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Homemade Herbal Extracts for Your Baking Needs

Many cake and cookie recipes will call for extracts to add extra flavor. The most common are vanilla, orange, almond, and mint extract. One of the issues is that decent extracts, especially organic ones and especially vanilla, can be pricey. On the plus side, they have a super long shelf life, being mainly alcohol based. …

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9 Ways to Make Gardening Easier for the Elderly

As we grow older, the inevitability of age catches up with us, and our bodies simply can’t do what they once did. Forget about running a marathon—although some beat the odds and do it—and forget about bench pressing 300 pounds. At some point, it becomes remarkably challenging to bend over and stand back up, let …

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10 Materials That Can Be Repurposed for Landscaping

For some of us, those who grew up with an affinity for Lego blocks and similar stuff, our favorite part of gardening is the landscaping, the building of garden beds and trellises. We are almost growing our edible plants to decorate our creative flourishes in the art of landscaping. What makes landscaping even more fun …

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DIY Plant Markers For Your Garden, Plant Pots and Seedlings

Plant markers can be a lifesaver, especially if you are new to gardening or you have planted so much this year that you can’t remember what you planted where. If you buy plants from nurseries, they often come with a little plant marker that tells you all kinds of useful stuff. You can simply push …

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10 Perennial Food Plants for Containers in a Sunny Window

Edible perennial plants are the way of the future. These are plants that we can grow that produce food for several years, sometimes decades. What this means for growers is that we don’t have to go through the difficult germination process every year. It often means that more fresh, home-grown food will be available throughout …

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Useful Plants in the Nightshade Family and How to Grow Them at Home

The nightshade family, or Solanaceae family, is a group of plants that contains many a familiar culinary friend as well as a couple of surprises. Tomatoes, eggplant, and white potatoes all belong to the same family, as well as all varieties of the bell and hot peppers. You may not know that goji berries, tomatillos, …

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