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8 Benefits of Container Gardening

[caption id=”” align=”alignleft” width=”333” caption=”Photo Attribution: Jeremy Burgin @ Flickr”][/caption] Container gardening has become a popular trend among many vegetable gardens, for both city and country dwellers. To some, it may look like extra work, potting each vegetable plant, arranging, changing, etc. Besides making a balcony, patio or kitchen windowsill look prettier and earthy, container gardening has many benefits, especially when it comes to growing vegetables at home. The

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How to Make Compost the Right Way

Some people throw ALL kitchen scraps into the compost. This is not the best practice, as they don’t necessarily add any benefit, and definitely will not yield a “black gold” compost. Meat, oils (included oily salad greens or other oil covered vegetables), animal waste, animal fur, to name a few. You don’t want to be attracting unwanted pests to the compost pile (rats, crows, skunks, etc). How to Make a Great Compost Add nitrogen rich greens and fruit (preferably organic). Make sure you

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The Everything Food Allergy Cookbook {Free eBook 5/27/12}

  Book Description Publication Date: August 17, 2008 Food allergies in the United States are growing at an alarming rate and, unfortunately, children are often afflicted with more than one allergy. For the families, preparing a meal can be unnerving. This cookbook takes the guesswork out of shopping and cooking delicious meals everyone will enjoy. There’s no missing out with such tasty delights as: NoNut Crunchy Coffee Cake Eggless French Toast DairyFree Risotto

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Natural Remedies for Sore Throat Symptoms

[caption id=”attachment_375” align=”alignleft” width=”223” caption=”Vitamin C can help prevent or shorten the length of a sore throat or cold.”][/caption] A sore throat—or pharyngitis—is caused by inflammation of the pharynx, which is located between the nose and the start of the vocal cords or trachea. I am sure we have all experienced the symptoms at one time or another, or heard our children complain, “My throat is sore!”. Often times a you may have a sore throat on one side only. Most

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Plant a Raised Garden Bed with Your Kids

Infarrantly Creative has made a raised bed vegetable gardening project with, cedar raised beds, into a family affair. What a great activity for the whole family to get involved in. Not only is it a productive activity for children, but you can teach them responsibility and the importance of vegetables at the same time. Check out her gardening plans for the different array of vegetable plants she is planting. Kudos!

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6 cups a day? Coffee lovers less likely to die, study finds

As an avid coffee drinker, I am happy to read this article, by Vitals on MSNBC: “Men who drank at least six cups of coffee a day had a 10 percent lower chance of dying during the 14-year study period than those who drank none. For women, the risk was 15 percent lower, according to Freedman’s work, published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.”

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Fun Container Gardening Project: Tipsy Plant Tower

Instructables is featuring a new container gardening project: the Tipsy Plant Tower! Here is what you need: Five 6” standard terra-cotta pots One 10.5” azalea pot One 12” terra-cotta saucer (the ones that go under the plants to catch liquid) Acrylic paints (various colors) Paint brushes Turkey baster with bulb removed (I pressed it in paint to make the outline of the polka dots) Two cans of Valspar Clear Sealer Gloss for Interior/Exterior Seven 1/2”-13 hot-dipped galvanized zinc hex

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