Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens

Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens

We all have them – weeds. It’s how we handle those weeds that’s the problem. It is probably safe to say that weeding is a necessary drudgery. Most gardeners hate weeding, myself included, but we hate weeds more. Continue reading

Christmas Tree Alternatives: Learn About Non Traditional Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Alternatives: Learn About Non Traditional Christmas Trees

It’s never too early to plan for the Christmas holiday! Maybe this year you want to express your creativity and are looking for non-traditional Christmas tree ideas or other alternative Christmas décor. Or maybe, you live in a small condo or apartment and simply do not have the space for a large, traditional fir tree and are wondering what other Christmas tree options [1] are out there. Whatever the case, this article will help. Continue reading

Incredible Cave Paintings 8 Miles-Long Discovered Deep in Amazon Forest: The Sistine Chapel of Ancients By Andy Corbley -Dec 1, 2020

Tens of thousands of pristine cave paintings were recently found daubed across an eight-mile stretch of rock in a once-in-a-century discovery in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest.

Hailed as the “Sistine Chapel of the Ancients,” it’s the kind of discovery that changes the world of archaeology. Continue reading

Interior Decorating With Houseplants

Interior Decorating With Houseplants

Plants bring movement and life to every room in your home. However, you will be pleased by the whole picture only if there is harmony in the arrangement and color of the plants you have chosen. Once you have learned how to take these things into account when choosing your indoor plants, you can let your taste and imagination plan the plant decor you have living in your home. Continue reading

Forests Are About to Become Genetically Modified

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  • Scientists have been working since the early 1990s to develop a genetically altered American chestnut tree resistant to a fungus that all but wiped out the species
  • The forests along the U.S. east coast were once home to billions of American chestnut trees that provided sustenance for animals and humans
  • Farmers used to fatten their hogs and cows by allowing them to forage for chestnuts in the fall; people in the Appalachian Mountains would harvest and sell the chestnuts
  • A release of GE trees would open the door to release other genetically engineered plants in the forest. It is impossible to monitor the GE trees or predict how they will impact the environment

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Toxic DDT Dumping Ground Found in Ocean

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  • Rumblings of a secret DDT dumpsite in the deep ocean have been going on for decades, but now photos taken by a deep-sea robot show proof
  • Shipping logs show that thousands of barrels of DDT-laced acid sludge were dumped into the ocean off the coast of Los Angeles each month following World War II
  • The dumping was done by Montrose Chemical Corp., the largest DDT manufacturer in the U.S., which operated in California from 1947 to 1982; the plant’s site is still regarded as one of the most hazardous in the U.S.
  • In addition to being very persistent in the environment, DDT is known to accumulate in fatty tissues and has been linked to cancer and reproductive concerns
  • It’s estimated the deep-ocean dumping area may contain 336,000 to 504,000 barrels of acid sludge waste contaminated with residues of DDT

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Regrowing Kitchen Scraps – Grow Vegetables And Herbs Again

Regrowing Kitchen Scraps – Grow Vegetables And Herbs Again<

I have a compost tumbler that I make liberal use of; however, I got to wondering if I could grow food from veggie scraps [1]. Most of us have rooted an avocado pit [2] with mixed results, but can you take the tops of carrots and grow them? I had to try.

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Is Pumpkin Good For Wildlife: Feeding Animals Old Pumpkins

It isn’t too far off, and once autumn and Halloween [1] is over, you may find yourself wondering what to do with the leftover pumpkins. If they have begun to rot, composting is the best bet, but if they are still fairly fresh, you can put out the leftover pumpkins for wildlife. Continue reading

What Houseplants Need To Live: Indoor Climates for Healthy Houseplants

Houseplants are probably the most commonly grown specimens for indoor gardens and greenery. Therefore, it’s extremely important that their indoor environments suit all of their growing needs. Continue reading for information on keeping houseplants healthy. Continue reading

Indoor Herb Garden – How To Have An Herb Garden Inside

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When you grow an herb garden inside [1], you can benefit from enjoying fresh herbs year round. In order to be successful at growing herbs indoors, follow a few simple steps. Keep reading to learn how to grow herbs indoors successfully.

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Study warns US farmland is now 48 TIMES more TOXIC to insects: Are neonicotinoids to blame for the impending “insect apocalypse?”

Researchers have determined that the nation’s farmland is now 48 times more toxic to insects than it was just 25 years ago, and much of this rise in toxicity is being blamed on the widespread use of a dangerous category of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Continue reading

10 Houseplants For People Without Green Thumbs

Though sometimes frustrating, learning to garden can be a lifelong process. From planting to watering, inexperienced growers may begin to feel as if they will never have a green thumb when the demands of needy plants are not adequately met. Fortunately, when it comes to houseplants, there is a plethora of options for those of us who still feel that we lack the skill required to maintain potted plants and truly help them to thrive. Continue reading

Home gardening tips: Boost garden yields with double digging

Many people have taken up gardening both as a hobby and a way of sustaining their food supply. If you have a wide enough backyard, there are plenty of crops you can grow. Those who are living in packed cities, however, have done away with row gardening because of lack of space and opted for container gardening. Continue reading

WATCH: Ancient Judean Date Trees Revived from 2,000 Year Old Seeds!

Israeli researchers have successfully revived date plants from ancient seeds found in archaeological sites in Israel! Continue reading

Scientists find ‘secret molecule’ that allows bacteria to exhale electricity

The soil bacteria breathe through ‘giant snorkels’ made of a special conductive protein, the researchers found. Continue reading