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Pimentos, Beans and Red Pepper Jelly Recipe

This week’s tour around the garden features Scarlett Runner beans, Pimentos and ends with a favourite Red Pepper Jelly recipe and benefits.

7 Calming Teas and Herbs For Anxiety

Chamomile tea and green tea are among the 7 teas and herbs that reduce anxiety and improve sleep which we discuss here.

Rosehip Jelly Recipe and Uses

Here’s an easy to make Rosehip Jelly recipe, a tart, sweet jelly. There are many Rosehip uses and benefits, and very good for your health.

Hardiness Zones are Shifting With Climate Change

Hardiness or climate zone map are shifting, affecting many factors for growers: seedling death, water, extreme weather, environmental risks.

Increase Your Property’s Value with Gardening

Landscaping can have a major effect on property value. Trees help sell homes. Here are eight tips to follow to increase your property value.

Red Malabar Spinach and Alyssum

To eat my Red Malabar spinach, I pull the leaves off the vine at staggered intervals and enjoy it in a salad or as a treat in a stir-fry.

On Saving Tomato Seeds and Using Hügelkultur

In saving tomato seeds for almost 5 decades, I learned that drying seeds on paper towel works, but it’s a hassle detaching the seeds.

Upgrading Your Garden at Almost No Cost

Upgrading your garden won’t happen without experimentation with landscaping and yard work, for a long-lasting and beautiful garden.

How to Collect Tomato Seeds

Collect seeds from heritage or open-pollinated tomatoes. With seeds from hybrid tomatoes, there is no telling what tomato will come.

How to Care for Your Lawn in the Fall

While many residents assume spring is the time to focus on lawn care, there are many things you can do in the fall.

7 Tips for a Great Organic Lawn

Are you interested in growing a great organic lawn? If so, you’ll want to follow these tips for a landscape that’s lush, green – and most importantly, chemical-free. Going au…

Cucumber Companion Plant and Canned Salsa

I like growing cosmos as a cucumber companion plant. The orange cosmos in particular I found seems to be a real bee magnet. is supported by its readers and advertisers. If you purchase through a link on this site, the site may earn a commission.