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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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Mini-Greenhouses: A Perfect Growing Solution for Home and Hobby Gardeners

The mini-greenhouse is a season extender. It is larger than a cold frame and shares characteristics with it and with hot beds, depending upon the type of greenhouse. Mini-greenhouses can range in size from a uniquely glazed window to a freestanding building that features transparent materials over a sturdy, but minimalist framework. Each greenhouse type […]

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Winter Pruning and Trimming

Mid to late winter is a good time for pruning and trimming. This is true for three reasons: first, deciduous trees, bushes and vines have dropped their leaves, making it easier to see the shape of the tree, vine or bush. Herbs and other perennial plants have also died back. The only drawback to this […]

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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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