How to Grow a Sunflower

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Of all the seeds I have ever placed in the ground, sunflower seeds are the most likely to produce, survive, and develop into astounding gorgeousness. They are reliable, edible, and beautiful. I prefer the giant sunflower varieties like Mammoth Russian and Mammoth Grey. This year’s favourite variety is Lemon Queen Organic…

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring Winter is coming to an end, so you better get your gardening on and start preparing now for your spring planting. Before you know it, temperatures will start to warm, and those buds you have been waiting for all season will start to…

5 Eco-Friendly Tips to Keep Your Pool Clean

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I enjoy doing research on new things, as my husband Ed can tell you, usually with a smile. I also want to do things that keep our family pool friendly to the environment. After some investigation, I found some great options to keep our pool clean a more natural way….

How to Compost in the City

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City and suburban composting is definitely possible. All you need is a small yard area or even a balcony space. Add rain-barrels (like his one -affiliate link) and a small compost bin and you are all set. Making new soil is easy to do in this small space. To help…

How to Make Homemade Kombucha

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So you have heard of Kombucha, right? It is a fermented tea that is being sold widely in health food stores but even some conventional chain grocers are now carrying it. The price tag would have you believe it is some sort of magic elixir. It is true that many health…

What Is The Difference Between Organic, Heirloom, Hybrid, and GMO?

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Sometimes the massive amount of labeling and non-GMO-labeling and plants and seeds and EVERYTHING in the green shopping market is one giant hot mess. Some mad scientist has opened up a can o’ whoopass on us throwing in a drama cocktail which has all the subtlety of a reality T.V…

5 Tips to Keep Your Reusable Bags Clean

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A recent study conducted by researchers from George Mason University and the University of Pennsylvania has cast doubt on the safety of using reusable bags due to e-coli contamination and it is time to set the record straight. According to the study, in the three-month period after a San Francisco…

Do You Know What is in Your Bowl of Rice?

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I do not normally consume large amounts of rice, but when the latest report from the Consumer Reports’ study revealed dangerous levels of arsenic in both rice and products containing rice, I was alarmed especially since my daughter does enjoy a nice bowl of organic brown rice. But my first though…

How to Plant a Tomato

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Mid-summer is one of my favorite times of the year; it is when the tomato harvest is coming on hard and strong. Above you see a photo that shows how my tomatoes are growing this season – ripening up nicely! Fresh tomatoes are like manna from heaven and I could…

How to Grow Dinosaur Kale

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Last year in early spring, while others were still shivering from 30 degree temps, I bundled up and headed out to my local nursery to find some plants for a local T.V show appearance. The T.V show appearance featured plants you can plant in a spring container. From the moment…