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Which Vermicomposting Worm Is Best for You?
Which Vermicomposting Worm Is Best for You?

Vermicomposting is fun, challenging, and faster than hot composting. I compost with red wigglers, African Nightcrawlers, Alabama jumpers.Choosing the Right Worm for Your NeedsWhile the red wiggler is a universal suggestion for a beginning composting worm, there are many situations that may mean a different worm will actually work out the best.

How to Clean Stovetop
How to Clean Stovetop

Anne Carr is an English teacher, writer, and drummer who enjoys reading, writing, and music. She is passionate about drumming and writing.The Frustrations of Cleaning the StoveWhen cleaning in the kitchen, most of us want this to be a simple process, but in many cases, kitchen cleaning, next to bathroom cleaning, is the absolute worst.

2 Easy Ways to Seal Your Leaky Ductwork (With Pictures)
2 Easy Ways to Seal Your Leaky Ductwork (With Pictures)

Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. How Do You Fix Leaky Ducts?Homeowners are looking for any way possible to shave money off their energy bills as well as not waste energy to minimize their ecological footprint.

Good vs. Bad Ladybugs in Your Garden and How to Tell the Difference
Good vs. Bad Ladybugs in Your Garden and How to Tell the Difference

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Ladybugs Are Always Hungry!All ladybugs have gluttonous, insatiable appetites for aphids and other insects, and that& 39;s a good thing. Some of them, however, can be more of a nuisance than a benefit.

Build Your Own Hydroponic System: A Step-by-Step Guide
Build Your Own Hydroponic System: A Step-by-Step Guide

Britney has her B.A. in Environmental Management and Sustainability, and Cassie has her certification in plant-based nutrition.Benefits of a Hydroponic SystemA hydroponic system is an extremely efficient way to grow plants without the use of soil. With only water, nutrients, and a growing medium—such as perlite, rockwool, and peat moss—you are able to grow just about anything inside your own home.

How to Plant, Harvest, and Cook Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)
How to Plant, Harvest, and Cook Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd)

After living in the city for 30 years, EC moved to the countryside. He writes about life in the mountains, dogs, plants, and cooking. Also known as bitter gourd, ampalaya is a plant that produces long, green melons with many beneficial properties. I plant ampalaya in our garden because its folate and vitamin C promote cardiovascular health.

Best of Ornamental Flowering Hedge Plants
Best of Ornamental Flowering Hedge Plants

A graduate in botany, Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about plants that help sustain life on planet Earth.Hedge plants provide the privacy that you need or form a beautiful border for your garden. It is easy to plant and maintain hedge plants when you choose the right plants based on what you want.Think about what type of hedge plants you want, the effort that you have to put in to maintain the hedge and check whether the soil condition is well suited for the plants to grow, flourish and form a hedge.

Design and Build Your Own Furniture for Awkward Spaces
Design and Build Your Own Furniture for Awkward Spaces

Amanda has years of varied DIY experience, having owned and updated multiple homes, including her 1930& 39;s farmstead.Do you have an awkward space in your home where standard furniture just won’t fit? We did. Our solution was to design and build our own furniture to fit the space. Read on to see how we made a folding loveseat to fit an awkward space in our living room, and a loft bed to fit a short wall in our daughter’s bedroom.

Intex Ultra-Frame Above-Ground Pool Set Review
Intex Ultra-Frame Above-Ground Pool Set Review

After deciding that we needed a pool of our own, we bought our Intex pool in the spring of 2018 and have loved it ever since. In 2006, I ended up living in a house that had a pool. I had never had a pool before then, so it wasn& 39;t something I particularly wanted. What started as a nuisance ended up being a blessing during the long, hot, Tennessee months.

How to Keep Raccoons out of Your Garden
How to Keep Raccoons out of Your Garden

Michael is an author with a passion for the environment and he is trying to save the planet, one reader at a time! Signs of Raccoon Activity in Your GardenThey can be frustrating, but we should keep in mind if we leave food readily available—we can& 39;t blame them for taking advantage. But there are ways to figure out if it is indeed a raccoon digging up your plants.

4 Easy Steps to Plant a Flower Bulb
4 Easy Steps to Plant a Flower Bulb

Juli likes fall but is sad to think that winter is next. Writing about gardening keeps her spirits up. Flowers for SpringHere& 39;s a riddle. They bloom in cooler temperatures. They defy the cold when the rest of us are ready for warm weather. Their flowers are so bright and beautiful after a lack of color in the landscape.

Easy 3-Ingredient DIY Laundry Detergent
Easy 3-Ingredient DIY Laundry Detergent

Melanie is an avid vegan homemaker who has been researching and implementing natural home remedies for over 15 years. Why Switch From Top Store Brands?This 5-minute detergent recipe could not get any easier or cheaper to make. About a year ago, I decided to stop using store-bought detergents, because the price was just so unreasonable to me.