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How to Test Soil pH

How to Test Soil pH - an easy DIY soil pH test -

Here’s how to do a simple soil pH test from items you probably already have in your kitchen. Once you determine whether your soil is acidic or alkaline, we have recommendations for soil amendments that can bring the soil back into the neutral pH range.

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Low Light Houseplants

Low Light Houseplants - indoor plants that don’t need much light -

10 low light houseplants with a natural ability to adapt to shady conditions. Great houseplants for low light, indirect sunlight, or artificial light.

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Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage - a tangy, healthy side dish -

Using red cabbage instead of green gives this recipe a nutritional boost. In addition to providing a rich source of vitamins C and K, calcium and fiber, red cabbage is high in an anthocyanin - an excellent source of antioxidants.

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Your Last Frost Date - What You Need to Know

Your Last Frost Date - What You Need to Know - start your spring gardening as early as possible -

Check the last frost date for your area, learn why it matters, and discover how you can work around it to avoid subjecting your seedlings to damaging conditions.

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Herbs That Make Good Houseplants

Herbs That Make Good Houseplants - the best potted herbs to grow indoors -

There are plenty of herbs that make good houseplants. The best herbs to grow indoors are those that have beautiful foliage with the bonus of flowers, fragrance, or culinary uses.

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Apple and Mint Chutney

Apple and Mint Chutney - a healthy & flavorful condiment -

This easy apple chutney recipe can be used on sandwiches, as a dipping sauce and with roasted chicken or pork.

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Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden - basics of using coffee grounds on plants -

Here's what you need to know about why and how to use coffee grounds in the garden for plants.

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Tips for Seed Germination

Tips for Seed Germination - encouraging a seed to sprout into life -

Seed germination is the first step toward growing a healthy plant, and here's what you need to know to encourage high germination rates from the seeds you sow.

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Miniature Plants for Indoors

Miniature Plants for Indoors - houseplants that stay small -

For a new spin on indoor gardening think “small”. Teacup gardens, dish gardens, fairy gardens and terrariums are all great ways to enjoy miniature plants.

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Easy 1-Pot Chili

Easy 1-Pot Chili - with serrano chili peppers -

This simple and delicious recipe is a quick dinner to make. Eat it as plain chili or pour it over cooked macaroni to make chili mac.

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