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how to grow peas
Growing Peas - they're an important crop and one of the easiest of all vegetables to propagate and grow. There is a good reason why parents encourage kids to eat more green peas. They have many essential vitamins and minerals that the growing bodies need. Peas (Pisum sativum) common names include garden pea,...
how to grow potatoes
What You Need to Know About Growing Potatoes Growing your own potatoes is incredibly satisfying, and you don't need a huge garden either. Potatoes are herbaceous plants of the nightshade family. Potato originates from South America and was introduced to Europe in 16th century. Potatoes are a rich source of carbs (starch), vitamins C...
paper mache bowls
How to make professional paper mache sculptures for your home Papier-mâché, or what's more commonly reffered to as paper mache, is the perfect activity for kids and grown-ups! Prounanced Papier-mâché (pap-yay mash-ay) or paper mâché (paper mash-ay). You can make all sorts of wonderful art projects for your home with paper mache: pinatas, masks,...
how to grow mushrooms
How to grow seriously tasty mushrooms Mushrooms are amazing and so easy to grow. Most types can be grown all year around if provided with the correct growing conditions. They need a moderate temperatures (around 20 to 25 degrees celcius), humidity, and ventilation. The best bit is contary to popular belief, total darkness is...
how to grow basil plants
How To Grow, Harvest and Use Basil Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one of the most popular herbs in the garden. It is a member of the mint family and closely associated with Italian cooking, although it is originally from India. Basil adds fine flavour to tomato dishes, salads, and pesto. It is great...
chives
THE CULTIVATION OF HERBS If you want to make as much as possible from your garden you must on no account neglect growing a few herbs. Herbs are very easy to grow, and when growing and cooking vegetables you are sure to need them. Herbs also make excellent companion plants...
growing pumpkins
Our Reliable Guide to Growing Pumpkins Pumpkins come in hundreds of varieties differing in size, colour, taste, and texture, from ballooning giants to teeny-tiny gourds. From the purely decorative, to pumpkins fit for a king's feast, there's a variety out there just for you. Pumpkin Varieties Ensure...
first time chicken keeping
Apparently chickens are the new toilet paper! With eggs scarcely available, everyone now wants to keep a few chooks. Some years ago I was able to supply a few friends with eggs and in doing so found that chicken keeping on a small scale undoubtedly gives a lot of joy. BUT when you...
advanced papier mache art
Some Advanced Papier Mache Ideas Many beautiful shapes can be made in papier maché by a careful selection of the forms to be used as moulds.Having tried a shallow saucer or bowl, select a deeper object. If nothing more suitable can be found, a vase can be utilised, provided the paper covering is not...
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It's a big pile of poo... How to Get Manuring and Watering Vegetables Right Garden manuring in the kitchen garden is absolutly essential. Do not even attempt to grow vegetables without first manuring the soil. Flowers may bloom well on poor soil, but vegetables are different. If farmyard manure is obtainable, it well repays...

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