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First Garden Harvest--Chive Blossoms

It's funny how the internet can affect your behavior (and not the grand time suck that my FB page sometimes is--I start sharing new recipes and lose hours). No, I'm talking about how I can be exposed to a new…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 17, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Homemade Insecticides 101

Unwanted insects are just part of nature, as gardeners we have to deal with them on a regular basis. While many people resort to harsh chemicals to control their pest population, some of us know that there’s a better way - making organic insecticides from everyday items in our home. When preventative measures…

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Added by AliLawrence on May 14, 2015 at 9:50am — No Comments

Should You Hire an Interior Decorator to Prepare Your House as a Filming Location?

There are other filming locations whose owner hires a decorator to prepare the house for marketing. Is this really necessary? Well there are some who go through all these trouble just to make their houses fit for filming use. However, there are some who don’t and are just settled with the simplicity their place shows or at least their own decorating talents.



Now, you may be more torn between these two possibilities: whether to go for a decorator or not. If you are marketing your… Continue

Added by Paul Flowers on May 13, 2015 at 11:40pm — No Comments

The secret of Homemade Brewing

Although we live in time of great production and industrialization where every single product that we could possibly need we can find at a very affordable price, there are still some things that are best done by yourself. Beer also undergoes this general rule. Today, you can find almost any beer virtually anywhere and at a very affordable price still; there is no man alive who hasn’t at least once dreamt about trying to brew his own beer.…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on May 13, 2015 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

Planning for Solar Panels, part one

Planning for the solar panels/greenhouse has begun….I came home last week to find two men sitting in my back yard, contemplating the blue wall. One had a notebook, the other a tape measure. They were discussing building code.

 

We began thinking about solar panels last winter, when we went to a…

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Added by Charlyn on May 10, 2015 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Young & Green: Ife on the Superpowers of Bok Choy & Being a Good Salesperson

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies. Pretty cool,…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on May 8, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gotta check the Reisling for clairity tonight/! LOL!!

Busy two days. Started building a new container garden this week using 5 gallon buckets and self watering using a float/resivoir. Will use this for the 8 Brandywine Black organic tomato plants that were given to me this weekend. While doing that, got the smoker cleaned up ready for a brisket this weekend, updated my substitute cream soup/sauce mixes, a chicken-less chicken flavor bouillion/powder, made some bread machine mixes for a friend. Hate buying commercial items when I can make them…

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Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on May 5, 2015 at 12:45pm — 2 Comments

Young & Green: Kim the Culinarian

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on April 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Young & Green: Alpha on Customer Service, Asian Apple Pears, and Putting a Stop to Soda

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies.…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on April 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

“Smart” renovation ideas for your bathroom

Renovations don’t have to be big, messy productions. Some renovations might making small tweaks that just make your home more comfortable. With today’s technology, there’s a gadget for practically everything, even the fixtures in your bathroom. Here are some suggestions for making your bathroom a “smart” bathroom from USA Today writer Nancy Blair.

Bluetooth shower speaker

If you haven’t heard, waterproof shower speakers are the “in” thing these days. No more…

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Added by Matt Vine on April 9, 2015 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Rental vacation property cleaning

In case you plan to rent a vacation property or you own one and you need help in cleaning and maintaining it, here are some tips you can use. You can clean your vacations property or rely on some company to provide professional cleaning of its rooms. Read the following tips and advices which will help you keep it clean and attractive for potential customers. Keeping your rental vacation property clean and flawless is very important to attract new customers, who will rent it and provide you…

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Added by Patricia Cornwell on April 8, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Soup Jazz Easter Sunday: Potato Leek & Mingus

Most weekends, Emily Eagan gets together with her loved ones to cook a big pot of soup and listen to music. She shares the result,…

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Added by Emily Eagan on April 7, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

How to grow your free Verbena ‘Compact Mixed’

BEDDING verbenas have a lot going for them. The rounded heads of white-eyed flowers cover a range of jewel-like colours; there is a light, sweet scent and pollinating insects will be attracted to them.

As a group, verbenas originate mainly from the warmer parts of the American continent where most grow as…

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Added by Maria Burpee on April 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

2015 Small town Farmers' Market....Washington, Iowa

   It's the end of March and interest in the opening day for this years Farmers' Market is building. Contacts and inquiries from new growers are coming  every day, there seems to be an increased interest in two major areas:  heirloom and organic produce.

   The maturing tastes of the Farmers' Market buyers is a good omen for those interested in growing the heirloom varieties. They're being encouraged to plunge into this field but to hedge with some of the tried and true more main line…

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Added by Bob Shepherd on March 31, 2015 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

A year without posting

You would think that I would have more to say on here after being lazy and not posting for a year. Ok three recaps and I will let it go: Chickens; the hoop house still is the Best Idea I Ever Stole (BIIES?) Cold winds Coyotes, and even two rosters in a small flock could not destroy it. The girls stopped laying around December, but picked up in February and now are laying one egg per day (Arcana chickens, so the eggs are just right for Easter!).  I will move them to the open pen in April, so…

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Added by Rick Nichols on March 29, 2015 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Weekend Seed Sale thru March 31st!

Just announced on facebook....SEED SALE at Mary's Heirloom Seeds!!!!
All of the seeds listed are…
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Added by Marianne Smith on March 28, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Young & Green: Santos on East Harlem, Its History, and Sautéed Spinach

You’re reading Young & Green, the new group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies.…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on March 27, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

FREE Heirloom SEEDS!

Who doesn't like free stuff???  
This is definitely a deal you shouldn't pass up!…
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Added by Marianne Smith on March 26, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

In times of Economic Uncertainty, GROW and SAVE!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

Planning for the future is important.  In the words of Jack Reacher (Lee Child), "Hope for the Best.  Plan for the worst."  While we cannot predict the loss of income, unexpected medical bills or car repairs, we should plan ahead and prepare the best we can.…



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Added by Marianne Smith on March 25, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

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