Category Archives: Home & Garden

I gave up on the cilantro

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I tried to keep up with pinching off the little flower buds so that I could continue to use my yummy cilantro leaves, but they finally outnumbered my efforts. The plant is now getting covered with lovely little white flowers. And here’s a fun fact about cilantro: It doesn’t taste… Read more »

DIY Vertical Garden from an Old Downspout

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The last vertical planter finally gave up. It’s backing is crumbling into dust. Time for a new one! I used an old, vinyl downspout to make a new one. I expect this to hold up for more than one season of planting. Here’s how I put it together: Materials &… Read more »

Can’t See the Stove Knobs? Try This

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My husband has old eyes. He can’t see close-up without using reading glasses and although we seem to have pairs scattered everywhere in the house, when he goes to the stove they never seem to be in the kitchen. Using his fuzzy vision to turn the knob, he’d end up… Read more »