Green and red peppers growing on bell pepper plant

How To Keep Sweet Bell Peppers from Tasting Bitter

“Why do my sweet bell peppers taste bitter? Is there any way to improve the flavor?”

Not enough water can cause peppers to taste bitter, but there are other reasons as well. Read on to find out more.

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Build a Concrete Block Wall the Easy Way with QUIKRETE Quikwall

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If the thought of building a block-and-mortar wall for your yard seems daunting, there’s an easier solution thanks to QUIKRETE Quikwall. Read on to find out more.

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Applying Countertop Paint to Textured Plastic Laminate

Craig asks, “I would like to refinish my textured plastic laminate countertop with countertop paint. Will the texture cause problems when refinishing?”

You can use countertop paint on textured laminate, but the textured surface will tend to show through. Read on to find out more.

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Corn eaten by deer

Vegetable Garden Price to Pay for a Summer Vacation

Deer are abundant on our farm, but for most of the summer, they’ve left my garden well enough alone. However, when I went out of town for July 4th, the deer decided to have an Independence Day feast of their own, and our garden was the main dish! Read on to find out more.

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Red hibiscus flowers

Problem with Tropical Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

Carol asks, “Why are the leaves on my tropical hibiscus turning yellow?”

There are a number of reason the leaves on hibiscus can yellow, including too much or too little water or sunlight. Read on to find out more.

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Squirrel hole gnawed in eave of house.

How to Keep Squirrels from Damaging Your Home

Jeri asks, “How can I keep squirrels from climbing on my house and damaging my window screens?”

Squirrels can cause extensive damage to a house. Read on for some tips on how to prevent squirrel damage to your home.

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Pesto in bowl

Summer’s First Pesto Sauce!

My herb garden has taken off this summer, with basil leading the way. It seems like I had just planted the little green and purple basil seedlings; but pretty soon they were bushy, tall, and it was time to make the first pesto of the season! Read on to find out more.

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Disconnecting the wires from the receptacle.

How to Replace a 120-Volt Electrical Wall Outlet

Replacing a standard, 120-volt electrical wall outlet (receptacle) is an easy DIY project that only requires a few tools and some basic knowledge of wiring. Read on to find out how to replace an electrical outlet in your home.

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