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How to Make Potting Soil

Knowing how to make potting soil will help you control the mixture of ingredients and to save money. That avenue, however, may hinge on your collection of potted plants. If it is small, buying potting soil may be easier. Avoid using garden soil. It easily gets compacted and can cause very poor drainage. Potting soil…

How to Grow Dianthus

Propagating dianthus, a flowering plant of approximately 300 species, is not difficult. The species can be annual, biennial, or perennial. The dianthus is also a breeze to grow. Irrigate when dry – about once or twice a week, and fertilize once monthly. Cut the stems down to ground level when the blooms are spent. Pests and diseases are infrequent…

Pickling 101: Basic Tips and Things to Remember

Making pickles simply means that you are elevating sufficiently the acidity level of a food product to prevent harmful organisms from growing. You can make pickles of just about any fruits, vegetables, meats, or eggs. By combining water and salt, you make brine. The brine creates lactic acid, a preservative, during product fermentation. The process…

How to Grow Daylilies

Daylilies are perennial flowers. Originally, they were dormant throughout the winter months. Nowadays, however, there are cultivars that are evergreen and semi-evergreen. Some species are edible and are used in Chinese cuisine. Daylilies are easy to grow, hardy, have strong resistance to pest and diseases, and have different colors and shapes. They can be used for cut flower…

Essential Lightning Safety Tips

The information below on lightning is through the courtesy of the Hyrum 9th Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hyrum, Utah. The ingredient that defines a thunderstorm is lightning. Since lightning creates thunder, a storm producing lightning is called a thunderstorm. Lightning occurs during all thunderstorms, and may be a result of…

A Beginner’s Guide to Dutch Oven Cooking

If you like to cook, even as a beginner, you can include Dutch oven cooking as part of your learning important skills! It is also fun! Stack three ovens, and you can have a full meal Dutch oven cooking without relying on electricity. To top it all, you can enjoy good company, a campfire, and…