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Making a wood chip mushroom garden

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A mushroom garden is a low cost, DIY way to increase the diversity of your home-grown produce, as well as your overall resilience. It’s also surprisingly simple to do, once you understand the basics of how and why.

 

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Mushrooms are so interesting,might be a good one to try.

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Thomas Paul Mulrooney's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:47 AM

I've never tried growing mushrooms myself, so this is definitely something I'm going to give a shot!

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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce With Garlic and Herbs - STLtoday.com

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“Cucumber Yogurt Sauce With Garlic and Herbs STLtoday.com Put the squeezed cucumber mixture into a bowl. Stir in the labneh and herbs until well-mixed. Refrigerate up to 2 days. Stir well before serving.”


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This sounds pretty good, think I will try  it.

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Cindy Meredith's curator insight, July 10, 8:40 AM
Ummmm.... yum. You could prepare this recipe with young zucchini, too!
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10 Things You Need To Know About Crazy Ants

10 Things You Need To Know About Crazy Ants | Honest Opinions | Scoop.it

The tawny crazy ant is causing nightmares for garden centers and homeowners in Texas and the Southeast.


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Cindy Meredith's curator insight, April 8, 3:21 PM
Crazy Ants are already in and around the Houston area. Be smart and learn more about them!
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White Paper on MLM Published

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Feds Launch Herbalife Investigation... but What About All the Other MLMs?

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Just what is MLM and how does it affect you?

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Dill is Full of Health-Protecting Nutrients

Dill is Full of Health-Protecting Nutrients | Honest Opinions | Scoop.it
Dill is an herb that could help in the fight against many illness and health complaints. Here are seven reasons why dill tops the “healthy foods” list.

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Good information!  In the past, I have grown dill mainly to feed the black swallowtail caterpillars,  but I also use it in dishes.  To do both use it for the kitchen and feed the caterpillars of black swallowtails, grow some just for them!  

 

I started raising the butterflies after I discovered they descimated my parsley, dill and cilantro.  That way I can put the caterpillars in a protected environment and still have enough of the plants to use for cooking.  

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Cindy Meredith's curator insight, January 17, 9:53 AM

My dill survived the recent cold temps in the garden. It's still looking nice and green and fresh. Here in my area of Texas it's a cool season annual. 

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A Touch of Glory Canvas Print from Zazzle.com

A Touch of Glory Canvas Print from Zazzle.com | Honest Opinions | Scoop.it
Very fast shipping worldwide. Get this A Touch of Glory Canvas Print created by sara0401. Choose your canvas size. A great addition to any space.
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Get 65% off today on any size!!  This is an outstanding graphic and will brighten any wall!!  Great gift idea also!!

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Let's Talk Herbs

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Let's Talk Herbs... One of the nicest things about gardening has been growing herbs. Not only are they colorful but a delightful fragrant addition to any garden.
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Making a wood chip mushroom garden

Making a wood chip mushroom garden | Honest Opinions | Scoop.it

A mushroom garden is a low cost, DIY way to increase the diversity of your home-grown produce, as well as your overall resilience. It’s also surprisingly simple to do, once you understand the basics of how and why.

 

Folow the photo-link to find the tutorial.


Via Debra Anchors
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Mushrooms are so interesting,might be a good one to try.

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Thomas Paul Mulrooney's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:47 AM

I've never tried growing mushrooms myself, so this is definitely something I'm going to give a shot!

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How to Remake Your Hens and Chicks

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As Sempervivum usually only live two to three years, then flower, you're best to keep only the younger plants that will most likely produce chicks for another year before flowering.

 

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For those who have questions as to whether they die after blooming.  The mother plant probably will but the chicks will keep on going.

