Category: Home And Garden

Keep These Garden Pests Out of Your Garden Naturally

By Ariana Marisol Save your crop! Learn how to identify these destructive pests and get them out of your garden. Squash Bug Physical Description: Young nymphs are wingless and gray with spindly legs and dark markings. Nymphs often feed in groups, and all stages of squash bugs emit an unpleasant odor when crushed. Eggs are bronze-colored…

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It’s a Great Time to Be a Homeschooler

By Kerry McDonald Homeschoolers are a diverse bunch. Our teaching approaches and learning philosophies vary. Our politics run the gamut and our visions of education reform differ greatly. Yet, despite these contrasts, homeschoolers are remarkably similar. I recently asked a large, eclectic group of homeschooling parents why they chose this education option for their children. Key…

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Easy Tips for Organic Gardening Success

Gardening comes with its own share of tribulations and little wins. And for organic gardeners, these highs and lows may seem even more pronounced. The decision to steer clear of chemically heavy fertilizer and pesticides—while noble—can feel like a whole lot of hard work. Are there any shortcuts that an organic gardener can take to…

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