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Tips on growing your own apples 

Tips on growing your own apples 

In the list of apples that I grow, notice that there was no mention of Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Empire, or other varieties commonly seen on supermarket shelves and at farmers’ markets. These varieties have the combination of productivity, ability to ship and store well, and eye-appeal demanded by commercial markets. But a backyard apple variety can be chosen with only one consideration in mind — flavor! With over 5000 varieties of apples to choose from why not grow the best?

Houseplants for cats

Houseplants for cats

Just mosey over to the local health-food store and purchase some whole grain such as wheat (sold as “wheat berries”) or rye. Soak a batch of these seeds in water for a few hours and then sow them in potting soil.

What are you saying with flowers?

What are you saying with flowers?

Everyone knows that a rose represents an expression of romantic love. But watch out! According to my little book, you had better heed what kind of rose you pull out from behind your back to present to the one you love.