The Space-Saving, ‘Upside-Down Way’ To Grow Indoor Tomatoes

Written by: Kristen Duever Indoor gardening can be a great way to have fresh vegetables year-round and satisfy your green thumb during the winter, but if you live in a small home or apartment, it can be challenging to find enough room for your plants. One solution is to turn your indoor garden on its …

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Growing Arugula

Arugula is calorie low and nutrient rich. It is known to prevent cancer, prevent macular degeneration (eyes), is low in oxalate (an anti-nutrient), contributes to bone health, can aid in weight loss and is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, A, and K. Arugula is also mineral rich and is a good source of calcium, iron, …

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7 Things Your Doctor’s Not Telling You About Coconut Oil

Written by: Amy O'Donnell Do you notice more coconut oil in your grocery, discount or health food store? Coconut oil is everywhere, and in everything, from food to beauty products, as more people discover its benefits. Health-conscious people have known about coconut oil for many years. As its popularity increases, so has its availability. Common …

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Canine Homeopathic Treatments for Natural Pet Care

By Bruce McElmurray We live in the mountains with our four German shepherd dogs. Our nearest veterinarian is approximately 45 miles one way and so we often treat our furry family members with homeopathic remedies. These have worked for us in the past, and although I am unable to say that the natural remedies always …

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How To Grow Bananas — No Matter Where Your Live

Written by: Kristen Duever Bananas are a colorful, well-loved, widely enjoyed snack. They also are known for being a tropical food. If you’ve ever wished that you could grow your own bananas but are concerned that the climate where you live is just a bit too cold, then you’ll be happy to know that it …

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The Very Best Vegetables To Grow In Drought Conditions

Written by: Jacki Andre Whether you live in an area susceptible to drought (hello American Southwest!) or not, chances are your garden at some point will experience dry conditions. If you’re fortunate, you can just hook up a hose and let your irrigation system run. But in some cases, water may be rationed or it …

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6 Tricks To Saving Time & Money In The Garden

Written by: Trent Rhode Whether you’re a new gardener, or a long-time student of the land, there are many things you can do to cut back on inputs and save time and money in the garden. In fact, there is a growing movement of gardeners who have found great success in shifting more and more …

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Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

  Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.  According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011 (1). Although it can be …

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Make An Adorable Herb Garden With Old Glass Jars

Do you have an empty pasta sauce jar? Then you can TOTALLY start your own personal indoor herb garden! It's so easy! SUPPLIES Old glass jars/containers or wide-mouth mason jars Warm water Dish soap Rubbing alcohol Paper towel Masking tape Black chalk paint Paint brush Chalk Rocks, gravel, pebbles, or marbles Potting mix, preferably moisture …

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