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Growing Herbs in Your Garden

Herbs are easy to grow in containers or a garden, and fresh herbs are a great way to spice up your cooking in the kitchen. Herbs to consider growing include rosemary, sage, basil, and mint. Watch this video to find out more.

Grow, Baby, Grow!

A few weeks ago, I indulged in one of my favorite springtime impulse buys – seeds! And I say “impulse buy” because at mere pennies apiece, I can go a little crazy without feeling guilty. I came away with a handful of flower and herb packets and spent a happy afternoon scratching away in the soil and sowing a little anticipation. Read on to find out more.
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August Lawn & Garden To-Do List

August is in the hottest and most sultry time of the year. The sun threatens to bake lawns, gardens, and gardeners alike. Read on how to tend your lawn.
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How to Air-Dry Fresh Herbs

Air-drying is the easiest and most economical way to preserve fresh herbs for use all year. If you bought a bag of fresh herbs and only used a leaf or two in a recipe, or if you've got a large end-of-season herb harvest, read on to find out how to air-dry and preserve your herbs for lasting use.
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Why Doesn’t My Ginger Bloom?

Ornamental gingers are tropical garden plants with wonderfully aromatic flowers. Here are common reasons why it may not bloom.

How to Grow Vegetables Year-Round

Specially designed for year-round, indoor gardening.

Natural Remedies

If you look hard enough you can find solutions to many of your lawn and garden problems "naturally." The pungent aroma of many herbs acts as a natural insect repellent. Planting herbs like parsley or basil among your vegetables will offer them some protection from bugs and simplify harvesting a salad.