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How To Create The Best Potting Soil

How To Create The Best Potting Soil

Many beginning gardeners make the mistake of placing too little emphasis on soil. Your plants grow in the soil, stretch their roots through it, and take up nutrients and water from it. The quality, quantity, and other properties of your soil are essential to growing healthy and productive plants. When you neglect the dirt in ...

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Raising Chicks to be Healthy Hens

Raising Chicks to be Healthy Hens

Raising chickens is a no-brainer when it comes to homesteading, and it is a good choice for the beginner. They are relatively easy and inexpensive to keep and care for. They can provide you with an abundance of eggs, which ...

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Introducing The Natural Air Filter

Introducing The Natural Air Filter

NASA is not just about space exploration. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration has given us some very useful products. The research done by NASA scientists over the years has led to many “spin offs.” These are products, ideas, and ...

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Attack of The Green Potatoes

Attack of The Green Potatoes

Have you ever noticed a slight green tinge to your potatoes? Or maybe you’ve seen the occasional greenish chip in a bag of potato chips. Potatoes sometimes turn green and, no it is not an old wives’ tale that this ...

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Heirlooms: Root Vegetables

Heirlooms: Root Vegetables

Root vegetables are a diverse category of tasty plants. Many produce delicious, edible roots, but also greens that are nutritious and tasty. If your kids resist eating many of these, especially turnips, beets, and radishes, try growing heirloom varieties. They ...

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All About Sprouts

All About Sprouts

Sprouts have long haunted the refrigerated sections of health food stores and the insides of vegetarian sandwiches. Those who have been eating sprouts for years know how great they are for your health. When beans are allowed to sprout, enzymes ...

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How To Dehydrate Tasty Snacks

How To Dehydrate Tasty Snacks

Snack time is an important time around the house. Your kids are itching for something tasty and you want to give them something that is natural and healthful. Dehydrated snacks are a great compromise. They are delicious, and if you ...

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