How to attract Pollinators [Infographic]

Attract Pollinators | ecogreenloveOriginally Published on Fracture Paradigm

Here are fifteen easy ways to assure you will have a plentiful supply of pollinators all season long. It’s not too soon or late to start planning. Pinterest friendly, so spread the word! 😉

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Invasive plants to keep out of your garden

Found on on Mother Nature Network. Originally written by Chaya Kurtz for Networx.com

Even if they are pretty or smell divine, resist the temptation to plant them.

If you have ever seen a weed take over your whole garden or yard, you have seen invasive plants in action. The following invasive plants look like common garden plants. However, they are capable of quickly multiplying and crowding out native plants in open spaces, like woodlands and wetlands. Continue reading “Invasive plants to keep out of your garden”

Top 5 Edible Weeds

by Michelle Toole on Healthy Holistic Living

Some of those weeds you see growing in the local park, or in the forest nearby, are something more than just plants you step on. A lot of those are actually edible.

But let’s be clear unless you are absolutely positive about the weed you are pulling I wouldn’t recommend eating it! Be smart and healthy.

1. Dandelion

Ahh the dandelion, one of my favorite! This weed can be a bit bitter but it’s great for the liver. This common weed holds incredible nutritional value. “Dandelions are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and it even has antioxidants. For example, one cup of raw dandelion greens contains 112% of your daily required intake of vitamin A and 535% of vitamin K,” explains Edible Wildfood. Contrary to popular belief, dandelions are actually good for your grass and garden, as their long taproots help summon minerals and nitrogen to the surface where shallow-rooting plants can take advantage of them.  Continue reading “Top 5 Edible Weeds”

Why Compost and What to Compost? via @recycle_now

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Why compost?

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It’s easy to make and use.

“Just like you I am keen to do my bit for the environment and at the same time help my garden. All you need to do is follow the advice on this website and you too can get the best out of your bin and start giving Mother Nature a helping hand”

– Philippa Forrester

Continue reading “Why Compost and What to Compost? via @recycle_now”