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Worries about the down economy and food safety are fueling a boom in home gardens

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However, many people don’t want to toil in the garden, or they don’t have enough yard space.We have the answer: straw bales. Straw bale gardening: is it any good? Easy, economical and efficient, the humble straw bale is raising the stakes for veg production. Straw bale gardening is not something I’ve tried before, but it is on the cards for this year. The technique has been around since the Sixties, if not earlier. An American horticulturalist, Joel Karsten, has been honing his cultivation techniques using this system for 22 years and now grows almost all his vegetables and herbs this...

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Styling Plants And Flowers To Fit Your Decor

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Don’t just plop a plant down and walk away, it has to fit in with the rest of your home. In fact, if you do that, it's a surefire way to eventually get tired of having a plant in your home in the first place. We need to style the plants and flowers we want in our home so they don’t look out of place. But it's difficult because plants are living things and they will be surrounded by inanimate objects. Something that’s alive and moving, will always find it difficult to blend into the background of stillness. However, it's...

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Styling Plants And Flowers To Fit Your Decor

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Don’t just plop a plant down and walk away, it has to fit in with the rest of your home. In fact, if you do that, it's a surefire way to eventually get tired of having a plant in your home in the first place. We need to style the plants and flowers we want in our home so they don’t look out of place. But it's difficult because plants are living things and they will be surrounded by inanimate objects. Something that’s alive and moving, will always find it difficult to blend into the background of stillness. However, it's...

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Worries about the down economy and food safety are fueling a boom in home gardens

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However, many people don’t want to toil in the garden, or they don’t have enough yard space.We have the answer: straw bales. Straw bale gardening: is it any good? Easy, economical and efficient, the humble straw bale is raising the stakes for veg production. Straw bale gardening is not something I’ve tried before, but it is on the cards for this year. The technique has been around since the Sixties, if not earlier. An American horticulturalist, Joel Karsten, has been honing his cultivation techniques using this system for 22 years and now grows almost all his vegetables and herbs this...

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How To Grow, Harvest, And Use The Fennel Plant

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We didn’t go to farmers’ markets often when I was a kid. When we did, my dad always purchased a fennel bulb with the huge spray of feathery leaves that make it so attractive. I think he liked how it looked sticking out of the bag he carried. He would rip off a few leaves, and chew the “finocchio” with gusto — often trying to share it with strangers as we walked back to the truck. Most would decline politely (and probably confused) by the random offer of a smiling, licorice-smelling Italian stranger with his teenage daughter blushing red with...

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