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6 Tips for Creating Fabulous Container Gardens

Container gardening is a great way to get fresh food in a small amount of space. You can grow an almost endless array of veggies from salad greens to tomatoes to—believe it or not—some varieties of corn. Here are some … Continue reading

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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Balcony or Backyard

Hummingbirds are among the most beautiful wild birds in North America. Some cultures even consider them an omen of happiness. On a more practical level, they eat insects like mosquitoes and, along with bees and butterflies, are pollinators crucial to … Continue reading

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Kombucha: A Refreshing, Healthy Drink, And a Fun DIY Project

We have all seen kombucha at the store—the glass bottles filled with orange liquid advertising their probiotics and health benefits. But what actually is kombucha? Where did it come from? Kombucha has been used both as a delicious drink and … Continue reading

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Drinking Water Leads to Better Health

Your plants aren’t the only ones that need water. So do you, and a good amount of it at that. That’s the gist of a recent study by a professor from the University of Illinois. He found that people who … Continue reading

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Pickling: An Easy Way to Preserve Your Favorite Veggies

We’re all familiar with pickles—cucumbers preserved in brine with dill and some other spices. But you can pickle almost any vegetable, from asparagus to zucchini, and make the most of the work you did in your garden or the veggies … Continue reading

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Easy Tips for Slow-Cooker Meals

There’s nothing like coming home from your garden patch with lots of potatoes, carrots, broccoli and other veggies. But what do you do with them? Sure, there’s the standard baking or boiling, but in the summer heat, maybe you don’t … Continue reading

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Move It to the Roof!

If you live in a small space or an apartment, chances are you just don’t have that much space to work with for gardening. You can put pots around the house or in the windows, hang herbs from the ceiling, … Continue reading

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November in the Garden: What to Plant and Grow

Most people think that spring and summer are the only times to plant new seeds and grow fresh vegetables, but there are plenty of species who thrive in the winter, too! Lots of plants and vegetables are hardy enough to … Continue reading

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Gardening for Small Spaces

If you live in an apartment, and especially in an apartment in a big city like New York, there just isn’t always space for gardening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do any gardening or growing! There are plenty of … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Reasons to Bring the Outdoors In at Home

One of my aunts – an avid animal rescuer, gardener, and entertainer – has always been good at offering heaps of sage advice. Some of it doesn’t always apply to my life, but one tip that has always stuck with … Continue reading

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