growing herbs indoors, gardening, Growing herbs indoors works well for many reasons If you are looking to start growing herbs indoors here are a few tips that should get you well on your way

Growing Herbs Indoors

Herb gardening is a great hobby to have even if you’re not into the whole “tilling up the land” kind of gardening. Gardening is therapeutic, and if you’re growing herbs, you can do some amazing things with them. From seasoning your food to making a sensational smelling potpourri, this cheap hobby will actually save you money at the grocery store! If you’re not sure what herbs to start with, check out my article on The 5 Easiest Herbs to Grow. Just realize, there are tons more herbs to be grown!

the dirty truth about composting, composting, gardening, go green, Add material regularly so the beneficial bacteria in the pile always has something to eat As the bacteria works the pile will get warmer and warmer In fact if you have a really active pile on cold days you may even see steam

The Dirty Truth About Composting

If you have a garden, it’s likely you’ve at least thought about composting. But do you know all you need to know to get started composting? Do you know the dirty truth about composting? Let’s find out.

using eggshells in the garden, container gardening, gardening

Using Eggshells in the Garden

Eggs are pretty commonplace in just about everyone’s kitchen. You use them for baking, as binders in casseroles, and as a staple breakfast item. You can eat eggs fried, scrambled, as omelettes, boiled, poached… I think you get the picture. So what do you do with all those eggshells? Some people just throw them into the compost pile – which is perfectly fine. Other people throw them away. If you throw your eggshells away, I urge you to stop! Especially if you grow your own veggies. You can use those eggshells in the garden and bypass the trash and the compost pile.

25 ways to keep food from spoiling

25+ Ways to Keep Food From Spoiling

According to a report from August 2012 by the National Resources Defense Council, America wastes about 40 percent of its food supply. Let that sink in for a moment. Imagine going into your kitchen and just throwing away 4 pounds of food for every 10 pounds you have. That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. You’ve either spent money buying or time growing and harvesting your food. Why on Earth would you want to just toss it out?

square foot gardening growing big in small spaces, gardening, raised garden beds

Square Foot Gardening: Growing Big in Small Spaces

Square foot gardening is the name given to an intensive gardening method that employs specifically-sized raised gardening beds. The plots are a maximum of 4 feet wide by any chosen length, although 4×4, 4×6 and 4×8 tend to be the most popular choices. The growing area is sub-divided into a grid of one foot squares either with string or bamboo guide markers. It is generally based on raised bed gardening principals.

summer squash 101, flowers, gardening

Summer Squash 101

One of my favorite veggies (fruits) in the whole world is the summer squash. I love the fact that you can eat them raw, fried, stewed, or just about any other way you can imagine. They’re sweet, delicious, and very easy to grow. Today we’ll learn all about these yummy summer squash!

25 uses for vinegar, cleaning tips, Clean your coffeemaker by brewing 1 pot of cold water with 1 4 cup of vinegar When finished I like to use the water that comes through to clean the outside of the machine too Run another cycle through with clean water

25 Uses for Vinegar

I’m sure you know you can use vinegar when cooking, but did you know you can clean with it, use it as pain relief, preserve foods with it, and much, much more?! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

how to clean your dishwasher, appliances, cleaning tips, Nah not really It s just dirty Yes even your dishwasher gets dirty Every now and then you have to clean your dishwasher to be sure it cleans your dishes like it should Today I m going to show you how

How to Clean Your Dishwasher

It’s bound to happen. You load your dishwasher, turn it on, and let it do its thing. You go back later, ready to take out and put away all of your crystal clear, squeaky clean dishes.
But what’s that?! Water spots? Worse yet, food particles?!? Oh no!! Something must be wrong with your dishwasher, right?

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