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How to Get Started with Lasagna Gardening

Lasagna gardening is a nontraditional method of gardening that is simple, nature friendly, and organic. It is a system that will enable you to enjoy more bountiful harvest with less work and without harmful chemicals. Garden Layering Lasagna gardening is a no-digging-no-tilling-no-weeding method of cultivation through garden layering. The first layer is a heavy material…

Essential Earthquake Survival Tips

The information below on earthquake is through the courtesy of the Hyrum 9th Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hyrum, Utah. What to Remember During an Earthquake Remain calm. Know what to do when the earthquake begins: drop, cover, and hold on. Stay indoors until the earthquake stops and you are sure…

How to Grow Kaffir Lily

The Kaffir lily or Clivia, with dense bulbous roots, is an evergreen plant that belongs to the Amaryllis family. There are various beautiful Kaffir lily hybrids. With easy care attributes, it is a much sought-after plant. Its colors are mostly red, salmon, or orange. You can grow it year round if you live in zones 9 to…

How to Grow Echinacea

The echinacea plant is low maintenance, long-lived, pest resistant, deer resistant, and drought tolerant. The same echinacea plant is widely reported as effective for both external and internal therapeutic applications. Likewise, it is the subject of varying reports on whether or not it aids people’s health. You, as the consumers, should decide for yourselves. Err on the side of caution. Background…

How to Grow Jicama

Jicama, also referred to as the yam bean, has a tuberous root with a course, yellowish skin that should be peeled prior to usage. The root’s interior is white, and has a crispy, juicy, sweet  flavor somewhat like that of an apple or a pear. Although the jicama can be used cooked in soups and…

How to Grow Fall Bulbs

Most anyone can cultivate fall bulbs. Just do not remove the leaves or pull the plants right after the blooms die. The leaves need time to transport nutrients to the bulbs for storage. Timing For fall bulbs, start buying them early. The colors and varieties of fall bulbs move shoppers to start hunting for them…