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Six Reasons to Start Seeds Indoors

Whether you’ve grown a vegetable garden for years, or are just starting out, there are many good reasons to start your seeds indoors (instead of buying plants). It’s not as hard as you might think. Here are six great reasons to try it this year: It Saves You MoneyThis is always a great motivator, but …

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10 Great Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda is affordable, widely available and great for many uses. It is commonly used for deodorizing your refrigerator, but did you know that you can also use it for heat rash and as a substitute for spackle? Here are 10 great uses for baking soda. Substitute for spackle: Mix a small amount of baking …

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September in the Vegetable Garden

Although there is still much to harvest in the vegetable garden, September is the month to start tidying up, prepare for the winter ahead and plan for next season. From planting for winter and spring vegetables to harvesting remaining crops, there is still plenty to do even in the smallest vegetable garden. So before you …

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Home Canning Basics: Why Can Your Own Food?

It’s much easier than you think to can your own food. With the growing desire for food that both tastes good and is good for you, now is the time to get started canning at home. So let’s look at what canning is and why it’s a wonderful alternative to buying processed food at the …

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Mind over Matters: The Right Mindset to Start School

The First Day Of School. A phrase that must be written like that, because it is such an important milestone for the child – and for the parents too. School is the place where a child may spend more of his waking time than he does in his or her home, not counting sleep. It …

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Creating a Summer Flower Arrangement

Summer is a great time to find colorful flowers to create cheerful arrangements for your home. Take advantage of this flowering season by choosing flowers in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Here are some of the superstars of summer: Teddy Bear Sunflowers – a small version of the original sunflower. It grows to …

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Some of the Best Summer Annuals for Outdoor Planters

Sowing annuals in borders is an easy and cheap way of filling space during the summer months. These plants can either be sown as seeds earlier in the season or bought and planted as young plants. Either way they will keep on flowering right until the end of the season. The same thing can be …

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George Nelson, Designer of the Architecturally Stunning Nelson Bench

While avoiding a rainstorm, Nelson ducked into the architecture school building to stay dry. While walking through the building he stumbled across an exhibit called “A Cemetery Gateway”. After, unfolded his interest and progression in the field of architecture. During his time as an undergraduate, he was published in press pieces called “Pencil Points” and …

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5 Ways to Use Coffee Sacks in the Garden

If you go to any local coffee roaster asking about those bags that coffee beans come in, it’s likely the roaster will offer some to you. The things are like pallets. They’re everywhere, free for the taking, you just have to know where to get them. What’s more, they’re super useful for projects around the …

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Homegrown First Aid – Aloe Vera

No matter how careful you are, accidents and incidents and other events requiring some level of medical attention happen. There are aisles and aisles in the drug store hawking products to treat, cure, soothe, and anesthetize everyday injuries and illnesses such as cuts, insect bites, sunburn, sore throat, and acne. Some of these products are …

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