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The Benefits of Growing Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been on my mind since I spoke with a non-gardening friend recently. He was tentatively interested in growing a few houseplants. At that point all the windowsills and side tables in my ho…

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How Did Your Garden Grow This Year?

Now is the time. While the events of this summer's garden are still fresh in your mind, take the chance to list the season's successes … along with not-so-stellar moments. A home garden record will he…

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A Gorgeous Gallery of September Flowers

September is the time of year when children head back to school and the harvest begins to wind down in the Northern Hemisphere. While the weather is often mild and sunny, there tends to be a feeling o…

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4 Vegetables You Can Plant Now For A Fall Harvest

The cooler weather and shorter days of fall don't have to mean the end of the harvest from your garden. If you plant some of these classic root crops now, you can still enjoy fresh homegrown produce w…

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7 Ways To Use Expired Spices

Before you chuck that jar of spice that's been sitting in your cabinet for longer than you can remember, consider these tips. Spices that aren't worth eating may still have some use around your house …

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7 Superfruits You Can Grow At Home

What are superfruits? A quick glance down the aisles of your local grocery or health food store will reveal a wide variety of products that claim to contain "superfoods" or "superfruits," and for t…

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Your To-Do List for Gardening in August

August is a time of abundance in the garden. Plenty of tomatoes, eggplant, sweet corn, peppers, green beans and cucumbers among other crops make August a month of bounty! It's also the time of p…

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The Best Way to Help Our Pollinators

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are a charming sight as they soar around your backyard garden. But beyond their beauty, these creatures help human beings through their role in pollinating flowers, …

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Should You Pee On Your Compost?

Are you peeing on your compost pile?  If not, you may want to start. Human urine is rich in the nitrogen that plants need to thrive. The commercial chemical fertilizers widely used to add nitrogen …

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A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Wishing you had a simple source to get started on your vegetable gardening? Here's a great-looking vegetable growing cheat sheet that's chock-full of useful advice from the UK online ezine, Good…

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