Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hair Loss Shampoo from Hallandale Beach, Florida

Hair Loss Shampoo available from Hallandale Beach, Florida

This shampoo will gently cleanse away impurities and toxins while nourishing your scalp and roots with the richest, clinically proven ingredients. Healthier, fuller results begin with just one application.

Using an intensive, restorative formula recommended by physicians, this shampoo repairs hair from the roots and provides the ultimate skin treatment for the scalp.

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Mini Cheesecake Pan

Mini Cheesecake Pan available with Cheesecakes in Baked Goods.

Made of heavy-duty aluminized steel that's dishwasher-safe, oven-safe to 550 degrees F and corrosion-resistant.

Each of 12 cups comes with pop-up bottom disc for simple dessert removal.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Here's How To... Grow Mushrooms

Sarah Workman loves mushrooms, so much so that she grows them on her property in Georgia. She uses the homegrown fungi in recipes, sells them at local farmers markets and pays her property taxes with the profits.

A forest ecologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Workman shares her mushroom knowledge at workshops and classes.

For temperate climates like Georgia's, Workman recommends backyard mushroom growers use warm weather strains of starter.

"The inoculation material is usually a mixture of sterilized saw dust or other fiber substance and a liquid culture of the specific fungus," she said.

The material costs $25 to $50 for small amounts and can be ordered from various sites online.

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Japan Quake Relief Wristbands

Japan Quake Relief Wristbands now available from Bungie in Bellevue, Washington.

All proceeds from the sale of these wristbands by Bungie (makers of the Halo video games) will be donated directly to Red Cross aid and relief efforts that are desperately needed in Japan.

The characters embossed on the band read “Ganbare Nippon” in Japanese, a sentiment expressed when someone needs their spirit lifted.

Please join us in this show of support and call for unity.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Home Grown: Xeriscaping

To start developing a water-efficient landscape, you need to design and organize it with irrigation in mind.

Having a nicely landscaped yard while conserving water is more than choosing drought tolerant plant species, although that helps too. Xeriscaping, which is a term trademarked by Denver Water, is the wise use of water through water-efficient landscaping. Its principles are based on common sense and thoughtful planning. The word comes from the Greek Xeros, which means 'dry.'

Continued at... Xeriscaping

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Home Grown: Site Selection for Roses

There are several things to consider when looking for a site to plant new roses.

Roses need a minimum of six hours of sun per day to grow well and produce their flowers. Consider planting roses in a south-facing exposure for maximum sunlight. An east-facing exposure is also good as it will receive morning sun. Morning sun will hasten the drying of dew from the plants and be cooler and less stressful than afternoon sun.

Good air circulation is also important. Many of the disease problems common to roses are more likely to occur when the plants stay wet for extended periods of time. A site with good air circulation will keep plant surfaces drier and reduce the incidence of disease. Avoid planting roses too close to one another, to other plants or to buildings or to other structure.

Continued at... Site Selection for Roses

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Recipe Archive: Hoppin’ John Soup with Collard Greens

This recipe comes from Tammy Algood, author of “The Complete Southern Cookbook,” who creates recipes using seasonal farm-direct products for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products campaign.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Home Grown: Extending Harvest With Spring Planting

Gardeners typically extend their vegetable harvest by keeping their plants from being frosted or frozen at the end of the growing season.

Another option is to start earlier in the season by planting vegetables that prefer to grow in cold or cool weather. Extend your early-season harvest by planting early crops like the leafy greens, onions, turnips, peas, cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, and more.

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Extending Harvest With Spring Planting
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