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Sweet Basil

Seven Herbs Anyone Can Grow

[dropcap type=”1″]T[/dropcap]he faint scent of lavender that lingers on your clothes, the mouthwatering smell of basil from a simmering pot of spaghetti sauce, the tingling sensation of a rosemary facial scrub – herbs are multi-tasking plants. Their uses include aromatics for the home, healthy and flavorful additions to cuisine, health and beauty products, homeopathic medicines, …

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Garden Soil

How to Improve Your Garden’s Soil

[dropcap type=”2″]F[/dropcap]ruits, vegetables, and flowers consume large amounts of nutrients from the soil. These nutrients must be replaced to maintain healthy soil. The addition of soil amendments and organic fertilizers feeds the soil. In turn, the soil feeds the plants. Well-balanced soil, rich in nutrients, provides the food your plants need to produce an abundance …

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Lady Bug

Organic Pest Control

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey emerge from the soil, crawl out of the leaf litter, and descend from the sky. Garden pests – sap-sucking insects, leaf munching insects, and plant parasitizing insects – kill plants and destroy crops. Gardeners have fought an epic battle against these enemies of the garden for centuries. Controlling these pests requires a diverse arsenal …

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Green Cayanne Pepper

The Secrets to Growing Amazing Peppers

[dropcap type=”4″]T[/dropcap]he crunchy sweetness of bell peppers is the perfect addition to summer salads. When roasted, grilled or smoked, the peppers’ flavor intensifies to mouth-watering status. Sweet bell peppers come in a variety of colors – yellow, orange, red and purple – for colorful as well as flavorful cuisine.   Cayenne pepper is a type of …

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