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Amazing Mints: The Versatile Plant Species That Does Everything from Entertaining your Cat to Cleaning Your Teeth

Mint plants, Lamiaceae, come in a wide variety. Some are good for making tea or jelly, freshening breath or even cleaning your house. Others act as insect repellents or are believed to have medicinal properties. The best news about mint plants is that many of them are the brown-thumb gardener’s saving grace. Once started, mint […]

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How to Build a Better Compost Heap and Improve the Ecological Balance of Your Soil to Produce Succulent Vegetables and Beautiful Flowers

Compost is the natural method for creating fertile, productive soil. The key to good compost is to balance the nitrogen and carbon contents of your compost heap. However, the process doesn’t stop there. The pile needs to heat up – but not too much. It needs to be damp, but not too wet. And it […]

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