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4th of July Garden Party Recipes

Family and friends gathering in your garden for a 4th of July picnic is one of the best things that can happen in a memorable summer. Why not make the party even more fantastic by serving your version of tried-and-tested all-American favorites? We’ve got four suggestions that are right up your alley – let’s get cooking! Golden Potato Salad Ingredients 2 pounds small Yukon gold potatoes 2 large eggs Kosher salt 1/2 bunch sliced scallions, white and green parts 2

4th of July Garden Party Ideas

Are you planning to throw a garden party for family and friends this 4th of July? What better way to celebrate our great country’s independence than having a great time with good people. Why not make it memorable with these special touches that are sure to brighten everyone’s Independence Day weekend? Here are a couple of fun and easy ideas! Snack Cones Serve snacks like potato chips, popcorn, and mini pretzels in colorful paper cones. To make the cones, cut

Three Great DIY Hammock Ideas

Summers are made for lazing out in the backyard, napping under a tree in a comfy hammock. But instead of heading for your local furniture store to buy one, why not make a hammock yourself? Not only will you be able to save a bit of money, but it’s also a great way to upcycle things that would’ve otherwise gone to the dumpster. Pallet Hammock Grab a couple of shipping pallets and screw them together laterally until they’re nice and

The 6 Most Common Pests that Attack Grapefruit and Other Citrus Plants

While growing your grapefruit tree indoors can help reduce the number of pests that can affect it, there may still be one or two bugs lurking around and waiting for the chance to attack your precious houseplants. Here are six of the most common pests that may attack your grapefruit tree and other indoor citrus plants. Citrus Leafminer This nasty pest mines through young leaves and stems, making them curly, unsightly, and unhealthy-looking. Spraying with horticultural oil every 3 weeks

Five Easy Herb Sauces

Don’t know what else to do with your garden herbs and spices? Turn them into quick and easy herb sauces! Stock them in your fridge or pantry for unexpected dinner guests, last-minute potluck parties, and weekday meals when you are simply too tired to cook. Simple Salsa Ingredients 2 cups tomatoes, diced 1 red onion, quartered 4 cloves garlic 1 cup roasted chilies, diced Juice of 2 limes 1 Tablespoon salt 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper 1 Tablespoon garlic powder 1

Making and Using Thyme Oil

Making oil infusions from your garden herbs is one of the pleasures of owning a garden – more so if the infusions is made out of thyme. Thyme oil infusions in particular are one of the most versatile kinds of oil infusions, thanks to its disinfectant, restorative, and therapeutic qualities. What is Thyme Oil Good For? To relieve pain: Mix three drops of thyme oil with two teaspoons of sesame oil. Use this mixture as massage oil and apply to

How to Grow Guava Indoors

Guava is a pulpy, sweet, and juicy fruit that thrives mainly in tropical regions. This cold-sensitive plant is an ideal container tree as it does well indoors in easily achievable conditions. Guava fruit is eaten raw or used as an ingredient in drinks, desserts, jams, and candies. In many parts of the world, the fruit is eaten with a little sprinkling of salt which brings out its sweet and mellow flavor. Guava trees can be grown in containers and can

How to Kill Aphids: Top 6 Ways

Aphids are one of the most widespread garden pests – killing plants and annoying gardeners from New England to Southern California. While you always have the option of reaching for chemical pesticides, there are other cheaper and less harmful ways to control aphid populations. Check out our top six tips! Dishwashing Detergent Materials 900 ml water 50 ml dishwashing detergent (citrus variants work best) 50 ml cooking oil Directions Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray

Growing Grapefruit Indoors

Citrus trees like grapefruit make for fantastic – if unusual, house plants. If you care for your indoor grapefruit plant as recommended below, you may even get sweet smelling flowers and delicious fruit as the seasons pass. Instead of growing from seed, choose a two-to three-year-old dwarf tree from a local orchard or garden store instead. Select a clay, ceramic, or plastic pot slightly larger than the root ball to grow your grapefruit in. It should have several holes at

Five More Easy to Grow Vegetables

We already shared a list of five vegetables that are easy to grow and are perfect for summer planting for rookie gardeners. If you think you can handle a bit more of a challenge, why not sow five more plants that are perfect for the season? Carrots Carrots can be planted in spring or late summer. They prefer cooler climates, and do best in deep, loose soil. Seeds sprout easily, producing a million teeny plants that must be thinned. When

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