Mushroom Growing Kits That Are Great for Beginners

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Mushroom growing kits not only bring a source of endless fascination, but they can also put a delicious meal on the table in the right circumstances. The edible mushroom enthusiast can find a mushroom kit suited to the most amateur of operations from oyster mushrooms to shiitakes. In this article, we’ll go over some of … Read more Mushroom Growing Kits That Are Great for Beginners

The 5 Best Ways to Pick up Acorns From Your Yard

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Autumn has arrived and it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors. The cooler air, falling leaves, football, pumpkin spice. And acorns. The sight of all those acorns on the ground can be overwhelming and it’s tempting to just leave them there. However, there are several reasons why it’s crucial to pick up acorns from … Read more The 5 Best Ways to Pick up Acorns From Your Yard

Can Lawn Mowers Get Wet? Troubleshooting a Wet Lawn Mower

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Weeks of endless rain may have you wondering if lawn mowers can get wet. Or, perhaps you’ve stepped outside in the morning to realize an unexpected rain shower came down the night before, right onto your unprotected mower. You may be wondering if your electric lawn mower can get wet. Or, just how dangerous mowing … Read more Can Lawn Mowers Get Wet? Troubleshooting a Wet Lawn Mower

What Causes Basil Leaves to Turn Yellow and How to Fix It

Basil will turn yellow for several reasons, some are easily rectified and some are incurable depending on how far along in the growing season you’ve gotten. Diseased Plants will turn Yellow Root rot [damping off] is a common reason for the yellowing of basil plants. Basil requires ample water, but if you’ve overdone it, or … Read more What Causes Basil Leaves to Turn Yellow and How to Fix It

Why Corn Stalks and Leaves Turn Red and How to Prevent It

Corn plants will sometimes turn red to reddish-purple, generally later in the season. That’s not something you really want to see when you’re anticipating roasting or boiling some juicy ears of sweet corn. The redness is indicative of a sugar accumulation in the leaves and stalks which results from too few kernels being developed on … Read more Why Corn Stalks and Leaves Turn Red and How to Prevent It

13 Spinach Companion Plants – Inter-Planting Spinach

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Spinach has very … Read more 13 Spinach Companion Plants – Inter-Planting Spinach

How to Clean a Koi Pond Safely and Effectively

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Koi ponds are a beautiful addition to your home’s landscaping, but contrary to what you might think, they’re not always easy to care for! Like any other animal, the koi in your pond need specialized care and attention. Cleaning their pond and keeping it sanitary will make up a large part of your koi ownership.  … Read more How to Clean a Koi Pond Safely and Effectively