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  1. Top 12 Mother's Day gift ideas from Everybody Shops

    Top 12 Mother's Day gift ideas from Everybody Shops

    Top 12 Mother's Day gift ideas from Everybody Shops
    Whether you’re predictably a procrastinator or just prefer shopping online, Everybody Shops has the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. Mom might claim she doesn’t want anything, but she secretly adores thoughtful, little gifts. In case you need a bit of inspiration this year, we’ve curated this delightful list of gifts she’ll appreciate — and actually use! From home decor to chic...
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  2. Bulb auger keeps gardener going after medical setback

    Bulb auger keeps gardener going after medical setback

    Bulb auger keeps gardener going after medical setback
    Debra McCartney had been gardening for as long as she can remember. The 58-year-old Pennsylvania resident spent hours every week outside working the soil or shopping for plants at her local nursery. She was looking forward to spending even more time outside with her four grandchildren, until an untimely surgery threatened to change all of that. McCartney had recently retired...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Plant paperwhites to bridge the gap until the spring

    Plant paperwhites to bridge the gap until the spring

    Plant paperwhites to bridge the gap until the spring
    As the planting season fades away, it's time to turn inside to keep gardening. Paperwhites are easy-to-find bulbs at any good nursery or garden center. They cost about one dollar apiece and are easy to grow. They are tender daffodils with pure white, fragrant blooms. The paperwhites have everything they need stored away and just need some planting mix, wet...
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  6. Floating row cover will extend the season in the veggie garden

    Floating row cover will extend the season in the veggie garden

    Floating row cover will extend the season in the veggie garden
    While most people are putting their gardens to bed, I'm just starting some planting of cool weather crops. It might be my favorite time of the year to put plants in the ground. Lettuce, endive, kale, Swiss chard, leeks and more can all be planted right now and found at local nurseries. Floating row covers act like a greenhouse to...
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  7. Save those tomatoes from frost and enjoy them for Thanksgiving dinner

    Save those tomatoes from frost and enjoy them for Thanksgiving dinner

    Save those tomatoes from frost and enjoy them for Thanksgiving dinner
    At the end of the season after frost takes the tomato vines, they could still be hanging on to lots of unripe tomatoes. I pick them at the end of the season and separate them according to how far they are along in the ripening process. Some are close to being ready, others just in the blush, and there are...
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  8. Planting garlic can be done in the fall or spring

    Planting garlic can be done in the fall or spring

    Planting garlic can be done in the fall or spring
    Garlic out of the garden is just like anything else harvested at home, better than anything out of the store. Garlic is planted through the fall, usually starting in October until the ground freezes. That's how I've been most successful in growing the bulbs, but it can be started in the spring. The only difference is that spring-planted garlic is...
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  9. Reveal simple secrets to gardening with Doug Oster’s Seed of the Month Club

    Reveal simple secrets to gardening with Doug Oster’s Seed of the Month Club

    Reveal simple secrets to gardening with Doug Oster’s Seed of the Month Club
    Melissa Thompson had garden envy. Her friends and neighbors were growing such big and juicy fruits and vegetables in their home gardens, Thompson felt like she must be missing out on the gardening secrets everyone else knows about. Thompson always envisioned feeding her family with healthy, homegrown produce, but after two failed summers of planting, she swore she had a...
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  10. Watering the right way will make plants happy

    Watering the right way will make plants happy

    Watering the right way will make plants happy
    Most plants only need one inch of water a week. How do you tell how much rain has fallen? The local TV weatherman can tell us how much fell at the airport, but not always where we live. Every gardener should have a rain gauge, as it tells you exactly how much rain your garden has received. The EZ Read...
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