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Gardening: Burning Calories by the Numbers

Most people think of gardening as a relaxing activity – and it is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a bit of exercise in as well. Gardening involves a lot of lifting, pulling, stretching, and bending – which altogether makes up a pretty varied and well-rounded exercise regimen. But how many calories do you burn up exactly with each garden chore? Here is a simple guide: Gardening can burn up to 300 calories with an hour of moderately strenuous

Four Supercool Gadgets for Your Garden

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Parrot Flower Power Parrot Flower Power is a sensor that can be “planted” close to a plant, indoors or outdoors, in a pot or in open ground. It precisely measures, in real time, the parameters that are crucial for the growth and good health of plants: soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature, and light intensity. The data retrieved by the Parrot Flower Power is sent to your Smartphone or Tablet using Bluetooth low energy technology, allowing it to communicate with Bluetooth

Start the Kids with Summer Gardening

With school term ending for the summer soon, the kids will undoubtably be looking for new things to do. Instead of letting them mindlessly watch TV, invite them to spend time with you in the garden. Not only does gardening offer a fun and productive bonding activity, it’s also a great way to see science working in real life, outside the classroom setting. It’s also a great way to encourage picky eaters to eat more fruits and vegetables when it’s

Gardening as an Exercise Regimen

With the rise of obesity and a host of other lifestyle-related illnesses, millions of Americans have taken up running, biking, and going to the gym to get in shape. However, there are other, more pleasurable, less boring ways to stay in shape – and gardening is one of them. Although you may think that gardening is a genteel pastime, it does involve a lot of lifting, shifting, and pushing – physical activity that you would be doing at the gym

10 Branches To Force Bloom Indoors

Forcing flowering tree branches to bloom is another great way of bringing some spring color to your home. Forced to bloom before they’re supposed to and placed in vases, these not only provide some beautiful flora inside, but also fills the home with their delightful scent at the same time. Here are some that are perfect for force blooming indoors. 1. Apples and Crabapples Force these in early February indoors and you’ll have beautiful white to light pink pink blooms