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Various Alternatives to Peanut Butter
Tahini is served can be used as a dip or a spread on its own or combined with other ingredients to make hummus.Most of these nut and seed butters are available to buy ready-made at your grocer, but they are also fairly easy to make at home with oil (coconut...
California
El Segundo
Dave\'s Garden Book Review: Pine Needle Basketry
Humans have used baskets for storing food and tools long before the dawn of history.Carbon dating places some examples around 12,000 years old. Gardeners love books, as the number of titles devoted to the subject attest.
California
El Segundo
Fun Feature: Making Compost in the Self-contained Toter Composter
Compost actually cooks with temperatures at about between 120F to 160F (48.8C to 71.1C) if properly managed. I'm anxious to see how well this works.The unit comes with a handy kitchen bucket that is ventilated and easy to clean.
California
El Segundo
Dave\'s Garden Book Review: Appalachian Basketmaking
Many mountain grocery stores accepted baskets as barter for food and without this practice; many Appalachian families would have gone hungry. Today, the basket makers are considered artisans and their containers are highly sought after collectables.The...
California
El Segundo
Making a Living Wreath
Placing the wreath in the garden where it receives incidental irrigation spray is another way to insure the wreath gets watered. Size and shape of the base may also be variable from circular to square to a cross or an 'X'; the only limitation is anchoring...
California
El Segundo
Fun Feature: Making Compost in the Self-contained Toter Composter #2
Unlike many of the other composters on the market, the Toter Composter is totally free of BPA's so is completely safe to use the compost in vegetable gardens and on edible plsnts.When the first article was published, the composter was almost full of material.
California
El Segundo
Fun Feature: Making Compost in the Self-contained Toter Composter #3
There wouldn't have been as much juice and the ants wouldn't have decided it was a free buffet. Compost is 'Black Gold' to gardeners and we are always on the hunt for easier and faster ways to break down our kitchen scraps and outdoor trimmings.
California
El Segundo
How to Make Sauerkraut
Turn to this simple fermentation tradition as a way to use up and preserve your cabbage harvest. Katz prefers glass and makes sauerkraut in a quart-sized canning or mayonnaise jar for demonstrations.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Deep Water Culture For Plants: How To Build A Deep Water Culture System
As the plant matures, the root system will grow and the level of the nutrient solution can be reduced.Every 1-2 weeks, remove the plant from the bucket and replace and refresh the hydroponic nutrient solution, then place the plant back in the bucket.
Ohio
Willoughby
How to Make Rosemary Potpourri
You may want to wear a pair of gardening gloves to avoid any splinters.Place three layers of newspaper in an area that is dry and dark. Strip each rosemary stem of its leaves. Use your fingers to gently stir and redistribute the leaves each time you check...
California
Santa Monica
How to Make a Terrarium
If you're wondering where I'm going with this, look no farther than your favorite clear, glass or plastic container: your terrarium foundation. Easy to make and maintain, terrariums are an excellent way to keep your hands working with plants in the garden...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Make Mandevilla Bloom
Proper soil is vital to blooming. If using a container, it must have drainage holes in the bottom for excess water runoff.Water the mandevilla two to three times a week to keep the soil moist during the growing season.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Hydrangeas Purple
If your soil is 5.5 or below, you'll need to add lime to raise the pH to above 5.5. If it is above 6.5, add aluminum sulfate to lower it. With 23 species of hydrangea available commercially, you'll want to look for bigleaf (Hydrangea macrophylla) and,...
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Chewing Tobacco
If leaves start turning yellow, harvest immediately.Cure the tobacco by hanging it to dry. Start with the lowest leaves on the plant, and move up in one to two week intervals until all leaves have been harvested.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Orchid Fertilizer
Discard the grounds, keeping the liquid.Heat 10 broken eggshells in a 200-degree oven for 30 minutes to kill bacteria. Fill the bucket with water and allow the mixture to sit overnight.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Lilac Sachets
Turn right side out, so the visible seam stitching is on the inside and the right side of the fabric is on the outside.Decorate the outside of the pouch if desired, by affixing embellishments like buttons or silk flowers with a hot glue gun.Remove the...
California
Santa Monica
Teach Kids to Make Candles
I give you permission to not do everything perfectly, but go ahead and do a test batch on your own one night while your farm sprouts are sleeping, or get together with your friends for a candle-making party! Make sure, though, that you share this super-fun...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Make Blue Roses
Make sure the vase is large enough to hold all of the blue roses you are creating. This will make it easier for them to absorb the color, and you'll see results more quickly.Place the cut white roses in the vase of colored water.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Homemade Paper
Mint leaves, dried and crumbled, add interesting flecks and a nice aroma. After processing the main paper mixture in the blender, add your farm-grown ingredients a few bits at a time or, in the case of marigolds, one flower head at a time, until you like...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How To Make Herbal Sugars
Showcase your garden's herbs in your favorite treats by making herbal sugars that impart a delicious sweetness and hint of color. We've found that herbal sugars will keep for at least a year.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Make Orchids Rebloom
Others recommend trimming the flower spike to the base of the plant. The ideal temperatures for these orchids are 75 to 85 degrees F during the day and 60 to 65 degrees F at night.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Potash Fertilizer
Do not use wood ashes as a potassium fertilizer if your soil pH is 7.0 or higher. In potassium-deficient soils, potash from wood ashes encourages your plant's development, helping them to be more resistant to drought, temperature fluctuations and disease.
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Maple Syrup
(Doing so crystallizes the syrup.) When you hear the seal pop, you've succeeded in making and preserving one pint of maple syrup that will keep with or without refrigeration for 10 to 12 months.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Make Beeswax Salve
Check labels carefully before adding any essential oil to your salve. On its own, beeswax isn't a moisturizer, but when mixed with other ingredients, such as shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil or other natural oils, beeswax acts as a moisture...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Make Aerogarden Pods
These models require the shorter seed pod basket.If you've kept the seed pod grow baskets and grow dome covers from your first crop, all you need to find are (1) a substitute for the stock seed pod grow sponges (which hold the seeds and wick up moisture...
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Roses Open
Removing all foliage below the vase's water line prevents it from rotting and contaminating the water.One big difference between caring for florist roses and cut garden roses is that you decide when to take the latter.
California
Santa Monica
How To Make Seed Tape
Make sowing small seeds easier by making seed tape with just a few household items and a packet of seeds. Repeat with more seeds, making sure they're spaced according to the seed packet instructions.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How To Make Flower Essences
Easter lily is most effective for cysts in the breasts, uterus and ovaries. The emotional part of healing is, of course, important, but for our purposes here, I will focus exclusively on how the flower can act on our physical body.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Tips On Making Microclimates – How To Make A Microclimate
They can be used to block the wind. Are there areas of your yard that may be creating microclimates? Large bodies of water or urban area temperatures may also provide causes of a microclimate to form.In your home garden, buildings, fences, ponds and patios...
Ohio
Willoughby