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Christmas Tooling

Photo by Jim RuenNow is a great time of year to make sure your toolbox is stocked and all your tools work correctly.With Christmas only a few days away, it’s not too late to “tool up”! No, I don’t mean buying yourself and your loved ones a lot of tools. Hopefully, you’ve already taken care of that task.
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3 Problems that Could Ruin Your Garlic Crop

PHOTO: PixabayGarlic beds are subject to many possible problems, and growing garlic could be a limited opportunity for each farm. If land has experienced disease or pest problems, farmers might not be able to plant garlic until after several decades of crop rotation. If either white rot or nematodes have caused serious problems with a crop, those fields are usually best left to non-allium crops.
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How to Prevent Bad Odors From the Standing Water in a Flower Vase

Lesley has been an online writer for over ten years. She has a degree in law and spends her free time writing about flowers and gardening. As with all odors, the easiest way to get rid of them is to avoid them in the first place. When it comes to fresh flowers, this may be easier said than done.All living things decay, and flowers and branches are no exception.
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Defining Local

The number of farmers’ markets has nearly doubled in the past 10 years.“Locally grown” is a buzz phrase that is no longer reserved for the conscientious consumer. Veteran farmers’ market goers and organic-cotton-tee-wearing yuppies alike are giving local products a more thoughtful glance before making their produce purchases.
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Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief

Capsaicin, a compound found in hot peppers, has traditionally been used to treat pain associated with arthritis, shingles, psoriasis, strained muscles, rheumatoid arthritis, backache and diabetic neuropathy. While you can find a variety of topical capsaicin gels, creams and lotions at your local drugstore, it’s simple and more cost-effective to make your own version at home.
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10 Reasons to Replace Your Front Lawn With a Garden

Kathy is an avid gardener who loves to grow perennials and vegetables in her zone 5 Ontario gardens. Reasons to Get Rid of Your LawnAfter a couple of years of struggling to grow an attractive lawn in our shady front yard, we decided to replace it with a perennial garden. It took a bit of work to dig out the old lawn, add some compost and soil, and plant the new ground covers and perennial flowers, but it was well worth the effort.
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