Eggs, in their entirety – egg white, egg yolk, and eggshell – can be used for a number of purposes that do not include cooking.
Home & Garden Category Archive
Start planting these perennial herbs today; not only do they taste good, they can be used as medicine
7 perennial herbs ideal for your garden
A great tip for weed control for the organic farmer: Well-timed cultural management makes crops more competitive
Weed management is one of the primary challenges organic farmers face.
Unlike store-bought laundry detergent, DIY laundry soap doesn’t use toxic chemicals to clean your clothes.
6 natural ways to get rid of slugs
Growing your own garden can be daunting if you’re a complete novice.
If you’re new to planting food-producing trees, here are some basics that you need to keep in mind.
If you find yourself forced to survive in the woods, it is important to know which plants are safe to forage.
Growing this aromatic and perennial herb is a great introduction to gardening as these plants are relatively easy to grow.
When you plant a new tree, you can expect it to require a little more attention than the rest of your landscaping trees. That is because the root system is still being introduced into the soil and adapting to its new surroundings. So long as you stay committed to a routine tree care schedule, you are likely to have great success with your newly transplanted tree. Continue reading to learn some helpful tips on how to care for a newly planted tree on a daily basis.
Getting rid of pantry pests
A small space should not stymie a gardener’s efforts to grow his own food garden.
Fertilize your garden inexpensively with household waste such as egg shells, coffee grounds, fireplace ash
Fertilizers come in many forms and are employed to boost the soil’s nutrient content and significantly increase the crop’s yield.
No homestead is truly off-grid and self-reliant if it doesn’t have a way to collect and store rainwater for later use.
If you have an empty plot of land in your backyard and you’re not sure what to do with it, why not turn it into your very own vegetable garden?
With some creativity and hard work, urban preppers who live in apartments can also enjoy the many benefits of gardening.
Potatoes, which are rich in starch, are a staple in food stockpiles.
Gardening has taken a back seat among our favorite pastimes in the past few years since a lot of people living in rural areas chose to move to the city
If you live in the city but you want to start prepping, don’t despair.
The use of plants indoors can reduce pollution can reduce pollution and save energy
A study carried out by researchers at Cornell University revealed that being in a cluttered kitchen and feeling out of control might be detrimental to body weight.
Is your yard ready for hurricane season? June is right around the corner and the official start of hurricane season.
Bees and butterflies do more than fly around flowers.
Fresh air, great views and capitalizing on unused space — it’s no wonder rooftop decks are a hot trend for suburban homes and urban apartment complexes alike.
Britain’s most prestigious flower show, a celebration of the genteel world of gardening, opens this week with a tribute to the “Windrush” generation
Commercial fertilizers can cost a pretty penny. So why don’t you do it yourself?
Wild foods foraging tours have exploded in popularity since Steve “Wildman” Brill turned his 1986 headline-grabbing arrest for nibbling New York City’s Central Park into a deal to conduct foraging tours in city parks.
If you have landscaping as part of your to-do list this season, the right strategy can ensure that you get the most benefit from your landscaping goals with the least amount of headache.
St. Lucie County’s Water Quality Division wants to remind all residents and businesses that the county-wide fertilizer ban once again goes into effect June 1 through Sept. 30.
Traditional farming methods have their perks, but now that viable alternatives such as aquaponics exist, some people consider them entirely obsolete.
All around the country, first-time gardeners and seasoned pros are jumping into the growing season.
Zhou Xing Ci’s family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers’ sticky brown sap to produce opium.
Many new residents of Southern Nevada have an unfavorable impression of our desert environment and don’t think twice about starting a garden
Tired of paying for overpriced vegetables? Take another step toward total food independence by cultivating your own organic garden!
Mexico’s western state of Jalisco is the heartland of the tequila industry, where ‘jimadores,’ the farmers of the agave cactus from which the spirit is distilled, have worked the fields for generations.
Essential oils, highly concentrated essences of plants, have the power to improve our lives, revive our spaces and boost our mood
Once reserved for the urban elite, rooftop decks are popping up all over the country
Save your money and the earth by switching to plant-based diets.
Do you want your farm or garden-grown fruits to become yummier and juicier?
Learning how to cultivate a garden is a great survival skill to have.
Turmeric powder is most effective when it’s freshly-grown and prepared by hand at home. A Rockin W Homestead article advised how to grow, dry, and grind your own powder for any curries, protein shakes, or tea you plan to make.
After 12 weeks of training, 25 new UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Master Gardeners graduated on Tuesday, March 27.
When it comes to prepping your pantry, there is no shortage of options to choose from.
Parakeets from Argentina have turned a corner of a New York cemetery into an unlikely home, framed by a grand Gothic arch, that is attracting a growing number of nature and history lovers.
Simple updates such as adding retaining wall units or paving stone edging around gardens add value and curb appeal. More ambitious projects like a front paving stone entrance with patio and a seat wall or two add major curb appeal plus the enjoyment factor from adding a beautiful, functional front yard.
Organic fertilizer alternatives: Composted chicken litter promotes sustainable agro-ecosystems with minimal nutrient leeching
The idea of nutrient loss is a common but troublesome problem that plagues all kinds of soils. Efforts have been made by a number of institutions to combat this issue, to varying degrees of success. Yet, as a team of researchers has demonstrated, the answer could very well lie in a tool widely used by poultry farmers: broiler litter.
Learn how to “grow half of your own food” with sustainable, organic methods that can be practiced anywhere
Is there anything better than chowing down on food grown in your own backyard?
Farmers Market at The Park will return on Friday, March 16, bringing together a variety of artisans and vendors for a marketplace shopping experience located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Whether you’ve been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you’re an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you.