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Picnic

11 No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Picnic

11 No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Picnic Summertime is full of picnics and get-togethers with friends and family. Without a doubt, you will need to make a dessert for one of those picnics, but who wants to turn on the oven when it is over 90 degrees outside? No-bake desserts …

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How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner

How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner

How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner Extreme hot temperatures can make your life difficult especially if you are in the desert or a place where electricity to power your air cooler is not accessible. Having an air conditioner that functions well can come in handy during such …

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10 DIY Patio and Garden Swings

10 DIY Patio and Garden Swings

10 DIY Patio and Garden Swings If you have a garden, back or front yard, a vacant porch, or patio, why not decorate it with a swing. I love to sit outside in the evening, especially when the weather is good. You can hang a pallet porch swing from the ceiling …

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Backyard Herb: How To Harvest Dandelions And Use Them

How To Harvest Dandelions And Use Them

Backyard Herb: How To Harvest Dandelions And Use Them Most Americans think of dandelions as weeds when, in fact, they are a superfood growing in your own backyard. Every part of the plant can be used somehow, but the roots and leaves are most commonly harvested as herbs. Dandelion contains various …

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Stinging Nettle Tea: How to Make It and The Benefits

Stinging Nettle Tea

Stinging Nettle Tea: How to Make It and The Benefits It’s hard to imagine a plant named stinging nettle could be a good thing. Anyone who has grabbed these plants with their bare hands understands that it’s not comfortable. The sting from stinging nettle can last hours. Who would think …

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11 Medicinal Plants You Should Grow

11 Medicinal Plants You Should Grow

11 Medicinal Plants You Should Grow Growing your own medicinal plants in your backyard helps to reduce the number of conventional drugs you need to use. Many plants have different medicinal purposes, but you want to pick the herbs that will be most beneficial for you and your family. The …

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10 Steps for Creating Better Garden Soil

Steps for Creating Better Garden Soil

10 Steps for Creating Better Garden Soil You don’t have to accept the way your soil is right now. Creating the best garden soil takes some work and a plan, but it can drastically change the output of your vegetable garden. What you start with isn’t what you need to …

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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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