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Which Fruits and Vegetables Continue to Ripen After Picking?

If you’re heading out to the market or a pick-your-own-fruit farm, how do you know which ones to choose? Read this article to find out which fruits and vegetables will continue to ripen over time at home?

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Problem with Purple Leaves Caused by Phosphorus Deficiency

Purpling of leaves on plants can have a variety of causes, but the most common one is phosphorus deficiency. But before adding phosphorus-rich fertilizer to your soil, there are some other possibilities you need to consider. Read on to find out more.

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How to Reverse and Rehang Bifold Doors

C.J. asks, “How can I rehang my bifold doors so they open from the other side?”

Since bifold doors are predrilled at the bottom and top on both sides, it’s easy to rehang existing bifold doors so they open on the other side. Read on to find out how.

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Raised Bed Gardening FAQ

Raised bed gardens have a number of advantages over ground level planting and are perfect for both vegetables and flowers. Read on to find the answers to frequently asked questions about how to construct and plant a raised bed garden in your yard.

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Does Planting Basil Near Tomato Plants Repel Insects?

“I read somewhere that if you plant basil with tomatoes, it will repel insects and make the tomatoes taste better. Is there any truth to that?”

While there’s little scientific evidence, basil is thought to be a natural deterrent for several insect pests. Read on to find out more.

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How to Apply Vapor Barriers When Framing Basement Walls

Mike asks, “I have a partially underground basement and am building 2×4 walls inside the concrete basement walls. What kind of insulation should I use, and do I need a vapor barrier?”

Building codes require one or more vapor barriers on basement walls. Read on to find out more.

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Create the Perfect Outdoor Retreat for Your Home

Spring has arrived and summer isn’t far behind, making this the ideal time to enhance the outdoor living space on your home. Read on to find out how I created the ultimate, low maintenance, backyard retreat to accommodate everything from a relaxing family cookout to formal outdoor entertaining.

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Annual and Perennial Herbs for Your Garden

When planning an herb garden, it’s important to keep in mind the growing habits of each plant. Some herbs are annuals, some are perennials, and others form small evergreen shrubs that live for years. Read on to find out which herbs to plant in your garden.

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