Living on a farm in Brazil, I& 39;ve gained local in-depth knowledge of food, plants, and traditions, which I share through my articles.Alternatives to InsecticidesEvery day we hear how toxic many of the popular insecticides are to humans. This has left us with a dilemma, as we want to have a beautiful and bountiful garden but the bugs seemed hell bent on spoiling our plans and eating our plants.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. What are Carrots?Think carrots are boring vegetables? Think again! The lowly carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus)is an ancient vegetable with an interesting story.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. A Brief History of PeasHumans have been growing and consuming peas for about 6,000 years. The Egyptians ate them. The Romans ate them. The Chinese ate them. But they all ate different peas from the vegetable that is familiar to us.
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. Our Stihl FS85Here on our 8-acre farm in Brazil, we use the Stihl F85 brush cutter.This was bought 11 years ago when we quickly realized the string trimmer we brought with us to the tropics, was completely ineffective.
The Perfect Bar StoolBar stools are perfect for sitting around a kitchen counter, outfitting a basement game room, or for a tall dining table. Modern bar stools are quickly becoming one of the most popular pieces of furniture in the kitchen, due to their versatility in an open floor plan. You’ll find yourself using these stools every day, between helping the kids with their homework and hosting happy hour.
Brittany Banks is a young woman who is a very organized person. She loves to clean and create new ways to rearrange the house. IntroductionPeople spend a lot of money on air conditioners. If you don& 39;t have the money at the time your air conditioner breaks down, make one yourself! It& 39;s easy and cheap.
Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Hollyhocks: One of the Edible FlowersAccording to the National Gardening Association, hollyhocks are edible, having a bland to a slightly bitter flavor, and they are very simple to grow from seeds, which only need to be planted right below the soil (about 1/4-1/2& 34; deep).
As a freelance writer, Paul& 39;s articles often focus on DIY home projects.My Research for Finding the Perfect ChairI& 39;m 6& 39; 7& 34; and have been researching the options for a recliner or lounge chair that will fit a very tall person.I& 39;ve talked with several tall people about how a chair should fit a body.
Paul has had a variety of jobs, including running his own lawn maintenance company. Born in the UK, he& 39;s now a freelance writer in Florida. Once you& 39;ve mowed the lawn, your work is not over—you still have to get out your string trimmer to finish the job. String trimmers are great for:Tidying grassy areas around gardens, trees, fences, or other obstacles, such as swing sets or decking.
Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. If You Choose to Grow Promegranate From SeedsYou can (and should) start your Pomegranate seeds indoors over the winter and then plant them outside in the spring after the last threat of frost.
Minimalism is catching on, and I& 39;m excited about streamlining. I& 39;m sharing what I& 39;ve learned about decluttering and simplifying our lives. Why Should I Line-Dry My Clothes?Does line-drying save money and reduce the wear and tear on your clothing? Yes, but that& 39;s not all.A clothes dryer can be convenient, but when you want to save money on electricity, remember that the dryer is a major consumer.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. The Fourth of July is known for fireworks. Some of the most spectacular fireworks happen along the roadsides when bright blue chicory flowers burst open. But only in the mornings.
Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Blooms From Summer to AutumnThe Butterfly Bush, aka summer lilac, is a gorgeous (although sometimes invasive—see below), fast-growing, deciduous shrub with hundreds of blossoms that bloom from summer to autumn that act as somewhat of a & 34;beacon& 34; to butterflies and hummingbirds.
Joseph has had a lawn and irrigation business in Florida for almost a decade and has experience with many brands of lawn equipment.Anyone who has ever used a string trimmer knows that having one that is easy to use, light, and delivers the best cut can make the best of a tough job. Carrying around a heavy, ineffective tool in the heat of summer will make anyone want to throw their string trimmer on the ground.
I& 39;m a freelance writer and mom of two little girls and a cat. When not chasing them I write about parenting, business, and gardening. If you are looking to add some color and depth to your garden or lawn, you can achieve that with a ground cover plant. Ground covers are low-growing, low-maintenance, and sometimes tolerate being walked on.
I replaced old bulbs with T8 LED and saved money and energy. I wrote this article to help others learn about the superiority of LED light.My Case Study: LED Tube Lights Saved Me MoneyThe fluorescent light fixture in the laundry room of our house started to flicker horribly, turning our normally cheery laundry room into a room our kids called a haunted house.
Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. CHB Interior Latex PaintChicago Home Builders (CHB) is an inexpensive interior paint made and sold by Sherwin Williams. For new construction painting, CHB was the paint my employer used for spray painting new drywall.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. What’s eating my plants? If it’s an iridescent green and brown beetle, you’ve got an infestation of Japanese beetles.What are Japanese Beetles?As their name implies, Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) are originally from Japan.
Paul has worked as a painter and decorator; lawn care manager; bookseller; and freelance writer. Born in the UK, he now lives in Florida. My experience with lawn and yard maintenance has taught me the importance of having the right tools for the right job. It also means that I& 39;ve used a wide range of mowers and trimmers over the years.
Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Pro Classic Acrylic Semi-Gloss EnamelI have been painting doors, trim and cabinets with Sherwin Williams Pro Classic for over ten years, and in my opinion, Pro Classic is the best paint for cabinets.