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The Plight of the Honeybee

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So what's killing the honeybees? Pesticides — including a new class called neonicotinoids — seem to be harming bees even at what should be safe levels. Biological threats like the Varroa mite are killing off colonies directly and spreading deadly diseases. As our farms become monocultures of commodity crops like wheat and corn — plants that provide little pollen for foraging bees — honeybees are literally starving to death. If we don't do something, there may not be enough honeybees to meet the pollination demands for valuable crops. But more than that, in a world where up to 100,000 species go extinct each year, the vanishing honeybee could be the herald of a permanently diminished planet.

 

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I wish we did not have to use pesticides for any reason.

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Thomas Paul Mulrooney's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:48 AM

Supporting bees has become a key priority!

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Birds Photography | Incredible Snaps

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Birds Photography - The only creature in the world without any restriction are birds myself think to be as bird at least at next birth. Birds are feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic, egg lying vertebrate animals.

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That is incredible!!

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'Hafu' draws viewers into world of Japanese identity

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'Hafu,' the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese, takes on a more intricate meaning through the unfolding of mixed-race Japanese lives in the documentary 'Hafu.' Those starring in the ...

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We have many mixed cultures now but glad to know the Japanese term for it.

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Breaking News - Whistleblower Leaks Info to Jason Clark

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THIS IS AN UNVERIFIED ACCOUNT FROM A SOURCE IN BB MANAGEMENT - JasonClarkInvestigates does not take burden of blame for any untruths in this article. On the 18th of July 2013 I received an anonymou...
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Who is Chris Smith, CEO of Banners Brokers??

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How to make butterfly nectar

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Make a quick and simple butterfly nectar recipe to draw butterflies into your garden.

 

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This is interesting, I had not thought to use sponges.  Thanks.

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A longtime art friend of mine showing his lovely photographs.  

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Sara 's Books and Publications Spotlight

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As we all hunker down, Lulu wanted to share the warmth with free mail shipping on all orders for the next three days with code 6MOREWEEKS. If you’re unsure what to read, be sure to check out some of our favorites at www.Lulu.com/spotlight/sara0401


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Sagari Expressions

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Sagari Expressions has art, poetry, free graphics, animations, blog, music, comments, books, and products from nature's art.
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September Update!!

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What is the Significance of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme?

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. We've all heard the song, but do we know the meaning behind the words? Herbs were much more than seasonings for food in medieval times and it is an interesting jo...
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Great article on the benefits of these herbs!

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Two Guilford Women Sentenced In 'Gifting Table' Scheme

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A federal judge sentenced the head of a "gifting table" pyramid scheme to 6 years in prison Tuesday and her accomplice to 4½ years.
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Beware the "gifting/blessings" schemes.

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UPDATE: After Claiming It Was Interested In ‘Building A Network That Ticks,’ ‘CashCropCycler’ Appears to Be DOA; ‘NEOMutual’ Also Appears To Have Gone Missing After ‘Crowdfunding’ Claims

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 “Those investors who receive compensation for soliciting other investors may themselves be subject to the licensing and anti-fraud provisions of state and federal securities laws.”

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Great Dishes and Easy Cooking!

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Rosemary Pork Rollups after cooking.
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Fixed these last night and they were delicious!!  For the recipe and before and after, visit my Pinterest boards.

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The Web of Life: Milkweeds, Monarchs and More - The Milkweed Community

The Web of Life: Milkweeds, Monarchs and More - The Milkweed Community | Honest Opinions | Scoop.it

Monarch butterflies capture our hearts with their beauty and intrepid globe trotting. We have learned that the caterpillars need milkweeds to grow into the magnificent winged creatures. As a consequence, many gardeners gladly grow these plants in their yards and welcome the arrival of the travelers. They eagerly follow the appearance of the tiny caterpillars, their growth and final metamorphosis.

 

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I do love these butterflies but never been able to raise one.  That would be exciting!!

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Banners Broker Scam: Get Your Money Back « Finch Sells

Banners Broker Scam: Get Your Money Back « Finch Sells | Honest Opinions | Scoop.it
It’s been a while since I posted a BannersBroker update. Some may be familiar with my coverage of the company from these previous posts: Banners Broker – Don’t…
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Who is Chris Smith??

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