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How to Make Your Own Hot Pepper Flakes

How to Make Your Own Hot Pepper Flakes - preserve summer spice with this simple recipe -

Hot pepper flakes add zip to everything from take-out pizza to sophisticated curries. Use your own homegrown hot peppers—or fresh ones you can find at the farmers’ market—to make this spice rack favorite.

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10 Fun and Safe Houseplants for Kids’ Rooms

10 Fun and Safe Houseplants for Kids’ Rooms - kid-friendly green décor -

Kids love taking care of houseplants, especially the interesting, colorful or downright weird ones. Check out our 10 favorite non-toxic and easy-care houseplants, perfect for your budding gardener’s bedroom.

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Summer Squash Chips

Summer Squash Chips - a healthy, delicious snack or side -

Roasted squash chips are a great way to use some of your summer squash harvest. They make a great snack or serve them up with your favorite dip.

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Create Nesting Areas for Backyard Birds

Create Nesting Areas for Backyard Birds - make your home their home too -

If you want your feeders and gardens filled with healthy, happy birds, you need to landscape with nesting habitat in mind. We lay out five things you can incorporate into your landscape plans to make sure your favorite backyard birds settle in for the season.

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Make Natural Ink from Plants

Make Natural Ink from Plants - from plant to page -

This is a perfect DIY project for gardeners and artists, including kids! Collect your favorite colors from your garden and backyard (or your spice cabinet and refrigerator) and get ready to make natural ink. We’ll show you how!

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Ways to Water Your Garden

Ways to Water Your Garden - the right methods make this chore easier -

All garden plants, from sturdy shrubs to pretty container annuals need water, but the amount they need is different. Use one of these watering techniques, plus a little planning and a timer to ensure that your plants thrive without wasting water but still delivering the right amount to every plant. You’ll save time too!

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Oyster Mushroom Carbonara

Oyster Mushroom Carbonara - a simple & quick pasta meal, the perfect weeknight dinner -

Here’s a no-fuss dish, showcasing the woodsy tastes of oyster mushrooms, that you can whip up in less than 30 minutes.

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5 Tips for Saving Water in the Garden

5 Tips for Saving Water in the Garden - have a lush garden and manage water use at the same time -

Solutions to outdoor water waste, from inexpensive to a little investment.

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Nesting Materials for Birds

Nesting Materials for Birds - use what’s already in your garden to help birds build their nests -

Find out how easy it is to help your backyard birds with the task of building their nests this spring. Discover the materials they need—and don’t need—and how you can provide them from your garden, with very little effort.

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8 Common Plants for Use in Natural Beauty Products

8 Common Plants for Use in Natural Beauty Products - discover natural ingredients you can grow in your own garden -

Many of the main ingredients of the finest commercial soaps, creams, tinctures and perfumes are based on common garden plants. Explore the benefits and uses of eight of the most popular and easy-to-grow of these herbs and flowers, the natural alternative to harsh chemicals for skin and hair care.

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