Natural Weed Killers. Learn What Works.

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I hate weeds.  You think you got them all and then suddenly, there is twice as many as you previously picked.  It’s maddening.  But the worse weeding is removing ones that are stuck between the itty bitty cracks of pavement, pavers, and sidewalks.  Crabgrass and dandelions adore these spaces.  Instead of cursing them, banish them [...]

Low Flow Faucets Can Change the World

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Even though we all still need to brush our teeth, flush the toilet and take showers, California is in the throes of an historic drought that makes every drop of water precious. You can do your part to conserve our water supplies – not to mention save money — with some simple changes in your [...]

Prevent Squash Vine Borers from Killing Your Squash & Pumpkins

Squash Vine Borer Preventer

June is the beginning of summer, kids get out of school, and graduations.  For gardeners it is the beginning of squash vine borer season.  Yes, the dreaded squash vine borer that can decimate your pumpkin and squash crop with a blink of an eye.   In fact last year, I think the borer also attacked [...]

Square Foot Gardening Layout so Easy with the Seed Square!

Seeding Square

Gardening is incredibly enjoyable but it takes a lot of work.  One of the reasons I  converted to a square foot gardener was this method increased yields and reduced weeding.  However, laying out the grids and planting easily 300 seeds in an 8 by 4 foot bed is back breaking and time consuming.   Jennifer and Karl [...]

Reuse or Recycle Food Storage Bags Rather than Trash Them.

Food Storage Bag Reuse or Recycling

While I was taking a picture of Hubs recycling my Ziploc® brands bags at a big box store, someone approached me and asked what was I doing.   Was I in trouble (said my inner four year old?)  I guess it just seemed a little odd.  As I explained that I was writing a post [...]

Allergy Free Baking Recipes: Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats

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Is it possible to bake without sugar, gluten, soy, and nuts and for vegans?  Before you say, no way, read on.  Debbie Adler, the author of “Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery.” and owner of the famous Los Angeles Bakery, Sweet Debbie Organic Cupcakes, makes the impossible [...]

Square Foot Garden Convert. Better Yields, Less Weeds

Square Foot Garden Convert

For years, I would plant according to the seed packages and inevitably end up with a ton of weeds between my plants.  Of course, it didn’t help that I used straw with seed in it, but that is a story unto itself.  Last year, I discovered square foot gardening while playing around with my online [...]

Solar Powered Roads & Driveways: Energy Freedom

Solar Roadways

Wouldn’t it be amazing if our parking lots and roadways could be made of solar panels?  If Scott and Julie Brusaw’s dream comes true, their company, Solar Roadways will transform those pothole ridden roadways, driveways, and parking lots into solar powered surfaces.  With two rounds of  federal funding  and a successful Indiegogo funding of over $2 [...]