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  1. Having fun with kids in the garden plants seeds for the future

    Having fun with kids in the garden plants seeds for the future

    Having fun with kids in the garden plants seeds for the future
    It's always wonderful to bring children into the garden. Mine were harvesting treats as soon as they could walk. Both of my sons would feast on snow peas as the summer began. They also had their own garden beds. Later when my daughter arrived, she had the same connection in the garden. My son plants a garden decades ago. The...
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  2. Help foster beneficial bugs with these seeds that attract pollinators

    Help foster beneficial bugs with these seeds that attract pollinators

    Help foster beneficial bugs with these seeds that attract pollinators
    It was more than 30 years ago that I converted to gardening organically. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. When I stopped using chemicals in the garden, nature did a pretty good job of creating a balance. The birds, bees, moths, caterpillars and other pollinators can visit the garden and do their job without concern...
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  3. Build a bug hotel to help native pollinators

    Build a bug hotel to help native pollinators

    Build a bug hotel to help native pollinators
    Most gardeners have heard that honeybees are in trouble. Gardeners are planting lot of pollinator plants in hopes of helping them, which is great. Native bees are also struggling, and many are much better pollinators than the non-native European honeybee. Here’s an easy project for gardeners of all ages and a great one for kids that will teach them about...
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  4. Windowsill herbs make the winter go by quicker

    Windowsill herbs make the winter go by quicker

    Windowsill herbs make the winter go by quicker
    As winter drags on, here’s a great project to keep gardeners going during the cold months. There’s a lot of fun to be had planting herbs in a container on the windowsill. They will thrive there, can be put out in the garden when things warm up and can be returned for the winter when the cold arrives. It's easy...
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  5. Sprouting seeds provides tasty, nutritious treats

    Sprouting seeds provides tasty, nutritious treats

    Sprouting seeds provides tasty, nutritious treats
    Just about every gardening catalog is now offering seeds not just for planting, but specifically for sprouting and eating. These seeds have been tested differently than seeds that are planted to assure they are safe to eat. Many seed sprouters prefer organic sprouting seeds. These sprouts provide 10 to 20 times more nutrients than the grown plant. There are two...
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  6. Moles and voles can be evicted safely from the garden and yard

    Moles and voles can be evicted safely from the garden and yard

    Moles and voles can be evicted safely from the garden and yard
    Often times when the snow melts, it reveals the signs of mole and voles damage. First off, let's talk about the difference between the two. Moles are actually good for the garden. They aerate the soil, eat grubs and leave a little fertilizer behind. If they’ve made their tunnels through the lawn though, and you can’t stand them, there’s an...
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  7. Amaryllis bulbs help gardeners get through the winter

    Amaryllis bulbs help gardeners get through the winter

    Amaryllis bulbs help gardeners get through the winter
    Amaryllis bulbs are one of the plants that gets gardeners through the winter. Amaryllis 'Double King' puts on quite a show. Amaryllis bulbs are a popular gift for the holidays, but can be grown any time of the year. They have everything they need to bloom and can be kept as houseplants to enjoy the flowers annually for many years...
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  8. Microgreens on the windowsill are fun and easy to grow

    Microgreens on the windowsill are fun and easy to grow

    Microgreens on the windowsill are fun and easy to grow
    Seedlings of mixed radishes sprout on the windowsill in the Microgreen Grower. I’ve had so much fun this winter enjoying these fast growing fresh sprouts. It’s a fun project for any gardener and great for kids too. The Microgreen Grower makes windowsill planting fun and easy. The Microgreen Grower has everything needed to start and grow these diminutive plants. A...
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  9. Don't send leaves to the curb, turn them into compost

    Don't send leaves to the curb, turn them into compost

    Don't send leaves to the curb, turn them into compost
    Living on four acres in an oak forest is both a blessing and a curse. The worst part is when the fall leaves start dropping from the trees. There are two places that they need to be removed from: the long driveway and the back patio. They are slippery when wet, so it's imperative they are blown off the surface...
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  10. Houseplants clean the air and are fun to grow

    Houseplants clean the air and are fun to grow

    Houseplants clean the air and are fun to grow
    Houseplants keep me sane in the winter.  Most houseplants are bulletproof and will happily grow all winter on the windowsill. There are some things you can do now to keep them looking their best. Look carefully at the leaves. If there is yellow or brown foliage, remove it. Any part of a plant that’s looking worse for wear should be...
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