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Growing Thornless Blackberry Plants

Growing Thornless Blackberry Plants - planting and care for thornless blackberries -

Thornless blackberry plants can produce up to 20 pounds of fruit per season. Read how to grow, care for and harvest blackberries, without the prickles!

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Ideas to Create a Sensory Garden

Ideas to Create a Sensory Garden - experience your garden in new ways -

You will delight all five senses in a sensory garden. Grow plants that you will enjoy looking at, tasting and touching. Choose bushes and shrubs that smell good. Listen to wind chimes or invite birds to sing for you with a birdfeeder.

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Iced Herbal Tea with Stevia

Iced Herbal Tea with Stevia - use stevia leaves to sweeten tea -

This recipe explains how to use stevia leaves in tea. Stevia is a popular sugar substitute that has no calories or carbohydrates.

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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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