Mosquitoes Hate These Plants. Grow Them In Your Home

Scientists have already proven that mosquitoes choose their victims according to their body odor, and they are most fond of pregnant women and people with slightly higher body temperature. In addition, they also attract the smell of sweat, and some people simply have no luck with mosquitoes because they have a smell that draws them more intensely. But some strong scent is extremely unpleasant for mosquitoes, not only masking our…

Should Children Be Taught How To Grow Food As Part of Their Schooling?

If you are a parent, you should probably think about one good question: should your children be taught to grow food at school? The modern era is marked by the constant advancements in technology, and the new inventions have provided the comfort and conveniences that we never even imagined to live in. However, we lost a large part of the needed real-world knowledge and skills to survive and take care…

There’s A 6-Acre Sunflower Maze In Florida That’s Just As Magnificent As It Sounds

It’s hard not to drive through Florida during the spring and summer months and catch a glimpse of a sunflower farm or two. Especially for those driving along the beautiful country roads. One of Florida’s greatest natural pleasures comes in the form of these towering beauties, and if you’re looking for a way to enjoy them in their fullest, then this Florida farm is it. Sunflowers in Florida are not…

8 Ways To Get Rid of Garden Pests Without Any Chemicals!

1. Peppermint Castile Soap, via Rocky Hedge Farm – GET THE RECIPE! “There is a variety of things that can be done in a garden to help control the critters and insects that find the vegetable patch their tasty treat for the day. Companion planting, attracting birds and good insects, and even hand picking some of the bugs and placing them in a bucket of soapy water. Then there are…

Summer Tips from Monrovia, a Reputable Name You Can Trust

Planning summer vacation? Consider beautiful low-fuss plants. Your garden’s looking great right now, but your summer vacation is on the horizon. Maybe you have a live-in gardener who’ll nurture your plants every day while you’re gone, but if not, consider checking out some low-maintenance alternatives that almost take care of themselves. Choose some hardy plants from Monrovia that can stand up to the summer weather while you take that much…

Healthy, Non-Toxic & Green Cookware Handmade in the USA

Conscientious “green” cooking? I’ve handled all the issues when it comes to food prep. I eat from the garden, cook fresh, local and non-processed foods. I use heat instead of microwaves and stay current about how my food is grown. But here’s something I didn’t know. Even the finest cookware… I woke up to this fact: even the best pots and pans (and often most expensive) leach toxins into my…

Solving Your Gardening Needs with a Vegepod

Imagine gardening in comfort. You’re not alone in this. Sometimes it’s hard. Ground-level gardening can be rough on your knees and back, regardless of our gardening environment or age! Kneel-down, bend-over gardening presents a few physical challenges with ground-level garden beds. What if you found a perfect solution that not only mitigates the strain, but actually does some of the work for you? Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine,…

A 4-Week-Old Baby Was in Desperate Need of a Home. The Couple That Took Him in Knew He Was Meant to Be Theirs.

Gel Jamlang for Reader’s Digest When my best friend, Colleen, was 38 weeks pregnant, she asked me to go with her to Babies “R” Us, one of the only children’s shops in Anchorage, Alaska. She found out she was expecting around the time I found out I would never give birth. I was only 29, but doctors said that I had too many medical challenges to conceive, let alone carry…

Jay Leno Always Knew His Dad Had a Big Heart—Then an Unexpected Letter from a Viewer Proved That He Changed Lives

From The Best Advice I Ever Got Comedian Jay Leno knew that 
his father had heart, but one woman’s 
memory revealed just how big it was. Courtesy Jay LenoHis parents, Catherine and Angelo I had very good parents. My mother came to this country from Scotland by herself when she was 11, and she didn’t have much of an education. My dad was kind of a street kid, and he…

Tips For Keeping Rabbits Out Of Your Garden

Sometimes it’s better to see a pest problem as the normal way nature enters and adapts to a particular niche in the environment created by things like availability of food, cover, and absence of predators. Animals don’t appear magically on the scene for no reason, they simply exploit available food resources and habitat. Once we understand this, we can learn about them and adapt ourselves to their habits. That way,…