How to Grow Courgettes

Courgettes are so easy to grow – and you get so many courgettes from each plant – expect three or four a week if you grow your own! Courgette plants do like to spread out (about 1m2) but you can always plant them in a growbag or container if you’re short of space. Sow Outdoors […]

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How to Grow Winter Giant Spinach

  Spinach is one of the most satisfying cool-weather crops to grow, producing large yields of vitamin-rich, dark green leaves that are excellent for salads and for cooking. Since both hot weather and long days trigger spinach to bolt (send up a seed stalk) quickly, the secret to success with this crop is to start sowing seeds as soon […]

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10 Homemade Weed Killers

Try organic gardening and lawn care the Cheapskate way: with cheap homemade weed killers, and no expensive pesticides. See how vinegar, boiling water, salt and other simple ingredients and techniques can tackle any weed problem. The battle lines of summer gardening have been drawn. On one side are dandelions, crab grass, sorrel, clover, dock, nettles, […]

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Bee Keepers File Lawsuit Over Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticide

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — National Beekeeping organizations along with the National Honey Bee Advisory Board have come together in an attempt to protect the bee industry by an appeal against EPA for its approval of the pesticide Sulfoxaflor, shown to be “highly toxic” to honey bees, and other insect pollinators. Sulfoxaflor is a new chemistry, and the […]

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Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air

Why invest in expensive electrical air purifiers when you could purchase a few types of houseplants to clean and filter the air naturally and inexpensively? Much of the research on these beneficial houseplants has been done by NASA scientists researching ways to create suitable space station habitats. All indoors plants (flowering or not) are able […]

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