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Planting, Maintaining and Eating Strawberries

Growing strawberries can be very rewarding. This guide helps you to plant and maintain strawberries and will show some things you can do with strawberries in the kitchen.

Rubber Mulch – Is it Safe For Your Flower Garden?

There has been lots of controversy on the use of rubber mulch on flower gardens. Many gardeners are totally against using it while others just absolutely love it. To get some relevant information relating to rubber mulch, its advantages and disadvantages, keep reading.

Salmonella Got You Down? Grow Your Own Tomatoes!

It is really not difficult and it is definitely not too late. You won’t need a big garden space. In fact you can grow tomatoes anywhere!

Natural Fertilizer Goes Underground

When we garden, we spend a lot of time trying to get rid of weeds, annoying pests, and even wandering critters. But one small, slimy, slithering group of invertebrate animals you actually want in your garden are earthworms. Having no legs, earthworms wiggle their way through water, soil, and other terrestrial areas.

Raised Beds – Cheap and Easy to Make

Raised beds have many advantages over traditional gardening in a plot of soil at grade level. They warm up quicker, give us a means of organizing the garden, make gardening more comfortable, and provide natural drainage for our plants. This article describes many ways to create raised beds. They can be relatively easy and cheap to construct, and can be built to last a lifetime.

Care of Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe Vera in it’s purest form is known for it’s medicinal benefits ranging from digestive conditions to skin health. For example, Aloe vera has the ability to reduce abdominal pain and even increase your tolerance to food sensitivities. It also able to ease the discomforts of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or also known as IBS. Aloe vera also has the capability to improve your skin, for example it has the ability to remove your acne and black heads. Aloe vera also has the properties to help ease the symptoms of skin ulcers or even eczema, and even goes as far as reducing the appearance of wrinkles

Tips on Caring For Roses

Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers in the garden. They can also be the most difficult to grow. Caring for roses may take some time, but the rewards are worth it.

The Blessings of Bat Guano in Your Garden

Over the years, specifically on summer nights, I’ve done my share of ducking to avoid low flying bats. You know what I’m talking about. They swoop by just close enough to make you flinch and then they’re off. I even remember finding these small, black creatures hanging upside down in our pool house several times. As a kid, all I knew about bats is that I didn’t want one stuck in my hair like the horror stories I had heard of. At the time, I didn’t realize how useful these bats are and contrary to wanting to get rid of them, we actually want them around.

Squanto’s Natural Fertilizer Solution

If you’re looking for an excellent, earth-friendly natural fertilizer, one of the oldest and most effective fertilizers in the world is fish meal. If you remember your American History, you will recall that Squanto taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn using fish as a fertilizer. Without those vital nutrients that the fish supplied to their corn, who knows if any of us would even be here today!

It’s All in the Container – Secrets to a Unique and Beautiful Terrarium

The Container of a terrarium doesn’t have to be a glass jug. It can be any one of a thousand creative ideas. Using a unique container will transform your average terrarium into something unique and a conversation piece for friends to look at and enjoy. Here are some ideas for creative containers you can use.

Adding a Garden to Your Home Adds More Than Beauty

There are a lot of ways to add value to your home, from putting on an addition to upgrading your appliances. And while some experts say the biggest bang for your buck is renovating your kitchen or adding a bathroom, there are certainly other, smaller ways to add value while creating something that you can cherish for a long time.

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