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Grandmother Goose
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The most common heavy metal contamination of soil is from lead. Lead is a very common natural element and can be found in trace amounts in almost any soil on the planet. It's when it's present in high enough concentrations to become a potential health hazard that it becomes a problem. The most...
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“I taste fantastic!” one reader jestingly says. “With my tongue!” says another. “I don't anymore” sadly says the reader that survived a terrible bite from a red-bellied black snake a couple of years ago. Yes, you read that right. Red-belly black snake venom can, in some people, have the strange...
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You want to grow some veggies, you know you need to grow them from seed, but what type of seed should you buy? What is GMO? What is F1? What is heirloom? You want to grow some fruit trees, but why are some nurseries saying you need to buy multiple trees for fruit set and others are saying you...
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There's a lot of different ways people use to get rid of snails and slugs from their garden, some are more effective than others, some don't work at all, some can cause as much harm to your garden as it does the snails, some aren't good if you have pets, some are expensive, and some will become...
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In our modern world full of technology, sometimes little things of the past get lost and forgotten about as new products take over the market to replace older ways of doing things. Sometimes, the new ways of doing things aren't always better in the long run. How and why we scent our homes is one...
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What is a quandong? That is the most common response I get whenever the topic comes up, unless I'm talking to someone local to my area where they not only grow naturally, but there's also small quandong farms out here in the far west semi-arid deserts of NSW, and I believe some in north western...
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Just like we get colds and flus and stomach bugs, plants can suffer from disease as well. Not the same diseases that we get obviously, they have their own long list of infections to deal with. Don't worry, plants generally don't pass their diseases onto us, but plant diseases can certainly spoil...
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As kids, most of us ate and loved jelly. As adults, most of us still love the stuff, but we tend to start looking at it as a junk food treat because, let's be real, most jelly on the market is nothing but sugar, gelatin (gelatine), colour, and flavouring. Sometime we'll kid ourselves that we're...
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I just finished watching Mark's latest video . In the video he showed how burying a small animal that has passed away in your garden bed will help fill the bed, fertilise the soil, and most importantly break down to nothing but a few bones. I can confirm that burying a small animal...
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After reading a comment from someone struggling to keep their mint plants alive, I felt like asking, what amazing thing is happening that makes mint die? I've never had it happen, I've even TRIED to make it happen and failed. Mint completely taking over the yard however, been there done that...
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