When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Berries are delicious, but often expensive at the supermarket. Grow your own blackberries and raspberries at home instead! Many new hybrids, which cross blackberries with their relative raspberries, are readily available these days, too; these can be... Read more
People take an interest in gardening for a variety of reasons—higher quality produce, exercise in the great outdoors, or saving money. Whether you hope to discover your green thumb or save a little green, growing your own fruits and vegeta... Read more
Nothing is more delicious than a warm, luscious strawberry straight out of a garden. Conventionally grown strawberries are one of the most pesticide-laden fruits on the market, so it certainly benefits both your wallet and health to grow your own. St... Read more
Expand your vocabulary or clarify some common gardening words and phrases with this easy-to-follow glossary of common terms. Bookmark this for later use!
Acidic soil - Any soil with a pH lower than 7.
Alkaline (basic) soil - Any soil with a... Read more
I just brought my plants back to an old job and they are not doing good. While I was gone my office co-worker bought an Ionic purifier. We turned it off a few days ago & the plants are looking better. Does anybody have any thoughts or comments on thi... Read more
Anyone know how to root roses from a cutting?
I have some beautiful two tone roses and would love to have more of them in the front yard.
We got them years ago and I can't seem to get them to root well.
Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated... Read more
In the interest of keeping myself motivated, I've been trying to think through some of the core reasons why I have kept extra weight on for so many years, and some of the reasons why I might finally be ready to change. Here's a quick run down:
H... Read more
I bought a nice banded bunch of scallions ( green onions ) at the grocery store this past spring. Instead of tossing the rooted ends that I cut off into the compostor I replanted them in a planter outside of my kitchen door to see if they would actua... Read more
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice... Read more
By definition, a taproot is the single root of a plant that extends deep into the soil to supply the above-ground plant with nutrients. My definition of a taproot is YUM! It is such a shame these vegetables are grown below ground because many a... Read more
As part of our research for "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," we conducted a "Ditch the Diet Taste Test." We asked successful SparkPeople members, yo-yo dieters and others to answer questions about weigh... Read more
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