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5 Human-Powered Garden Tools for More Sustainable Farming
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5 Human-Powered Garden Tools for More Sustainable Farming

PHOTO: Johnny& 39;s Selected SeedsNothing can be described as a true labor of love quite like the toil of a gardener. Traditional gardening methods incorporate a lot of movements that translate into a whole-body workout—bending, lifting, hauling and pushing—that can be compounded under extreme weather conditions.

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How to Grow Crown of Thorns From Cuttings

Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs. Propagating the Christ PlantEuphorbia milii, also known as crown of thorns, Christ thorn, and the Christ plant, is an ideal decoration at Christmas and Easter.Arrange small pots of crown of thorn cuttings on tabletops, across mantels, or at place settings.
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How to Make a Bird Nesting Basket in 5 Easy Steps

Want to help your backyard birds along this spring? Add a hanging basket and share it with your birds to keep their babies hidden from predators. What You Will NeedLarge semi-open hanging basket with good drainageCoir or moss for lining basketPotting soilMoss or light mulching material4” diameter shallow container or saucerPlant material as desiredI like to use trailing ivy and geraniums.
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How to Get Rid of Weeds in Cracks Without Using Herbicide

Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs. Any landscape with hard surfaces—sidewalks, stone walls, brick borders, paved driveways, etc.—is sure to have at least a few weeds in cracks. Here are some organic solutions to the problem.
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How to Dry Homegrown Lavender

Suzanne has been an online writer for over seven years. Her articles often focus on skin care and gardening. Lavender is one of the most rewarding herbs you can grow. If you were to ask people what their favorite smell is, I would lay a bet that it would be either lavender or rose.The distinctive sweet fragrance of lavender is recognizable, even to the untrained senses, and one that I have loved growing.
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Getting To Know Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs.It& 39;s No Garden Diva Sedum & 39;Autumn Joy& 39;Sedum & 39;Autumn Joy& 39; is the scientific name for the silvery perennial known colloquially as Live Forever.
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Standard In-Ground Pool Shapes and Sizes

I mostly write articles about inground swimming pools, which I& 39;ve learned about through many months of research. The Most Common Swimming Pool DimensionsWhen you& 39;re building a new swimming pool, you have to start somewhere. Pools obviously come in many shapes and sizes, and in reality, your options are only limited by the size of your yard and your budget.
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How to Keep Your Home Warm Without a Heater

I suffer from a dry and flaky scalp, so know what a nightmare it can be. I have tried all sorts of treatments in the quest to find relief. Winter WarmersWe all know that the cost of keeping our homes heated can be high. Central heating, fuel for wood burning stoves, and electric fires can mount up in price.
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How to Eliminate Static Cling With Homemade Remedies

Alison draws on many years& 39; experience researching natural remedies and products to use for health, home care and cleaning in her articles. Static Cling Can Be an Embarrassing Problem!Have you ever walked into a room only to discover that your skirt or dress was bunched up in your slip? Or maybe you once shook a friends hand and felt a jolt of electricity rush up your arm?
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Does My Home Contain Toxic Mold?

After finding mold in her home, Robin did hundreds of hours of research to learn how to identify and remove mold.No matter the climate you live in, your house may contain toxic mold due to humid air or any kind of water damage. Unless you built the home you live in, it& 39;s hard to know its history—mold may have started growing decades ago or more recently.
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10 Must-Have Items for Girls Who Live Alone

Faith is fond of sweets, fitness (to balance the sweets), women& 39;s health topics, fashion, and beauty. If you are a girl just starting out on your own, you are in for an awesome adventure. You are now free to blast that annoying song you love as often as you want (until the neighbor& 39;s object), eat whatever you want (straight out of the jar!
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Making the Most of Your Small Balcony

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.How to Revamp Your BalconyIf you live in an apartment or condo with a tiny balcony, you may have ignored the potential of your little plot of outdoor heaven. It may not be much, but you can still transform it into a mini oasis to enjoy at your leisure.
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How to Get Dog Hair Out of Your Carpet

Alison is a freelance writer on health, nutrition, skincare, and pets, especially cats and dogs. In this article, we are going to deal with the tricky question of how to clean and remove dog hair from the carpets in your home. We all love our dogs, but we don& 39;t love their shedding.Dog hair seems to collect everywhere in the most awkward of spaces.
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Large Outdoor Urns and Decorative Planters

Sharon is a human resources manager with a passion for reading and research and hanging out in her own backyard. Garden urns or planters create very beautiful outdoor décor all year round. Although the planter is most popular during the spring and summer, they can also be a source of winter time greenery.
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Pros and Cons of Fluorescent Lighting

Emilie Peck is a freelance writer. Her articles focus on everything from medicine to home repair. Whether you’re working at the office or the store, you’ll be illuminated by fluorescent lighting. Since about 2009, we’ve been encouraged to make the shift from traditional incandescent bulbs to a fluorescent light source instead.
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How to Grow Hollyhock From Seed

Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs. Spring and fall are the best times to start the wonderful hollyhock (Alcea rosea) from seed. The entire process, from sowing to transplanting seedlings, takes about nine weeks.
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What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain

Even though I am careful with my disposal, I have thrown a couple of these & 34;forbidden& 34; items down the drain in the past. I am not a plumber—so keep that in mind—but according to my experience and research, there are certain things you should never put in a garbage disposal. You& 39;ll find a full list of these things below.
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How to Grow Corn From Seed

I grow organic peas to feed my pet rabbit so I never have to worry about him being hurt by pesticides or ingesting anything dangerous.Backyard Sweet Corn Common Corn AbbreviationsCommon abbreviations that you will see on corn seed packages and what they meanAbbreviationMeaningsuNormal, or regular sweet cornsh2Super-sweet cornse, se+Sugar-enhanced cornBackyard Corn BasicsCorn is both surprisingly easy and incredibly frustrating to grow in a backyard garden.
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How to Remove a Wallpaper Border

What You Need to Remove Wallpaper BordersRemoving outdated wallpaper is a great way to update a room or home. While it& 39;s fairly easy to cut out the main sections, reaching the borders can present a challenge.The supplies you& 39;ll need for this project are:Wallpaper scoring toolLiquid fabric softenerSpray bottleSponge/ragsBucketPlastic scraper/putty knifeGarbage bag/trash canLadder/step stool How to Remove Wallpaper Borders1.
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Best Fall Flowers for Autumn Color Themes

I& 39;m a gardener and nature lover. I enjoy writing articles and how-to guides that help people learn new things.Autumn Color Theme FlowersIf you really love flowers, you should make sure that they enhance the autumn color themes that take over at the end of each season. It seems that too many landscapes focus on mid-summer, with the wealth of annuals and perennials that tend to flower through the warm months.
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