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How to Grow and Care for an American Wild Plum Tree (Prunus Americana)
How to Grow and Care for an American Wild Plum Tree (Prunus Americana)

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. We& 39;ve only lived in New Mexico for about a year or so, and I& 39;m discovering a whole new range of plants, fruits, flowers...and bugs that I never knew about before.

The Complete Guide to Garden Hose Fittings
The Complete Guide to Garden Hose Fittings

Eugene has a keen interest in DIY and gardening. Over a 30 year period he has also become self taught in garden power tool maintenance.How to Connect Up a HoseThis guide shows you what fittings you need to connect up your garden hose to an indoor or garden tap and also how to attach it to spray nozzles, sprinklers, pressure washers and coiled hoses.

How to Grow Ginger, Plus Its Amazing Health Benefits
How to Grow Ginger, Plus Its Amazing Health Benefits

In addition to being a certified herbalist and aromatherapy consultant, Gina finds the unrelenting allure of gardening very strong. Ginger is one herb or spice that I always have in my pantry. I eat it crystallized and I use the powder for teas and cooking. I also use fresh ginger for cooking. When I decided to start growing this root, I expected it to be difficult.

A Beginner's Guide to Small-Scale Homesteading
A Beginner's Guide to Small-Scale Homesteading

David Cory is a husband and father. He is a DIY / small scale homesteader enthusiast.Why Homestead?Homesteading might seem like an odd thing to do, given the readily available produce found at any grocery store or supermarket. And don& 39;t forget how cheap the produce tends to be. So why homestead?Homesteading provides the following:A sense of accomplishmentFresh and healthy produceGreater self-relianceA hobbyEnvironmental consciousness (you create less plastic waste, for example)A greater appreciation for natureCertainly there are other advantages to homesteading, but whatever the reason for starting.

How to Grow a Jade Plant
How to Grow a Jade Plant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Jade plants (Crassula ovata) look like trees, but they are actually succulents. Their brown “trunks” are fleshy stems, and, like most succulents, they are native to South Africa.

How to Use Neem Leaf as a Natural Pesticide
How to Use Neem Leaf as a Natural Pesticide

Mary is an organic coconut farmer. In her articles, she shares ideas on land management and how to increase the profit from a small farm. Neem Trees (Azadirachta indica)I& 39;m an organic coconut farmer living in Brazil. Here on my farm, I use a natural pesticide made from the leaves of the neem trees that we have growing here.

How to Grow a Sensitive Plant as a Houseplant
How to Grow a Sensitive Plant as a Houseplant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. As a child, I was fascinated by sensitive plants. I loved to rub my fingers along the stems to see the leaves close. At the time, I thought that they were carnivorous plants like Venus Fly Traps, but it turns out that the leaf closing is a defensive measure.

How to Grow Spinach
How to Grow Spinach

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. I have to admit to not being a fan of cooked spinach. I love my spinach raw in salads. Fortunately, it is as easy to grow as lettuce. It always has a place in my spring and fall plantings.

What Not to Flush
What Not to Flush

Ashley represents an independent and locally owned professional plumbing team.As a general rule of thumb, the only things that should go down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper. Regardless of whether it heads towards a sewage system or a septic tank, and no matter how powerful your flush is or if you think the item is too small to cause harm in those big pipes, remember: Your toilet should never be treated like a trash can.

What You Should Know About All-in-One Paint and Primer
What You Should Know About All-in-One Paint and Primer

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Paint With Primer in It—Is It Real?Practically every paint manufacturer now sells a product that supposedly primes the surface while painting. Behr was the first company to successfully market and sell these products through a massive marketing campaign in 2009 that eventually led other paint manufacturers to add & 34;self-priming& 34; or & 34;paint and primer in one& 34; to their paint can labels.

Pollinate Your Garden With Native (Mason) Bees
Pollinate Your Garden With Native (Mason) Bees

Tritrain is an avid gardener and aspires to have a homestead of several acres in the USA.About the Mason BeeMason bees are native throughout the Americas, and there are over 300 species in North America alone. They are part of the Megachilidae family in the Osmia genus. They took the name & 34;mason& 34; due to their tendency to use mud or & 34;masonry& 34; when building their home.

What Are Leaf-Footed Bugs and Are They Harmful?
What Are Leaf-Footed Bugs and Are They Harmful?

I& 39;ve grown many fruit trees over the years and have had to deal with many pests along the way. Have you noticed clusters of red or brown bugs hanging out on the fruits of your fruit tree? They may be leaf-footed bugs (Leptoglossus spp.). They& 39;re not the worst pest to have, but they& 39;re unsightly (at the very least) and can damage your fruit.