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Why Birds Don't Freeze in the Winter

Ducks' webbed feet stay frostbite-free for the coolest reason.

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You Can Grow Your Own Avocado Tree From a Pit

All you need are a few toothpicks and some water.

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What Your Favorite Flowers Actually Mean

What's more romantic: peonies or roses?

Household Plants That Purify Air
12 Houseplants That Purify Air
They also happen to be some of the most tolerant, low-maintenance pl…
These Are the Indoor Plants That Will Never Die

These sturdy beauties can handle a little neglect.

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How to Keep Your Christmas Cactus Blooming the Whole Holiday Season

With a little TLC, you can coax this winter beauty to flower again and again.

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10 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year-Round

Keep these plants on a kitchen windowsill to take your cooking to the next level.

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How to Grow Your Own Loofah Sponge

Yep, your favorite scrubbers actually come from vegetables.

6 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Compost Pile

Here's how to make your garden's "black gold" better than ever.

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What You Should Do When Your Dog Rolls in Disgusting Stuff, According to Vets

Because no human really loves the stinky "perfumes" of dead animals, skunk spray, and poop.

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5 Easy Ways to Water Plants While You're Away on Vacation

Try these tips to avoid coming home to parched pots.

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How to Grow Fresh Mint That Won't Overrun Your Garden

Whatever you do, don't plant it directly in the ground.

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Microgreens Are the Easiest Thing You Can Grow Inside

You'll want to add sprouts to your windowsill garden ASAP.

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How to Grow Beets This Fall for a Hearty Autumn Harvest

A great addition to your late-summer plot, this root is high in fiber and rich in vitamins.

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How to Grow Basil for Your Best Pesto Yet

It's the ultimate garden herb for a reason.

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5 of the Easiest Houseplants to Grow From Cuttings

A clipping from a friend is all you need.

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How to Grow Extra-Lush Lucky Bamboo

Just stick them in water, surround with pebbles, and watch them thrive.

Red and Green Chile Peppers in Bushel Baskets
A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Peppers

Reap your best (and spiciest) crop ever.