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Cute DIY Napkin Rings

Cute DIY Napkin Rings

This is how I made them.  I wrapred the jute twine vertically around the paper towel holder and secured the end of the twine inside the paper towel roll with a hot glue. I pressed the twine into...

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Gardening and Electricity 101: Safety Tips Every Gardener Should Keep in Mind

Gardening and Electricity 101: Safety Tips Every Gardener Should Keep in Mind

Though having electricity can make gardening a lot easier, it can also make the job more dangerous. Since much of the time the grounds of our gardens are wet, this means that you could put yourself...

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Top Tips For caring for your Water Fountains

Top Tips For caring for your Water Fountains

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If you really enjoy the tranquility and bubbly noises of a water fountain and you would like to bring this feature into your home, here are a few considerations to keep in mind.     Remove Dirt And...

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Fountain Tips for your Vegetable Garden Space

Fountain Tips for your Vegetable Garden Space

Have you ever thought about taking a new element, such as a bubbling fountain, to bring together a new look in your garden? Once a fountain is up and running, you are going to be in for a relaxing...

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DIY Greenhouses: Your own piece of heaven

DIY Greenhouses: Your own piece of heaven

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Tony Cho, a Miami-based real-estate entrepreneur had really made a difference in his community. He launched an international architectural competition for a greenhouse-inspired park. Out of over 200...

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From Grass to Garden: 5 Steps to Turn Your Lawn Into a Lush Garden

From Grass to Garden: 5 Steps to Turn Your Lawn Into a Lush Garden

Looking for a little less green space and a little more garden space? Turning your lawn into a garden can be an easy weekend project that will benefit you for years to come. While it may seem like an...

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How to Build a Worm Farm

How to Build a Worm Farm

Regardless of whether you are a keen gardener or merely an enthusiast, having a worm farm could be really beneficial for your garden. The products left by the worms are natural fertilizers, plus when...

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How to Make Miniature Wreaths from Canning Jar Lids

How to Make Miniature Wreaths from Canning Jar Lids

In this video you will be shown how to make miniature wreaths from canning jar lids (also called rings) and plastic mesh bags from the grocery store. These quick to make wreaths look darlingon the...

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The Importance of Worms in your Home Vegetable Garden

The Importance of Worms in your Home Vegetable Garden

You can do many things to and for your home vegetable garden to make it easier on yourself to maintain. Such things include a sprinkler system for watering and mulches for weed prevention. With that...

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Home Vegetable Gardening: The “High Production” Gateway to Self-Sustainability

Home Vegetable Gardening: The “High Production” Gateway to Self-Sustainability

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When you hear the word “high production” the first thought that may come to mind is some type of assembly line work, but what I am referring to is something far more important, ...

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Grow Raspberries in Your Backyard

Grow Raspberries in Your Backyard

I just recently added a couple of raspberry plants to my backyard landscape. With each season I try to add a new perennial fruit to my resume. Two years ago it was grapes, last year it was...

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Home Grown Tomatoes and their Contributions to your Health

Home Grown Tomatoes and their Contributions to your Health

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Most people still refer to tomatoes as a vegetable even though botanically they are a fruit. Regardless of how you refer to them, one thing tomatoes can be called by everyone is good for your...

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Rain Barrels, Things you Need to Know

Rain Barrels, Things you Need to Know

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It has only been the last few years that rain barrels have become very popular.  What was once an item that you could only get online or in specialty stores (or make your own), has moved into...

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Gardening in the Great Pacific Northwest

Gardening in the Great Pacific Northwest

If you have been reading my blog articles or listening to my podcasts, then you probably know by now that 100% of the gardening that I have done in my life happens in New Jersey.  While I...

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Combining Vegetable Gardening with School Curriculum

Combining Vegetable Gardening with School Curriculum

Do you have school aged children? Are you a vegetable gardener? Imagine if you were able to combine the fun and reward of vegetable gardening with the education your child receives in school? I was...

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The Pollination Process in your Vegetable Garden

The Pollination Process in your Vegetable Garden

Recently I have written some vegetable gardening articles that have taken a turn towards more of a scientific approach, albeit entry level plant science as opposed to advanced horticulture, but very...

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3 Vegetable Seeds that have a Large Yield per Seed

If you had room to plant only three vegetables, what would they be and why? I was recently asked this question by a friend. Before I get into what I would grow let me address why I would grow the...

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3 Tips for Growing Great Tomatoes from Seeds

3 Tips for Growing Great Tomatoes from Seeds

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There is nothing more popular to grow in the home vegetable gardening world then tomatoes. By more than 3 to 1 it outshines it’s next counterpart (peppers or cucumbers, depending on which poll...

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Growing Herbs from Seeds for Good Health and Great Tasting Food

Growing Herbs from Seeds for Good Health and Great Tasting Food

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I love growing herbs from seed. With a window sill and some sun, you can grow pretty much any type of herb year round, almost anywhere in the world. My favorite to grow for its wonderful aroma, is...

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Incorporating Manure in your Home Vegetable Garden

Incorporating Manure in your Home Vegetable Garden

I was reading an article the other day in Mother Earth News magazineabout a family in California that made a lifestyle change to be more self reliant and work hard towards being more self...

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